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Dr. Rath Health Foundation Newsletter

April 11, 2014

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Green tea boosts your brain

April 7, 2014

Green tea is said to have many putative positive effects on health. Now, researchers at the University of Basel are reporting first evidence that green tea extract enhances the cognitive functions, in particular the working memory.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Magnesium Lowers Colorectal Cancer Risk

April 6, 2014

An astounding 70% or more of Americans are deficient in the essential mineral magnesium. Low levels can have deadly effects. Epidemiologic studies have suggested that low magnesium may be associated with higher rates of colorectal cancer among other diseases. Now a meta-analysis confirms that higher magnesium intakes are associated with a lower risk of colorectal cancer and especially colon cancer.
Read article at greenmedinfo.com

Higher total folate intake may be associated
with lower risk of exfoliation glaucoma

April 3, 2014

Exfoliation glaucoma (EG), caused by exfoliation syndrome, a condition in which white clumps of fibrillar material form in the eye, is the most common cause of secondary open-angle glaucoma and a leading cause of blindness and visual impairment. Effective strategies for preventing this disease are lacking.
Elevated homocysteine, which may enhance exfoliation material formation, is one possible risk factor that has received significant research attention. Research studies demonstrate that high intake of vitamin B6, vitamin B12 and folate is associated with lower homocysteine levels.
Read article at sciencecodex.com

Running, cardio activities in young adulthood
may preserve thinking skills in middle age

April 2, 2014

Young adults who run or participate in other cardio fitness activities may preserve their memory and thinking skills in middle age, according to a new study published in the April 2, 2014, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Middle age was defined as ages 43 to 55.
Read article at medicalxpress.com


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Drugmaker GSK investigates alleged bribery in Iraq

April 7, 2014

Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline, already facing corruption accusations in China, is now investigating allegations of bribery in Iraq, the British company said on Sunday.
Read news report at reuters.com

Medical school leaders cash in on drug company boards

April 1, 2014

While university doctors who moonlight for drug companies have faced intense scrutiny in recent years, new research suggests much larger sums of money are being paid to their bosses — the leaders of medical schools and hospitals who serve on drug company boards.
Read article on the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel website (USA)


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Russia will not import GMO products - PM Medvedev

April 6, 2014

Russia will not import GMO products, the country's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said, adding that the nation has enough space and resources to produce organic food.
Read article at rt.com (Russia)

UK 'aid' is financing a corporate scramble for Africa

April 3, 2014

£600 million of UK aid money is going to help companies like Unilever and Monsanto take over African land and agriculture, writes Miriam Ross. The corporate power-grab will be disastrous for the small-scale farmers who feed at least 70% of Africa's people.
Read article on the Ecologist website (UK)

Chile Derails 'Monsanto Law' That Would Privatize Seeds

March 28, 2014

SANTIAGO, Chile -- This month, rural women, indigenous communities, and farmers in Chile found themselves on the winning end of a long-fought battle against a bill that had come to be known by many in this country as simply, the "Monsanto Law." The bill, which would have given multinational agribusiness corporations the right to patent seeds they discover, develop or modify, was withdrawn by the Chilean government now controlled by newly elected members of the center-left coalition known as the New Majority, amid concerns that the law would bring harm to the country's small and mid-sized farmers.
Read article at newamericamedia.org (USA)


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World's Number 1 Herbicide Discovered in U.S. Mothers' Breast Milk

April 6, 2014

In the first ever testing on glyphosate herbicide in the breast milk of American women, Moms Across America and Sustainable Pulse have found 'high' levels in 3 out of the 10 samples tested. The shocking results point to glyphosate levels building up in women's bodies over a period of time, which has until now been refuted by both global regulatory authorities and the biotech industry.
Read article at sustainablepulse.com

Swedish researchers show impact of long-term vitamin D insufficiency on fracture risk

April 4, 2014

A study presented today at the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases shows that long-term low levels of vitamin D intake are associated with higher 10-year fracture risk in elderly women.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Dutch Parliament Bans Glyphosate Herbicides
for Non-Commercial Use

April 4, 2014

From the end of 2015 onward the sale of Glyphosate -based herbicides to private persons, including the World's number one herbicide 'Roundup', will be prohibited in the Netherlands over health fears.
Read article at sustainablepulse.com

FAO: Nutrient deficiencies, stunted growth affect Europe
and central Asia

April 3, 2014

Few may go hungry but vitamin and mineral deficiencies and health problems like growth stunting in children are widespread among the 53 countries of Europe and central Asia, according to the FAO.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Disease in Two Big Studies

April 1, 2014

People with low vitamin D levels are more likely to die from cancer and heart disease and to suffer from other illnesses, scientists reported in two large studies published on Tuesday.
Read article in the New York Times (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.

MEPs accuse commission of blocking EU statistics 'whistleblower'

April 7, 2014

Talks aimed at increasing transparency on EU statistical output have collapsed after the European Commission refused to apply the rules it demands of national statistical offices to its own statistical agency.
Read article at euobserver.com

Comment: Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) know full well that the real power in the Brussels EU system lies with the so-called "European Commission." The executive body of Europe, this Commission has no intention of listening to the demands of elected representatives of the people. Instead, operating outside the basic principles of freedom and democracy, it acts as a dictatorship. Neither the 28 members of the European Commission, nor even the Brussels EU President, Herman van Rompuy, have been elected by the people. Instead, the power of the people to determine their government has effectively been transferred to corporate interests. To learn about the hidden origins of the Brussels EU construct, visit the Relay of Life website.

Tony Blair 'knew all about CIA secret kidnap programme'

April 5, 2014

Tony Blair knew in detail about the CIA's secret kidnap and interrogation programme after the September 11 attacks and was kept informed "every step of the way" by MI6, a security source has told The Telegraph.
Read article in the Daily Telegraph (UK)

Comment: With Blair having already been found guilty of war crimes and committing crimes against humanity by a Malaysian tribunal, and both Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Desmond Tutu and his own sister-in-law now urging his arrest and trial at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, it is high time that he was brought to justice. To read about the Complaint we submitted to the International Criminal Court in 2003, charging Blair, George W. Bush and others with causing injuries and death to millions of people through the 'business with disease', war crimes and other crimes against humanity, click here. To read about our Call for a second 'Nuremberg' Tribunal to be held, as a means of ensuring that these crimes are finally ended once and for all, click here.


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