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August 2, 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.

NATURAL HEALTH NEWS

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How To Get More Cancer Protection From Your Broccoli

July 28, 2013

Research has shown repeatedly that cruciferous vegetables fight cancer.  Vegetables such as broccoli, kale, cabbage and cauliflower contain a cancer-protective compound called sulforaphane.  This powerful compound improves the liver's ability to detoxify carcinogens and other toxins. In fact, broccoli has been shown to kill the stem cells that make cancer immortal.
Read article at greenmedinfo.com

Omega-3 and GLA supplement backed to battle dry eye: Trial data

July 26, 2013

Supplementation with omega-3 and omega-6 could help to boost eye health for people who suffer with dry eye, according to new RCT data.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

Let Fruit Be Your Medicine: Watermelon's Remarkable Health Benefits

July 21, 2013

Watermelon is so much more than just a highly refreshing summertime treat. From the perspective of a growing body of clinical research, it is a truly medicinal food. Only this month, research published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found watermelon juice is an effective remedy for reducing the recovery heart rate and muscle soreness in athletes who were given 500 ml of watermelon juice (16.9 oz) containing 1.17 grams of the naturally occurring amino acid L-citrulline.
Read article at greenmedinfo.com

PHARMA "BUSINESS WITH DISEASE" NEWS

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BAYER: 150th anniversary on August 1st – Dark Side of Company History ignored

July 31, 2013

Tomorrow the chemical and pharmaceutical company BAYER is celebrating the 150th anniversary of its foundation. In a birthday celebration the German chancellor Angela Merkel described BAYER as an “outstanding advertisement for Germany”. However, none of the commemorative publications is mentioning the numerous crimes the corporation has committed. Instead of acknowledging responsibility for slave labor, poison gas and fatal pharmaceutical products, the dark side of the company's history is completey ignored.
Read press release at cbgnetwork.org (Germany)

Eighteen GSK China staff held as whistleblower allegations emerge

July 27, 2013

GlaxoSmithKline, the British drugs company that is the subject of a major criminal investigation in China, faced similar allegations from an internal whistleblower as early as January, The Sunday Telegraph can reveal.
Read article in the Sunday Telegraph (UK)

Glaxo to pay $229 million to settle Avandia suits with 8 states

July 24, 2013

GlaxoSmithKline has agreed to pay $229 million to settle lawsuits brought by eight U.S. states related to improper marketing of its Avandia diabetes drug, the British drugmaker said on Wednesday.
Read news report at reuters.com

Comment: With its executives in China having recently confessed to "serious" corruption and tax-related offences, and this coming only a year after the company pleaded guilty to criminal charges and paid a record $3 billion in fines in the United States, Glaxo’s problems are clearly showing no sign of going away.

U.S. imports of death-penalty drug ruled illegal

July 23, 2013

A drug used in some U.S. executions, sodium thiopental, can’t be imported into the country because it hasn’t been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington ruled in a lawsuit filed by death row inmates.
Read article on the Financial Post website (Canada)

Comment: With the drug industry already having been proven to have supplied the Zyklon B pellets that were used to kill concentration camp prisoners in the gas chambers during WWII, it is high time that not only the companies profiting from selling drugs for use in modern-day executions, but also their stakeholders in government agencies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, are publicly exposed.

Drug companies could be forced to publish secret research to stop them hiding dangerous and unknown side-effects

July 22, 2013

Pharmaceutical companies could be forced to publish secret research into how drugs are created under new European laws, potentially revealing information about dangerous and unknown side-effects.
Read article in the Daily Mail (UK)

IMS Study Forecasts Rebound in Global Spending on Medicines, Reaching Nearly $1.2 Trillion By 2016

July 12, 2013

Following several years of slowing growth, the global market for medicines is poised to rebound from an expected low point of 3-4 percent growth in 2012 to 5-7 percent in 2016, according to a new forecast issued by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics. The report, The Global Use of Medicines: Outlook through 2016, found that annual global spending on medicines will rise from $956 billion in 2011 to nearly $1.2 trillion in 2016, representing a compound annual growth rate of 3-6 percent.
Read press release at imshealth.com

Comment: With total annual global drug sales for the Pharma Cartel now forecast to reach nearly 1.2 TRILLION dollars by 2016, it is worth remembering this the next time someone asks you to donate money to a charity supporting research into new drug treatments for cancer and other chronic diseases. After all, with astronomical sales figures like these, the fraudulent pharmaceutical "business with disease" is clearly not in need of charitable donations to fund its toxic drug research.

