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May 24, 2013

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Vitamin C kills drug-resistant TB in lab tests

May 22, 2013

Vitamin C can kill multidrug-resistant TB in the lab, scientists have found. The surprise discovery may point to a new way of tackling this increasingly hard-to-treat infection, the US study authors from Yeshiva University say in Nature Communications.
Read article on the BBC News website (UK)

Comment: With an estimated 650,000 people worldwide currently having multidrug-resistant TB, finding a safe and effective way to control this dangerous public health problem is of vital importance. To learn more about recent research and clinical studies about the health benefits of micronutrients in fighting tuberculosis, visit the online library on our World Health Alphabetization website.

Joint health supplements touted as colorectal cancer preventers

May 22, 2013

Glucosamine and chondroitin supplements, conventionally used for joint health, may have the potential to guard against colorectal cancer, according to researchers.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

High dose B vitamins help prevent Alzheimer’s, says researchers

May 21, 2013

A new study is suggesting that a high dose of B vitamins could stop the onset of Alzheimer’s by preventing shrinkage of the medial temporal lobe, the area of the brain that defines the disease.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

Comment: Over the past decades, the Pharma Cartel has spent billions of dollars trying, unsuccessfully, to come up with a patented synthetic drug to treat Alzheimer’s disease. Significantly therefore, this study, carried out by researchers from Oxford University in the UK and published in the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal, shows that a nutrient synergy approach using a combination of vitamin B6, vitamin B12 and folic acid was successful in slowing the atrophy of gray matter in brain areas affected by the disease. To learn more about recent research and clinical studies on the health benefits of micronutrients in fighting Alzheimer's, visit the online library on our World Health Alphabetization website.

Vit D could fight Crohn's disease

May 20, 2013

A new study has found for the first time that vitamin D supplementation can relieve the symptoms of Crohn's disease.
Read article at health24.com

Sunshine vitamin 'may treat asthma'

May 20, 2013

The amount of time asthma patients spend soaking up the sun may have an impact on the illness, researchers have suggested. A team at King's College London said low levels of vitamin D, which is made by the body in sunlight, was linked to a worsening of symptoms.
Read article on the BBC News website (UK)

Fitness in middle age may help shield men from cancer later

May 16, 2013

Men who are physically fit in middle age have a lower risk of developing and dying from certain cancers, new research indicates.
Read article at medicalxpress.com


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Let’s Fight Big Pharma’s Crusade to Turn Eccentricity Into Illness

May 17, 2013

Nature takes the long view, mankind the short. Nature picks diversity; we pick standardization. We are homogenizing our crops and homogenizing our people. And Big Pharma seems intent on pursuing a parallel attempt to create its own brand of human monoculture. With an assist from an overly ambitious psychiatry, all human difference is being transmuted into chemical imbalance meant to be treated with a handy pill.
Read article at wired.com

Drug companies blast county's pill disposal plan

May 16, 2013

SEATTLE -- A lawyer representing the pharmaceutical industry threatened to sue King County if officials move forward with a proposed prescription drug disposal plan. Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) legal counsel Marjorie Powell delivered that warning to the King County Board of Health this afternoon in a public hearing on a proposed drug return system which would require drug manufacturers to pay for the collection and disposal of unwanted medications.
Read article at komonews.com (USA)


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Former Monsanto employee put in charge of GMO papers at journal

May 20, 2013

Just months after a study was published showing that two Monsanto products, a genetically modified (GM) maize and Roundup herbicide, damaged the health of rats, the journal that published the study appointed a former Monsanto scientist to decide which papers on GM foods and crops should be published, a new article reveals.
Read article at yubanet.com

Biotech crops risky to consume, says former pro-GMO scientist

May 20, 2013

A decade after retiring from his job as a research scientist at Agriculture Canada, Dr. Thierry Vrain, a former promoter of genetically modified organisms (GMO), has warned that eating biotech crops is essentially risky. In an article on PreventDisease.com on May 6, Vrain cites Russian and European studies in saying that “diets containing engineered corn or soya cause serious health problems in laboratory mice and rats.” He adds that studies have also questioned the efficacy of proteins produced by engineered plants.
Read article at businessmirror.com.ph (Philippines)

At trade talks, U.S., E.U. ready for fight on genetically modified crops

May 18, 2013

LENNEWITZ, Germany — Many Europeans see American farming and its reliance on genetically modified crops as more Frankenstein than Farmer in the Dell. Now, the opposition here to U.S. agricultural practices is threatening to become a major battle in discussions starting next month that could sweep away trade barriers between the United States and Europe.
Read article in The Washington Post (USA)


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Maternal iodine deficiency could lead to lower IQs, new studies suggest

May 22, 2013

Mothers to be who do not take in enough iodine may put their children at risk of lower IQ and literacy scores, according to two new studies from the UK and Australia.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

Peru cracks down on junk food in schools

May 17, 2013

Peru’s president signed a new law Thursday designed to reduce child obesity by encouraging healthier eating habits in schools. The law regulates advertising for fatty foods and fizzy soft drinks in schools, the first step in a plan to ban some junk food altogether.
Read article at rawstory.com

EU health claims laws threaten dark age for consumer information

May 14, 2013

A peer-reviewed article published today concludes that European Union (EU) health claims legislation jeopardises consumer informed choice by poorly reflecting the current status of nutritional science.  It urges food business operators to collaborate in order to influence the Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation (NHCR; No. 1924/2006) in a more realistic and flexible direction.
Read article on the Alliance for Natural Health (Europe) website


For more political news, visit the news pages on the website of the International Alliance for Health, Peace and Social Justice, and the news page on the European Referendum Initiative website. Citizens of the UK can find additional UK-orientated news stories on the Reject the EU website.

Angela Merkel compared to Nazis by Hungary

May 20, 2013

The Hungarian prime minister has drawn outrage in Germany after drawing parallels with comments made by Angela Merkel about sending "cavalry" to Hungary and the Nazi occupation of his country.
Read article in the Daily Telegraph (UK)

WTO chief says 'European project' in need of 'repair'

May 16, 013

World Trade Organisation (WTO) chief Pascal Lamy has delivered a withering verdict on the "European project", accusing it of having "lost credibility".
Read article at theparliament.com

Lavish Indian wedding: South Africa's Jacob Zuma govt in crisis

May 3, 2013

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa's government announced the suspension of a slew of officials and military personnel Friday, as it tried to limit the political and diplomatic fallout from a lavish Indian wedding. A gaggle of top ministers appeared in public to explain how a rich Indian family with ties to President Jacob Zuma landed a Airbus A330 laden with wedding guests at a military base without permits. The passengers were guests of the Gupta family, a major political donor to the ruling ANC and one of the country's richest families.
Read article in The Times of India

Comment: With tales of cosiness between people in South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) and big business becoming increasingly commonplace, it is notable that Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has gone on record as saying he now sees the ANC government as being "worse than the apartheid government".


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