Saturday, January 03, 2009

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John Atta Mills claims Ghana's Presidential Seat in runoff election

KNN-Ghana, West Africa

In a cliffhanger presidential race between Ghana's two dominant parties NPP and NDC, opposition leader NDC's flag bearer Prof. John Atta Mills (NDC) has prevailed as Ghana's President Elect, announces Ghana's Electoral Commission.

The Commission's chairman Kwadwo Afari-Gyan has confirmed that Mills won the runoff by a narrow margin having secured 50.23% of the votes, while his opponent, the ruling party's candidate Nana Akufo-Addo made out with 49.77%.

NDC 's (National Democratic Congress) narrow victory over ruling NPP (New Patriotic Party) party was declared on Saturday in the wake of a crucial makeup vote held Friday in Tain, a western district where due to a shortage of ballots and late arrival of electoral materials, voters had not been able to cast their second round ballots on December 28, 2008.

The ruling NPP party had requested cancellation of the makeup vote and vowed to boycott it. Nonetheless, the vote was conducted and helped to seal the marginal win increasing NDC's lead from 50.13% to 50.23% of the votes.

Both NDP and NPP parties claimed abnormal voting procedures in various district, however the evidence that each submitted did not substantiate any foul play.

Ghana's exiting President John Kufour (NPP), stepping down after having served the maximum of two 4-year terms, called for peace during Friday's runoff election as well as in its aftermath. NPP's lawyers withdrew its court complaints to preserve the country's stability.

President Elect Mills is a 64-year-old lawyer, law professor who served as Vice President under former President Jerry J. Rawlings. Mills had attempted twice previously to win the presidential bid in 2000 and 2004.

Among the many privileges he will enjoy as Ghana's new President elect, the win grants Mills the right to decide how revenues from Ghana's recent commercially significant oil and hydrocarbon discoveries will be managed. His decision may thrust Ghana into the likes of its neighbors as an oil exporter as early as 2010.

Ghana ranks as the world's largest cocoa grower as well as Africa's second gold producer. To add to its wealth, one find at a Ghanaian oil-field has been estimated at 1.8 billion barrels of crude petroleum.

Eat Produce in Season for Better Health

Family Food & Nutrition

Get the maximum health and nutritional benefit from the fruits and vegetables you eat by choosing produce at peak ripeness, locally grown & freshly harvested.

Today's food shopper has choices our ancestors never dreamed of. Year-round, they can go to the grocery store and buy produce that was once available for only a few months or weeks of the year. Have strawberries in November, corn on the cob in February!

Given these options, why would one want to eat like our ancestors did, eating produce in season, grown within a short drive from their homes? Because it's better for you, and it tastes better too.
Produce is at its peak nutritional value when it is ripe. But fruits and vegetables that will be traveling long distances to market aren't picked when they are ripe, but before ripeness. While the produce gains color and softness on its journey to the supermarket, once harvested, a vegetable is as nutritious as its going to get. Its nutritional value comes through the stem from the living plant, and its nutritional value actually decreases every day past harvest.

Nutritional value is not on the top of the large commercial vegetable farmer's agenda. In times past, when all produce was local, horticulturists' primary criteria for developing new strains of fruits and vegetables were taste and nutritional value. But today, with much of the growing, harvesting, handling by machines and shipping of produce around the world, other criteria such as sturdiness, shippability, uniformity of size and grocery case eye appeal take precedence.

While these new criteria are important to the grower's profits, they add nothing to the consumer's health, rather, they detract from it. Sturdy produce that stands up to lengthy shipping loses nutritional value with every day that passes between harvest and eating.

So for your health's sake, when you're shopping for produce, find your local vegetable stand, preferably one on the road right in front of the farm where the fruits and vegetables are grown, selling what was picked that day. Eat produce intended to be grown in the area where you live, and buy it at its peak of ripeness, rather than produce that was picked unripe and shipped thousands of miles.

