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September 13, 2013

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Omega-3 status linked to sleep quality in school children: New data

September 5, 2013

Consumption of omega-3 from food or supplements could help to improve sleep quality in children, according to new data presented yesterday.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

Which Antioxidants Protect Against Alzheimer’s Disease?

September 3, 2013

Are you walking into rooms but can't remember why? Staring into the refrigerator and wondering what you needed? Forgetting familiar phone numbers? Maybe an orange or a carrot would help. A study from the University of Ulm suggests that people with mild dementia – an early sign of Alzheimer's Disease – have significantly lower blood concentrations of vitamin C and beta-carotene than their healthy counterparts. The researchers suggest it might be possible to influence the development of Alzheimer's Disease by your diet or by taking dietary antioxidants.
Read article at greenmedinfo.com

Comment: Scientific research and clinical studies have clearly shown the health benefits of a wide variety of micronutrients in fighting Alzheimer's disease. To learn more, visit the Online Library on the World Health Alphabetization website and the Worldwide Studies and Research on our Foundation website.


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Reports of side-effects from Bayer's Xarelto grow: Spiegel

September 8, 2013

Bayer faces a growing number of reports of suspected undesirable side-effects from its stroke prevention pill Xarelto, German magazine Der Spiegel reported, citing data from a federal authority.
Read news report at reuters.com

Exclusive: U.S. prosecutors add China bribe allegations to GSK probe

September 6, 2013

U.S. authorities are investigating British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline Plc for violations of U.S. anti-bribery laws in China after Chinese government officials accused the company of bribing doctors, three sources familiar with the probe said this week.
Read news report at reuters.com

Comment: With its problems in China mounting fast, and having already paid a record $3 billion in criminal fines in the United States last year, it seems Glaxo may additionally now be heading for yet another brush with the U.S. Justice Department. Notably, therefore, with the Chinese government currently considering whether to fine the company as much as $2 billion, Glaxo is reportedly now considering pulling out of China altogether. Nevertheless, until such time as both governments and patients alike appreciate that the ‘business with disease’ is the largest deception and fraud business in human history, the corrupting influence of the pharmaceutical industry on the practice of medicine will continue to be the single greatest obstacle to the health of mankind.

Judge again blocks Ohio hospital's attempt to force Amish girl to resume cancer treatments

September 4, 2013

A judge has again blocked an Ohio hospital from forcing a 10-year-old Amish girl to resume chemotherapy after her parents decided to stop the treatments. The order siding with the parents comes just a week after an appeals court sent the case back to the judge and told him to give more consideration to the request by Akron Children's Hospital.
Read Associated Press news report on the Fox News website (USA)

Beijing weighing large fines against GlaxoSmithKline
Government accused drugmaker of creating a culture that encouraged widespread bribery

September 4, 2013

The central government is considering whether to slap massive fines on GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), after accusing the drug giant's London headquarters and its former China chief, Mark Reilly, of fostering an aggressive sales culture that indirectly encouraged widespread bribery on the mainland.
Read article in the South China Morning Post

Autism Linked to Mothers Taking Antidepressant Drugs

August 31, 2013

Medical researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health say the evidence is strong that a pregnant mother who takes certain types of antidepressant drugs will have a dramatically increased risk of her child having autism.
Read article at greenmedinfo.com


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Thousands march, rally against GMO's on Kauai

September 9, 2013

LIHUE, KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Thousands of people marched and rallied Sunday in support of a measure that would place a moratorium on the farming of genetically modified organisms on Kauai.
Read article at hawaiinewsnow.com (Hawaii/USA)

US Farmers Continue David Vs. Goliath Battle Against Monsanto
Group brings challenge to patents on Monsanto's genetically engineered seed to Supreme Court

September 6, 2013

A group of U.S. farmers is not giving up its fight against biotech giant Monsanto. In the latest step of a two and a half year legal battle, plaintiffs in Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA) et al v. Monsanto asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Thrusday to hear their case challenging the patents on Monsanto's genetically engineered seed.
Read article at commondreams.org

Weeding out Monsanto
The fight is on to keep Monsanto alfalfa out of Canada

September 1, 2013

You might have missed it, but this spring thousands of people across Canada came out to 38 rallies organized by farmers and their supporters. In addition to these April 9 rallies, people inundated their MPs with letters and petitions, emailed, made phone calls, and asked for meetings. They were responding to a call from the National Farmers Union – Ontario for a day of action against the release of genetically modified (GM) alfalfa in Canada.
Read article on the Briarpatch Magazine website (Canada)


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The Race to Improve Global Health

September 10, 2013

International health programs have greatly reduced death and sickness worldwide over the past two decades but there is still a long way to go. The United Nations General Assembly will meet later this month to assess progress — impressive in some areas, halting in others — toward achieving the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals, which were adopted in 2000 and are supposed to be reached by the end of 2015.
Read editorial in the New York Times (USA)

Comment: Whilst its proclaimed goal of improving global health is of course admirable, the United Nations’ proposed means of achieving it essentially takes no account of key scientific breakthroughs in the areas of vitamin research and cellular health. In the area of AIDS, for example, rather than taking advantage of recent research and clinical studies using natural approaches for treating the disease, the United Nations is instead aiming to provide toxic antiretroviral (ARV) therapies to all people infected with HIV. Significantly, therefore, even Dr. Luc Montagnier – Recipient of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Medicine for the discovery of HIV – has now spoken out for nutrition and micronutrients in the fight against HIV/AIDS. In doing so, he joins Dr. Rath and other scientists who for many years have been warning the world about the pharmaceutical business with the AIDS epidemic. To learn more about the dangers of ARVs, and what their promoters don’t want you to know, click here.

