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June 17, 2013

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Vitamin C may be beneficial against exercise-induced bronchoconstriction

June 12, 2013

Vitamin C may substantially reduce bronchoconstriction caused by exercise, says Dr. Harri Hemila from the University of Helsinki, Finland. Hemila's meta-analysis "Vitamin C may alleviate exercise-induced bronchoconstriction" was published in BMJ Open (7 June, 2013).
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Vitamin D slashes risk of stroke and heart attack

June 12, 2013

Millions of people could reduce their risk of high blood pressure by going out in the sunlight every day, says a report published today.
Read article in the Daily Express (UK)

Turmeric Produces 'Remarkable' Recovery in Alzheimer's Patients

June 10, 2013

Turmeric has been used in India for over 5,000 years, which is likely why still today both rural and urban populations have some of the lowest prevalence rates of Alzheimer's disease (AD) in the world. A recent study on patients with AD found that less than a gram of turmeric daily, taken for three months, resulted in 'remarkable improvements.'
Read article at greenmedinfo.com

Comment: To access the full text of this study, click here. To read about other important clinical studies documenting the paramount importance of micronutrients and nutrition in treating Alzheimer’s disease, visit the Worldwide Studies and Research page on our Foundation website and the Online Library on our World Health Alphabetization website.

Omega-3s may boost artery function in smokers

June 7, 2013

Cigarette smokers – a group at increased risk of heart problems – may benefit from daily omega-3 supplements, suggest new data from Greece.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com


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Diabetes drug linked to cancer of the pancreas

June 10, 2013

Medical experts are reviewing the safety of a widely used drug to treat diabetes after experts linked it to pancreatic cancer. Researchers have suggested that there could be a link between incretin mimetics, which are used to treat type 2 diabetes by regulating blood sugar, and the disease.
Read article in the Yorkshire Post (UK)

MRI detects early damage to chemotherapy child hearts

June 10, 2013

Detecting early damage to a child's heart following chemotherapy is possible using MRI scans, says a study from Canada. Even when children's heart function appeared to be normal, a new MRI method of mapping the heart was able to identify damage, University of Alberta researchers said.
Read article on the BBC News website (UK)

Comment: Chemotherapy drug treatments for cancer are extremely toxic, with many of them actually being known to cause new cancers. Amongst these substances are some of the most toxic chemicals known to man. The first chemotherapy drug was derived from 'mustard gas', a chemical warfare agent used in World War I as a weapon, with drug derivatives of this deadly gas still being used in cancer patients today as mechlorethamine, cyclophosphamide, chlorambucil and ifosfamide. To learn about a scientific research breakthrough that promises to turn cancer from being an almost certain 'death verdict' into a manageable disease, click here.


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More pests evolve resistance to GM crops: study

June 11, 2013

Five of 13 major crop pests have evolved resistance to Bt corn and cotton, crops engineered to be toxic to certain insects, as of 2010, compared with only one in 2005, a study said Monday.
Read article at xinhuanet.com (China)

Unauthorized GM Wheat Exposes The Insanity of Open-Air Field Trials

June 10, 2013

Unapproved, unwanted, and now out of control: the news that an unlicensed genetically modified (GM) wheat has been found growing on a field in Oregon -- almost 10 years after it was supposed to have completely destroyed -- sent shivers down my spine. I've been blogging about the known and unknown risks of GM crops for a while. But we are now witnessing a real 'escape-from-the-laboratory' nightmare and, in a worst-case scenario, the impacts on U.S. agriculture could be truly devastating.
Read article on the huffingtonpost.com website

Organic growers lose decision in suit versus Monsanto over seeds

June 10, 2013

Monsanto Co. on Monday won another round in a legal battle with U.S. organic growers as an appeals court threw out the growers' efforts to stop the company from suing farmers if traces of its patented biotech genes are found in crops.
Read news report at reuters.com

Monsanto: Contamination By All Means Necessary

June 8, 2013

What happens when you allow commercial interests free rein over a nation state's food and agricultural policies? Consumers and farmers end up paying the price.
Read article at greenmedinfo.com