If you live in the city, finding the farm stand might take some doing, and getting there will require some driving. Look for a farmer's market or your local health food store's fresh produce section, or maybe add some healthy outdoor exercise into the mix and grow your own! If you lack the yard space, time, or inclination, by all means, support your community fruit and vegetable growers by buying your produce ripe, locally grown, and freshly harvested.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Violent protest over Ghana poll results

American Free Press (AFP)

Ghanaian police fired water cannon late Wednesday on ruling party supporters who besieged the country's electoral commission in protest at presidential election results, witnesses and local media said.

Dozens of angry protesters wielding machetes and sticks attacked passing vehicles and local journalists after partial results from the run-off vote gave the opposition candidate a lead.

Completed official results for 229 of the 230 constituencies have shown opposition leader John Atta-Mills maintaining a slim lead over governing party candidate Nana Akufo-Addo.

The demonstrators only dispersed after the regional minister for greater Accra addressed the crowd and assured them of victory after the decisive vote in a remote constituency which has emerged as decisive.

Quiz: Are You Eating Enough Vegetables?


True or False?
1. According to the new USDA-issued food pyramid everyone needs 3 cups of vegetables a day?

2. It takes 2 cups of raw leafy greens (i.e. spinach, romaine lettuce) to equal one cup of your daily vegetable requirement.

3. Eating tofu is a good way to get your veggie requirement?

4. Adding avocado slices to your sandwich will boost your vegetable quotient.

5. Onions add flavor to your pasta, but don't count as vegetables.

6. Only raw or cooked vegetables not frozen, canned or dried count as servings of vegetables.

7. A baked white potato is not a vegetable.

8. Which of the following salad toppings will give you the most servings of vegetables?
A. 1/2 large tomato, 1/2 cup of mushrooms
B. 1 large stalk of celery
C. 1/2 cup kidney beans, 1/2 cup broccoli
D. They are all equal

1. False. The amount of vegetables you need to eat depends on
your age, sex and level of physical activity. For example,
women ages 31 to 50 need 2 1/2 cups a day while men the
same age need 3.

2. True. One cup of raw greens only counts as a 1/2 cup of your
daily vegetable requirement.

3. True. Eight ounces of tofu counts as a cup of vegetables.

4. False. Avocados are fruit, not vegetables.

5. False. One cup of cooked onions (chopped) counts as a cup of

6. False. Vegetables may be raw or cooked, fresh, frozen, canned,
or dehydrated.

7. False. One medium baked potato is the equivalent of one serving
of vegetables.

8. D. They are all equal.

Food Phosphates Might Spur Lung Cancer

Food Phosphates Might Spur Lung Cancer
Accelerated growth of tumors seen in study
By Ed Edelson, HealthDay Reporter

A diet rich in the inorganic phosphates found in many natural and processed foods accelerated the growth of lung cancers in test subjects, South Korean researchers report.

"Our study suggests that dietary regulation of inorganic phosphates may be critical for lung cancer treatment as well as prevention," Myung-Haing Cho, lead author of a report in the first January issue of American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, said in a statement.

Natural sources of dietary phosphates include leafy vegetables, fruits, meats and poultry products. Phosphates also are added to a number of foods, including baking powder, carbonated cola drinks, ice cream, bread, rolls, macaroni, fruit jellies and preserves. Food phosphates are listed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as GRAS -- generally recognized as safe -- with no limits on their use.

The South Korean study was done with two subjects, one genetically inclined to have lung cancer, the other with induced lung cancers. They were fed either diets containing phosphates in roughly the same amounts found in human diets or phosphates at twice that level. After four weeks, more and larger lung cancers were found in the subjects given the higher-phosphate diets, the report said.

Phosphates appear to activate a metabolic pathway that stimulates the growth of the lung tumors, the researchers said. There is "good scientific rationale" for believing that phosphates can stimulate the growth of lung cancers and other tumors, Heffner said. But for lung cancer, he said, "the first thing is not to smoke." Genetics can also play a role in risk, Heffner added, since "some smokers get lung cancer, and some don't."

"I'll be more cautious about inspecting foods I ingest for phosphate addition, trying to keep dietary phosphate ingestion in the healthy range," he said.

Studies are planned in South Korea to determine what the healthy range is, the researchers stated. In the 1990s, phosphate-containing food additives contributed an estimated 470 milligrams a day to the average adult diet. Their wider use has increased intake by as much as 1,000 milligrams a day, equivalent to the higher dose given to the rats in the experiment, Cho noted.

