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Dr. Rath Health Foundation Newsletter

December 11, 2014

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Vitamin C may help people who suffer from airway obstruction or respiratory symptoms after exercise

December 8, 2014

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Vitamin C may reduce bronchoconstriction and respiratory symptoms caused by exercise according to a study published in Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Key role in brain health for vitamin E

December 5, 2014

Vitamin E has a key role to play in reducing the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, fatty liver diseases and other health risks, experts at a recent symposium on vitamin E have said.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

Study links running to lower Alzheimer's death risk

December 4, 2014

Running more than 15 miles a week may reduce the risk of dying from Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Yes Dear, Garlic, Vitamin C and Zinc Do Treat the Common Cold

December 3, 2014

Okay, so you have a cold - or those around you have a cold. What to do? Get some drugs? Think again. Most are no better for placebo for the common cold. The most successful proven cold remedies are natural.
Read article at greenmedinfo.com


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Drug Makers are Targeting Patients in Physician Offices More Than Ever

December 4, 2014

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Walk into any physician’s office and promotional messages about medicines can be seen no matter where you look – brochures are typically displayed on a counter and advertorial messages are often playing on a flat-screen TV mounted on a wall. This type of patient outreach, which is called point-of-care marketing, is hardly new, but what is different is that the pharmaceutical industry and other companies selling health products are relying on this form of promotion more than ever before, according to a new study.
Read blog entry by Ed Silverman on the Wall Street Journal website (USA)

IMS Health Study Forecasts Global Spending on Medicines to Increase 30 Percent by 2018, to $1.3 Trillion

November 20, 2014

The report, The Global Outlook for Medicines Through 2018, found that the total global spend for pharmaceuticals will increase by $305-335 billion on a constant-dollar basis, compared to $219 billion during the past five years. Global spending is forecast to grow at a 4-7 percent compound annual rate over the next five years, with most countries experiencing an increase in drug expenditure per capita.
Read press release at imshealth.com

Comment: With its current global sales already having reached 1 trillion dollars a year, the pharmaceutical “business with disease” is financially unsustainable. The sooner it can therefore be replaced with a new healthcare system, based on scientific breakthroughs in the areas of vitamin research and cellular health, the better it will be for all mankind. To learn about the necessary strategies for creating a truly sustainable preventive healthcare system, read Dr. Rath’s Barletta Declaration.


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The Pro-GMO Lobby: Anti-science and a Politically Motivated Agenda

December 5, 2014

The pro-GMO lobby claims that there is a scientific consensus on the safety of GM food and therefore the GMO debate is over. It claims that GMOs guarantee higher yields and less pesticide/herbicide use. The claim is also made that GM agriculture has no adverse impact on soil, the nutritional value and health of crops or biodiversity. The industry and its supporters claim that the ‘scientific community’ believes GMOs can only have positive effects and point to research to back this up. These claims are bogus.
Read article at rinf.com

New EU law grants countries right to ban GM crops but leaves them exposed to industry attacks

December 4, 2014

Brussels – At the end of a late-night round of negotiations, national governments agreed on a new EU law to provide countries the right to ban GM crops in their territory. However, the agreed text delivers less than it promises, as it prevents countries to use evidence of environmental harm to justify national bans of GM crops.
Read press release on the Greenpeace website


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Each dollar spent on kids' nutrition can yield more than $100 later

December 8, 2014

There are strong economic incentives for governments to invest in early childhood nutrition, reports a new paper from the University of Waterloo and Cornell University. Published for the Copenhagen Consensus Centre, the paper reveals that every dollar spent on nutrition during the first 1,000 days of a child's life can provide a country up to $166 in future earnings.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Antioxidant capacity of orange juice is multiplied tenfold

December 5, 2014

The antioxidant activity of citrus juices and other foods is undervalued, experts say. A new technique for measuring this property generates values that are ten times higher than those indicated by current analysis methods. The results suggest that tables on the antioxidant capacities of food products that dieticians and health authorities use must be revised.
Read article at sciencedaily.com

Vitamin D deficiency ups odds of asthma exacerbation

December 5, 2014

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Vitamin D deficiency is associated with increased odds of asthma exacerbations, according to a study published in the December issue of Allergy.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Vitamin E deficiency linked to greater risk of miscarriage among poor women: Bangladeshi study

December 3, 2014

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Pregnant women in Bangladesh with low levels of the most common form of vitamin E are nearly twice as likely to have a miscarriage than those with adequate levels of the vitamin in their blood, according to new research led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Read article at sciencedaily.com

Vitamin D deficiency, depression linked in international study

December 2, 2014

Vitamin D deficiency is not just harmful to physical health—it also might impact mental health, according to a team of researchers that has found a link between seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, and a lack of sunlight.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

'Natural' food deemed healthy by UK consumers

December 1, 2014

‘Natural’ is the best proxy for healthy among the UK public according to research from food and drink research specialists MMR Research Worldwide exploring food category health profiles.
Read article at research-live.com (UK)

Comment: The unfortunate reality of modern-day advertising is that any food product that has the word “natural” printed on its packaging cannot necessarily be relied on to be healthy. Ultimately, the most effective foods for protecting our health are grown in our gardens, on cultivated land within our communities and on the fields of our farms. The fruits and vegetables we plant and eat should be organically grown and free of pesticides and GMOs. To learn how an effective, truly preventive healthcare system has to tear down the artificial barriers between nutrition and health as well as between medicine and agriculture, read Dr. Rath’s Barletta Declaration.


For more political news, click here. Additional stories can be found on the news page on the European Referendum Initiative website. UK-orientated political news can be found on the Reject the EU website.

The Rise of German Imperialism and the Phony “Russian Threat”

December 6, 2014

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Just as the Soviets turned the tide of war in Stalingrad, the Russian people, past the first two years of a bootstrap operation will survive, thrive and become once again a beacon of hope to all people looking to get from under the tyranny of US-NATO militarism and German-EU economic dictates.
Read article at veteransnewsnow.com (USA)

How the NSA Hacks Cellphone Networks Worldwide

December 4, 2014

In March 2011, two weeks before the Western intervention in Libya, a secret message was delivered to the National Security Agency. An intelligence unit within the U.S. military’s Africa Command needed help to hack into Libya’s cellphone networks and monitor text messages. For the NSA, the task was easy. The agency had already obtained technical information about the cellphone carriers’ internal systems by spying on documents sent among company employees, and these details would provide the perfect blueprint to help the military break into the networks.
Read article on the Centre for Research on Globalization website


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