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Glucosamine's Anti-Inflammatory Actions Benefit Lungs

Glucosamine is an anti-inflammatory glucose derivative known for its benefits in arthritis. In this study, researchers investigated whether its anti-inflammatory action could be of use in the treatment of harmful inflammation in the pulmonary system (lungs). They found it does have a therapeutic role in respiratory inflammatory disorders.
Source: Wu YL, et al. Glucosamine regulation of LPS-mediated inflammation in human bronchial epithelial cells. Eur J Pharmacol 2010 Jun 10;635(1-3):219-226.
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Broad Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Chondroitin Sulfate

Chondroitin sulfate (CS) is known to have a beneficial effect on cartilage, synovial membrane and subchondral bone. However, new research is proving it to have a broader therapeutic range, with favourable results observed in other diseases where inflammation is an essential marker, such as psoriasis and atherosclerosis.
Source: du Souich P, et al. Immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory effects of chondroitin sulphate. J Cell Mol Med 2009 Aug;13(8A):1451-1463
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WHO Scandal Exposed: Advisors Received Kickbacks from H1N1 Vaccine Manufacturers

A stunning new report published in the British Medical Journal, reveals that top scientists who convinced the World Health Organisation (WHO) to declare H1N1 a global pandemic, held close financial ties to the drug companies that profited from the sale of those vaccines. It exposes the hidden ties that drove WHO to declare a pandemic, resulting in billions of dollars in profits for vaccine manufacturers.
During all of this, WHO refused to disclose any conflicts of interests between its top advisors and the drug companies who would financially benefit from its decisions. All the kickbacks were swept under the table and kept silent.

The BMJ isn't the only medical publication criticising WHO for its poor handling of conflicts of interest. Another report from the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly also criticised WHO, saying: "Parliamentary Assembly is alarmed about the way in which the H1N1 influenza pandemic has been handled, not only by the World Health Organisation (WHO), but also by the competent health authorities at the level of the European Union and at national level." It went on to explain that WHO's actions led to "a waste of large sums of public money, and also unjustified scares and fears about health risks faced by the European public at large."

Vitamin D has been scientifically proven to be 5 x times more effective than vaccines at preventing influenza infections, but WHO never recommended vitamin D to anyone. The entire focus was pushing more high-profit vaccines. And yet there has never been a single scientific study ever published showing that H1N1 vaccines worked.

Source: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/SwineFlu/swine-flu-pandemic-world-health-organization-scientists-linked/story?id=10829940
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/04/AR2010060403034.html
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GM Crops Make Minor Pests a Major Problem

Cotton that has been genetically modified "Bt cotton" to poison an insect pest, boilworm, is causing a massive increase in the number of other insects. More than 4 million hectares of Bt cotton are now grown in China & the numbers of of mirid bugs have increased 12-fold since its introduction.
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Roundup Creating Superweeds for Farmers

As reported in the New York Times, farmers' widespread use of Roundup weedkiller is creating Roundup-resistant superweeds, like the overuse of antibiotics. There are now 10 different species of superweeds resistant to Roundup, spread over 22 states in USA & millions of acres of crops.
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Paediatrics: Most Babies Need More Vitamin D

Most babies should take a daily vitamin D supplement, available in inexpensive drops, a new study shows. That will be a big change for most parents -- and even many pediatricians. Those drops are needed, the study published online in Paediatrics says, because only 5% to 37% of American infants met the standard for vitamin D set by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2008: 400 international units a day.
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Air Pollution Harming IVF Success

Scientists have revealed that air pollutants, particularly those emitted by power stations, are causing IVF treatments to fail. A study led by doctors from the Penn State College of Medicine in Pennsylvania showed fertility treatment success rates were slashed in contaminated areas. The most damaging pollutants are emitted by power stations burning fossil fuel & diesel exhaust.
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Vaginal Births Best for Bubs

According to a recent story in the Sydney Morning Herald May 30, natural births are better for babies. Babies born by caesarean section are more vulnerable to asthma, allergies & infection as they miss out on receiving their mothers' good bacteria during birth, says Professor Patricia Conway from University of NSW. However, emergency caesareans performed after labour had begun & if the waters had broken, meant babies did receive a small amount of the beneficial bacteria. Elective caesareans were "sterile" & did not receive this but babies had other chances to receive their mother's bacteria with skin-to-skin contact directly after birth & if they were breastfed.
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Aussies Don't Rug Up Enough During Winter

According to a Sydney Morning Herald article May 26, researchers at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) have warned that Australians fail to dress appropriately or properly insulate their homes during the colder months which places extra strain on the body, sometimes fatal! When the temperature falls below 19C in Australia, the death rate from heart & circulatory problems goes up & at a higher rate than compared with the effects of frigid winters on people in countries like Finland & Sweden. Heart-erlated deaths & complications could be prevented by simple solutions like wearing thermals, hats, gloves, slippers, not by turning up indoor heaters as people tend to heat just one room & then get cold when they move to other non-heated rooms.
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Rats on Junk Food Pass Cancer Down the Generations

Recent research shows that what you eat, especially while pregnant, can affect not only your children but also your grandchildren. When pregnant rats were fed a fatty diet, both their daughters and granddaughters proved to be at greater risk of breast cancer. In fact, even if the daughters of the first generation of rats ate healthily, their offspring - the 3rd generation - were still at greater risk of disease.
Your diet also influences genetic expression. Even though you may be genetically predisposed to a health problem, you're not necessarily destined to express those genes - unless your current diet and lifestyle turns them on.
Source: New Scientist April 20, 2010
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