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October 9, 2014

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Vitamin D significantly improves symptoms of winter-related atopic dermatitis in children

October 3, 2014

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A study conducted in more than 100 Mongolian schoolchildren found that daily treatment with a vitamin D supplement significantly reduced the symptoms of winter-related atopic dermatitis, a type of eczema.
Read article at sciencedaily.com

RCT data backs EPA omega-3 to prevent depression

October 2, 2014

Just two weeks of supplementation with the long chain omega-3 eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) is associated with the prevention of inflammation-induced depression, according to new data.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

Comment: Research and clinical studies have clearly shown the health benefits of micronutrients in fighting depression. As such, any authorities or media who privately or publicly question the existence of this research are not serving your health, but rather the interests of the trillion-dollar-a-year pharmaceutical investment 'business with disease'.

Lutein + zeaxanthin may boost visual processing speed: RCT data

October 2, 2014

Lutein and zeaxanthin may boost visual processing speed even in young people at their peak, says a new study that ties together the eye and brain health benefits of the carotenoids.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

Daily use of certain supplements can decrease health-care expenditures

October 1, 2014

Use of specific dietary supplements can have a positive effect on health care costs through avoided hospitalizations related to Coronary Heart Disease (CHD), according to a new article published in the Journal of Dietary Supplements.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Comment: The cardiovascular “epidemic” is one of the largest economic burdens currently crippling mankind. In 2010, the global cost of this disease – which currently kills more than 17 million people a year – was around $863 billion and is estimated to rise 22 percent to $1,044 billion by 2030. With its total economic impact expected to amount to $20 trillion over the next 16 years, the people of the world need to be informed that the abolition of cardiovascular disease as a cause for human mortality is now possible. To learn more, read Dr. Rath’s classic book, “Why Animals Don’t Get Heart Attacks...But People Do!

L-Carnitine Improves Cellular Health in Those with Heart Disease

September 23, 2014

Coronary artery disease refers to the buildup of plaque in the heart’s arteries that can lead to heart attack. There are 525,000 first attacks every year in the United States, which contribute to the $108.9 billion cost of cardiovascular disease to our healthcare system each year. The traditional risk factors for coronary artery disease include high LDL cholesterol, low HDL cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, and obesity. A common factor in these risks is increased cell damage by free radicals that accelerates the buildup of plaque in the arteries. Now a new study suggests that L-Carnitine supplementation may be a way to help cellular health in those with coronary artery disease. 
Read article at naturalhealthresearch.org

Vitamin E Improves Nerve Health in Diabetics

September 8, 2014

Included in the $245 billion price tag that diabetes incurs on our healthcare system each year is nerve damage in the hands and feet, called diabetic neuropathy, which affects half of all diabetics. Diabetic neuropathy can significantly decrease the quality of life of diabetics, so finding ways to help with nerve damage in diabetics remains a priority. Now a new study suggests that vitamin E may be a benefit to nerve health in diabetics.
Read article at naturalhealthresearch.org


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HIV cure continues to evade doctors

October 3, 2014

Giving drugs within hours of HIV infection is not a cure, say doctors treating a baby in Milan, Italy.
Read article on the BBC News website

Comment: The truth about HIV and AIDS is not as the media is portraying it to be. A clinical trial published in November 2013 definitively confirmed that Dr. Rath was right and that long-term supplementation with micronutrients for HIV-infected patients reduces the risk of immune decline and illness. Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the world's most widely circulated medical journal, it is particularly notable that the patients in this study had not previously received toxic antiretroviral (ARV) drug therapy. Moreover, and contrary to what the Pharma Cartel and its stakeholders in medicine and the media would have you believe, this study was simply the latest in an increasingly long line of research showing that micronutrients are effective in the control of HIV and AIDS. You can read summaries of many of these studies for yourself on the Worldwide Studies and Research page on the Dr. Rath Health Foundation website and in the Online Library on the World Health Alphabetization website. With even Dr. Luc Montagnier – recipient of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Medicine for the discovery of HIV – having now spoken out for nutrition and micronutrients in the fight against HIV/AIDS, the end of this epidemic is now within sight.

Takeda Accused of Putting Actos Profit Ahead of Safety

October 3, 2014

Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. was accused by a lawyer for a woman who blames Actos for her cancer of sacrificing safety for profit by failing to warn patients and doctors about the diabetes medicine’s risks.
Read article at bloomberg.com

Comment: Far from being an isolated case, the fact is that placing profit over life has been normal practice in the pharmaceutical “Business with Disease” for over a century now.

