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June 7, 2013

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NATURAL HEALTH NEWS

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'Superfoods' shown to fight prostate cancer

June 2, 2013

Superfoods have been shown to fight prostate cancer, in a ground-breaking study. Men who had been treated with surgery or radiotherapy for the disease were given a capsule containing essence of pomegranate, green tea, turmeric and broccoli. At the end of a six-month trial, their PSA levels - a protein which is an indicator of the cancer - were 63 per cent lower than those who took a placebo.
Read article in The Daily Telegraph (UK)

Comment: A large number of studies now exist showing the health benefits of green tea extracts, quercetin, resveratrol, curcumin, cruciferous vegetable extracts and other specific plant compounds. To learn more, visit the phytobiologicals.com website.

Supplement use cuts length and cost of hospital stays, study finds

May 31, 2013

A large scale statistical study has concluded that the use of oral nutritional supplements can cut the length of hospital stays, cut costs, and reduce the chance of readmissions.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

More magnesium may slash heart disease risk by 30%: Harvard meta-analysis

May 30, 2013

Increased circulating levels of magnesium may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, says a new meta-analysis from Harvard School of Public Health supporting the heart health benefits of the mineral.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

CoQ10 boosts power in German athletes: Study

May 27, 2013

A study of 100 German athletes has found daily supplementation with 300mg of CoQ10 form Ubiquinol significantly boosted their power performance.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

High Street pill slashes deaths from heart failure

May 25, 2013

A health supplement that is widely available on the High Street is being hailed as the biggest thing to slash deaths from heart failure in the past 10 years. Researchers are so convinced by the results they say the pills should be added to standard treatment. In a study, coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) supplements were found to halve the number of deaths in heart patients from all causes.
Read article in the Daily Express (UK)

Fish oil may help the heart beat mental stress

May 22, 2013

Why is fish oil good for the heart? A new study suggests that this omega 3 fatty acid-rich nutrient could blunt some cardiovascular effects of mental stress.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Comment: Studies show that Omega 3 fatty acids from fish are useful in the control of not only cardiovascular disease but also neurological problems, chronic inflammation, cancer and other conditions. To learn more, visit the worldwide studies and research section of our Foundation website and the online library on our World Health Alphabetization website.

Intravenous Vitamin C and Cancer

May 22, 2013

There is actually a wide spectrum of medical uses for vitamin C. Evidence exists documenting it as the best antiviral agent now available ... IF used at the proper dose. Vitamin C can neutralize and eliminate a wide range of toxins. Vitamin C will enhance host resistance, greatly augmenting the immune system's ability to neutralize bacterial and fungal infections. Now the National Institutes of Health has published evidence demonstrating vitamin C's anti-cancer properties. With so many medical benefits, why do so few doctors know of them?
Read article at greenmedinfo.com

Comment: Scientific interest in the use of vitamin C for the control of cancer has been growing for some years now. In a study published in the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America in September 2005, scientists at the National Institutes of Health confirmed that vitamin C selectively kills cancer cells. In this respect, their work confirmed the discoveries of Dr. Rath and his research team who, over three years earlier, had presented their findings at the 19th Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference in Florida and published details of their scientific breakthrough in ‘USA Today’. Subsequently, in 2006, the Journal of the Canadian Medical Association followed up on this research when it published details of two cancer patients who had been cured using intravenous vitamin C and nutritional supplements. A third cancer patient who had followed a similar treatment regimen lived for seven years from diagnosis, the majority of which time she remained cancer-free despite being a long-standing cigarette smoker. Significantly, therefore, recent research confirms that high dose intravenous ascorbate treatments may reduce inflammation in cancer patients and that they are safe and well-tolerated.

Fish Oil Supplements May Help Fight Against Type 2 Diabetes

May 22, 2013

Widely-used fish oil supplements modestly increase amounts of a hormone that is associated with lower risk of diabetes and heart disease, according to a study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM).
Read article at sciencedaily.com

Calcium supplements linked to longer lifespans in women

May 22, 2013

Taking a calcium supplement of up to 1,000 mg per day can help women live longer, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM).
Read article at medicalxpress.com

PHARMA "BUSINESS WITH DISEASE" NEWS

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Statins could lead to muscular injuries, scientists warn

June 4, 2013

Millions of people taking statins to lower their cholesterol could be putting themselves at risk of muscular injuries, researchers have warned.
Read article in The Daily Telegraph (UK)

