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Dr. Rath Health Foundation Newsletter

July 12, 2013

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Keep up-to-date on the latest health and politics news with our regular updates and analysis of the key stories from around the world.


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Omega-3 intake may lower breast cancer risk, finds BMJ review

July 3, 2013

Increasing intakes of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) could cut the risk of developing breast cancer by up to 14%, according to a meta-analysis of 26 clinical studies.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

Curcumin May Protect Premature Infants' Lungs

July 2, 2013

Turmeric, a key ingredient in spicy curry dishes, has long been known to have medicinal values. Now new research finds a substance in turmeric, curcumin, may provide lasting protection against potentially deadly lung damage in premature infants.
Read article at sciencedaily.com

Comment: To learn more about the health benefits of curcumin and other specific plant components, visit the phytobiologicals.com website.

Antioxidant combination may curb inflammation and manage dyslipidemia: Human data

July 2, 2013

Supplements of vitamin E tocotrienol in combination with antioxidant polyphenols and niacin may improve inflammatory markers and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in seniors, says a recent clinical trial.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

Comment: This clinical trial essentially confirms the effectiveness of the nutrient synergy approach pioneered by Dr. Rath and Dr. Aleksandra Niedzwiecki, which is based on the principle that the health benefits of micronutrients are maximized when combined in "teams." The nutrient synergy approach allows for achieving greater biological effects than would be possible using any single nutrient acting independently. For maximum synergistic effect, it is necessary to select the proper nutrients and combine them in the right proportions. Two of the plant components used in this clinical trial – resveratrol and quercetin – are particularly notable in that they have been shown to offer important health benefits. To learn more, visit the phytobiologicals.com website.


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Late effects of childhood cancer treatments haunt survivors

July 9, 2013

Fifteen years ago, when she was a child and suffering from a brain tumour that if left unchecked would have killed her, Danielle Vacheresse received heavy doses of radiation in hopes the tumour would be killed instead. At the time, nothing was said to her parents about what the future might hold, or what the “late effects” of radiation might be.
Read article on the Vancouver Sun website (Canada)

Comment: To learn about a natural health research breakthrough that promises to turn cancer from being an almost certain 'death verdict' into a manageable disease, read the groundbreaking book, ‘Victory Over Cancer,’ by Dr. Rath and Dr. Aleksandra Niedzwiecki. With the publication of this book, the ‘Age of intoxication’ by radiation and chemotherapy is being replaced by the ‘Age of cellular regulation’.

India's poor 'duped' into clinical drug trials

July 7, 2013

Niranjan Lal Pathak couldn't believe his luck initially. When a doctor at a hospital in central India offered the factory watchman free treatment for a heart complaint, he jumped at the chance. It was five years ago and the family of the 72-year-old says he didn't realise that the Maharaja Yashwantrao Hospital in the city of Indore was about to enroll him in a trial of an untested drug.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Diagnosis: Insufficient Outrage

July 4, 2013

Recent revelations should lead those of us involved in America’s health care system to ask a hard question about our business: At what point does it become a crime?
Read article by Professor H. Gilbert Welch in the New York Times (USA)


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US Staple Crop System Failing from GM and Monoculture

July 10, 2013

A new study shows that the US Midwest staple crop system - predominantly genetically modified (GM) - is falling behind other economically and technologically equivalent regions. Western Europe, matched for latitude, season and crop type as well as economic and technological development, outperforms the US (and Canada) with regards to yields, pesticide use, genetic diversity and crop resilience, as well as farm worker wellbeing. The study, headed by Jack Heinemann at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, is a damning indictment of the large-scale, monoculture model in the US, the world’s largest producer of maize since the records began in 1961, and is increasingly relied upon to provide more and more of the world’s calorie intake.
Read article on the Institute of Science in Society (ISIS) website (UK)

BRAI Bill criminalising opposition to GM food: NGO

July 8, 2013

VADODARA: A Gujarat-based NGO has alleged that the Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India (BRAI) Bill introduced in the Parliament aims at "criminalising" opposition to the genetically modified (GM) food.
Read article in The Economic Times (India)