Certain autoimmune drugs in pregnancy may up newborn infection risk

October 3, 2014

When given to pregnant women, a common treatment for ulcerative colitis may inadvertently lower their baby's ability to fight off infections at birth, new French research suggests.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Pharmaceutical Giant GlaxoSmithKline “Accidentally” Released 45 Liters of Concentrated Live Polio Virus in the Environment

October 2, 2014

By Fvasconcellos 21:57, 12 November 2007 (UTC) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

As reported to ECDC by Belgian authorities, on 2 September 2014, following a human error, 45 litres of concentrated live polio virus solution were released into the environment by the pharmaceutical company, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), in Rixensart city, Belgium. The liquid was conducted directly to a water-treatment plant (Rosieres) and released after treatment in river Lasne affluent of river Dyle which is affluent of the Escaut/Scheldt river.
Read article on the Centre for Research on Globalization website

Epilepsy Drugs found to Lower Vitamin D Levels

September 15, 2014

Epilepsy is defined as “a chronic neurological condition characterized by recurrent seizures.” Epilepsy affects about 2.8 million Americans (2.3 million adults and 467,711 children under 17 years of age). There are 150,000 new cases of epilepsy diagnosed each year at an annual cost of $15.5 billion to our healthcare system. One of the biggest side effects of drugs taken for epilepsy is accelerated bone loss and development of osteoporosis and even fractures. This side effect is so severe that chronic use of drugs to control epilepsy have been found to be an independent risk factor for fractures. Now a new study suggests that one of the reasons for this fracture risk is because antiepileptic drugs may deplete vitamin D blood levels. 
Read article at naturalhealthresearch.org

Comment: One of the biggest secrets in the drug industry is that pharmaceutical drugs deplete the body of vitamins, minerals and other essential micronutrients. The “Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion Handbook”, a remarkable reference book published in 1999, cites 459 published studies on this subject and specifically identifies around 150 classes of drugs that cause nutrient depletion.


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U.S. foods labeled 'natural' often contain GMOs, group reports

October 7, 2014

A majority of U.S. packaged foods labeled as "natural" and tested by Consumer Reports actually contained a substantial level of genetically modified ingredients, according to a report issued Tuesday by the non-profit product testing group.
Read news report at reuters.com

China launches media campaign to back genetically modified crops

September 30, 2014

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

China's government has kicked off a media campaign in support of genetically modified crops, as it battles a wave of negative publicity over a technology it hopes will play a major role in boosting its food security. The agriculture ministry earlier this week announced it would try to educate the public on GMO via TV, newspapers and the Internet. It hopes to stifle anti-GMO sentiment that has gathered momentum in the wake of incidents such as reports that genetically-modified rice had been illegally sold at a supermarket in the centre of the country.
Read news report at reuters.com


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Ebola 'could become airborne': United Nations warns of 'nightmare scenario' as virus spreads to the US

October 2, 2014

By Photo Credit: Content Providers(s): CDC/ Ethleen Lloyd [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

There is a ‘nightmare’ chance that the Ebola virus could become airborne if the epidemic is not brought under control fast enough, the chief of the UN’s Ebola mission has warned.
Read article in the Daily Telegraph (UK)

Actions urged to combat widespread European vitamin D deficiencies

October 2, 2014

Greater vitamin D fortification of foods and supplementation can help tackle vitamin D deficiencies that remain prevalent across Europe – with Finland a good example of the success of such measures, a review has found.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

Chemical conflicts: Inadequate independence policies for EU's expert risk assessors

September 25, 2014

The Scientific Committees of the European Commission assess the risk to humans and the environment of chemicals found in a huge range of everyday items, from shampoo to baby bottles. These opinions guide European Commission regulators, who decide what chemicals are safe for market and at what levels – as well as which should be banned. Not correctly regulating such chemicals could potentially cause great harm to human health and the environment; yet there is also a lot of money at stake, as such decisions may have a huge impact on the bottom line of businesses that make and sell products that contain them. That's why it is particularly concerning that civil society has questioned whether some opinions have shown a pro-industry bias, throwing open how the Committees implement their three guiding principles: independence, excellence, and transparency.
Read article on the Corporate Europe Observatory website


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Turkish President Proclaims “I Am Increasingly Against the Internet Every Day”

October 6, 2014

By World Economic Forum from Cologny, Switzerland [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

A very significant and dangerous trend has been accelerating in recent weeks. This trend consists of leaders throughout the globe coming out and blatantly calling for censorship and restrictions on free speech.
Read article on the Centre for Research on Globalization website

Solar power is growing so fast that older energy companies are trying to stop it

September 29, 2014

By Myself (Adrian Pingstone). [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

If you ask the people who run America's electric utilities what keeps them up at night, a surprising number will say solar power. Specifically, rooftop solar.
Read article at vox.com (USA)


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