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Dr. Rath Health Foundation Newsletter

December 4, 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.


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Vitamin D supplementation linked to fewer lung disease ‘flare-ups’

December 2, 2014

Vitamin D supplementation could reduce flare-ups of COPD lung disease by more than 40% in patients who are deficient, say researchers.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

Leafy Greens May Reduce Aggression in Teens

December 1, 2014

High magnesium intake has been associated with reduced aggressive behavior in western Australian adolescents, highlighting the importance of a magnesium-rich diet in emotional and behavioral health.
Read article at laboratoryequipment.com

Magnesium Supplements May Be Solution to PMS

November 25, 2014

Magnesium supplements can decrease the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), such as mood swings, irritability, depression, anxiety, bloating, fluid retention, breast tenderness, sugar cravings, headaches and poor sleep, which affect 75 percent of women.
Read press release at prnewswire.com

New study examines the effect of timing of folic acid supplementation during pregnancy

November 25, 2014

Taking folic acid before conception significantly reduces the risk of small for gestational age (SGA) at birth, suggests a new study published today (26 November) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG).
Read article at medicalxpress.com


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Drug Firm Hired Doctors with Troubling Track Records to Promote Powerful Painkiller

November 29, 2014

An Arizona pharmaceutical company had no qualms about hiring doctors with questionable records or reputations to promote a powerful painkiller that has killed some patients.
Read article at allgov.com (USA)

Big Pharma and criminal super profits

November 26, 2014

Expenses for medicine at Danish public hospitals have doubled in only seven years.
Read article at internationalviewpoint.org


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Filipino Farmers Protest Government Research on Genetically Modified Rice

November 26, 2014

By International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Jon Sarmiento, a farmer in the Cavite province in southern Manila, plants a variety of fruits and vegetables, but his main crop, rice, is under threat. He claims that approval by the Philippine government of the genetically modified ‘golden rice’ that is fortified with beta-carotene, which the body converts into vitamin A, could ruin his livelihood.
Read article on the Inter Press Service News Agency website

Vietnam, Agent Orange, and GMOs

November 24, 2014

By Keith Weller, U.S. Department of Agriculture (Public domain images website) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Vietnam continues to roll out the red carpet for foreign biotech giants, including the infamous Monsanto, to sell the controversial genetically modified (GM) corn varieties in the country. Critics say that by welcoming Monsanto, Vietnam has been too nice to the main manufacturer of Agent Orange, the toxic defoliant used during the Vietnam War that left a devastating legacy still claiming victims today.
Read article at thediplomat.com

Music legend Neil Young boycotts Starbucks because of GMOs

November 20, 2014

By Matthew Harris [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Neil Young, legendary musician most known for his time spent with the band Crosby, Stills & Nash, announced this month he is giving up his usual morning coffee routine at Starbucks. The singer/songwriter issued a statement on his website that he will no longer support Starbucks because the company is partnering with Monsanto in Vermont to try and stop accurate food labeling.
Read article at voxxi.com


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Toiletry chemicals linked to testicular cancer and male infertility cost EU millions, report says

December 2, 2014

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

The hormone-mimicking chemicals used routinely in toiletries, cosmetics, medicines, plastics and pesticides cause hundreds of millions of euros of damage to EU citizens every year, according to the first estimate of their economic impact.
Read article in the Guardian (UK)

E-cigarettes contain up to 10 times carcinogens: Japan research

November 27, 2014

von Seics (Eigenes Werk) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

E-cigarettes contain up to 10 times the level of cancer-causing agents in regular tobacco, Japanese scientists said Thursday, the latest blow to an invention once heralded as less harmful than smoking.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Ebolagate: escalating fear for the sake of profit?

November 26, 2014

Mainstream media isn’t telling the truth about what’s really going on.
Read article on the Alliance for Natural Health (Europe) website

Global Ebola relief effort not reaching rural communities

November 25, 2014

Despite millions pouring into Ebola relief effort, not even a trickle has reached many of the community holding centres for Ebola patients.
Read press release on the Alliance for Natural Health (Europe) website


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Solar to be cheaper than gas by 2018

December 2, 2014

Britain’s solar power will be cheaper than gas by 2018, according to new industry analysis from the Solar Trade Association (STA).
Read article at farminguk.com

California flips the switch on the world's largest solar power farm

November 28, 2014

By Pacific Southwest Region from Sacramento, US (Solar Panels at Topaz Solar 5) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

The first 500-plus megawatt solar power plant is now up and running in the US. Topaz, as it’s being called, is located in San Luis Obispo County on California’s Carrizo Plain and is the result of two years of hard work.
Read article at techspot.com

Fracking toxins may be as dangerous as tobacco, asbestos & thalidomide – UK chief scientist

November 28, 2014

By Loadmaster (David R. Tribble) (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

The effects of fracking could be as dangerous as asbestos, thalidomide, or tobacco toxins, the UK’s leading scientist has warned, claiming the government has adopted the process without considering the side effects.
Read article at rt.com (Russia)

Juncker survives no confidence vote over tax allegations

November 27, 2014

von European People's Party (EPP Brussels Summit; Mar. 2014) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has survived a vote of no confidence in his leadership. MEPs backing the motion said Mr Juncker was unfit to hold office, alleging he presided over tax avoidance schemes in Luxembourg while he was prime minister.
Read article on the BBC News website (UK)

ASEAN Economic Community – Why, For What, and By Whom

November 26, 2014

On TV, upon the magazine rack, in schools, and on billboards around the country, the coming ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) is being heralded everywhere across Southeast Asia.
Read article on the New Eastern Outlook website (Russia)

Comment: Aided by cooperation and finance from the Brussels EU, the development of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) is being driven by the same corporate interests that are already wreaking havoc upon the lives and wellbeing of over half a billion people in Europe. It is therefore essential that the people of South East Asia learn from the experiences of their counterparts in Europe and vigorously oppose the development of ASEAN.


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