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July 5, 2013

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NATURAL HEALTH NEWS

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Green tea shows benefits for blood sugar management: Meta-analysis

June 28, 2013

Consuming green tea may improve blood sugar management, according to a meta-analysis of 17 randomized clinical trials.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

Comment: Conventional medicine concedes that the causes of high blood pressure are unknown in over 90% of patients. The frequent medical diagnosis “essential hypertension” was therefore established to describe high blood pressure conditions in which the causes remain unknown. As such, conventional, pharmaceutical-oriented medicine is confined to treating the symptoms of this disease. Beta-blockers, diuretics and other high blood pressure medications artificially lower the blood pressure (symptom-oriented approach) without correcting the primary underlying problem — a “spasm” of the blood vessel wall. However, by following the Cellular Medicine approach, high blood pressure can be eradicated naturally. Further information on studies using natural health approaches to control high blood pressure can be found on the Studies Worldwide page on our Foundation website.

Omega-3 DHA’s brain health benefits may emerge in later childhood

June 27, 2013

The potential brain health benefits of increased intake of DHA at birth may take several years to emerge, according to data from a small cohort of children.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

Comment: In this study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the researchers found that children who had been fed formula with higher levels of the omega-3 fatty acid DHA went on to exhibit significant positive effects in rule-learning and inhibition tasks, vocabulary tests and intelligence. For more information about the health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids, visit the online library on the World Health Alphabetization website and the Studies Worldwide page on our Foundation website.

Could a diet high in fish and flax help prevent broken hips?

June 27, 2013

Higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids in the blood may reduce the risk for hip fractures in postmenopausal women, recent research suggests.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Coenzyme Q10 May Help Chronic Pain

June 26, 2013

Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome that can be accompanied by fatigue, headache, sleep disturbances, and depression. Despite the fact that it affects up to 2% of Americans at a cost of $5,945 per patient each year, the cause of fibromyalgia has yet to be found. Research has started to suggest that cell damage by free radicals and improper function of the energy-making component of the cell, the mitochondrion, may contribute to the onset of fibromyalgia. Now a new randomized double blind study suggests that Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) may benefit patients with fibromyalgia.
Read article on the website of the Natural Health Research Institute (USA)

Vitamin B6 linked to DNA protection: Study

June 26, 2013

Increased levels of vitamin B6 are associated with less damage to DNA for men, suggests new data from Japan.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

PHARMA "BUSINESS WITH DISEASE" NEWS

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Painkiller overdoses deaths rise sharply among U.S. women: study

July 3, 2013

Deaths from prescription painkiller overdose among women in the United States have risen sharply in recent years, said a report released Tuesday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Between 1999 and 2010, the death toll from painkiller overdose increased more than 400 percent among U.S. women, compared to 265 percent in U.S. men, the report said. A total of 48,000 U.S. women died from these drugs during that period, it said.
Read article at xinhuanet.com (China)

Woman who was left blind and disfigured by prescription drug loses fight for $21m payout

June 29, 2013

A woman who was left burned and blinded, nine years after taking a prescription drug, has lost her legal fight for compensation. Karen Bartlett took a drug to ease shoulder pain back in 2004, but this week the Supreme Court ruled that Mutual Pharmaceutical Co., the maker of the drug should not be held responsible for her injuries because the company had made the brand drug's formula and warning label.
Read article in the Daily Mail (UK)

Comment: As the New York Times has pointed out, as a result of this damaging US Supreme Court decision, Americans who are grievously harmed by generic drugs in future may find it virtually impossible to win compensation for their injuries. Without any doubt, therefore, this decision benefits the interests of the pharmaceutical “business with disease” – and profit is once again being placed before life.

India bans three drugs including anti-diabetes Pioglitazone and painkiller Analgin

June 27, 2013

NEW DELHI – In order to provide non-hazardous drugs to patients in the country, the Indian government has banned sale of three drugs – painkiller Analgin, anti-diabetes drug Pioglitazone and anti-depressant deanxit. “The government has banned three popular medicines—pioglitazone, painkiller analgin and anti-depressant deanxit—in the wake of health risks associated with them,” India’s leading newspaper, Times of India reported.
Read article at nationalturk.com (Turkey)

Truth in Pharmaceutical Advertising

June 27, 2013

Advertising is a powerful and effective tool for promoting the sale of products, especially from the drug and food industries, due to their huge profits. Awareness of a need for government to keep advertisers in line goes back to the end of the 19th century. The very first US Pure Food and Drug Act was passed in 1906, when Theodore Roosevelt was president. Currently, the Federal Trade Commission requires that advertising must be "truthful and non-deceptive." Advertisers must have evidence to back up their claims. Advertisements cannot be "unfair," and must inform about anything that may "materially affect" the consumer's decision. However, those terms are not easily defined. And corporations redefine them for their own benefit.
Read news release at orthomolecular.org

