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January 31, 2014

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NATURAL HEALTH NEWS

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Polyphenols may slash heart disease risk

January 27, 2014

Increased intakes of polyphenols may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by an impressive 46%, according to the results of the international PREDIMED (Prevencion con Dieta Mediterranea) study.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

New study outlines benefits of nutritional supplement
use in college students

January 24, 2014

Habits acquired during young adulthood are crucial in fostering lifelong health. Unfortunately, some college students fall into nutrient-deficient diets that leave them at risk for developing chronic disease later in life. Researchers at the University of Connecticut sought to test the role of dietary supplement use in addressing nutritional deficiencies among this population. Their findings are presented in "Assessment of Nutrient Adequacy with Supplement Use in a Sample of Healthy College Students," currently available in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, the official publication of the American College of Nutrition, and a publication from Routledge.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

More benefits emerging for one type of omega-3 fatty acid: DHA

January 23, 2014

Study of the metabolic effects of omega-3 fatty acids, especially DHA, concludes that these compounds may have an even wider range of biological impacts than previously considered, and suggests they could be of significant value in the prevention of fatty liver disease.
Read article at sciencedaily.com

Omega-3 may help preserve brain volume in old age: Study

January 23, 2014

People with higher levels of the omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA may also have larger brain volumes in old age equivalent to preserving one to two years of brain health, according to new research.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

PHARMA "BUSINESS WITH DISEASE" NEWS

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Aspirin still overprescribed for
stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation

January 28, 2014

Aspirin is still overprescribed for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (AF) despite the potential for dangerous side effects, according to research published today.
Read article at sciencedaily.com

Comment: Research shows that regular use of aspirin increases the risk of developing Crohn's disease; irregular heart rhythm; erectile dysfunction, hearing loss and age-related macular degeneration. To learn how cardiovascular disease can be eradicated naturally, without aspirin, visit the Cellular Health section of our Foundation website.


Pill class action: about 600 Australian women express interest in joining case

January 8, 2014

About 600 Australian women have expressed an interest in a potential class action against the manufacturers of the contraceptive pills Yasmin and Yas, reporting adverse reactions including blood clots and strokes after taking the pills.
Read article in The Guardian (UK)

Comment: Long-term intake of contraceptives is well known to cause a depletion of vitamins and other essential cellular nutrients in the body. This is the reason why women taking these drugs also have an increased risk for heart attacks, strokes and other forms of cardiovascular disease. Moreover, far from being a recent discovery, this fact has been known since as long ago as 1972 when a study published in the scientific journal Nature reported that women taking hormonal contraceptives had significantly lower vitamin C blood levels than normal.

GMO NEWS

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American Farmers Abandoning Genetically Modified Seeds: "Non-GMO Crops are more Productive and Profitable"

January 27, 2014

A growing number of farmers are abandoning genetically modified seeds, but it's not because they are ideologically opposed to the industry. Simply put, they say non-GMO crops are more productive and profitable.
Read article on the Centre for Research on Globalization website

New test can reveal GMOs in food

January 23, 2014

The first comprehensive test to detect genetic modification in food has been unveiled. As the abundance of genetically modified (GM) foods continues to grow, so does the demand for monitoring and labeling them.
Read article at digitaljournal.com

OTHER HEALTH-RELATED NEWS

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Not Taking Supplements Causes Miscarriage, Birthing Problems, Infant Mortality

January 27, 2014

It is simply incredible what people have been told about vitamins. Now the press is trying to scare women away from prenatal supplements. Didn't see that one coming, now, did you? Several friends who work as missionaries asked me if vitamin C supplementation would help the indigenous peoples they work with in South American rainforests. Since I think supplemental C is valuable for all humans, I said "yes." They took it from there, and for years now have been giving multi-thousand-milligram doses of ascorbic acid powder to the natives daily. The result is that miscarriage and infant mortality rates have plummeted.
Read article at orthomolecular.org

Pesticide exposure linked to Alzheimer's disease

January 27, 2014

Scientists have known for more than 40 years that the synthetic pesticide DDT is harmful to bird habitats and a threat to the environment. Now researchers at Rutgers University say exposure to DDT – banned in the United States since 1972 but still used as a pesticide in other countries – may also increase the risk and severity of Alzheimer's disease in some people, particularly those over the age of 60.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Low Vitamin D Levels During Pregnancy May Increase Risk of Severe Preeclampsia

January 24, 2014

Women who are deficient in vitamin D in the first 26 weeks of their pregnancy may be at risk of developing severe preeclampsia, a potentially life-threatening disorder diagnosed by an increase in blood pressure and protein in the urine, according to research by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.
Read article on the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center website (USA)

POLITICAL NEWS

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.

Trust in EU at an all time low latest figures show

January 22, 2014

Trust in the European Union is at its lowest level since records began in 1997, with less than one in three EU citizens expressing trust in the EU in 2013.
Read article in the Daily Telegraph (UK)

Comment: Due to its fundamentally undemocratic structure – with the EU Commission holding all executive power and the EU Parliament serving merely as a fig leaf – the construct of the 'Brussels EU' is not reformable. It therefore needs to be publicly rejected by the people, dismantled and eventually replaced by a truly democratic system of representation: A Europe for the People, by the People.

Vatican cleric Scarano charged with money-laundering

January 21, 2014

A senior Italian cleric has been charged with laundering millions through the Vatican bank, police say. Monsignor Nunzio Scarano is already on trial and under house arrest on separate charges of plotting to smuggle 20m euros ($26m; £17m) into Italy. The former Vatican accountant and two other people were served with arrest warrants on Tuesday, police said.
Read article on the BBC News website (UK)

Comment: With the scandals surrounding the Vatican and its bank showing no sign of going away, a key question remains unanswered: Has the world been told the truth about the resignation in 2013 of Joseph Ratzinger as Pope?

 

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