GMO NEWS

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China's Consumers Reject GMOs

July 29, 2013

The Chinese people have always been suspicious of GMOs, as they take their food and extremely diverse traditional cuisines much more seriously than almost any other people in the world.  They were alerted to the hazards of GM food in a big way since 2010 when pigs began dying off in large numbers as a widely planted suspected GM corn was used as feed. And again, in 2012 after three officials in Hunan Province were sacked for approving and conducting a trial of still experimental GM Golden Rice on school children in 2009, and the results appeared in a scientific journal.
Read article on the Institute of Science in Society (ISIS) website (UK)

Strong Support for Labeling Modified Foods

July 27, 2013

Americans overwhelmingly support labeling foods that have been genetically modified or engineered, according to a New York Times poll conducted this year, with 93 percent of respondents saying that foods containing such ingredients should be identified.
Read article in the New York Times (USA)

Indian Supreme Court Panel Recommeds Halt To All GM Field Trials

July 24, 2013

In a landmark recommendation, an Indian Supreme Court-appointed committee has called for a halt on all further genetically modified (GM) crop trials until flaws in regulatory and safety systems are addressed.
Read article at greenmedinfo.com

Millions Against Monsanto: On the Road to Victory

July 18, 2013

After enjoying a year of maximum profits, record stock prices, the defeat of a major GMO labeling campaign in California, pro-industry court decisions, and a formidable display of political power in Washington, D.C. – including slipping the controversial Monsanto Protection Act  into the Federal Appropriations bill in March - the Biotech Bully from St. Louis now finds itself on the defensive. It is no exaggeration to say that Monsanto has now become the most hated corporation in the world.
Read article at greenmedinfo.com

OTHER HEALTH-RELATED NEWS

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EFSA (finally) backs folate supplements for neural tube defects

July 29, 2013

Europe’s head science agency has joined other international authorities in backing B vitamin folate’s ability to reduce neural tube defects (NTDs) like spina bifida and hydrocephalus in early-stage foetuses.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

Hospitals As Health Nannies: Prescriptions for Fruits and Other Unusual Ways to Keep the Doctor Away

July 26, 2013

Two New York City hospitals are getting serious about childhood obesity by writing prescriptions for fruits and vegetables. But they’re not the only ones addressing the weighty problem in innovative ways. Pediatricians at Lincoln Medical Center and Harlem Hospital are sending young children who visit the hospital for obesity treatment home with prescriptions to eat one more serving of fruits and vegetables each day. The Fruit and Vegetable Prescription (FVRx), a four month pilot program, allows the patients with prescriptions to get coupons for fresh produce at farmers markets and the city’s green carts.
Read article at time.com

Comment: Whilst this is definitely a step in the right direction, independent studies conducted in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and many other countries show that the nutrient content of our food has fallen substantially over the past few decades. To learn more about this important problem, click here.

Roundup and Birth Defects: Is the Public Being Kept in the Dark?

July 25, 2013

The pesticide industry and EU regulators knew as long ago as the 1980s-1990s that Roundup, the world's best selling herbicide, causes birth defects – but they failed to inform the public. This report, co-authored by international scientists and researchers, reveals that industry's own studies (including one commissioned by Monsanto) showed as long ago as the 1980s that Roundup's active ingredient glyphosate causes birth defects in laboratory animals.
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.

Putin to Ukraine: You belong with Russia, not Europe

July 29, 2013

Ukraine is weighing trade deals with both the EU and Russia. Pressure is building on it to choose.
Read news report at yahoo.com

EU planning to 'own and operate’ spy drones and an air force

July 26, 2013

The European Union is planning to “own and operate” spy drones, surveillance satellites and aircraft as part of a new intelligence and security agency under the control of Baroness Ashton. The controversial proposals are a major move towards creating an independent EU military body with its own equipment and operations, and will be strongly opposed by Britain.
Read blog entry by Bruno Waterfield on the Daily Telegraph website (UK)

Comment: Given this development, it is particularly notable that France and Germany are simultaneously calling for "innovative" ways to boost military cooperation in the Brussels EU. To learn how, in reality, the Brussels EU is actually the third attempt by the Oil and Drug Cartel to takeover Europe and the world, click here.

Halliburton admits destroying US oil disaster evidence

July 26, 2013

Halliburton Energy Services has admitted destroying evidence relating to the devastating 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, federal officials said.
Read article at phys.org

Comment: In analyzing this development, it should be noted that Halliburton had carried out cementing of the oil well and pipe just 20 hours before the blowout and that this is just the latest in a very long line of controversies and scandals involving the company.

Elite hacker Barnaby Jack dies ahead of Black Hat event

July 26, 2013

An elite hacker who was due to demonstrate how heart implants could be hacked has died unexpectedly in San Francisco. Barnaby Jack died on Thursday, the city's medical examiner's office told Reuters, but did not give more details. He had been due to give a presentation into medical device vulnerabilities at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas taking place next week. He had said one technique could kill a man from 30 feet (nine metres) away.
Read article on the BBC News website (UK)

Only 30% of its citizens have 'trust' in the EU reveals European Commission's own poll

July 24, 2013

Trust in the European Union has collapsed in the wake of the Eurozone crisis, according to a major new survey paid for by Brussels. The poll of more than 32,000 people across Europe found that just 31 per cent of the public now say they trust the EU, with 60 per cent saying they do not. The figures suggest trust in Brussels has almost halved since the Eurozone crisis.
Read article in the Daily Mail (UK)

 

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