Regulators Discover a Hidden Viral Gene in Commercial GMO Crops

June 6, 2013

How should a regulatory agency announce they have discovered something potentially very important about the safety of products they have been approving for over twenty years? In the course of analysis to identify potential allergens in GMO crops, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has belatedly discovered that the most common genetic regulatory sequence in commercial GMOs also encodes a significant fragment of a viral gene. This finding has serious ramifications for crop biotechnology and its regulation, but possibly even greater ones for consumers and farmers. This is because there are clear indications that this viral gene (called Gene VI) might not be safe for human consumption. It also may disturb the normal functioning of crops, including their natural pest resistance.
Read article at greenmedinfo.com

Help KickStop SyntheticBiology Kickstarter

June 6, 2013

A public crowd-funding campaign has been launched by a starter Biotech company Genome Compiler, to create bioengineered glow-in-the-dark plants that will be given away to donors. This will be the first organism created by synthetic biology techniques to ever be released into the wild and most astonishingly, it will bypass any regulatory approval procedures in the process.
Read article on the Institute of Science in Society (ISIS) website (UK)

Venezuela Goes for Ban on GM Seeds

June 2, 2013

Venezuela is going forward in the definitive elaboration and approval for a law guaranteeing security and sovereignty against the threat of transgenic seeds, said Socialist deputy Alfredo Urena.
Read article at nationofchange.org


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Weed killer found in human urine across Europe

June 13, 2013

People in 18 countries across Europe have been found to have traces of the weed killer glyphosate in their urine, show the results of tests commissioned by Friends of the Earth Europe and released today. The findings raise concerns about increasing levels of exposure to glyphosate-based weed killers, commonly used by farmers, public authorities and gardeners across Europe.
Read press release on the Friends of the Earth Europe website

Vitamin D deficiency may help spread of hepatitis B throughout liver

June 6, 2013

Researchers from Germany have found that low levels of vitamin D are associated with high levels of hepatitis B virus (HBV) replication. Findings published online in Hepatology, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, suggest seasonal fluctuations in vitamin D and HBV levels point to a link in these variables among patients with chronic HBV.
Read article at medicalxpress.com


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.

Solar Panel Costs Drop, Fueling Rise In Renewable Energy

June 12, 2013

A dramatic drop in the price of solar power technology last year helped the continued growth of renewable energy, according to a U.N.-backed report published Wednesday.
Read article on the huffingtonpost.com website

Bilderberg PR diversions concealed massive police build-up in advance of Watford event

June 8, 2013

This year’s Bilderberg 2013 meeting has witnessed an extraordinary culture of secrecy surrounding the event’s large security operation, at a time when the public are told that austerity is meant to be the order of the day. But that’s not all…
Read article at 21stcenturywire.com

Comment: This year’s Bilderberg meeting, held in the UK, received unprecedented attention from the global mainstream media. However, rather than engaging in any rigorous examination of the facts, the majority of the media’s reporting was essentially only a clumsy attempt to present the group as innocuous and legitimate with the goal of discrediting the growing numbers of people worldwide who oppose it. Significantly, therefore, mainstream media carefully avoided any mention of independent reports suggesting that the official participant list omitted several notable names who were in attendance. Nevertheless, with public awareness of the meeting growing in the UK almost by the minute, the country’s Prime Minister, David Cameron, was eventually forced to admit that he himself would also be attending. Despite all the secrecy, however, the increasing degree of public attention to which it is now becoming subject suggests the annual Bilderberg meetings may never be quite the same again.

EU put eurozone safety before Greece during bailout, IMF report claims

June 5, 013

The bailout of Greece was bungled because it was an attempt to save the single currency rather than the debt-stricken country, according to a highly critical IMF report.
Read article in the Daily Telegraph (UK)

Greece seeks war reparations from Germany

May 13, 013

The Greek government has compiled a document demanding war reparations from Germany. The contents are classified, but based on previous reports, Athens may request as much as 162bn euros for damages and a loan that the Nazis took during their occupation.
Watch video news report on the BBC News website (UK)


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