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May 2, 2014

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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.

NATURAL HEALTH NEWS

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Vitamin D may raise survival rates among cancer patients

April 29, 2014

Cancer patients who have higher levels of vitamin D when they are diagnosed tend to have better survival rates and remain in remission longer than patients who are vitamin D-deficient, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM).
Read article at sciencedaily.com

Beta-alanine supplements effective
for trained and non-trained individuals: Study

April 28, 2014

Supplementation with beta-alanine is effective for boosting performance for both trained and non-trained people, says a new study.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

PHARMA "BUSINESS WITH DISEASE" NEWS

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GlaxoSmithKline's Spin Doctoring Doesn't Cure Corruption Problems

April 28, 2014

Andrew Witty, GlaxoSmithKline's CEO, has been a busy man over the past couple years, taking every opportunity to convince the public that the company has reformed its culture and marketing practices. But despite the full-on PR campaign, claims continue to surface about Glaxo using bribes to induce doctors to prescribe Glaxo drugs.
Read article at forbes.com (USA)

Young people who take high doses of antidepressants are twice
as likely to become suicidal

April 28, 2014

Young adults taking high-dose antidepressants such as Prozac and Seroxat have double the risk of suicidal behaviour, warn researchers. A U.S. study of almost 162,000 found those aged 24 or younger were twice as likely to deliberately self-harm compared with youngsters taking standard doses of SSRI pills.
Read article on the Daily Mail website (UK)

Popular heartburn and anti-nausea drug taken by millions
to be curtailed after nearly SIXTY die from heart problems
after taking the medication

April 26, 2014

A drug taken by millions of people to relieve heartburn and nausea is set to be restricted after nearly 60 people died from heart problems after taking the medication. Following a European review, domperidone, also known as Motilium is to be curtailed after it found 57 people are known to have died.
Read article on the Daily Mail website (UK)

GMO NEWS

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It's the toxic herbicide Roundup and glyphosates, stupid!

April 22, 2014

Remember Bill Clinton's famous line in his 1992 presidential debate with then-President G.W. Bush when Clinton said, "It's the economy, stupid!" The Medvedev government in Russia recently announced it would ban import and commercialization of genetically modified organisms (GMO) in the Russian Federation. That is commendable to be sure, but new evidence suggests that the health and safety dangers of the GMO assault on our food quality involve the paired agrichemicals that are used in almost all GMO seeds today, namely Monsanto Roundup and other glysophate-based weed killers.
Read article by William Engdahl at rt.com (Russia)

GM food's fate in China uncertain

April 20, 2014

In November of 2013, China rejected imports of 600,000 tonnes of US-grown corn on the grounds they it was a genetically modified food not approved in China. Since then, more than 400,000 tonnes of US corn has been turned away by Chinese authorities for the same reason. This is merely the tip of the iceberg in China where genetically modified food has been a fiercely debated issue, and not one that will be resolved soon.
Read article on the Want China Times website (Taiwan)

OTHER HEALTH-RELATED NEWS

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Freedom of Speech about Health Is Gone in Europe

April 29, 2014

But the battle to protect health speech goes on both in Europe and America. What do the words "probiotic," "prebiotic," and "superfood" have in common? In the European Union, it's illegal to use them.
Read article on the Alliance for Natural Health (USA) website

Comment: A key goal of the Brussels EU is to destroy the natural health sector so as to prevent non-patentable natural therapies from competing with the global pharmaceutical industry – the Pharma Cartel – and its multi-trillion dollar 'Business with Disease'. Essentially serving as the unelected political stakeholders of these multinational pharmaceutical interests, the executive level of the Brussels EU specifically crafts the laws of Europe on their behalf. For these and many other reasons, the dismantling of the Brussels EU is now a precondition for global natural health freedom.

Five-a-day? We can't afford one a week, say 25% of Brits

April 24, 2014

Austerity and rising food prices have hit healthy eating habits hard in the UK, with one in four Brits revealing they have not bought any fresh fruit or vegetables in the last week.
Read article at foodnavigator.com

Comment: This shocking reality – that fully one quarter of the population in a wealthy country like the UK cannot afford to buy fruit and vegetables – provides a sobering reminder of why the Movement of Life project's Free Food for All campaign is of such vital importance. Today, as you read this article, almost one billion people don't have enough food to eat and the people of the world are watching with growing alarm as global biotech companies try to force foods grown from GMO seeds onto their dinner plates. Why do these companies prefer GMO seeds to natural, organic seeds? Simply because they can be patented. Just as with patented pharmaceutical drugs, the patenting of seeds allows the companies who own them to control markets and make higher profits. In the area of food, therefore, the goal of the Movement of Life is to end the 'GMO madness' and bring an end to malnutrition and world hunger.

General Mills reverses "no sue" Facebook policy after backlash

April 21, 2014

Last week, General Mills Inc. posted new legal terms on its website that seemed to prevent consumers from suing the company if they liked General Mills on Facebook. And consumers weren't happy about it, sparking public backlash on social media.
Read article on the Philadelphia Business Journal website (USA)

Comment: Whilst the internet and social media clearly have the potential to change the world for the better, and, indeed, are arguably already beginning to do so, it is vital that the interests of people, rather than those of multinational corporations, should always come first. With Google having cosied up to governments around the world so effectively that its chairman is a White House advisor, and the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) having collaborated with British Intelligence to intercept the webcam footage of over 1.8 million Yahoo users, the people of the world need to remain forever vigilant against multinational corporations acting as unelected superpowers.

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.

BAN ALL THE BANKS:
Here's The Wild Idea That People Are Starting To Take Seriously

April 27, 2014

Economists have begun seriously discussing the idea of banning banks. That seems ridiculous and far-fetched, but the idea might not be as crazy as it sounds.
Read article on the Business Insider website

Comment: Under this proposal, there would still be entities called "banks." But they'd have a radically scaled back function. They would primarily serve as places that process payments and hold deposits, but they would be stripped of their most pivotal function, which is creating money. To learn more about how money is for the most part created by private banks, read this article on the Business Insider website.

The Koch Attack on Solar Energy

April 26, 2014

At long last, the Koch brothers and their conservative allies in state government have found a new tax they can support. Naturally it's a tax on something the country needs: solar energy panels. For the last few months, the Kochs and other big polluters have been spending heavily to fight incentives for renewable energy, which have been adopted by most states.
Read article in the New York Times (USA)

Comment: With the Koch brothers' company, Koch Industries, being the second largest privately held company in the United States and involved in petroleum, gas and chemicals, it's not difficult to see what's going on here. Photovoltaic energy is becoming so cheap that it already now competes with oil, diesel and liquefied natural gas in much of Asia without subsidies. As such, if this continues, solar power will increasingly represent a serious threat to the Koch brothers' profits.

KBR and Halliburton Can Be Sued For Iraq Toxic Burn Pits,
Court Rules

April 21, 2014

KBR and Halliburton – two major U.S. military contractors – can be sued for the health impacts of trash incineration on U.S. soldiers who served in the war in Iraq, according to a new court decision that allows a series of 57 lawsuits against the companies to go forward.
Read article on the Centre for Research on Globalization website

 

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