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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Holy Jerusalem Writer's Conference 2008/9

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Turmeric: powerful antioxidant, superfood

Health News
KNN Staff

From the root of the curcuma longa plant, turmeric, this relative of ginger not to be confused with Javanese turmeric, has been traditionally called Indian saffron because of its deep yellow-orange color. Turmeric is a peppery, warm, bitter flavored and mildly fragranced herb used throughout history as a condiment, textile dye and has been long-touted as a healing remedy. It’s best known a key ingredient in curry and it also colors common mustard.

An excellent source of manganese, iron, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), dietary fiber, potassium, turmeric’s active ingredient, turmeric's active ingredient curcumin, a centuries-old chemical used in Chinese and Indian traditional medicine as a powerful anti-inflammatory agent, pain reliever and antiseptic for cuts, burns and bruises. Researchers are now investigating its effects to better understand how it might be used for health purposes.

Studies demonstrate its antibacterial properties, its anti-tumoral effects against melanoma cells, its promising effects in the treatment of pancreatic cancer, multiple myeloma, Alzheimer’s disease, colorectal cancer, cystic fibrosis, enhancement of the effect of taxol (a breast cancer drug) in reducing metastatis of breast cancer, and is eefficacity in the reduction of joint inflammation, to name a few. Further clinical trials are underway to discover possible treatments for the alleviation of arthritis symptoms.

Traditionally, turmeric's finger-like underground stems (rhizomes) are dried and taken by mouth as a powder or in capsules, teas, or liquid extracts. It can also be made into a paste and used on the skin to treat eczema and in wound healing. In India, where its dermatological efficacy is well known, turmeric-treated band aids were commonly purchased in stores. Researchers are now working to develop a curcumin-based topical remedy to control cold sore outbreaks common in Herpes simplex virus (HSV-1).

Turmeric is used as a dietary supplement which allegedly helps with stomach problems, aids in digestion, liver function, relieves arthritis pain, and regulates menstruation, treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gallstones, as and anti-cancer agent of prevention and treatment, lowers blood pressure, reduces susceptibility of hemorrhagic stroke and aids with other ailments.

Scientists speculate that curcumin in the turmeric lessens insulin resistance and prevents type 2 diabetes by dampening the inflammatory response provoked by obesity. Turmeric treatment lessens susceptibility to developing type 2 diabetes based on blood glucose levels and glucose and insulin tolerance tests, as well as its significant reduction in inflammation in fat tissue and liver. A recent study has shown that turmeric slows the transference of breast cancer into lungs and other body parts.

A Yale University study revealed that curcumin might also decrease the accumulation of destructive beta amyloids in the brains of Alzheimer's disease patients, while preventing and breaking up existing plaques in the brain. Curcumin treatment also restores physiologically-relevant levels of protein function. Though considered safe for most adults, however, high doses or long-term use of turmeric may cause indigestion. People with gallbladder disease should avoid using turmeric as a dietary supplement.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Homicides among black males spike

Six major cities have seen spikes in the number of young black males killing one another
By Maria Cramer
Boston Globe Staff

A study analyzing homicides across the country shows that Boston is among six major cities that have seen the sharpest spikes in the number of young black males killing one another between 2000 and 2007, an alarming trend that comes at a time when the state is cutting back on programs geared toward helping troubled youths.

The number of black males between 14 and 24 years old who killed in the city went up 78 percent to 64 between two two-year periods, 2000 to 2001 and 2006 to 2007, according to a Northeastern University study to be released today.

Out of 28 cities analyzed, five - Houston, Las Vegas, Oklahoma City, Phoenix, and San Francisco - had sharper increases than Boston.

The Rev. William E. Dickerson II, pastor of Greater Love Tabernacle Church in Dorchester, said he hopes the study will help those living outside minority neighborhoods realize the trend among young black males is everyone's problem. Earlier this month, he presided over the funeral of a 17-year-old youth. Later, he realized that 16 years ago, he had led the funeral of the victim's father, who was gunned down when he was just a teenager.

See: Homicides among black males spike