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September 6, 2013

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Alpha Lipoic Acid and Superoxide Dismutase may Help Low Back Pain

August 20, 2013

The cost of treatment for patients with low back pain is a worldwide health problem. The cost of all back pain in the United States is $240 billion and low back pain exceeds $100 billion per year, two-thirds of which are a result of lost wages and reduced productivity. While alternative healthcare options like chiropractic are cost-effective (patients with low back pain who sought chiropractic care first had 40% lower health care costs compared to medical care), a new study suggests that alpha lipoic acid and SOD (superoxide dismutase) may be a cost-effective way to help those with low back pain.
Read article on the website of the Natural Health Research Institute (USA)

Quercetin with Vitamin C Improves Inflammation Levels

August 14, 2013

Quercetin is one of the most abundant of a type of antioxidants, called flavonoids. It is present in a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, and berries and shown to possess a number of healthful properties, most notably as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.  Now a new study suggests that quercetin combined with vitamin C may improve both inflammation and cell damage levels.
Read article on the website of the Natural Health Research Institute (USA)

Comment: For maximum synergistic effect in both preventative and disease treatment situations, it is necessary to select the correct nutrients and combine them in the right proportions. This is because micronutrients work in the body by forming nutrient synergy teams which allow for achieving greater biological effects than is the case for single nutrients acting independently. To learn more about studies on the health benefits of quercetin and other specific plant components, visit the phytobiologicals.com website.

B Vitamins and Blood Pressure

August 12, 2013

Dietary B vitamins may have favorable effects on blood pressure according to a “nutrient-wide” statistical study published by the American Heart Association.
Read article on the website of the Natural Health Research Institute (USA)

Comment: Modern Cellular Medicine provides a major breakthrough in our understanding of the causes, prevention and adjunct treatment of high blood pressure, with a clinical study conducted by the Dr. Rath Research Institute having shown that the condition can successfully be controlled naturally, without drugs. To learn more, visit the Cellular Health and Studies Worldwide sections on our Foundation website.


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GSK ran hospital bribery programme, say Chinese police

September 3, 2013

Chinese police claim to have found evidence showing GlaxoSmithKline organised a bribery programme targeted at major hospitals at a company level in China, dismissing suggestions that abuses may have been the result of overenthusiastic or rogue sales staff, according to a state media report.
Read article in The Guardian (UK)

Comment: With the news for Glaxo in China getting worse almost by the minute, global awareness of the criminal nature of the pharmaceutical ‘business with disease’ continues to grow. And with Chinese state media now openly stating that the alleged bribery programme was part of Glaxo's officially sanctioned corporate strategy, the company’s public reputation – already critically damaged following the paying of a record $3 billion in criminal fines in the United States last year – has essentially sunk to an all-time low.

Hundreds of Fosamax lawsuits versus Merck ordered readied for trial

August 30, 2013

A federal judge overseeing consolidated litigation against Merck & Co over jaw injuries allegedly caused by the osteoporosis drug Fosamax has ordered hundreds of cases be dispersed to courts across the country for trial. The decision by U.S. District Judge John Keenan in Manhattan marks an unusual and potentially costly development for Merck.
Read news report at reuters.com

Ohio appeals court sides with hospital that wants to force Amish girl to resume chemo

August 28, 2013

An appeals court has sided with a hospital that wants to force a 10-year-old Amish girl to resume chemotherapy after her parents decided to stop the treatments.
Read Associated Press news report on the Fox News website (USA)

Comment: To enforce its “Business with Cancer”, the Drug Cartel has to ensure that nobody, not even a young child, is able to escape its dictatorial grasp. Significantly, therefore, and still unbeknown to millions of people throughout the world, the chemicals used in chemotherapy are toxic and dangerous even after they are excreted through the patient’s skin, urine, stool, tears, semen or vaginal fluids. The people at particular risk include family members, caregivers and literally anyone touching a chemotherapy patient. Even health professionals face health risks while handling chemotherapy drugs. These risks include damage to their DNA, birth defects, the development of cancers and organ damage.


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Why has study saying GM could kill been ignored?

September 1, 2013

A scientific study suggesting genetically modified food killed rats has been suppressed because of lobbying by multinational biotech corporations, environmental campaigners claim.
Read article on the Herald Scotland website (Scotland/UK)

New Genetically Engineered (GE) Crop Will Sharply Increase Use of Toxic Pesticide, a "Probable Human Carcinogen"

August 29, 2013

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has quietly approved the first of a new generation of GE crops resistant to more toxic herbicides.  The first crop to pass the low regulatory bar was a Bayer soybean variety genetically engineered to withstand direct application of the herbicide isoxaflutole (IFT), which according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is a “probable human carcinogen.”
Read press release at centerforfoodsafety.org (USA)

Biotech's Idolized Bt Technology May Transform Benign Insects Into Pests

August 28, 2013

A new study reveals that one of the most widely used GM pest control technologies could actually be increasing pest virulence in non-target and normally benign species.
Read article at greenmedinfo.com


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The EU Health Claims Regulation for Americans: “Shut up and let me do the talking.”

August 29, 2013

The European Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation (NHCR) is, in American terms, a “Federal” Regulation. It must be enforced by and in all the European Union’s Member States. In all these Member States, the NHCR destroyed the “First Amendment” principle of freedom of speech for a specific group of citizens identified as “food business operators.” The NHCR is a “prior constraint” measure that prohibits business operators from making non-misleading health claims for their products. The constraint is final and unconditional, in the sense that health claims were nationalized and placed under the exclusive control of the European Union. In 2012, the “nationalization” of health claims culminated in the publication of a “free for all” public list that provides 222 Union-authorized health claims that producers of foods and food supplements may use in promoting the benefits of their products.
Read blog entry by Bert Schwitters at healthclaimscensored.com

Comment: The Brussels EU Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation was passed in 2006 and bans all suggestions or implications that a food or nutrient has beneficial properties – or even that a relationship exists between a food/nutrient and health – unless the claim is specifically authorized by the Brussels EU itself. Thus, in its desperation to prevent European citizens from knowing the facts about nutritional therapies and foods, the Brussels EU has resorted to enacting the distinctive hallmark of all political dictatorships – a prohibition on freedom of speech.

Vitamin D and Rheumatoid Arthritis

August 14, 2013

Autoimmune rheumatic disorders are a group of chronic autoimmune conditions related to significant illness and death. Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common disease in this group. Within 10 years, over 50% of people with rheumatoid arthritis become disabled if they are not treated properly. The high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in northern North America, due to long winters and the high prevalence of rheumatoid arthritis, raises a concern about the correlation between the two.
Read article on the website of the Natural Health Research Institute (USA)


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.

Errors Cast Doubt on Japan’s Cleanup of Nuclear Accident Site

September 3, 2013

NARAHA, Japan — In this small farming town in the evacuation zone surrounding the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, small armies of workers in surgical masks and rubber gloves are busily scraping off radioactive topsoil in a desperate attempt to fulfill the central government’s vow one day to allow most of Japan’s 83,000 evacuees to return. Yet, every time it rains, more radioactive contamination cascades down the forested hillsides along the rugged coast.
Read article in the New York Times (USA)

BP loses second bid to suspend oil disaster payments

August 28, 2013

BP has lost a second attempt to suspend compensation payments over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil rig disaster. The UK oil giant has said that fraud and false compensation payments are behind the escalating costs it faces. But Judge Carl Barbier ruled that there was no "credible evidence of fraud" or that the compensation process was tainted by conflicts of interest.
Read article on the BBC News website (UK)


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