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May 30, 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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Omega-3s & heart health: Fish and supplements may slash venous thromboembolism risk, says new study

May 22, 2014

A combination of fish and fish oil supplements may reduce the risk of venous thromboembolism by almost 50%, according to a new study from Norway.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.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.

Olive oil supplements can protect you against health problems
due to air pollution

May 20, 2014

Researchers have suggested that taking olive oil supplements may counteract some of the adverse cardiovascular effects of exposure to air pollution.
Read article on the Business Standard website (India)

For pregnant smokers, vitamin C supplements
improve lung function of newborn

May 18, 2014

Supplemental vitamin C taken by pregnant smokers improved measures of lung function for newborns and decreased the incidence of wheezing for infants through 1 year, according to a study published by JAMA.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Zinc supplementation boosts immune system in children,
Cochrane Review finds

May 14, 2014

Zinc supplements reduce diarrhoea and other infections in malnourished children, and may prevent death, according to a new study published in The Cochrane Library. The study is the first Cochrane Systematic Review to focus on zinc as a means to prevent childhood death, including deaths caused by diarrhoea, one of the biggest killers of under-fives.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

PHARMA "BUSINESS WITH DISEASE" NEWS

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California Counties Sue Drugmakers Over Painkiller Abuse

May 23, 2014

Are drugmakers responsible for an epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse? A new lawsuit alleges that 20 years ago, pharmaceutical companies set out to turn drugs that were narrowly prescribed for short-term acute pain into commonplace remedies for such conditions as arthritis and back pain, downplaying the risk of addiction.
Read article at businessweek.com

Sleeping pills increase CV events in heart failure patients

May 17, 2014

Sleeping pills increase the risk of cardiovascular events in heart failure patients by 8-fold, according to research from Japan. The study was presented today at the Heart Failure Congress 2014, held 17-20 May in Athens, Greece. The Congress is the main annual meeting of the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

GSK bribery scandal could cause 'irreparable damage', says China

May 16, 2014

State news agency says allegations against British drugmaker serve as "a warning" to other foreign firms.
Read article in the Daily Telegraph (UK)

Cancer-stricken First Nations girl forgoing chemo

May 16, 2014

A 10-year-old Ojibwa girl with cancer has quit her chemotherapy to pursue traditional Aboriginal treatments at the New Credit First Nation reserve in Ontario, prompting her doctors to contact the Children’s Aid Society. Makayla Sault, who says she’s suffered horrible side effects from the chemotherapy for her acute lymphoblastic leukemia, explains her reasons for giving up the treatment in a video posted to YouTube this week
Read article at ctvnews.ca (Canada)

Comment: The only reason that cancer remains a death verdict in the 21st century is that drug companies are making billions of dollars from selling toxic chemotherapy drugs that do not treat the root cause of the disease, namely, micronutrient deficiencies. Moreover, and still unbeknown to millions of people worldwide, the chemicals used in chemotherapy are dangerous even after they are excreted through the patient’s skin, urine, stool, tears, semen or vaginal fluids. The people at particular risk include family members, caregivers and literally anyone touching a chemotherapy patient. Even health professionals face health risks while handling chemotherapy drugs. These risks include damage to their DNA, birth defects, the development of cancers and organ damage. To learn about safe natural approaches to controlling cancer that have been scientifically shown to block all key mechanisms that make it a deadly disease, visit the Victory Over Cancer website.

Statins: BMJ investigates claims over side effects

May 15, 2014

Two articles claiming cholesterol-reducing statins may be unsafe are to be investigated and could be retracted by the British Medical Journal. The authors have withdrawn figures suggesting up to 20% of users would suffer harmful side effects such as liver disease and kidney problems.
Read article on the BBC News website (UK)

Comment: In reading this news story, one is reminded of George Orwell’s classic novel “1984” in which news stories from the past are continuously rewritten so that the historical record always supports the current party line. Bearing in mind the continued absence of any scientific evidence that cholesterol can damage an otherwise intact blood vessel wall, the retraction of these BMJ articles could essentially be seen as a deliberate attempt to rewrite the past and, through so doing, protect the Pharma Cartel’s multi-billion dollar statin drug business. To learn the truth about cholesterol and statins, visit the Cholesterol Facts website.

