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January 24, 2014

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Increased intake of long-chain omega-3 may reduce diabetes risk: Study

January 21, 2014

High serum concentrations of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids could help to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to a third, according to new population data.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

Comment: Scientific evidence shows that omega-3 supplements are effective in controlling a wide variety of health problems, including cardiovascular disease, neurological disease, chronic inflammation and cancer. To learn more, visit the special omega-3 section on our Worldwide Studies and Research page and the Online Library on the World Health Alphabetization website.

Boosting vitamin D could slow progression,
reduce severity of multiple sclerosis

January 20, 2014

For patients in the early stages of multiple sclerosis (MS), low levels of vitamin D were found to strongly predict disease severity and hasten its progression, according to a new study led by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) investigators in collaboration with Bayer HealthCare. The findings suggest that patients in the early stages of MS could stave off disease symptoms by increasing their vitamin D intake.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

'An interesting new application': Pine bark extract may boost fitness and muscle recovery

January 17, 2014

Daily supplements with extracts from French Maritime Pine bark may boost endurance and reduce cramping by controlling oxidative stress, according to a new study.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

Vitamin D supplements reduce pain in fibromyalgia sufferers

January 17, 2014

Patients with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) typically have widespread chronic pain and fatigue. For those with low vitamin D levels, vitamin D supplements can reduce pain and may be a cost-effective alternative or adjunct to other treatment, say researchers in the current issue of PAIN.
Read article at sciencedaily.com

Vitamin E supplements may reduce bone fracture rate
in the elderly: Study

January 16, 2014

Use of vitamin E alpha-tocopherol supplements may reduce the rate of bone fractures in older people, says a new study that supports the potential bone health benefits of the vitamin.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

Higher vitamin D levels associated with better cognition
and mood in PD patients

January 16, 2014

A new study exploring vitamin D levels in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) opens up the possibility of a new avenue of early intervention that may delay or prevent the onset of cognitive impairment and depression. The findings are published in the Journal of Parkinson's Disease.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

New Research Confirms Ayurvedic Spice Good For Prostate

January 13, 2014

Biomedical researchers from Italy's Chieti-Pescara University have confirmed what recent laboratory research has found: That the Ayurvedic herb turmeric (Curcuma longa) increases quality of life and reduces symptoms of non-cancerous enlarged prostate also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Read article at greenmedinfo.com

Comment: Scientific research shows that use of the turmeric extract Curcumin can provide a wide range of health benefits. To learn more about the ways in which specific plant compounds have been shown to benefit health, visit the phytobiologicals.com website.


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Chinese drug company targeted in corruption case

January 13, 2014

China's biggest drug distributor says two former executives are the target of a corruption investigation, widening a graft probe that has focused on foreign pharmaceutical makers.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Japan to file criminal complaint against Novartis

January 9, 2014

Japan's health ministry filed a criminal complaint against Novartis AG's local unit on Thursday after the pharmaceuticals company promoted its best-selling blood pressure drug Diovan using manipulated data.
Read news report at reuters.com


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Supreme Court denies US farmers protection against Monsanto

January 15, 2014

The US Supreme Court has denied organic and GMO-free farmers their day in Court against Monsanto - leaving them unable to challenge the company's patents or seek redress for GMO seed contamination.
Read article at theecologist.org (UK)

Agrochemical companies sue to block anti-GMO law in Hawaii

January 11, 2014

Three of the world's largest agrochemical companies have filed a lawsuit in Hawaii to block a law enacted on the island of Kauai in November to limit the planting of biotech crops and the use of pesticides. DuPont, Syngenta and Agrigenetics Inc, a company affiliated with the Dow AgroSciences unit of Dow Chemical Co, filed suit Friday in U.S. district court in Honolulu.
Read article in the Chicago Tribune (USA)

Tasmania's ban on genetically modified crops made indefinite in bid to protect clean, green brand

January 10, 2014

The Tasmanian Government has extended indefinitely the state's moratorium on genetically modified crops and animals. Tasmania is the only Australian state to have to a blanket ban on genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Read article on the ABC News website (Australia)

