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Dr. Rath Health Foundation Newsletter

June 19, 2014

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NATURAL HEALTH NEWS

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Omega-3 can stop range of eye conditions caused by damage
to the retina by tiny blood vessels

June 17, 2014

Omega-3 fatty acids, abundant in oily fish, help stop tiny blood vessels from bleeding into the back of the eye, experiments show.
Read article in the Daily Mail (UK)

Copper Could Treat Lou Gehrig's Disease

June 13, 2014

Lou Gehrig's disease - also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) - may be effectively treated with a simple copper compound, a recent study suggests.
Read article on the Nature World News website (USA)

'Tomato pill' improves function of blood vessels in patients
with cardiovascular disease

June 9, 2014

A daily supplement of an extract found in tomatoes may improve the function of blood vessels in patients with cardiovascular disease, according to new research from the University of Cambridge.
Read article at sciencedaily.com

Vitamin D protects against liver cancer in European study

June 9, 2014

Vitamin D has been shown to play an important role in liver function. Now a new study in Western Europeans shows that vitamin D lowers the risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the main form of liver cancer.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Iron supplements improve anemia, quality of life for women
with heavy periods

June 9, 2014

A study by researchers from Finland found that diagnosis and treatment of anemia is important to improve quality of life among women with heavy periods. Findings published in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, a journal of the Nordic Federation of Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology, suggest clinicians screen for anemia and recommend iron supplementation to women with heavy menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia).
Read article at sciencedaily.com

PHARMA "BUSINESS WITH DISEASE" NEWS

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Pharma execs in China spooked by probes

June 16, 2014

China's crackdown on corruption in the pharmaceutical sector has frightened foreign executives so much that some fear they could be jailed and have asked their lawyers if they should leave the country for six months. Others are thinking of going for good.
Read article at businesstimes.com.sg (Singapore)

Common blood pressure medication may pose risk to older adults

June 16, 2014

Adults over 65 who have recently begun thiazide diuretics are at a greater risk for developing metabolic-related adverse events, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Comment: With a clinical study conducted by the Dr. Rath Research Institute having shown that high blood pressure can safely be controlled naturally, without drugs, modern Cellular Medicine provides a major breakthrough in our understanding of the causes, prevention and adjunct treatment of high blood pressure. If you suffer from high blood pressure and would like to learn more about the natural options that are available for controlling it, we invite you to visit the Cellular Health and Studies Worldwide sections on our Foundation website.

Tokyo prosecutors raid Novartis Japan in Diovan probe

June 12, 2014

After Japanese authorities arrested an ex-Novartis employee Wednesday, prosecutors raided the company's Tokyo office to continue their probe into data manipulation. The move comes six months after Japan's health ministry first filed a complaint to prosecutors alleging that the company used exaggerated advertising to market the blood pressure drug Diovan.
Read article at fiercepharma.com

European Medicines Agency's revolving door with Big Pharma
- alive and well

June 12, 2014

As the management board of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) votes today on its new clinical-trial data transparency policy, fresh concerns are being raised about how it handles revolving door cases.
Read article on the Corporate Europe Observatory website

High Dosage of Statins Increases Diabetes Risk
in Patients with Heart Problems, Study

June 10, 2014

A latest study, conducted by researchers at the University of British Columbia, has found that cholesterol-lowering statins prescribed to patients with heart problems increases diabetes risk. The effect is more prominent in patients consuming higher potency statins.
Read article on the University Herald website (USA)

Comment: Dr. Rath’s Cellular Medicine approach provides a breakthrough in our understanding of the underlying causes of high cholesterol and makes possible the effective prevention and treatment of coronary heart disease. The primary cause of coronary heart disease and other forms of atherosclerotic disease is a chronic deficiency of vitamins and other essential nutrients in millions of vascular wall cells. This leads to the instability of the vascular walls, lesions and cracks, atherosclerotic deposits and, eventually, heart attacks or strokes. Since the primary cause of cardiovascular disease is a deficiency of essential nutrients in the vascular wall, the daily optimum intake of these essential nutrients is the primary measure to prevent atherosclerosis and help repair artery wall damage. To learn more, we recommend you visit the Cellular Health section of our Foundation website and read Dr. Rath’s classic book, “Why Animals Don’t Get Heart Attacks...But People Do!