GMO NEWS

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Millions March Against Monsanto Calling for Boycott of GMOs

May 27, 2014

On May 24, millions of people from around the world participated in the March Against Monsanto, calling for the permanent boycott of genetically engineered foods and other harmful agro-chemicals. Marches occurred on six continents, in 52 countries, with events in more than 400 cities, including 47 U.S. states.
Read article on the Centre for Research on Globalization website

Voters in rural Oregon ban GMO crops

May 21, 2014

Residents of a southwestern Oregon county voted emphatically on Tuesday to ban the planting of most genetically engineered crops.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

GM foods neither safe nor needed, say genetic engineers

May 19, 2014

Genetically modified crops and foods are neither safe nor necessary to feed the world, a new report by genetic engineers shows.
Read article at earthopensource.org

Start of an international call to stop genetically engineered organisms spreading into the environment!

May 16, 2014

Today sees the start of an international call by a broad coalition of organisations to stop the spread of genetically engineered organisms into the environment. The initiative says that binding regulations must be implemented to prevent the release of genetically engineered plants that can persist and invade the environment or lead to transgene flow into native populations or local varieties at centres of origin and of genetic diversity.
Read press release at stop-the-spread-of-transgenes.org

GMO producers should be punished as terrorists, Russian MPs say

May 15, 2014

A draft law submitted to the Russian parliament seeks to impose punishment up to criminal prosecution to producers of genetically-modified organisms harmful to health or the environment.
Read article at rt.com (Russia)

‘Syngenta methods of silencing GMO opposition are unbelievable’

May 15, 2014

A German farmer has revealed shocking GMO company tactics to silence him in an exclusive interview with RT Op-Edge.
Read article at rt.com (Russia)

OTHER HEALTH-RELATED NEWS

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Iodine deficiency common in pregnancy, pediatricians warn

May 26, 2014

Many pregnant and breast-feeding women are deficient in iodine and should take a daily supplement containing iodide, according to a leading group of pediatricians.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Sweden to sue EU Commission over delays to rules on chemicals

May 22, 2014

Sweden will sue the European Commission to force it to speed up work on identifying and banning chemicals some researchers say may disrupt human hormones and cause disease, the environment minister said on Thursday.
Read news report at reuters.com

Drink only one glass of fruit juice a day, warn nutritionists

May 16, 2014

A single glass of fruit juice a day is the most anyone should drink, new guidelines say, as a British report warns that families are consuming unsafe levels of sugar.
Read article at independent.ie (Ireland)

Comment: This attempt to portray fruit juice as being dangerous to health provides us with a good reminder of just how desperate the pharmaceutical business with disease is becoming in its ongoing quest to prevent people from increasing their micronutrient intake and improving their health naturally. In this respect it is particularly notable that no mention is made here of the dangers of soft drinks such as colas, which frequently contain all manner of dangerous artificial sweeteners and additives. With a recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition showing that micronutrient sufficiency is currently not being achieved through food for several essential vitamins and minerals in the US population, strategies to improve micronutrient status – rather than reduce it through advising against healthful habits such as regular consumption of fruit juice – are urgently needed.

13% Of U.S. Deaths Attributed to Low Vitamin D Levels

May 16, 2014

There was a time when vitamin D was considered the "skeletal" vitamin. Low levels were linked to rickets and osteoporosis. But vitamin D may be an issue of life and death. A group of researchers from the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford, Harvard School of Public Health, and seven other institutions have concluded that low vitamin D levels are responsible for almost 13% of deaths in the U.S.
Read article at greenmedinfo.com

Sugar has a direct effect on heart disease risk and blood pressure: Meta-analysis

May 16, 2014

Sugar has a direct effect on risk factors for heart disease, and is likely to impact on blood pressure, independent of weight gain, according to new analysis of 39 clinical trials.
Read article at foodnavigator.com

European Commission-mediated health claims confusion and probiotic olives

May 14, 2014

The European Commission’s (EC’s) Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation (NHCR) is regularly throwing up ever-more bizarre situations. In the latest twist, the EC’s left hand removes language like ‘probiotic’ and ‘antioxidant’ from the marketplace, citing lack of scientific evidence. Meanwhile, its right hand spends millions funding a project based on exactly this science: what the EC itself describes as “probiotic”, “antioxidant”, “superfood” olives. How are we meant to know what’s going on?
Read article on the Alliance for Natural Health (Europe) website

Are pesticides linked to health problems in Argentina?

May 14, 2014

Could pesticides - their use and abuse - increase levels of cancer and birth defects? It is a question asked across the vast belt of Argentina where GM crops are grown. In Chaco, the Minister of Public Health wants an independent commission to investigate a growing health crisis.
Read article on the BBC News website (UK)

Spending more than 15 hours on a mobile phone each month leaves you 'three times more likely to develop a brain tumour'

May 13, 2014

People who make more than 15 hours of mobile telephone calls a month are three times as likely to develop brain cancer, new research suggests.
Read article in the Daily Mail (UK)

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.

