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Top 12 Disease-Fighting Foods

Exotic Superfoods

From the Editors of

Dec. 6, 2012

The most harmful and deadly diseases plaguing America today are caused by food -- cheap, low-quality processed foods high in sugar, fat, salt, genetically modified ingredients -- and pesticides. 

But when you reach for whole, nutrient-dense, organic foods, you get a food-remedy tool kit that not only will ward off cancer and heart disease, but also colds, flu, allergies, and a host of other ailments that plague us every day.

Click here to see 12 cold and flu myths debunked.

With so many great healing foods out there, it's hard to choose just 12, but if you stock your kitchen with a plentiful supply of these staples, recommended in The Green Pharmacy Guide to Healing Foods by James A. Duke, PhD, you'll ward off everything from cancer and colds to arthritis and menopause.

5 Ways To Detox Your Food


Beans are the cheapest healthy food you can buy, and their high isoflavone content wards off heart disease, improves bone and…

Japan Sinks Into Technical Recession With Two Contractions ...

By Keiko Ujikane - Dec 9, 2012 7:42 PM ET

Japan unexpectedly maintained its estimate for the economy’s contraction in the third quarter, against forecasts for a smaller drop, underscoring opposition calls for stronger measures to stoke demand.

Gross domestic product shrank an annualized 3.5 percent in the three months through September, the Cabinet Office’s second estimate showed in Tokyo today, matching a preliminary reading. The median estimate of 21 economists surveyed by Bloomberg News was for a 3.3 percent drop. 

The government revised down the previous quarter’s figure to a annualized 0.1 percent contraction, matching the textbook definition of a recession.

The figures add to evidence that the world’s third-largest economy will shrink again this quarter as exports fall and domestic demand stays weak. Opposition leader Shinzo Abe, whose party is leading in polls to win national elections on Dec. 16, has called for more fiscal stimulus and “unlimited” monetary easing to boost growth.



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En infografía: la ficha biográfica del presidente venezolano Hugo Chávez ...

Publicado el 09 de dic de 2012 1:10 pm |

Infografía: AFP

(Caracas, 09 de diciembre de 2012. Noticias24) En la infografía se observa la ficha biográfica del presidente Hugo Chávez desde su aparición en la escena política venezolana aquel mes de febrero de 1992. 

La noche de ayer el mandatario expresó que debe volver a viajar a Cuba para someterse a una nueva intervención quirúrgica, y ante esta disyuntiva, designó a Nicolás Maduro su eventual sucesor.


María Santos Gorrostieta

María Santos Gorrostieta Salazar, former mayor of Tiquicheo, was found dead on November 15th, aged 36

Dec 8th 2012 | from the print edition

AMONG Mexico’s mayors, María Santos Gorrostieta had good claim to be the prettiest. 

A pert, faun-like face, large brown eyes, beautifully shaped eyebrows, an hourglass figure. 

Her web page showed her in work attire: a neat white blouse, tight blue jeans that were fashionably faded, perfect nail-polish, a mobile phone stuck jauntily in her belt. Out and about, she wore a white straw cowboy hat. Beneath the wide brim her smile was enchanting.

The pictures that made her famous, though, were different. In January 2011 she sent them with an open letter to the municipality of Tiquicheo, in wild-west Michoacán, of which she had been mayor since 2008. She also posted them on her web page. They showed her half-naked. Under her right arm was a line of scars. Down the centre of her breastbone as far as the waist was a livid surgical sutu…


Daniel Wallis and Brian EllsworthReuters

5:57 a.m. CST, December 9, 2012

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez returns to Cuba on Sunday for more surgery after a recurrence of cancer led him to name a successor for the first time in a sign the disease may force an end to his 14-year rule.

Supporters prepared to gather in city squares across the South American country, shocked and saddened by the news from the 58-year-old socialist leader, who made the announcement in a late-night broadcast on Saturday from the presidential palace.

In the clearest indicator yet that Chavez's health problems could spell an end to his tumultuous years at the helm of the OPEC nation, he said supporters should vote for Vice President Nicolas Maduro if a new election had to be held.

"It is absolutely necessary, absolutely essential, that I undergo a new surgical intervention," the president said in his speech, flanked by ashen-faced ministers.

"With God's will, like on t…

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW: A $10 Trillion Bet on China and India ...

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by Michael J. Silverstein | 1:33 PM November 28, 2012

When it comes to China and India, we at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) urge you to bet in favor of both.

Just yesterday, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released a new report predicting that the economy of China will rebound and grow 8.5% in 2013 and 8.9% in 2014, citing increasing domestic consumer demand and government spending on housing and infrastructure as the tailwinds behind this renewed surge. 

According to The Wall Street Journal, the OECD report attributed China's slightly less robust 7.5% growth rate this year to a slowdown in exports and the government's intervention to stave off inflation and rein in property prices. 

The OECD report also expressed optimism that India's economy will resume growth over the next two years, indicating that its currency will likely be shored up soon and that its current-account deficit issues will be stabilized, too.

Given rece…

BOLA DE CORRUPTOS: El reto en manos de Nicolás Maduro: “Es uno de los líderes jóvenes de mayor capacidad”

Publicado el 09 de dic de 2012 6:29 am |

Foto: Leo Ramírez / AFP Photo

(Caracas, 09 de diciembre. AP) — El vicepresidente Nicolás Maduro, un exconductor de autobús del Metro, logró un importante avance en su carrera política luego que el presidente Hugo Chávez lo designó como su sucesor en el caso de que quede inhabilitado debido a las posiblescomplicaciones que podría enfrentar por la reaparición del cáncer.

El anuncio de Chávez aunque no generó sorpresa debido a que el nombre de Maduro era mencionado como posible sucesor desde que al gobernante le detectaron cáncer en junio del 2011, sí suscitó dudas sobre si el vicepresidente podrá contener las luchas internas en el chavismo por el liderazgo de la organización, y si podrá triunfar en unas posibles nuevas elecciones presidenciales.

Maduro, de 49 años, fue nombrado hace menos de dos meses vicepresidente tras la tercera relección que logró Chávez en los comicios presidenciales del 7 de octubre.

Alterno al cargo de vicepresidente, Chávez de…