Risk of kidney disease doubled with use of fluoroquinolone antibiotics

June 3, 2013

The risk of acute kidney disease is doubled for people taking oral fluoroquinolone antibiotics, according to a study of published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
Read article at medicalxpress.com

High doses of common painkillers increase heart attack risks

May 29, 2013

Long-term high-dose use of painkillers such as ibuprofen or diclofenac is "equally hazardous" in terms of heart attack risk as use of the drug Vioxx, which was withdrawn due to its potential dangers, researchers said on Thursday.
Read news report at reuters.com

Comment: The uncomfortable reality facing government health policy makers today is that there are unsolvable conflicts of interest between private enterprise and public health. Moreover, with a recent survey of 4,000 people from six countries finding that 60% of respondents believe the drug industry is more interested in treating cancer than curing it, it would appear that the majority of patients already understand this. As such, with the dangers of painkillers such as ibuprofen or diclofenac now being found to be comparable to those of Vioxx, and an estimated 27,000–60,000 patients having died while taking Vioxx between 2000 and 2004, it clearly unacceptable that the people of the world are being kept in ignorance about their health and treated with toxic, life-threatening drugs that merely mask symptoms. To learn about the main principles governing the pharmaceutical “business with disease, click here.

Physicians insufficiently informed of the side effects of drugs

May 29, 2013

An international study involving 255 physicians practicing in Vancouver, Montreal, Sacramento and Toulouse found that physicians are not given enough information about the adverse effects of drugs during presentations made by medical sales representatives from pharmaceutical companies.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Germans Find New Evidence of Shady Soviet-Era Drug Trials

May 24, 2013

Germany’s Der Spiegel recently published a string of articles indicating that, until the fall of the Berlin Wall, major pharmaceutical companies conducted hundreds of drug trials in East Germany. In all, the reports suggest, more than 50,000 East German patients served as guinea pigs—many without their knowledge or consent.
Read article at businessweek.com

Diabetes warning over use of statins: People who take the drugs are at increased risk of developing condition

May 23, 2013

People taking statins face an increased risk of developing diabetes, warn researchers. They found a 10 per cent extra risk linked to taking simvastatin – the most commonly prescribed anti-cholesterol drug – which rose to 22 per cent for those taking atorvastatin.
Read article in the Daily Mail (UK)

Medicine, mutilation or stock manipulation? The strange case of Angelina Jolie

May 22, 2013

Depending on where you look, Angelina Jolie’s decision to have a double mastectomy as a protective measure against breast cancer is being described as incredibly brave, amazingly ill-informed or unbelievably greedy and manipulative.
Read article on the Alliance for Natural Health (Europe) website

GMO NEWS

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Connecticut passes first GMO food labeling law in US

June 5, 2013

The state of Connecticut has become the first to successfully enact a law requiring food containing genetically modified ingredients to be labeled as such, though it comes with the unusual requirement that four other states must pass similar legislation.
Read article at rt.com (Russia)

“The Monsanto Protection Plan”: Monsanto’s Deception Game on GMO in Europe

June 4, 2013

On May 31 world media headlines read similar to this from Reuters: “Monsanto backing away from GMO crops in Europe.” The original source for the story is attributed to a German left daily, TAZ which printed excerpts from an interview with an official spokeswoman of Monsanto Germany. Ursula Lüttmer-Ouazane reportedly told Taz “We’ve come to the conclusion that this has no broad acceptance at the moment.” Her remarks were circulated worldwide and Reuters interviewed Monsanto corporate spokesman Thomas Helscher who reportedly said, “We’re going to sell the GM seeds only where they enjoy broad farmer support, broad political support and a functioning regulatory system. As far as we’re convinced this only applies to a few countries in Europe today, primarily Spain and Portugal.” Before the world opens the champagne to celebrate the death of GMO and its paired herbicides such as Roundup, it is worthwhile to look more closely at what was officially said and what not.
Read article by F. William Engdahl on the Centre for Research on Globalization website

GM salmon can breed with trout and harm ecosystem, warn scientists

May 29, 2013

Genetically modified salmon can breed with wild trout to produce a new fast growing fish that can harm natural species, scientists have warned.
Read article on the Daily Telegraph website (UK)

Protesters around the world march against Monsanto

May 26, 2013

Protesters rallied in dozens of cities Saturday as part of a global protest against seed giant Monsanto and the genetically modified food it produces, organizers said.
Read article on the USA Today website

