UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL JANUARY 25TH 2013

by Phillip Day

A brief look at this week’s news stories

 PHILLIP DAY’S
WHAT’S NEWS TOUR
UK 2013

New dates added for 2013!!

TAUNTON, TORQUAY (NEXT WEEKEND!),

YORK, GLASGOW (in FIVE WEEKS!)

NEWBURY, SWANSEA, SOLIHULL, CHEADLE, MAIDSTONE, WORTHING, GLOUCESTER, BRISTOL, BATTLE, SOUTHAMPTON, BASILDON, CANTERBURY, MIDDLESBROUGH, NEWCASTLE, LONDON, HARLOW, NOTTINGHAM, SHEFFIELD
ST HELIER, JERSEY (21st September)

 

Dear All

I’m pleased to say our web­site is now fully restored after its recent assault by pet­ti­fog­ging Inter­net offi­cial­dom. My apolo­gies to those affected.

Boy am I look­ing for­ward to get­ting out on the road again next week to con­tinue my 2013 UK What’s News? tour! Next week­end, it’s Taunton and Torquay, so grab your dis­counted tick­ets now before pre-orders are closed at 5pm on Thurs­day, 31st Jan­u­ary. Door tick­ets, of course, will be avail­able on the day at the reg­u­lar price.

Right, on to this week’s hot news top­ics. My com­ments are in italics:

More good news on Vit­a­min D:

VITAMIN D TREATMENT FOR DEADLIEST FORM OF BREAST CANCER: (Nat­u­ral­News) Research just pub­lished in The Jour­nal of Cell Biol­ogy reveals two impor­tant dis­cov­er­ies about one of the most aggres­sive and dif­fi­cult to treat forms of breast can­cer. Inves­ti­ga­tors led by Susana Gon­zalo, Ph.D., assis­tant professor…

PLUS: VITAMIN D IS NOW THE MOST POPULAR VITAMIN

Yet more evi­dence that the immune sys­tem is depen­dent on an ade­quate D-3 serum con­cen­tra­tion for opti­mal oper­a­tion. For those want­ing to test their vit­a­min D-3, RAPID VITAMIN D TESTING IS AVAILABLE BY MAIL WHEREVER YOU ARE ON THE PLANET: If you are fed up with GPs and their end­less test­ing delays, Birm­ing­ham City Hospital’s Pathol­ogy Depart­ment will send you a test kit wher­ever you are and process your sam­ple in a hurry.

TAKING ASPIRIN DOUBLES RISK OF BLINDNESS: STUDY LINKS REGULAR USE WITH AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION: A new study found a link between reg­u­lar use of aspirin and age-related mac­u­lar degen­er­a­tion (AMD) — the most com­mon cause of sight loss in peo­ple over 50.

Here is a fab­u­lous vic­tory: CASE DISMISSED! TEXAS ENDS 15-YEAR FIGHT AGAINST CANCER DOCTOR BURZYNSKI: After a gru­el­ing 15-year long bat­tle, the Texas Med­ical Board has offi­cially ended its cru­sade to revoke Dr. Stanis­law Burzynski’s med­ical licence in an effort to end his use of Anti­neo­plas­tons, as well as his com­bi­na­tion gene-targeted ther­apy for cancer.

After last week’s Horse­burg­er­gate ‘scan­dal’, the world awak­ens to an ugly truth:THE REALLY BAD NEWS? HORSE BURGERS AREN’T THE ONLY NASTY SECRET IN THE CHILL CABINETS: The fact is that our trust in the big super­mar­ket chains is badly mis­placed, writes JOANNA BLYTHMAN. The sheer mas­sive­ness of the scale of their oper­a­tions is a cen­tral part of the problem.

Next: WOMEN MORE LIKELY TO DIE FROM SMOKING THAN 40 YEARS AGO, STUDY FINDS: The increased risk greatly out­weighs improve­ments in med­i­cine that have cut death rates among the major­ity of the pop­u­la­tion in the last 50 years. In the 1960s, smok­ing raised a woman’s chances of dying from lung can­cer 2.7 times. By the period 2000 to 2010 this had surged to 25.7-fold higher level of risk.

VACCINATION ROUND-UP

(Nat­u­ral­News)

SURVEY: VACCINATED CHILDREN FIVE TIMES MORE PRONE TO DISEASE THAN UNVACCINATED CHILDREN: (Nat­u­ral­News) An ongo­ing study out of Ger­many com­par­ing dis­ease rates among vac­ci­nated and unvac­ci­nated chil­dren points to a pretty clear dis­par­ity between the two groups as far as ill­ness rates are con­cerned. As reported by the group Health Freedom…

FLU EPIDEMIC STRIKES MILLIONS OF AMERICANS ALREADY VACCINATED AGAINST THE FLU: (Nat­u­ral­News) The USA is in an offi­cial flu pan­demic panic right now, with Boston declar­ing a …

90 PERCENT OF WHOOPING COUGH OUTBREAK VICTIMS ARE ALREADY VACCINATED AGAINST WHOOPING COUGH: (Nat­u­ral­News) The utter fail­ure of the whoop­ing cough (per­tus­sis) vac­cine to pro­vide any real pro­tec­tion against dis­ease is once again on dis­play for the world to see, as yet another major out­break of the con­di­tion has spread pri­mar­ily through­out the…

AT LEAST 50 AFRICAN CHILDREN PARALYZED AFTER RECEIVING BILL GATES-BACKED MENINGITIS VACCINE: (Nat­u­ral­News) Bill and Melinda Gates have been on a cru­sade for at least the past decade to vac­ci­nate every sin­gle child on the planet. And one of their pri­mary geo­graph­i­cal tar­gets has been the con­ti­nent of Africa, where poor san­i­ta­tions and lack of…

MULTIPLE VACCINE DOSES HAVE RESULTED IN UP TO 145,000 CHILD DEATHS IN PAST 20 YEARS: (Nat­u­ral­News) The rec­om­mended child­hood vac­ci­na­tion sched­ule has changed dra­mat­i­cally over the years, with chil­dren now receiv­ing upwards of 30 vac­cines, includ­ing mul­ti­ple com­bi­na­tion vac­cines, before the age of six. And in many cases, doc­tors and nurses…

Next: FIGHTING MICROBES WITH MICROBES: Your body actu­ally con­tains about 100 tril­lion cells, but amaz­ingly only one in 10 is ‘human’. The oth­ers are made up of bac­te­ria and other micro-organisms. What may also sur­prise you is that soil has a microflora of its own, shar­ing many sim­i­lar­i­ties with the microflora in the human body.

The sub­ject of bowel flora and a patient’s poten­tial rad­i­cally to alter the out­come of pre­vi­ously intractable con­di­tions will be a major focus for the Cre­dence team in 2013.

Next: UNCOVERED, THETOXICGENE HIDING IN GM CROPS: REVELATION THROWS NEW DOUBT OVER SAFETY OF FOODS: A new study by the EU’s offi­cial food watch­dog, the Euro­pean Food Safety Author­ity (EFSA), has revealed that the inter­na­tional approval process for GM crops failed to iden­tify a virus gene.

Finally, two arti­cles from me: One on GLAUCOMA , a sur­pris­ingly com­mon con­di­tion affect­ing eye­sight, and one on LAUGHTER, why we need more in our lives, not only because laugh­ter is funny, but also an excel­lent stress­buster and boon to our health.

That’s it! Have a great week!