GMO NEWS

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GMO & Pesticide Experiments in Hawaii: The Poisoning of Paradise

July 2, 2013

The tropical paradise of Hawaii is on the bucket list of many. Peaceful images of white sandy beaches, warm tropical waters and the welcoming spirit of Aloha is what draws tourists from around the globe. In 2012, Hawaiian tourism hit an all-time high. Visitors spent a record of $14.3 billion dollars and more tourists than ever before (close to 8 million people) visited the Hawaiian Islands last year. Simultaneously, the vibrant ecosystems and biodiversity of the Hawaiian Islands are under serious attack by the unrestrained growth of the biotech industry. The average tourist coming to Hawaii to enjoy a vacation, get married or possibly invest in a time share isn't aware of the chemical contamination taking place due to unregulated GMO experiments and heavy pesticide use on the islands.
Read article on the Huffington Post website

Superweeds and Herbicide Use On the Rise

July 1, 2013

New report links genetically engineered crops and their associated herbicides with escalation of herbicide-resistant weeds and chemicals used to fight them.
Read article at commondreams.org

OTHER HEALTH-RELATED NEWS

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British children's junk food are diets 'worse than rationing' and to blame for the return of wartime diseases like scurvy and rickets

July 3, 2013

British children are suffering from wartime diseases because their junk food diets are worse than during rationing, doctors have warned. They say that cases of scurvy and rickets are on the rise because of a reliance on takeaways and microwave meals by today's junk food generation. Dr Mark Temple, chairman of the British Medical Association's public health medicine committee, said: 'Food standards in the UK are worse now that they were during the rationing during the war.
Read article in the Daily Mail (UK)

Time Is of the Essence for Reducing the Long-Term Effects of Iron Deficiency

June 28, 2013

Iron deficiency is a worldwide problem, especially in developing countries and among infants and pregnant women. In infancy, iron deficiency is associated with poorer cognitive, motor, and social-emotional outcomes. In a new study scheduled for publication in The Journal of Pediatrics, researchers report on a 25-year follow-up of infants studied in Costa Rica for iron deficiency.
Read article at sciencedaily.com

Research shows Vitamin D levels drop after pediatric heart surgery, increasing sickness

June 26, 2013

Until now, there has been no research dedicated to the importance of Vitamin D supplementation in children with congenital heart disease (CHD). However, over the past few years, researchers at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute and Cardiovascular Surgery Program teamed with the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group to understand the impact of cardiac surgery on the Vitamin D status of infants and children, to be printed next month in Anesthesiology.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Researchers Find Zinc's Crucial Pathway to the Brain

June 26, 2013

A new study helps explain how parts of the brain maintain their delicate balance of zinc, an element required in minute but crucial doses, particularly during embryonic development.
Read article at sciencedaily.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.

Top Vatican bank managers resign after Monsignor's arrest

July 1, 2013

Two top managers of the scandal-plagued Vatican bank resigned on Monday following the arrest of a high-ranking cleric with close ties to the financial institution, in the latest of a string of embarrassments for the Holy See.
Read news report at reuters.com

Comment: In the matter of a mere seven months, the world has been shocked by evidence suggesting a connection between the Vatican bank and the Columbian Cocaine Cartel; the appointment of the head of a firm that built warships for Hitler to run the Vatican bank; and the sudden resignation of Joseph Ratzinger as Pope. Given these latest resignations – along with the arrest that preceded them and the corruption inquiry that has been opened – it is clear that the growing scandals surrounding the Vatican and its bank are showing no sign of abating.

Vatican bank cleric arrested in €20m corruption inquiry
Monsignor Nunzio Scarano, 61, accused of trying to help friends bring millions of euros into Italy from Switzerland by plane

June 28, 2013

A senior Vatican cleric suspected of trying to help rich friends bring millions of euros into Italy illegally has been arrested as part of an investigation into the Vatican bank.
Read article in The Guardian (UK)

Hollywood helped Adolf Hitler with Nazi propaganda drive, academic claims
Historian Ben Urwand says he has cache of documents that prove Tinseltown enthusiastically cooperated with Nazis' global propaganda effort

June 28, 2013

Hollywood is not widely thought of as providing much support to Hitler's regime, instead producing a wealth of anti-Nazi films during the Second World War, ranging from Casablanca to The Great Dictator. But now a young historian says that in the years before the war, Tinseltown was marching to a very different tune.
Read article in The Independent (UK)

 

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