Archive for March, 2012

Saturday, March 31st, 2012 at 5:42am

Three benefits of dark chocolate that will help you lose weight

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Tweet Pin It (NaturalNews) The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 68 percent of adults over the age of 20 are overweight, half of whom are considered obese. Of course obesity is also strongly linked to many other health problems including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer. The economic costs are enormous. A […]

Saturday, March 31st, 2012 at 5:42am

War veterans prone to drug addiction often prescribed risky painkillers

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Tweet Pin It (NaturalNews) As if some returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan didn’t have enough problems already, many of them are now being prescribed risky painkillers that can have profoundly negative effects, especially for those with pre-existing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other physical ailments. According to a recently released government study, vets […]

Friday, March 30th, 2012 at 11:40pm

French police arrest ‘radical Muslims’

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French police have arrested 19 people in dawn raids across a number of cities, as President Nicolas Sarkozy cracked down on what he termed “radical Islam” just weeks ahead of a presidential poll in which he is seeking re-election. Several of the arrests on Friday occured in the southwestern city of Toulouse, where an al-Qaeda inspired gunman carried out a series […]

Friday, March 30th, 2012 at 11:40pm

Spain unveils deep budget cuts

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Spain’s government has announced $36 billion in new budget cuts, as it attempts to reassure the European Union that it will not need a financial bailout. The budget savings will take the form of a freezing of civil servant wages, ministerial spending cuts and new corporate taxes, announced Soraya Saenz de Santamaria, the country’s deputy prime minister, on Friday. […]

Friday, March 30th, 2012 at 11:40pm

Regional bloc rejects Mali coup leader appeal

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Kadre Desire Ouedraogo, the president of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) bloc, has rejected an appeal for aid from the leader of a military coup in Mali, saying that the group would be willing to help only if constitutional normality is restored. “ECOWAS is quite willing to assist the country to protect […]

Friday, March 30th, 2012 at 5:39pm

Admitted: Conventional cancer treatments sterilize women

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Tweet Pin It (NaturalNews) Most American women who find out they have cancer are confronted by their doctors with three choices for treatment, which include surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, all of which greatly increase the chance they will never again be able to procreate. Yet, rarely does any doctor offer those women the fourth choice […]

Friday, March 30th, 2012 at 5:39pm

Vegetarians beware: Starbucks admits to using beetle extract in popular drink coloring

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Tweet Pin It (NaturalNews) For being a multinational corporate food and beverage giant, Starbucks has actually been among the most proactive in ridding its offerings of toxic additives and artificial colors, and switching to natural alternatives. But the company’s recent decision to change its Strawberries Creme Frappuccino blended beverage formula has the vegan community in […]

Friday, March 30th, 2012 at 5:39pm

IRS wants 4,000 new agents, $300 million budget to enforce Obamacare

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Tweet Pin It (NaturalNews) More than quadrupling an estimate it put forth last year for new agents (http://dailycaller.com), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) now says that it will need more than 4,000 new agents to enforce the provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare. And in addition to these new agents, […]

Friday, March 30th, 2012 at 11:34am

Clashes as Palestinians mark ‘Land Day’

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Clashes have broken out between Palestinian protesters and Israeli security forces at the Qalandiya checkpoint on the outskirts of Jerusalem amid ‘Land Day’ demonstrations. Al Jazeera’s Cal Perry reported that Israeli security forces tried to push hundreds of protesters back toward the nearby West Bank town of Ramallah, using water cannon and tear gas. Rocks were thrown, […]

Friday, March 30th, 2012 at 11:34am

Annan calls for ‘immediate’ Syria ceasefire

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Kofi Annan, the joint UN-Arab League envoy, expects Syrian government forces to implement an immediate ceasefire as part of a peace plan to halt more than a year of violence, his spokesman has said. “We expect him to implement this plan immediately. Clearly we have not seen a cessation of hostilities on the ground. This […]

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