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Dr. Rath Health Foundation Newsletter

November 6, 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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Flavonoids may ‘important to promoting broad health and wellbeing in aging’: Harvard study

November 3, 2014

Higher intakes of flavonoid compounds in the diet during middle age may boost healthy aging in women, according to data from 1,517 women from the Nurses’ Health Study.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

Comment: Scientific research is increasingly showing that plant components such as quercetin, resveratrol, curcumin, cruciferous vegetable extracts and green tea extracts can provide a wide variety of important health benefits. To learn more, visit the phytobiologicals.com website.

Coenzyme Q10 Helps Veterans Battle Gulf War Illness Symptoms 

November 3, 2014

By SSGT F. LEE CORKRAN [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Roughly one-third of the 700,000 United States troops who fought in the 1990-1991 Persian Gulf War have subsequently developed a distinct set of chronic health problems, dubbed Gulf War illness. Their symptoms, from fatigue, muscle pain and weakness to decreased cognitive function and gastrointestinal and skin problems, persist decades after the conflict. In a study published in the Nov. 1 issue of Neural Computation,  researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report  that a high quality brand of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) – a compound commonly sold as a dietary supplement – provides  health benefits to persons suffering from Gulf War illness symptoms. 
Read article on the UC San Diego Health System website (USA)

Green tea extract may boost short term memory: Pilot study data

October 30, 2014

Extracts from green tea may boost a range of cognitive functions, with particular benefits observed for short term memory, report researchers from Japan.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

PHARMA "BUSINESS WITH DISEASE" NEWS

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World Health Chief Rips 'Profit-Driven' Healthcare Industry for Ebola Fail

November 4, 2014

Speaking before a gathering of African health ministers on Monday, the leader of the World Health Organization (WHO) said that the blame for the Ebola crisis lays largely on the "profit-driven" pharmaceutical industry, which does not invest in cures "for markets that cannot pay."
Read article at commondreams.org

Hidden heart risk of prostate cancer drugs: Treatment found to treble risk of fatal attack among men who already have cardiac problems

October 29, 2014

von Daniel Schwen (Eigenes Werk) [CC-BY-SA-4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Prostate cancer drugs taken by thousands of men have been linked to fatal heart attacks in a study.
Read article in the Daily Mail (UK)

Ebola: The making of a $1 billion drug

October 28, 2014

Ebola will soon spawn the next $1 billion drug. At least that's what some experts are betting on. The deadly virus has struck such fear globally that people are betting many governments will start stockpiling Ebola drugs to combat any future outbreaks.
Read article at cnn.com

Comment: As this article demonstrates, to the stakeholders of the pharmaceutical “business with disease” the Ebola epidemic is simply another opportunity to make billions of dollars and hold governments and the people of the world to ransom.

GMO NEWS

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Peer Reviewed Research Proves Biotech’s Studies on GMOs are Flawed, Inaccurate

October 27, 2014

Remember when doctors and scientists told us cigarettes were safe, with doctors even showing up on commercials puffing away? Or how about when Vietnam Vets were told that being sprayed with Agent Orange wouldn’t cause them any significant health problems? The ‘studies’ supported by biotech on GMOs have been suspected of being falsified in one way or another, and now there is an independent, peer-reviewed study to prove it.
Read article on the Natural Society website

Genetically Modified Organisms Risk Global Ruin, Says Black Swan Author

October 27, 2014

Experts have severely underestimated the risks of genetically modified food, says a group of researchers lead by Nassim Nicholas Taleb.
Read article on The Physics arXiv Blog

OTHER HEALTH-RELATED NEWS

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India air pollution 'cutting crop yields by almost half'

November 3, 2014

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Air pollution in India has become so severe that yields of crops are being cut by almost half, scientists have found.
Read article in the Guardian (UK)

‘US fracking extremely dangerous, poses cancer threat’

October 31, 2014

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

The way that oil and gas fracking is practiced in the US is dangerous to public health exposing people living around wells to respiratory infections, cancer and a reduction in brain activity, David O. Carpenter, environmental health expert, told RT.
Read article at rt.com (Russia)

Study finds asthmatics with Vitamin D deficiency are 25 percent more likely to experience acute attacks

October 28, 2014

von United States National Institute of Health: Heart, Llung and Blood Institute [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Asthma, which inflames and narrows the airways, has become more common in recent years. While there is no known cure, asthma can be managed with medication and by avoiding allergens and other triggers. A new study by a Tel Aviv University researcher points to a convenient, free way to manage acute asthmatic episodes—catching some rays outside.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

POLITICAL NEWS

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Child Poverty Jumps by 2.6 Million in Developed World Since 2008, While Number of Global Billionaires Doubles

October 30, 2014

By Alex Proimos from Sydney, Australia (Homes of Puerto Natales  Uploaded by russavia) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Two headlines came across my screen today, which taken together pretty much sum up the effects of policy decisions made by Central Bankers and politicians since the financial crisis. The financial oligarchs got bailed out, and the rich got richer due to decisions made by “leaders” around the globe. As such, the entire planet has now been transformed into a neo-feudal tinderbox.
Read article at libertyblitzkrieg.com

The Red Cross’ Secret Disaster

October 29, 2014

By George Armstrong (This image is from the FEMA Photo Library.) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

In 2012, two massive storms pounded the United States, leaving hundreds of thousands of people homeless, hungry or without power for days and weeks. Americans did what they so often do after disasters. They sent hundreds of millions of dollars to the Red Cross, confident their money would ease the suffering left behind by Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Isaac. They believed the charity was up to the job. They were wrong.
Read article at propublica.org

 

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