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September 27, 2013

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Study Suggests Magnesium may Improve Sleep Quality

September 23, 2013

Insomnia is characterized by a number of sleep-related problems, including an inability to initiate or maintain sleep and early morning awakening due to an inability to resume sleeping. Insomnia often manifests as excessive daytime sleepiness, frequently resulting in functional impairment throughout the day. Insomnia is estimated to cost our healthcare system more than $60 billion per year, robbing each American of 11.3 days of work each year. Statistics show the prevalence of insomnia to be as high as 40-50% of elderly people older than 60 years of age. This is of significant concern because memory weakness and increased reaction time caused by insomnia put the elderly at higher risk for falling, cognitive impairments, weak physical function, and a nearly 3 times higher risk of mortality. Finally, insomnia frequently results in decreased quality of life and general health and increased health costs, stress, and depression. Now a new study suggests that magnesium supplementation may be an affordable and effective way to help improve sleep quality.
Read article on the website of the Natural Health Research Institute (USA)

Can vitamin B supplements help stave off stroke?

September 18, 2013

New evidence suggests that taking vitamin B supplements may help reduce the risk of stroke. The research appears in the September 18, 2013, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Comment: Every second man and woman in the industrialized world dies from the consequences of atherosclerotic deposits in the coronary arteries (leading to heart attack) or in the arteries supplying blood to the brain (leading to stroke). The epidemic spread of these cardiovascular problems is largely due to the fact that, until now, the true nature of atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease has been insufficiently understood. To learn how cardiovascular diseases can be eradicated naturally, visit the Cellular Health section on our Foundation website and read chapter 2 of Dr. Rath’s groundbreaking book, Why Animals Don’t Get Heart Attacks...But People Do!

Dry Eyes? Try Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids

September 16, 2013

An estimated 5 million Americans over the age of 50 suffer from dry eye.  Dry eye (keratoconjunctivitis sicca) occurs when the body cannot properly produce tears to lubricate the eye or when the surface of the eye becomes inflamed or irritated. Because omega-3 fatty acids and omega-6 fatty acids are anti-inflammatory, they were used in a study to determine if supplementation might help chronic dry eye.
Read article on the website of the Natural Health Research Institute (USA)

Comment: Clinical studies and scientific research have documented the paramount importance of micronutrients and nutrition in maintaining eye health. To learn more, visit the Worldwide Studies and Research page on our Foundation website.

Effects of Selenium and Coenzyme Q10 on Heart Health

September 16, 2013

Heart failure is a serious condition that occurs when the heart cannot pump enough blood or oxygen to support other organs in the body. The condition affects around 5.7 million people in the U.S. and costs the nation $34.4 billion yearly (healthcare services, medications and lost productivity). Recent research has found that supplementing a combination of coenzyme Q10 and selenium for two years decreased the deterioration of cardiac function and cardiac death in participants with moderate heart failure. 
Read article on the website of the Natural Health Research Institute (USA)


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EU body endorses 11 new drugs from Glaxo, Roche, J&J and others

September 20, 2013

A European Union regulator has recommended approval of 11 new drugs for a range of diseases such as HIV, breast cancer and diabetes.
Read article at fiercebiotech.com

Comment: Given the toxicities of these 11 drugs, it is particularly telling that, in order to protect the near-trillion dollar-a-yearBusiness with Disease’, the Brussels EU is simultaneously engaged in an ongoing and systematic effort to eliminate safe non-patentable natural health therapies, and information about them, across the entire European continent. To learn how currently proposed methodologies for assessing the supposed “risk” of consuming nutritional supplements are unscientific and deeply flawed, read this article.

Heart disease drug statins 'raise the risk of developing cataracts by 27%'

September 20, 2013

Millions of people who take statins to fight heart disease could be 27 per cent more likely to develop cataracts, researchers warn.
Read article in the Daily Mail (UK)

Digoxin Use Associated With Higher Risk of Death for Heart Failure Patients

September 20, 2013

Digoxin, a drug commonly used to treat heart conditions, was associated with a 72 percent higher rate of death among adults with newly diagnosed systolic heart failure, according to a Kaiser Permanente study that appears in the current online issue of Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.
Read article at sciencedaily.com

Google joins the biotech-pharmaceutical industry, searching for the fountain of youth

September 19, 2013

Google has joined the search for the fountain of youth and ways to alleviate the problems of aging. The Internet giant, which has changed the world in other ways, announced Wednesday that it was starting a biotech research company called Calico that, "will focus on health and well-being, in particular the challenge of aging and associated diseases," according to the company statement.
Read article at philly.com (USA)

Comment: Given what we now know about Google, you should not hold your breath over this story or be taken in by the hype. Instead, just keep in mind that it is not in the financial interests of pharmaceutical companies to prevent health problems as the maintenance and expansion of diseases is a precondition for the industry’s financial growth. Contrary to the impression given by drug firms themselves, the pharmaceutical industry is an investment industry driven by the profits of its shareholders. Improving human health is not its driving force. To learn more about the main principles governing the ideology of the pharmaceutical industry, read ‘The Laws of the Pharmaceutical Industry’ on our Foundation website.

