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Dr. Rath Health Foundation Newsletter

02 July 2015

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NATURAL HEALTH NEWS

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Cognitive-boosting blackcurrants show Parkinson’s potential

June 25, 2015

Two varieties of blackcurrant have been found to boost cognitive performance and alertness, with one variety showing particular promise in blocking the enzymes associated with Parkinson's.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

Zinc supplements reduce pregnancy complications & new-born infections: Study

June 23, 2015

Zinc supplementation of zinc-deficient women reduces pregnancy complications and new born infection, say Egyptian researchers.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

Comment: There is now clear scientific evidence that micronutrient supplements improve fertility and pregnancy outcomes. To learn more, visit the online library on the World Health Alphabetization website.

PHARMA "BUSINESS WITH DISEASE" NEWS

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US Supreme Court backs use of contentious execution drug

June 29, 2015

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The US Supreme Court has upheld the use of a contentious drug used in executions, saying it does not violate a ban on cruel and unusual punishment.
Read article on the BBC News website (UK)

Comment: The pharmaceutical industry has a long history of producing patented chemicals for the purpose of putting people to death. As proven by historical records from the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials, the Zyklon B pellets used to murder concentration camp inmates in the gas chambers at Auschwitz were produced by a subsidiary company of the infamous IG Farben Cartel, composed of Bayer, BASF, Hoechst and other drug and chemical manufacturers. Today, with this US Supreme Court verdict, the ongoing pharmaceutical “business with death” is being given the backing of US law.

Taking anti-depressants like Prozac to counter mood changes in menopause 'raises risk of broken bones'

June 26, 2015

Women who take common anti-depressants to counter the impact of the menopause may have a 76 per cent higher risk of broken bones, scientists warn.
Read article in the Daily Mail (UK)

GMO NEWS

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GM wheat no more pest-resistant than ordinary crops, trial shows

June 25, 2015

GM wheat designed to repel aphids is no more effective at repelling the bugs than standard varieties, a major field trial has revealed.
Read article in the Guardian (UK)

GMO lamb from jellyfish experiment sold as food

June 23, 2015

France's national agricultural institute is investigating how a lamb whose mother had been genetically modified with a jellyfish protein as part of a medical experiment was sold as meat.
Read article on the San Jose Mercury News website (USA)

OTHER HEALTH-RELATED NEWS

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Don’t live longer, we can’t afford it!

June 24, 2015

Healthcare systems worldwide have their backs against the wall. The two main bottle necks are lack of money and lack of sufficient healthcare staff. But the problems manifest financially. They are magnified dramatically by the lack of effective disease prevention, the lack of effectiveness in treating chronic diseases and the cost of drugs and surgery. The biggest costs are people, buildings and drugs.
Read article on the Alliance for Natural Health (Europe) website

Insecticide lindane found to cause cancer

June 24, 2015

A common insecticide has been found to cause cancer in humans, according to a World Health Organization review. The product, lindane, was once widely used in agriculture and continues to be found in some treatments for head lice and scabies.
Read article in the Guardian (UK)

50 everyday chemicals that can mix to raise cancer risk: Substances found in fried potatoes, handwash and suncream could lead to cancer if combined

June 23, 2015

Fifty everyday chemicals, including one found in fried potatoes, could be combining to increase our risk of cancer, researchers say. Previous studies may have under-estimated the danger because they did not take into account the risk the chemicals pose together.
Read article in the Daily Mail (UK)

Comment:  International research is increasingly confirming the validity of concerns we ourselves first raised years ago. With this latest study essentially echoing the findings of an assessment carried out in Denmark earlier this year, we look forward to the day when the growing evidence base on the dangers of patented chemicals is finally acted upon by government health policy makers.

POLITICAL NEWS

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Preventing a Space War

June 29, 2015

Of all the places where conflict could erupt, space might seem the least likely, except in movies. But increasingly, it is becoming a contested environment posing new dangers.
Read editorial in the New York Times (USA)

Jacques Delors awarded the title of "Honorary Citizen of Europe"

June 26, 2015

The European Council has awarded Jacques Delors the title of "Honorary Citizen of Europe" at the occasion of its meeting on the 25th and 26th of June 2015. After Jean Monnet in 1976 (Luxembourg European Council) and Helmut Kohl in 1998 (Vienna European Council), Jacques Delors is the third major actor of the European construction to be distinguished by such a title.
Read article at delorsinstitute.eu

Comment: In an astonishing act of hubris, while the euro was falling deeper into trouble with each passing minute, the Brussels EU dictators took time out at their summit meeting to award the currency's architect, Jacques Delors, the title of "Honorary Citizen of Europe." In receiving this dubious award, however, it has to be said that Delors is in good company. Jean Monnet, a political wheeler-dealer who received the award in 1976, founded the little-known Action Committee for the United States of Europe in 1955 and played a key role in luring Great Britain into the Brussels EU. Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, who received the award in 1998, was initially employed by BASF and between 1959 and 1969 was a full-time lobbyist for the pharmaceutical and chemical industry. Kohl was disgraced in 1999 by revelations that his political party had received donations from an arms dealer and lobbyist accused of bribing officials.

Dutch city of Utrecht to experiment with a universal, unconditional 'basic income'

June 26, 2015

The Dutch city of Utrecht will start an experiment which hopes to determine whether society works effectively with universal, unconditional income introduced.
Read article in The Independent (UK)

Comment: Currently, there are around 200 million people in the world who don’t have a job. Moreover, even amongst those that do have a job, at least 80% of humanity lives on less than $10 a day. Significantly, therefore, the super-wealthy investors behind the Chemical, Petrochemical and Pharmaceutical Cartel see unemployment and low wages as necessary tools for maintaining profits. But it doesn’t have to be like this as there are alternative approaches to economics and employment that would make a better, fairer world for everybody. In the area of employment, therefore, the goal of the Movement of Life is to put an end to unemployment and ensure that everyone has the right to live a purposeful, dignified and productive life. To learn more, visit the Work for All section of the Movement of Life website.

How Turmeric Will Light Up The Future - Literally!

June 23, 2015

Can you imagine a computer or handheld device backlight or display of the future being lit up by a turmeric or pomegranate mixture? Imagine if an entirely edible source of white light could be generated with minimal environmental and human health impacts? The good news is that we no longer have to rely on our imagination. We now have the science to show it is indeed possible!
Read article at greenmedinfo.com

Comment: This study provides impressive evidence regarding the power of phytobiological compounds, such as those contained in turmeric and pomegranate, to provide a source of energy. In the area of energy, the goal of the Movement of Life is to end the global dependency on oil and bring about a change to renewable energy. To learn more, visit the Free Energy for All section of the Movement of Life website.

 

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