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December 1, 2014

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Spice up your memory: Just one gram of turmeric a day could boost memory

November 18, 2014

By Giovanni Dall'Orto (Self-photographed) [Attribution], via Wikimedia Commons

Adding just one gram of turmeric to breakfast could help improve the memory of people who are in the very early stages of diabetes and at risk of cognitive impairment.
Read article at sciencedaily.com

Nothing fishy about health benefits of plant-based omega-3 fatty acid

November 17, 2014

Increasing the amount of omega-3s in your diet, whether from fish or flax, will likely decrease your risk of getting heart disease, according to Penn State nutritionists.
Read article at medicalxpress.com


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Ohio Bill Would Grant Anonymity to Execution Drug Makers, Secrecy for Drug Ingredients

November 18, 2014

By CACorrections (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

A new bill in the Ohio legislature would hide information about pharmacists, doctors, drug companies and drug ingredients from the public.
Read article at ideastream.org

Comment: The drug industry has already been proven to have supplied the Zyklon B pellets that were used to kill concentration camp prisoners in the gas chambers during WWII. As such, for an industry that claims to be focused on improving human health, the fact that it continues to sell drugs for use in executions clearly demonstrates that its primary concern is making profits for its shareholders.

Taking NSAIDs with fibrillation meds boosts risk of bleeding

November 18, 2014

By James Heilman, MD (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

People who take blood thinners for atrial fibrillation and also use common painkillers, even briefly, are more likely to suffer serious bleeding, according to a new study.
Read Reuters news report at yahoo.com

Drug firm head held over India surgery deaths

November 14, 2014

Indian police have arrested the director of a drug-manufacturing firm which allegedly supplied medication to women in a mass sterilisation that left 13 dead in central Chhattisgarh state.
Read article at aljazeera.com


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‘Monsanto uses Indian farmers to contaminate world with GMO crops’

November 19, 2014

By persuading Indian farmers to buy genetically modified organism (GMO) seeds Monsanto spreads its genetically engineered crops around the world so that no one can compete with pure non-GMO products after that, anti-GMO activist Jeffrey Smith, told RT.
Read article at rt.com (Russia)

Syngenta facing dozens of lawsuits over GMO seed

November 18, 2014

Agrochemicals giant Syngenta is facing a growing number of lawsuits challenging its release of a genetically modified corn seed that China had not approved for import, with losses to farmers estimated to be at least $1 billion.
Read article at thonline.com


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Low vitamin D levels increase mortality

November 18, 2014

By Caspar David Friedrich(1774-1840) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

New research from the University of Copenhagen and Copenhagen University Hospital shows that low blood vitamin D levels increase mortality. The study included 96,000 Danes and was recently published in the distinguished British Medical Journal.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Roman Horror-Day
Organic Standards Take a Beating at Codex

November 16, 2014

As with life, words have plain meanings. That is, we all generally expect the basic meaning of a word to be what we know it to be through our experience and education. A “cat” does not mean a “dog.” Instead, they are what we expect them to be just as water is water and blue means blue. Without such commonly accepted meanings, we would be lost at sea, unable to communicate with one another and transmit information. Hence, shared definitions exist that typically transcend time and even cultures. Yet words can also deceive us, especially if the plain meaning that we expect to be there is not there. More than 200 years ago, the French moralist Joseph Joubert observed that “words, like eyeglasses, blur everything that they do not make clearer.” That is exactly what is happening with the word “organic” as its meaning is changed by those authorities we would think would be the most diligent in safeguarding it.
Read article on the website of the National Health Federation (USA)


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Dutch had euro-exit plan at height of crisis

November 21, 2014

Details have emerged indicating that both the Dutch and German governments were preparing emergency plans for a return to their national currencies at the height of the euro crisis.
Read article at euobserver.com

Comment: Despite the claims of the Brussels EU and its stakeholders, the euro currency essentially fulfils only one function; namely, as a chain to enslave millions of Europeans to economic dictatorship. Until this chain is broken via the dismantling of the Brussels EU and the reintroduction of countries’ national currencies, financial recovery and social peace for the people of Europe will not be possible.

‘Diabolical & absurd’: Outrage as Save the Children gives Tony Blair Global Legacy Award

November 20, 2014

By Chatham House [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

A decision by UK charity Save the Children to give Tony Blair its annual Global Legacy Award has unleashed a torrent of criticism highlighting the former PM’s role in Britain’s 2003 Iraq war and his controversial business dealings in the Middle East.
Read article at rt.com (Russia)

New tool for spy victims to detect government surveillance

November 20, 2014

A new tool to enable journalists and human rights defenders to scan their computers for known surveillance spyware has been released today by Amnesty International and a coalition of human rights and technology organizations. Detekt is the first tool to be made available to the public that detects major known surveillance spyware, some of which is used by governments, in computers.
Read article on the Amnesty International website

Small Balkan scandal
The EU’s mission in Kosovo is ensnared by corruption claims

November 15, 2014

Kosovo is agog and Brussels horrified. Allegations have been made that a judge was bribed in a murder case and the European Union’s police and justice mission, Eulex, failed to investigate properly. Maria Bamieh, the former British investigator behind the allegations, accuses Eulex of fabricating evidence against her and dispensing “Milosevic-style justice”.
Read article in The Economist


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