Monsanto seed plant construction halted in Argentina

January 9, 2014

A labor appeals court in north-central Argentina ruled that the construction of a Monsanto plant is unconstitutional, halting work on the site.
Read article at rt.com (Russia)

US food giants want to label GM food 'natural'

January 8, 2014

The trade association representing many of America's biggest food and drink firms wants to label genetically modified foods 'natural', reports the New York Times.
Read article on the Natural Products Online website (UK)

Fakethrough! GMOs and the Capitulation of Science Journalism

January 7, 2014

Good journalism examines its sources critically, it takes nothing at face value, places its topics in a historical context, and it values above all the public interest. Such journalism is, most people agree, essential to any equitable and open system of government. These statements about journalism are especially applicable to the science media. But while the media in general has recently taken much criticism, for trivialising news and other flaws, the science media has somehow escaped serious attention. This is unfortunate because no country in the world has a healthy science media.
Read article at greenmedinfo.com

Comment: From time to time, people write and ask us why the media doesn't give more publicity to the issues that we cover on our website. If all of the things on our website are true, they reason, then wouldn't the media be reporting on them as well? Unfortunately, the reality is that Big Media is not an ally in the campaign for vitamin freedom. Far from being a reliable and trustworthy source of healthcare information, its reporting is distinctly less than independent and by no means completely impartial.


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Toxic chemicals found in children's clothes, shoes, Greenpeace says

January 14, 2014

Children's clothing and shoes made by a dozen globally-recognised brands have been found to contain potentially harmful chemicals, Greenpeace said Tuesday.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Low zinc intake may sap exercisers' energy

January 9, 2014

ISLAMABAD: Active people who get too little zinc in their diets may run out of juice sooner than they should, new research suggests.
Read article at paktribune.com (Pakistan)


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.

Oxfam: Combined wealth of the 85 richest people
is equal to that of poorest 3.5 billion

January 20, 2014

Global inequality has increased to the extent that the £1 trillion combined wealth of the 85 richest people is equal to that of the poorest 3.5 billion - half of the world's population - according to a new report from development charity Oxfam.
Read article on the Belfast Telegraph website (Northern Ireland/UK)

Devastating dossier on 'abuse' by UK forces in Iraq
goes to International Criminal Court

January 12, 2014

A devastating 250-page dossier, detailing allegations of beatings, electrocution, mock executions and sexual assault, has been presented to the International Criminal Court, and could result in some of Britain's leading defence figures facing prosecution for "systematic" war crimes. General Sir Peter Wall, the head of the British Army; former defence secretary Geoff Hoon; and former defence minister Adam Ingram are among those named in the report, entitled "The Responsibility of UK Officials for War Crimes Involving Systematic Detainee Abuse in Iraq from 2003-2008".
Read article in The Independent (UK)

Comment: Serious though these allegations are, they still fail to fully address the genocide and other crimes against humanity that were committed in connection with the war against Iraq. Moreover, rather than primarily being about fighting 'terrorism' or conquering oil fields, the fact is that the Iraq War was launched as part of a long-term strategy of the Oil and Drug Cartel to create the necessary psychological state of fear for maintaining global control. To learn more, read this article about Dr. Rath's Open Letters.

We want a United States of Europe says top EU official

January 8, 2014

Voters must decide for or against a United States of Europe during EU elections this spring, says vice president of the European Commission.
Read article in the Daily Telegraph (UK)

Comment: The previous elections organized by the Brussels EU dictatorship, in June 2009, were nothing short of a Waterloo for its architects. Almost 60 percent of the people of Europe who were eligible to vote protested by deliberately abstaining. In addition, a further 4 percent of the eligible electorate cast deliberate votes against the construct by voting for parties that are anti-Brussels EU and/or opposed to the Lisbon Treaty. Notably, therefore, in a further sign that the construct has lost all credibility with its citizens, voter turnout has fallen consistently in every Brussels EU election since the first one in 1979.


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