Mild B-12 deficiency may speed dementia

September 6, 2013

Being even mildly deficient in vitamin B-12 may put older adults at a greater risk for accelerated cognitive decline, an observational study from the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts suggests.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Vitamin D supplementation backed by UK parliamentarians

September 5, 2013

Tackling vitamin D deficiencies was the primary topic of discussion at Westminster in London yesterday as parliamentarians and industry alike debated that and other nutrition-related topics.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

More Than One-Third of Populations Worldwide May Have Low Levels of Vitamin D, Study Shows

September 4, 2013

A new systematic review published in the British Journal of Nutrition, is one of the first to focus on patterns of vitamin D status worldwide and in key population subgroups, using continuous values for 25(OH)D to improve comparisons.
Read article at sciencedaily.com

Comment: Evidence continues to mount that vitamin D deficiency is now a worldwide problem. In the United States, Canada, the UK and throughout the EU, deficiencies of the vitamin are already known to be widespread. Elsewhere in the world, the problem is no less serious. Pregnant Arab women, for example, have an "extraordinarily high prevalence" of vitamin D deficiency, whilst India is also now home to a growing epidemic of vitamin D deficiency. Even Australia, a land with plentiful sunshine and an outdoor lifestyle, reportedly now has a “mind-boggling” rate of deficiencies in this nutrient. Promisingly, therefore, in some countries, authorities are beginning to recognize that supplementation is necessary. In the UK, for example, where up to 25% of children are now vitamin D deficient, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has said that greater access to cheap vitamin D supplements would improve the health of at-risk groups. Similarly, England’s chief medical officer is campaigning for some population groups to get them for free.

Fighting forest fires with teaspoons: Folic acid fortification and vitamin B12 deficiency

September 4, 2013

As the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) finally approves a health claim for folate supplementation, amid new calls for folate fortification in Europe and beyond, the widespread and associated problem of vitamin B12 deficiency is being overlooked.
Read article on the Alliance for Natural Health (Europe) website

Colombia farmers' uprising puts the spotlight on seeds

September 4, 2013

On 19 August, Colombian farmers' organisations initiated a massive nationwide strike. They blocked roads, dumped milk on cars and basically stopped producing food for the cities. The problem? Farmers are being driven out of existence by the government's policies. The state provides almost no support for the small-scale farming sector. Instead, it embraces a social and economic model that serves the interests of a wealthy elite minority.
Read article at grain.org (Spain)

Does Extended Use of Cell Phones Cause Brain Cancer?

August 29, 2013

Two recent studies provide fuel for both camps: They both find the association between brain cancer and cell phone use is dubious. Does this mean they found no associations? Hardly.
Read article at greenmedinfo.com

Wave goodbye to global warming, GM and pesticides

August 25, 2013

A groundbreaking new Irish technology which could be the greatest breakthrough in agriculture since the plough is set to change the face of modern farming forever. The technology – radio wave energised water – massively increases the output of vegetables and fruits by up to 30 per cent. Not only are the plants much bigger but they are largely disease-resistant, meaning huge savings in expensive fertilisers and harmful pesticides.
Read article in the Irish Independent (Ireland)


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.

Rolling back the EU threatens return to 'war and trenches' says José Manuel Barroso

September 11, 2013

Critics of the European Union "who want to roll back our integration" threaten to take Europe back to the divisions that led to the First World War, José Manuel Barroso has warned. The European Commission president has used his annual "state of the Union" speech to MEPs to warn Eurosceptics that their hostility to the EU could again plunge Europe into war.
Read article in the Daily Telegraph (UK)

Comment: In alluding to the possibility of war in Europe, Barroso’s statement here follows similar ones by the UK’s Business Secretary, Vince Cable; the Polish Finance Minister, Jacek Rostowski; and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Notably, however, in his zeal to terrify the European people into supporting the dictatorial Brussels EU construct, Barroso unsurprisingly omitted to mention its Nazi roots and the fact that the real driving forces behind both WWI and WWII were the chemical, petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries.

Fracking DID cause 109 earthquakes in Ohio, confirm scientists as opposition to controversial process grows

September 5, 2013

New research officially confirmed that 'fracking' caused the set of nearly a dozen mysterious earthquakes in Ohio in 2011. Scientists have spent the past two years trying to explain why Youngstown, Ohio - a town where there had been no reported earthquakes before December 2010 - suddenly fell victim to 109 small quakes.
Read article in the Daily Mail (UK)

European Commission preparing for EU-US trade talks: 119 meetings with industry lobbyists

September 4, 2013

In response to an access to documents request from Corporate Europe Observatory, the European Commission has released a list of 130 ‘meetings with stakeholders’ on the EU-US free trade talks. At least 119 meetings were with large corporations and their lobby groups. This means that more than 93% of the Commission’s meetings with stakeholders during the preparations of the negotiations were with big business. The list of meetings reveals that, in addition to the civil society dialogue meetings reported on the DG Trade website, there is a parallel world of a very large number of intimate meetings with big business lobbyists behind closed doors - and these are not disclosed online.
Read article on the Corporate Europe Observatory website


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