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Dr. Rath Health Foundation Newsletter

September 25, 2014

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NATURAL HEALTH NEWS

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Taking Prenatal Iron May Lower Your Child's Risk of Autism

September 22, 2014

Moms-to-be looking for a way to cut down the chances of their kid having autism might start by being vigilant about taking prenatal iron supplements. That’s according to new research out of the University of California – Davis MIND Institute, which has found that a mom’s low iron intake was associated with up to a five-fold greater risk of autism in her child.
Read article at yahoo.com

Vitamin D associated with 'a range of important health outcomes', says new study

September 19, 2014

Increased blood levels of the sunshine vitamin are associated with significantly lower risks of cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, and fractures, according to data collected in the UK over 13 years.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

Probiotic/vitamin C blend cuts kids’ school absence by 30%

September 18, 2014

Daily doses of probiotics plus vitamin C can reduce flu incidence and missed school days by more than 30%, according to researchers.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

Fish oil supplements show endothelial health benefits

September 18, 2014

Supplements of fish oil may beneficially modify markers of endothelial health, says a new study from scientists from the University of Reading, UK.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

Mighty Broccoli Sprouts Rapidly Detox Pollutants

September 18, 2014

By Julie Gibbons (Flickr: broccoli sprouts) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Air pollution is associated with a long list of health problems including cardio-respiratory deaths, pulmonary disease, and chronic respiratory conditions.  And the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has recently classified air pollution as carcinogenic to humans. But a new clinical trial finds that tiny broccoli sprouts can help neutralize this very big problem.
Read article at greenmedinfo.com

Calcium supplements may support a healthy colon: Harvard study

September 18, 2014

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Supplements of calcium or non-dairy products fortified with the mineral may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, according to meta-analysis of prospective observational studies by researchers at Harvard School of Public Health.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

Organic food may cause fewer pre-eclampsia cases

September 16, 2014

Pregnant women who often eat organic vegetables have a lower risk of pre-eclampsia than women who rarely or never do.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

PHARMA "BUSINESS WITH DISEASE" NEWS

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Jada Johnson, 11, refuses chemotherapy, may be forced back into treatment

September 20, 2014

Jada Johnson’s family is worried their 11-year-old daughter may be apprehended by the Children’s Aid Society (CAS) after refusing chemo and turning to traditional indigenous medicine.
Read article on the CBC News website (Canada)

Comment: In order to ensure the survival of its multi-billion dollar “Business with Cancer” the Drug Cartel has to ensure that nobody – not even an 11-year-old child – is able to escape its dictatorial grasp. In this situation we are reminded once again of the experiences of the parents of Dominik Feld. Speaking after Dominik’s death at the hands of pharmaceutical medicine in 2004, his mother movingly described how, to the drug industry’s stakeholders in the medical profession, her son’s interests were secondary to trying to show the world that Dr. Rath was wrong and that the results of his cancer research are false. The reality is however that chemotherapy is a highly toxic and dangerous treatment that contributes to a quarter of all deaths from cancer. In fact, unbeknown to the vast majority of patients, the overall contribution of chemotherapy to 5-year cancer survival in adults has been estimated to be a mere 2.3% in Australia and 2.1% in the USA. To learn about natural health approaches to cancer that have been scientifically shown to block all key mechanisms that make it a deadly disease, click here. To learn why, after the banking and oil industries, the pharmaceutical “business with disease” is the next global industry fighting for the survival of its credibility, visit the Pharma Facts website.

GlaxoSmithKline fined $490m by China for bribery

September 19, 2014

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China has fined UK pharmaceuticals firm GlaxoSmithKline $490m (£297m) after a court found it guilty of bribery.
Read article on the BBC News website (UK)

Common prostate cancer drugs could speed tumour growth

September 17, 2014

Common treatments for prostate cancer could speed the growth of tumours, a major study has warned.
Read article in the Daily Telegraph (UK)

GMO NEWS

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'Breast cancer gene' lawyers launch appeal to High court

September 17, 2014

Cancer advocates will appeal to the High Court to overturn a controversial decision that human genes can be controlled by private companies.
Read article in the Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)

Cross-bred crops get fit faster

September 16, 2014

Genetic engineering lags behind conventional breeding in efforts to create drought-resistant maize.
Read article on the Nature journal website

OTHER HEALTH-RELATED NEWS

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Western diet leads to poorer performance

September 22, 2014

Higher intake of a western diet by 14-year-olds has been linked with diminished cognitive performance at age 17.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Artificial sweeteners could cause spikes in blood sugar

September 17, 2014

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Artificial sweeteners might be triggering higher blood-sugar levels in some people and contributing to the problems they were designed to combat, such as diabetes and obesity, according to new findings published Wednesday in the journal Nature.
Read article in the Washington Post (USA)

Canadian beekeepers sue Bayer and Syngenta over neonicotinoid pesticides

September 3, 2014

Canadian beekeepers are suing the makers of popular crop pesticides for more than $400 million in damages, alleging that their use is causing the deaths of bee colonies.
Read article on the CBC News website (Canada)

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.

Rockefeller family sells out of fossil fuels and into clean energy

September 22, 2014

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The Rockefeller family, which made one of the world’s largest fortunes through its vast oil business, is to slash its investments in fossil fuels to less than 1pc and reinvest in clean energy. The Rockefeller Brothers Fund, which oversees $860m of investments, will divest its coal and tar sands assets “as quickly as possible”, it said in a statement.
Read article in the Daily Telegraph (UK)

Comment: Given the history of the Rockefeller family and its well-documented role in the development of the corporate approach to medicine, we expect that many people will be hesitant to break out the champagne over this announcement. Significantly therefore, despite the Rockefeller family’s widely-published statements about the “moral imperative to preserve a healthy planet,” we note that no such public commitment has been made regarding their investments in the trillion-dollar-a-year pharmaceutical ‘business with disease’.

Global population may reach 11 billion by 2100

September 19, 2014

By Ngô Trung (Own work) [CC-BY-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

The world’s population may reach 11 billion by 2100 - 2 billion more than previously anticipated - largely due to high birth rates on the African continent, according to a UN-led study. Can natural resources keep pace?
Read article at rt.com (Russia)

Comment: The solution to the global population growth problem involves ending poverty and improving education. Towards these goals, we urge you to take action and support the Movement of Life.

The flattening forces of globalization continue to advance

September 16, 2014

My first trip to Europe was when I was a young boy and Kennedy was still president. Everything seemed so different there, from the public restrooms at the Brussels airport where the men’s and women’s entrances led into the exact same room to the frothy, thick, hot milk in an almost-too-big tasse that I happily slurped in a small Parisian café, leaving a warm, white smear on my face and in my throat. There were no McDonalds, Starbucks, or ubiquitous American sitcoms like Friends. Life, European life, was an alien bustle and blur that never quite lost its seductive grip on my soul.
Read article by Scott Tips, JD at newswithviews.com

An Economic Hit Man Speaks Out: John Perkins on How Greece Has Fallen Victim to "Economic Hit Men"

September 11, 2014

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John Perkins, author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, discusses how Greece and other eurozone countries have become the new victims of "economic hit men."
Read article at truth-out.org

 

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