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Dr. Rath Health Foundation Newsletter

December 6, 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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Magnesium may help people with heart problems to live longer

December 2, 2013

Increased intakes of magnesium may help people with a high cardiovascular risk to live longer, according to a new study from Spain.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

Vitamin D Decreases Pain
in Women With Type 2 Diabetes, Depression

December 2, 2013

Vitamin D decreases pain in women with type 2 diabetes and depression, according to a study conducted at Loyola University Chicago.
Read article at sciencedaily.com


For more pharma "business with disease" news, click here.
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Glaxo CEO on U.K. China Trade Mission Amid Bribery Probe

December 2, 2013

GlaxoSmithKline Plc (GSK) Chief Executive Officer Andrew Witty joined U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron on a trade mission to China today as his company faces a corruption investigation in the country.
Read article at bloomberg.com

Comment: With Glaxo employees at risk of charges in this Chinese bribery probe, and U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron desperately trying to defend the company's business practices in the country, Witty's presence on this so-called "trade mission" shows that the British government's revealing 2005 report on 'The Influence of the Pharmaceutical Industry' has been well and truly buried.

Glaxo Sparks Fury Over Sign-On Bonus Demand

November 28, 2013

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Britain's biggest drugs company, has sparked fury among some of its biggest suppliers by demanding 'bonus' payments to continue working with the group.
Read article on the Sky News website (UK)

Health Canada review of controversial acne drug kept secret
Blood clots in her lungs killed Marit McKenzie,
and a hospital pharmacist flagged an acne medication.
But Health Canada's review of the drug is secret.

October 19, 2013

Bruce McKenzie would like to know how a controversial acne drug suspected of killing his healthy teenage daughter this year has, in Health Canada's words, "benefits" that "continue to outweigh the risks." But the report that could explain how the federal agency arrived at this conclusion is a secret. It's one of more than 150 classified safety reviews completed by Health Canada this year alone.
Read article on the Toronto Star website (Canada)


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Industry's bullying finally worked:
Séralini study on GM maize and Roundup retracted

November 29, 2013

At a press conference in the European Parliament on 28 November, Professor Gilles-Eric Séralini and Corinne Lepage MEP strongly denounced the decision of the scientific journal Food and Chemical Toxicology to de-publish his study on the health impacts of Monsanto's GM maize NK603 - made tolerant to herbicide Roundup - and of Roundup itself. The study was published over a year ago. Mr Séralini explained how the journal left him the choice of withdrawing the study himself, which he refused, or they would retract the article next week. The CRIIGEN team, Séralini's institute, has engaged US lawyers to challenge this decision.
Read article on the Corporate Europe Observatory website

Monsanto Targets the Heart of Science: The Goodman Affair

November 29, 2013

Richard Smith, former editor of the British Medical Journal, has jested that instead of scientific peer review, its rival The Lancet had a system of throwing a pile of papers down the stairs and publishing those that reached the bottom. On another occasion, Smith was challenged to publish an issue of the BMJ exclusively comprising papers that had failed peer review and see if anybody noticed. He replied, "How do you know I haven't already done it?" As Smith's stories show, journal editors have a lot of power in science – power that provides opportunities for abuse. The life science industry knows this, and has increasingly moved to influence and control science publishing.
Read article at greenmedinfo.com

Non-GM corn hybrids smash GM varieties in Illinois trials

November 25, 2013

The harvest is in from hybrid corn trials in Illinois. The outcome? Spectrum Seeds' non-GM corn hybrids performed as well or better than the GMO corn hybrids.
Read article on The Ecologist website (UK)


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Junk food may increase risk of breast cancer

December 3, 2013

Binging on junk food during adolescence may increase the chance of developing breast cancer, scientists have warned.
Read article in the Daily Telegraph (UK)

Top surgeon calls for ALL women to be given Vitamin D
to cut breast cancer

December 1, 2013

All women over the age of 20 should take a daily dose of Vitamin D to reduce their chances of developing breast cancer, an expert claims.
Read article in the Daily Mail (UK)

Comment: Whilst there's still a long way to go, it's encouraging that some health professionals are beginning to wake up to the proven health benefits of micronutrients in controlling cancer. To learn about natural health approaches that have been shown to block all key mechanisms that make cancer a deadly disease, read Dr. Rath and Dr. Niedzwiecki's book, 'Victory Over Cancer'.

Family that fled to Central America to stop Amish girl,
10, from getting chemotherapy claim her cancer is GONE
thanks to natural remedies

November 29, 2013

An Ohio Amish girl diagnosed with leukemia who had fled the U.S. with her family to avoid chemotherapy has been cured after being treated with natural remedies in Central America, according to her grandfather.
Read article in the Daily Mail (UK)

Comment: For more information on this story, including important background details not published by the mass media, read the investigative report on the Journal of Natural Food and Health website.

Interview with Dr Peter Gotzsche, author of
"Deadly Medicines and Organised Crime"

November 27, 2013

When a co-founder of evidence-based medicine's standard-bearer, the Cochrane Collaboration, describes the pharmaceutical industry as akin to the mafia, it's time to sit up and take notice. That's precisely what Dr Peter C Gøtzsche, who is also head of the Nordic Cochrane Centre, has done with Deadly Medicines and Organised Crime: How big pharma has corrupted healthcare. Read our exclusive interview with Dr Gøtzsche below to learn more about his findings.
Read article on the Alliance for Natural Health website (UK)

Comment: In 2008, following a much-publicized attack on vitamin therapies by Danish representatives of the Cochrane Collaboration, we exposed some of the deeper issues that the world's media weren't telling us about, including a potential historical parallel with crimes committed by the managers of the I.G. Farben cartel. Seen in this light, whether Gotzsche's book will make any difference to the failings of the Cochrane Collaboration itself remains an open question.

The Great Australian Health Mystery
Why is there a Great Divide between the Australian People
and Their Government on Health?

July 24, 2013

So, why is it that the Australian government consistently pursues and pushes policies that would reduce Australians and the rest of the World to ill-health? It is amazing, really, to see the dichotomy between the Australian people and their government on this issue.
Read article on the website of the National Health Federation (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.

Italy's Senate expels ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi

November 27, 2013

The Italian Senate has voted to expel ex-Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi from parliament with immediate effect over his conviction for tax fraud. Berlusconi, who has dominated politics for 20 years, could now face arrest over other criminal cases as he has lost his immunity from prosecution.
Read article on the BBC News website (UK)

Leaked Documents Reveal the Secret Finances
of a Pro-Industry Science Group

October 28, 2013

The American Council on Science and Health defends fracking, BPA, and pesticides. Guess who their funders are.
Read article at cbgnetwork.de (Germany)

Comment: According to the American Council on Science and Health's own documents, from July 1, 2012, to December 20, 2012, 58 percent of its donations came from corporations and large private foundations. Donors during this period included Chevron, Coca-Cola, the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation, Dr. Pepper/Snapple, Bayer Cropscience, Procter and Gamble, Syngenta, 3M, McDonald's, and tobacco conglomerate Altria. As such, with the Council's donors and targeted backers clearly comprising a who's-who of multinational energy, agriculture, cosmetics, food, soda, chemical, pharmaceutical, and tobacco corporations, it's hardly surprising that the positions it takes are so frequently at odds with the interests of consumers.


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