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October 23, 2014

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Magnesium cuts diabetes risk

October 20, 2014

Getting enough magnesium in the diet may reduce the risk of diabetes, especially for those who already show signs of heading that way.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Resveratrol boosts spinal bone density in men with metabolic syndrome

October 16, 2014

Resveratrol, a natural compound found in red wine and grapes, increased spinal bone density in men with metabolic syndrome and could hold promise as a treatment for osteoporosis, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Comment: Consumption of resveratrol and other specific plant compounds has been shown to provide a wide variety of health benefits. To learn more, visit the phytobiologicals.com website.

Study proves childhood diarrhoea management pilot in Bihar, India is working

October 1, 2014

India – In collaboration with State Government of Bihar, the Micronutrient Initiative has successfully piloted the Childhood Diarrhoea Management Program to ensure all children have access to zinc and oral rehydration salts (ORS) when they suffer from diarrhoea. Using zinc and ORS to treat diarrhoea has been recognized as a critical strategy by the World Health Organization, and is supported by the Government of India´s policy on child health.
Read article on the website of the Micronutrient Initiative


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Big pharma has an interest in rich people being sick

October 17, 2014

What profit is there in a healthy population? If everyone were healthy, it would be the job of the pharmaceutical companies to persuade us that we were not well.
Read article in The Guardian (UK)

Comment: The publication of this article on The Guardian newspaper website shows that our own long-held analysis of the pharma industry is gradually becoming mainstream.

The truth about Trasylol

October 12, 2014

Made from the lung tissue of cows and used to stop excessive bleeding during surgery Trasylol was the wonder drug for the German pharmaceutical giant, Bayer. At over a thousand dollars a dose, it made them hundreds of millions for decade after decade. But there were problems Bayer kept secret; evidence that Trasylol massively increases the risk of heart attacks, kidney disease and strokes.
Read article on the Yahoo!7 News website (Australia)


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GMO backlash: Syngenta faces mounting lawsuits over genetically-modified seeds

October 21, 2014

Agribusiness giant Syngenta AG now faces lawsuits from farmers in 11 US states claiming the seed-and-chemical company’s sale of a genetically-engineered variant of corn yet to receive approval in China depressed market prices for the grain.
Read article at rt.com (Russia)

Genetic Modification Trails Conventional Breeding By Far

October 15, 2014

In the debate about genetically modified (GM) crops, the argument that the biotech industry and their supporters always fall back on is that whether we like it or not, we are going to need them to feed the world. Genetic modification has, they assure us, the potential to produce crops with all sorts of wonderful traits: tolerance of drought, cold, salinity and flooding, resistance to insect pests, extra nutritional value, and more. But for the last 20 years, GM has singularly failed to convert that potential into reality.
Read article on the Institute of Science in Society website (UK)


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Cases of childhood rickets triple in UK

October 21, 2014

Parents urged to give their children vitamin D supplements.
Read article at parentdish.co.uk (UK)

Vitamin B12 could detoxify pollutants

October 20, 2014

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Looking at how certain organisms manage to lower the toxicity of pollutants, researchers have discovered that vitamin B12 could be the key to combating pollution. The findings could lead to more effective methods for detoxifying dangerous pollutants like PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) and dioxins, the researchers said.
Read article on The Economic Times website (India)

Vitamin D deficiency increases poor brain function after cardiac arrest by sevenfold

October 19, 2014

Vitamin D deficiency increases the risk of poor brain function after sudden cardiac arrest by seven-fold, according to research presented at Acute Cardiovascular Care 2014 by Dr Jin Wi from Korea. Vitamin D deficiency also led to a higher chance of dying after sudden cardiac arrest.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Musings on Ebola – a case for immune-modulation therapy

October 15, 2014

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

As the current Ebola epidemic sweeps across West Africa, wiping out over 50-90% of people in its path, the Centres for Disease Control (CDC) in the US opens the door to “unproven interventions with as yet unknown efficacy and adverse effects, as potential treatment or prevention”. The kinds of interventions the CDC has in mind are experimental drugs that have yet to undergo clinical testing for safety or efficacy, or ones that are already available on the market but licensed for other purposes. This latter group are rarely free from a list of serious and sometimes lethal side effects.
Read article on the Alliance for Natural Health (Europe) website


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FBI Director Demands Unfettered Access to All Encrypted Phone Data

October 19, 2014

By US Federal Government (fbi.gov) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

In a speech Thursday at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC, titled “Going Dark: Are Technology, Privacy, and Public Safety on a Collision Course?” Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey demanded that the major telecommunications corporations develop new “backdoor” access points in their encryption systems to facilitate the US government’s mass surveillance programs.
Read article on the Centre for Research on Globalization website

Why the eurozone’s woes have become the world’s problem

October 19, 2014

The explanation for the plunge on global financial markets comes down to one word: Europe.
Read article in The Observer (UK)

NASA confirms US's 2,500-square-mile methane cloud

October 18, 2014

Floating over the US Southwest is a cloud of methane the size of Delaware, writes Mike G - reflecting the release of almost 600,000 tonnes of the powerful greenhouse gas every year. Its origins? Coalbed gas production, fracking and horizontal drilling.
Read article on the Ecologist website (UK)

Richest one percent controls nearly half of global wealth

October 17, 2014

The richest one percent of the world’s population now controls 48.2 percent of global wealth, up from 46 percent last year, according to the most recent global wealth report issued by Credit Suisse, the Swiss-based financial services company. Hypothetically, if the growth of inequality were to proceed at last year’s rate, the richest one percent for all intents and purposes would control all the wealth on the planet within 23 years.
Read article on the World Socialist Web Site

Radiation Levels at Fukushima Rise to Record Highs After Typhoon

October 16, 2014

By SSGT FERNANDO SERNA (http://www.dodmedia.osd.mil) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The amount of radioactive water near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has risen to record levels after a typhoon passed through Japan last week, state media outlet NHK reported on Wednesday. Specifically, levels of the radioactive isotope cesium are now at 251,000 becquerels per liter, three times higher than previously-recorded levels. Cesium, which is highly soluble and can spread easily, is known to be capable of causing cancer.
Read article on the Centre for Research on Globalization website

“Pardon Us For Our Country’s Existence in the Middle of Your Military Bases” – Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov’s Speech at the UN

October 14, 2014

Kremlin.ru [CC-BY-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

In a courageous and brilliant speech to the United Nations General Assembly on September 27, 2014, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov pierced the veil of obfuscation that characterizes too many speeches at the United Nations, and delivered a scathing denunciation of Western imperialism, imperialism that can only be accurately described as global theft.  Lavrov, on behalf of the Russian Federation implicitly warned that US/NATO is risking global war in embarking on its campaign to seize and dominate huge territories, while inexorably and ruthlessly determined to conquer and subjugate Russia, having learned nothing from the historic reality that Napolean’s effort to dominate Russia led to the collapse of Napoleonic France, and Hitler’s attempt to subjugate Russia led to the obliteration of his Third Reich. 
Read article on the Centre for Research on Globalization website


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