From Agent Orange to Pesticides and Genetically Engineered Crops. Why Not to Trust Monsanto

May 26, 2013

The Monsanto Corporation is among the largest pesticide and biotechnical corporations in the world today. Their products are used in most sectors of agriculture, public land upkeep, landscaping/gardening and can be found in most markets across the United States. Monsanto is a multi-billion dollar company with a diverse product base and is among the largest producers of genetically engineered crops. As a company, Monsanto promises to be the creator of new, safer, pesticides as well as stronger bio-engineered crops. Unfortunately, the reality of what Monsanto will deliver to the world is likely very different from what they promise, or what we, as a society, desire.
Read article on the Centre for Research on Globalization website

OTHER HEALTH-RELATED NEWS

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Low vitamin D levels associated with higher respiratory illness risk among elderly

June 3, 2013

A new study has found that lower vitamin D levels is associated with a greater risk of respiratory illness among older patients.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

Herbicide and Pesticide Exposure Linked to Parkinson's Disease

June 2, 2013

A recent study from UCLA has confirmed that exposure to the herbicide Paraquat is linked with a heightened risk of Parkinson's disease. This combines with other research that has found other chemicals used on our foods and landscapes significantly increase the risk of Parkinson's.
Read article at greenmedinfo.com

Breeding the Nutrition Out of Our Food

May 25, 2013

We like the idea that food can be the answer to our ills, that if we eat nutritious foods we won’t need medicine or supplements. We have valued this notion for a long, long time. The Greek physician Hippocrates proclaimed nearly 2,500 years ago: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Today, medical experts concur. If we heap our plates with fresh fruits and vegetables, they tell us, we will come closer to optimum health. This health directive needs to be revised.
Read article in the New York Times (USA)

Comment: The diets of our ancestors thousands of years ago were rich in plant nutrition and high in vitamins. However, in recent years, studies conducted independently in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and other countries confirm that the nutrient content of our food has fallen substantially over the past few decades. To learn more, visit the FAQs page on our Foundation website.

Scientists warning over poisons in your home: Experts say chemicals in items including tin cans and till receipts should face stricter controls

May 24, 2013

Household chemicals blamed for everything from cancer to obesity should face stricter controls, leading scientists say.
Read article in the Daily Mail (UK)

Does your Bottled Water Contain Nicotine? How about Pharmaceuticals?

May 23, 2013

Research published last year determined that commercial bottled water in Spain had over 50 pharmaceutically-active chemicals in it, as well as the highly addictive drug nicotine. Is your (or your children's) bottled water polluted with addictive chemicals? It looks like it very well may be. And we're not talking about nicotine-supplemented water meant to help wean smokers off of nicotine. We're talking the kind of bottled water people drink to avoid the pollutants found in municipal drinking water supplies.
Read article at greenmedinfo.com

POLITICAL NEWS

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.

Most Europeans, especially the French, unhappy about EU: survey

June 5, 013

Nearly two-thirds of French people think the European Union is headed in the wrong direction and more than half disapprove of President Francois Hollande's leadership, according to a widely-watched survey released on Wednesday.
Read Reuters news report at yahoo.com

The Fight against Consumerism and Planned Obsolescence. The Everlasting Light Bulb

May 30, 2013

Benito Muros is one of the world’s businessmen who haven’t accepted planned obsolescence, the policy is developed by many large multinational companies worldwide and aims to create products that cease to become functional after a period of time determined by the company, so that the product is purchased again. In order to show that there are other ways to consume, Muros has created an everlasting light bulb and established the SOP Movement (Sin Obsolescencia Programada= Without Planned Obsolescence). He insists that if products could be created to last much longer, a market for second hand products would be created, giving people work in repairing products instead of creating new ones as they do today, generating waste that pollutes the environment.
Read article on the Centre for Research on Globalization website

Grillo says M5S may drive for referendum on EU membership
M5S leader says British teach Italians democracy

May 23, 2013

Beppe Grillo said his anti-establishment 5-Star Movement (M5S) will drive for Italy to have a referendum next year on whether Italy should continue to have the euro as its currency and stay in the European Union.
Read article at gazzettadelsud.it (Italy)

Iceland heads for EU referendum

May 22, 013

Iceland has suspended European Union entry talks until after holding a referendum that is almost certain to reject membership.
Read article in the Daily Telegraph (UK)

 

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