GM foods: it's all about the economics

June 21, 2013

The real concern about GM is that it extends intellectual property protection into our fields.
Read article on the New Statesman website (UK)


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Air pollution linked to higher risk of lung cancer and heart failure

July 10, 2013

Air pollution, chiefly from traffic exhaust fumes in cities, is having a serious and sometimes fatal effect on health, according to two studies that link it to lung cancer and heart failure.
Read article in The Guardian (UK)

Doctors call for a ban on face cream chemical blamed for an epidemic of skin allergies

July 7, 2013

Doctors are calling for an immediate ban on a face cream chemical they say  has triggered one of the worst skin allergy epidemics ever seen. Dermatologists estimate that one in ten patients they are seeing with eczema or dermatitis is allergic to the preservative – called methylisothiazolinone or  MI – which has been increasingly used in products since 2005.
Read article in the Daily Mail (UK)

WHO director-general slams industry involvement in health policy

July 4, 2013

The director-general of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said the food and drink industry’s involvement in public health policy is ‘dangerous’ and has urged governments to put public health before business, at a global health promotion conference in Finland.
Read article at foodnavigator-usa.com

Comment: WHO director-general Margaret Chan is of course correct in saying that the food and drink industry’s involvement in public health policy is dangerous and that governments should put public health before business. However, given that, along with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the WHO provides direct funding to the industry-controlled Codex Alimentarius Commission, it is clearly disingenuous of her to paint herself as a champion of public health. Clearly, therefore, only time will tell whether she seriously intends to do anything about the business interests that are involved in forming public health policy or whether, instead, her statements here were merely made for their PR value. To learn more about the Codex Alimentarius Commission, visit the Anti-Codex Campaign page on our 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.

Threat of protest vote casts long shadow over European elections

July 8, 2013

In the diplomatic parlor games popular in Brussels, few issues are generating more gossip or being talked about more animatedly than next year's elections to the European Parliament. They may be 11 months away, but anyone following European affairs closely knows the vote has the potential to shake the ground under the political establishment and bring about a fundamental shift in the balance of power in Europe.
Read Reuters news report at yahoo.com

Comment: The previous elections organized by the “Brussels EU,” in June 2009, were nothing short of a Waterloo for its architects. Almost 60 percent of the people of Europe who were eligible to vote protested against the EU construct by deliberately abstaining. In addition, a further 4 percent of the eligible electorate cast deliberate votes against the EU dictatorship by voting for parties that are anti-EU and/or opposed to the Lisbon Treaty. To learn more, visit the EU Facts website.

More Vatican Bank transfers probed

July 3, 2013

ROME, ITALY - Italian police have found 13 suspicious money transfers through the Vatican bank, a newspaper said on Tuesday, reporting that a senior cleric arrested last week allegedly offered his own accounts to transfer money for his friends.
Read article on the Independent Online website (South Africa)

Sky Deutschland to broadcast adverts directly into train passengers' heads

July 3, 2013

Sky Deutschland has developed technology to transfer adverts from train windows directly and silently into commuters' heads.
Read article in the Daily Telegraph (UK)

Comment: Clearly, with the advent of this technology, ‘Big Brother’ is no longer just coming, he’s already here.

The Crime of Alleviating Poverty: A Local Community Currency Battles the Central Bank of Kenya

July 1, 2013

Former Peace Corps volunteer Will Ruddick and several residents of Bangladesh, Kenya, face a potential seven years in prison after developing a cost-effective way to alleviate poverty in Africa’s poorest slums.  Their solution: a complementary currency issued and backed by the local community.  The Central Bank of Kenya has now initiated charges of forgery.
Read article on the Centre for Research on Globalization website

Study claims EU lobby register 'seriously unreliable'

June 20, 2013

The register of lobbyists introduced by the European Parliament and European Commission two years ago is incomplete and filled with unreliable data, it has been claimed. The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation, ALTER-EU, said today that its findings showed why the register, which is currently run on a voluntary basis, should be made mandatory. More than 100 large companies involved in lobbying are missing from the Transparency Register, according to the study.
Read article at publicserviceeurope.com


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