Elite US Army units stop taking anti-malarial drug

September 19, 2013

The top doctor for elite U.S. Army commandos has told troops to immediately stop taking mefloquine, an anti-malaria drug found to cause permanent brain damage in rare cases.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Lipitor Linked to Musculoskeletal Injuries and Diseases as well as Type 2 Diabetes

September 17, 2013

The cholesterol and blood pressure-regulating statin drug Lipitor has been linked to type 2 diabetes in women. Recently, the drug has also been linked to an increased risk for muscle and joint diseases as well as strains and sprains, according to HealthDay News.
Read article on the Ring of Fire Radio website (USA)


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Anti-GM group fights against Ghana’s seed monopoly

September 17, 2013

Food Sovereignty Ghana (FSG), a body fighting against genetically modified foods, on Tuesday warned that agribusiness giants have engineered strategies to create monopoly over seed and agrochemical companies.
Read article at spyghana.com

Monsanto begins GM seeds retreat in EU

September 3, 2013

Monsanto has withdrawn four requests for cultivation of GM seeds in the EU, following an earlier announcement that it was scaling back its focus on GM crops in Europe.
Read article on the Farmers Weekly website (UK)


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‘Game changing’ economic report: Supplements could save billions of dollars in health care costs

September 23, 2013

Dietary supplement regimens may reduce the number of disease-associated medical events, representing the potential for hundreds of millions of dollars – and in some cases billions – of savings, according to a new report by Frost & Sullivan and commissioned by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) Foundation.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

Pesticides' affect on generations of field-workers

September 23, 2013

Good health is precarious for many of Monterey County's 422,000 residents. One-third of adults are uninsured; a quarter of children are in poverty. From 2002 to 2012, the percentage of special-education students with learning disabilities fell, but those with autism, intellectual disabilities and speech impairments increased, according to county data. Researchers wanted to understand the health problems that might be getting overlooked. Then there were the pesticides. About 9 million to 10 million pounds were used annually throughout the county during the late 1990s. The amount has dropped slightly, though the county still ranks sixth in the state for pesticide use.
Read article in the San Francisco Chronicle (USA)

How diet foods make you pile on the pounds

September 23, 2013

Diet drinks and food packed with artificial sweeteners are a danger to health, according to research.
Read article in the Daily Express (UK)

Could your tattoo give you cancer? Scientists fear toxins from ink could enter blood and accumulate in your major organs

September 22, 2013

Toxins from tattoo ink could be absorbed into the body and cause cancer, scientists have revealed.
Read article in the Daily Mail (UK)

Wake Up and Smell the Soil! Groundbreaking UN Report on the Paradigm Shift Needed to Feed the Future

September 18, 2013

A doorstop of a report arrived in inboxes this morning. Not so subtly called: “Wake up Before It Is Too Late,” the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development new report is a rallying cry for action to move toward greater sustainability in food and farming—to ensure food security in a changing climate.
Read article at civileats.com (USA)

Sugar is 'addictive and the most dangerous drug of the times'

September 17, 2013

Soft drinks should carry tobacco-style warnings that sugar is highly addictive and dangerous, a senior Dutch health official has warned.
Read article on the Daily Telegraph website (UK)

Is this ‘160-year-old’ Ethiopian man the world’s oldest ever person?

September 13, 2013

Reporters in Ethiopia say they have discovered the oldest man in the world, a farmer and community elder who could be 160 years old. The state-run TV Oromiya published a 30-minute interview with Dhaqabo Ebba, whose vivid recollections of historical events and family tree indicate that he may have been born in the 1850s.
Read article in The Independent (UK)

Comment: Despite the global media interest in this Ethiopian man, it seems highly unlikely that he is truly the age he is being claimed to be. Nevertheless, through proper application of the science of Cellular Medicine, it is essentially now possible for cardiovascular disease, cancer, AIDS and other common killer diseases to be largely unknown in future generations and, as a result, for the average human lifespan to be significantly increased. To understand why a chronic deficiency of micronutrients is the most frequent cause of today's most common diseases, we invite you to study the material on our World Health Alphabetization 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.

US plane in 1961 'nuclear bomb near-miss'

September 21, 2013

A four-megaton nuclear bomb was one switch away from exploding over the US in 1961, a newly declassified US document confirms. Two bombs were on board a B-52 plane that went into an uncontrolled spin over North Carolina - both bombs fell and one began the detonation process.
Read article on the BBC News website (UK)

France to Tax EDF Nuclear Output for Energy Shift to Renewables

September 21, 2013

France will introduce a levy on nuclear energy as well as a tax on carbon emissions from fossil fuels to raise billions needed to boost renewable power and improve energy efficiency.
Read article at bloomberg.com

By every measure, the big banks are bigger

September 13, 2013

A lot has changed since the financial crisis. A number of large banks and Wall Street firms have disappeared. There are new regulations in the works meant to limit risky trading and bring derivatives that compounded the financial system's losses into regulated markets. Subprime lending has been coming back recently, but it's still a fraction of what it once was. But at least one of the widely recognized causes of the financial crisis is not only still around, it has perhaps gotten worse. By every measure I can think of, and I have tried a bunch, the big banks are bigger than they were five years ago, at the dawn of the financial crisis.
Read article at cnn.com (USA)

Comment: Many of the biggest banks have engaged in almost unimaginable criminal behaviour. However, with the economic and political fate of our planet now dominated by global corporate interests whose primary interest is in maintaining the status quo, the reality is that the much-publicized “banking crisis” is just a symptom of this problem. The root cause of the problem is the ongoing systematic drainage of the economies of the nations of the world by three dominating sectors: the pharmaceutical, chemical and petrochemical investment business; otherwise known as the Oil and Drug Cartel. To learn about scientifically-proven alternatives to the Oil and Drug Cartel’s products – that could enable mankind to liberate itself from these corporate interests – visit the Movement of Life website.

As potential crisis looms, Italians want Berlusconi to go: poll

September 13, 2013

Nearly three-quarters of Italians think ex-prime minister Silvio Berlusconi should be barred from the Senate after a conviction for tax fraud, and a majority want to avert a government crisis over the issue, according to a poll published on Friday.
Read news report at reuters.com


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