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Dr. Rath Health Foundation Newsletter

April 18, 2014

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Folate shows eye health benefits in 20 year+ cohort study

April 14, 2014

Folate, or vitamin B9, has been shown to reduce homocysteine levels that are important in warding off a condition known as exfoliation glaucoma (EG) that can provoke blindness and severe visual impairment, researchers have found.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

Vitamin E tocotrienols show brain health benefits

April 14, 2014

Daily supplements of a natural full spectrum palm mixed tocotrienol complex may protect against the progression of white matter lesions in human brains, says a new study from Malaysia and the UK.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

Forging iron women

April 9, 2014

A new University of Melbourne study has found that women who take iron supplements experience a marked improvement in their exercise performance.
Read article at medicalxpress.com


For more pharma "business with disease" news, click here.
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UK drug company Glaxo 'paid bribes to Polish doctors'

April 14, 2014

UK drug company GlaxoSmithKline is facing a criminal investigation in Poland for allegedly bribing doctors, BBC Panorama has discovered. Eleven doctors and a GSK regional manager have been charged over alleged corruption between 2010 and 2012.
Read article on the BBC News website (UK)

Comment: With Glaxo having already paid a record $3 billion in criminal fines in the United States in 2012, its sales in China plunging after a bribery scandal there last year and further allegations of bribery now being investigated in Iraq, the company's problems seem set to deepen. Ultimately however, until such time as both governments and patients alike appreciate that the 'business with disease' is the largest deception and fraud business in human history, the corrupting influence of the pharmaceutical industry on the practice of medicine will continue to be the single greatest obstacle to the health of mankind.

Stockpiles of Roche Tamiflu drug are waste of money, review finds

April 10, 2014

Researchers who have fought for years to get full data on Roche's flu medicine Tamiflu said on Thursday that governments who stockpile it are wasting billions of dollars on a drug whose effectiveness is in doubt.
Read news report at reuters.com

Comment: Studies with Tamiflu have reported myriad side-effects including nausea, vomiting, headaches, diarrhea and abdominal pain. Other research has revealed it can cause dangerous psychiatric problems – such as delirium, delusions and hallucinations – and even death. Notably therefore, the official World Health Organization guidance on Tamiflu, issued in 2004, which urged governments to stockpile the drug, was authored by scientists who had previously received payment from its manufacturer, Roche. In sharp contrast to the ineffectiveness of drugs in controlling influenza, research published by Dr. Rath and Dr. Aleksandra Niedzwiecki has demonstrated that a unique micronutrient mixture has high antiviral activity – even at prolonged periods after infection. Natural micronutrient approaches based on the nutrient synergy concept are safer than drugs in controlling viral infections and work by acting on several different cellular mechanisms at the same time – something that is not achievable with pharmaceuticals. To learn more about Dr. Rath's breakthrough discoveries in infectious diseases, visit the website of the Dr. Rath Research Institute.

Everyday painkillers almost DOUBLE the risk of
LETHAL heart attacks and strokes

April 9, 2014

Common painkillers used by millions of people can almost double the risk of an irregular heartbeat which triggers heart attacks and strokes.
Read article in the Daily Express (UK)

17 deaths reported in Japan after drug injections

April 9, 2014

The Japanese unit of major drugmaker Janssen Pharmaceuticals says 17 people have died after being injected with its drug to treat schizophrenia since it was launched in Japan last November.
Read article at medicalxpress.com


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Scientists find multiple problems with GMOs

April 13, 2014

"GMO seeds have not been shown to definitively increase yield potentials" and "in fact, the yields of herbicide-tolerant or insect-resistant seeds may be occasionally lower than the yields of conventional varieties." A February 2014 U.S. Department of Agriculture report declared what many scientists already knew: There are no significant differences in yields of GMO and non-GMO crops.
Read article by Ramon J. Seidler, Ph.D. on the Mail Tribune website (Oregan, USA)

Indians consuming imported GM-processed food,
parliamentary panel says

March 29, 2014

NEW DELHI: India doesn't allow commercial cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops but Indians may well be consuming GM processed food- knowingly or un-knowingly.
Read article on the Times of India website


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Is dietary supplement use more prevalent than previously thought?

April 15, 2014

As many as 69% of American adults may be users of dietary supplements, with up to 53% being regular users, says a new review that gives greater numbers than those reported in National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES).
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

New method paves way for better dietary zinc test

April 10, 2014

Unlocking ways to monitor a key nutrient, Cornell research unveils a new method to test for zinc deficiency, a vital measurement that has posed problems for doctors and scientists.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Vitamin D and mainstream medicine's 'magic bullet thinking'

April 9, 2014

A high-profile medical journal has called into question the benefits of vitamin D supplementation, warning against the "false reassurance" of widespread supplementation. And it makes a clear recommendation that doctors in the UK stop vitamin D testing on their non-osteoporotic patients. But the editorial, written for the British Medical Journal (BMJ) by two researchers from the British Heart Foundation, actually reveals more about the weaknesses of mainstream thinking on nutrients than it does about the state of vitamin D research.
Read article on the Alliance for Natural Health (Europe) website

Comment: At the current time, the majority of research approaches in the area of micronutrient supplementation are still based on the use of single nutrients. The nutrient synergy approach, on the other hand, is a novel, scientifically-based concept that has been introduced and successfully applied by Dr. Rath and his research team towards the development of more effective methodologies for optimizing human health. This groundbreaking approach is based on the understanding that micronutrients work in the body through forming synergy teams, the use of which allow for achieving greater biological effects than do single nutrients acting alone. For maximum synergistic effect it is necessary to select the correct nutrients and combine them in the right proportions. To learn about the use of the nutrient synergy approach in the control of cancer, read this article on the US National Library of Medicine 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.

Global solar dominance in sight as science trumps fossil fuels

April 9, 2014

Solar power will slowly squeeze the revenues of petro-rentier regimes in Russia, Venezuela and Saudi Arabia. They will have to find a new business model, or fade into decline.
Read article in the Daily Telegraph (UK)

Comment: While the status quo is desperately trying to prolong its rule through the enforcement of 'Big Brother'-type global surveillance programs, scientifically-proven alternatives to the Oil and Drug Cartel's products – that could enable mankind to liberate itself from these corporate interests – are increasingly becoming widely available. The use of solar power to replace fossil fuels is but one example of this. To learn about alternative approaches to healthcare, food production, water supply and energy generation, visit the Movement of Life website.

The fire power of the financial lobby

April 9, 2014

The enormous influence and destructive power of financial markets became apparent with the global economic collapse of 2008 which fuelled a financial crisis from which Europe has yet to recover. These events revealed the dire need for stronger rules on financial markets. But reform has proved difficult, not least due to successful campaigns waged by the financial lobby in the European Union: its "fire power" in resisting reforms it dislikes has been all too evident with issues such as banking regulation, derivatives, credit rating agencies, accountting rules, and many more. Despite this manifest presence of "the financial lobby", until now there has been no comprehensive survey of its size and power in the EU. This report is intended to fill that void. The findings are stunning.
Read article and report on the Corporate Europe Observatory website


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