The Size of the Derivatives Bubble Hanging Over the Global Economy Hits a Record High'

May 27, 2014

The global derivatives bubble is now 20 percent bigger than it was just before the last great financial crisis struck in 2008. It is a financial bubble far larger than anything the world has ever seen, and when it finally bursts it is going to be a complete and utter nightmare for the financial system of the planet. According to the Bank for International Settlements, the total notional value of derivatives contracts around the world has ballooned to an astounding 710 trillion dollars ($710,000,000,000,000). Other estimates put the grand total well over a quadrillion dollars.
Read article on the Centre for Research on Globalization website

EU Protest Forces Surge Posing Threat From U.K. to Greece

May 26, 2014

Protest parties racked up gains across the 28-nation European Union in elections to the bloc’s Parliament, turning the assembly designed to unite Europe into an echo chamber for politicians who want to tear it apart.
Read article at businessweek.com

Comment: With almost 57% of the eligible electorate protesting by deliberately abstaining in these elections, it is clear that the Brussels EU has no democratic legitimacy. It therefore needs to be dismantled as a matter of priority and replaced with a Europe for the People, by the People. Until such time as this happens, no politician, political party or government anywhere in the world that publicly supports the Brussels EU is worthy of support at the ballot box.

Bilderberg Member Admits Secretive Confab More Powerful than Davos
Real decisions made at Bilderberg, Davos "pure PR talk"

May 23, 2014

A Bilderberg member has told respected German magazine Cicero that the secretive annual confab, set to take place next week in Copenhagen, is more powerful than Davos, which is dismissed as “pure PR talk.”
Read article on the Centre for Research on Globalization website

Comment: The 2014 Bilderberg Group meeting takes place at the Marriott Hotel in Copenhagen between Thursday May 29 and Sunday June 1. Attended by key financial and political stakeholders of the Oil, Chemical, Drug and Banking Cartels, the group’s secret meetings have taken place on an annual basis since 1954. Led by a Steering Committee that reads like a Who’s Who of representatives from multi-billion dollar corporations, the “grandfather” of the group is David Rockefeller, the grandson of John D Rockefeller, creator and guiding force of the pharmaceutical ‘Business With Disease’. In November 2009, in a rare publicly reported demonstration of its influence, the Group played a key role in the appointment of Herman Van Rompuy as the first unelected President of the Brussels EU Council.

Philantrocapitalism: Gates, the World’s Largest and Most Powerful Foundation

May 22, 2014

In 2009 the self-designated “Good Club” – a gathering of the world’s wealthiest people whose collective net worth then totaled some $125 billion – met behind closed doors in New York City to discuss a coordinated response to threats posed by the global financial crisis. Led by Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and David Rockefeller, the group resolved to find new ways of addressing sources of discontent in the developing world, in particular “overpopulation” and infectious diseases. The billionaires in attendance committed to massive spending in areas of interest to themselves, heedless of the priorities of national governments and existing aid organizations.
Read article on the Centre for Research on Globalization website

Comment: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is effectively a huge tax-avoidance scheme for super-wealthy individuals and companies who have made billions from exploiting the world’s people. As a 2007 investigation by the Los Angeles Times showed, its investments have included stockholdings in multi-billion dollar drug companies and other corporations that have been criticized for worsening poverty, heavy pollution and other unethical practices. In this respect, Gates is essentially copying a model originally designed by John D. Rockefeller a century ago. By investing in the very companies in which Gates himself owns millions in stocks, financial returns are guaranteed through sales and intellectual-property rights. Significantly, therefore, an analysis published in 2011 showed how several members of the Gates Foundation’s management committee, leadership teams, affiliates and major funders are currently or were previously members of the boards or executive branches of major drugmakers, including Merck and Novartis.

Big Oil’s Global Power Grab. Devastating Environmental and Social Consequences

May 21, 2014

It has been happening all over the earth where pristine nature supports indigenous peoples that for eons of time have lived in isolative bliss and symbiotic harmony with their idyllic surroundings. Primal cultures and their natural habitats have too often been overrun by cultures and technologies from the West, that by their very human nature exploit other humans and nature for profit and greed.
Read article on the Centre for Research on Globalization website

British soldiers to be investigated by International Criminal Court over claims they committed war crimes in Iraq

May 14, 2014

Britain is to be investigated by the International Criminal Court over claims of war crimes by troops. Prosecutors in the Hague have launched a 'preliminary examination' into allegations UK forces tortured and mistreated Iraqi prisoners between 2003 and 2008.
Read article in the Daily Mail (UK)

 

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