Italian fraud squad raids drug agency in Roche-Novartis probe

June 5, 2014

Italian finance police searched the offices of the Italian Medicines Agency (Aifa), looking for evidence in a criminal probe of potential fraud and market manipulation by the Swiss drugmakers Novartis and Roche.
Read article at fiercepharma.com

Thalidomide: Britons launch legal case

June 5, 2014

Eight Britons who believe their disabilities were caused by Thalidomide have launched legal action against the drug's manufacturer and distributor.
Read article on the BBC News website (UK)

Comment: Secret files obtained by the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper in Australia reveal that Grunenthal, the pharmaceuticial company which manufactured thalidomide, ignored and covered-up repeated warnings that the drug could damage unborn babies. To download legal documents containing these files, click here and here.

GlaxoSmithKline's Chinese reps demand to be repaid for bribes,
FT reports

June 4, 2014

GlaxoSmithKline's top brass is already up against potential penalties in China and the U.K. for the bribery scandal that broke last summer. But now, it's taking heat from within the company, the Financial Times reports. Junior Chinese employees say they want to be repaid for bribes their superiors ordered them to pay.
Read article at fiercepharmamarketing.com

GMO NEWS

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EU go-ahead for GMO crops

June 12, 2014

The EU's Environment Council voted today to devolve GMO decisions to member states - in effect allowing pro-GM governments to go ahead. This messy compromise threatens to allow GMO corporations to ride roughshod over Europe.
Read article on the Ecologist website (UK)

Nucleic Acid Invaders from Food Confirmed

June 11, 2014

New research confirms that DNA fragments derived from meals, large enough to carry complete genes, can escape degradation and enter the human circulatory system, and so can RNA, raising serious concerns over new nucleic acids introduced into the human food chain via genetically modified organisms.
Read article on the Institute of Science in Society (ISIS) website (UK)

World needs UN GMO watchdog – Russia

June 5, 2014

Russian lawmakers advocate creation of an international UN agency not only to strictly control the turnover of GMO products worldwide, but with a top priority mission to scrutinize how consuming GMO foods would affect human health in the long run.
Read article at rt.com (Russia)

DuPont Co. Sued for $1 Billion Over Genetic Technology

June 4, 2014

DuPont Co., the maker of Pioneer genetically modified corn, was sued for $1 billion by an investment fund that claims company directors promoted herbicide-resistant crop traits knowing they didn’t work.
Read article at bloomberg.com

OTHER HEALTH-RELATED NEWS

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Lower vitamin D level in blood linked
to higher premature death rate

June 12, 2014

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have found that persons with lower blood levels of vitamin D were twice as likely to die prematurely as people with higher blood levels of vitamin D.
Read article at sciencedaily.com

Vitamin A, E, and D deficiencies ‘dramatically’
higher in preterm babies

June 10, 2014

Preterm newborns have a far higher risk of vitamin A, E, and D deficiency than full term babies, researchers have suggested.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

Scientists discover that chemical element bromine is essential
to human life

June 5, 2014

Twenty-seven chemical elements are considered to be essential for human life. Now there is a 28th – bromine. In a paper published Thursday by the journal Cell, Vanderbilt University researchers establish for the first time that bromine, among the 92 naturally-occurring chemical elements in the universe, is the 28th element essential for tissue development in all animals, from primitive sea creatures to humans.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

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.

GCHQ sanctions spying on every Facebook, Google and Twitter user

June 17, 2014

UK intelligence services have been forced to reveal a secret policy for mass surveillance of the country's Facebook, Google and Twitter users.
Read article in the Daily Telegraph (UK)

Vodafone reveals existence of secret wires
that allow state surveillance
Wires allow agencies to listen to or record live conversations, in what privacy campaigners are calling a 'nightmare scenario'

June 6, 2014

Vodafone, one of the world's largest mobile phone groups, has revealed the existence of secret wires that allow government agencies to listen to all conversations on its networks, saying they are widely used in some of the 29 countries in which it operates in Europe and beyond.
Read article on the Guardian website (UK)

 

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