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This section of nethealthbook is a collection of news items that bring very timely research to the attention of the interested reader. They also are integrated into the text of nethealthbook.com by links to appropriate pages. For instance, if a news article finds that higher fiber content in the diet of males reduces prostate cancer risk, this has been integrated into the prostate cancer chapter under prostate cancer prevention. On the other hand an Australian study found that diabetes is a risk factor for the development of pancreatic cancer and a close blood sugar control in diabetics reduces this risk, this is also mentioned on the page of nethealthbook titled causes of cancer of the pancreas.

Another study about Midwestern firefighters came to the conclusion that a Mediterranean diet benefits US workers. The diet consisted of lots of fruit, vegetables, nuts, fish, olive oil and whole grain. These firefighters had a 35% lower risk of developing metabolic syndrome, which translated into much less heart attacks over the years than a control group on a regular diet. This type of data from the medical literature often gets overlooked, but is very relevant to the average consumer.

Over the years information from these practical news stories will accumulate and will get incorporated into the database of nethealthbook.com.

Last modified: November 15, 2017

Oral HPV Infections Are More Frequent In Males

Oral HPV Infections Are More Frequent In Males

A recent study of Oct. 17, 2017 showed that oral HPV infections are more frequent in males. Human papilloma virus (HPV) has been in the news for some time. But this newest study may explain why oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) is disproportionately high among men. The pur
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Micronutrients Protecting Kidney Function

Micronutrients Protecting Kidney Function

A study from Tehran asked: are micronutrients protecting kidney function? The results are available in “Nutrients” in 2016. The researchers used the Tehran Lipid and Glucose Study. It recruited 15,005 participants between the years 1990 and 2001. Every 3 years there were follow-up exa
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More Cancer With Alcohol

More Cancer With Alcohol

We are getting more cancer with alcohol says the World Cancer Congress. Alcohol was causing more than 700,000 cancer cases and more than 366,0000 cancer deaths in 2012. Researchers compared cancer risks of drinkers to the risks of non-drinkers. 5% of new cancer rates and 4.5% of termi
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MS Can Have Its Cause In Head Trauma

MS May Be Caused By Head Trauma

Medical News Today reported that MS may be caused by head trauma in adolescence. This article comes from the results of a research paper from Sweden and provides the base of these findings, with professor S. Montgomery as the senior author. Researchers consulted the national hospital
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Sleeping Well At Nights

Sleeping Well At Nights

Medical News Today published an article on Sept. 11, 2017 about sleeping well at nights. The title was “Five ways to get a good night’s sleep”. As about 2/3 of adults in the US have insomnia problems, it is important to discuss this topic. 800 deaths occur every year due to acci
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Exercise In Moderation

Exercise In Moderation

Those who got rhabdomyolysis from intense exercises know that they should have done exercise in moderation. This report shows that people who jump right into a spin class with no experience can get rhabdomyolysis. What is rhabdomyolysis? Rhabdomyolysis means a breakdown of muscle tiss
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Sarcopenia In Elderly Can Be Treated

Sarcopenia In Elderly Can Be Treated

New research from McMaster University, Hamilton/Ont. showed that sarcopenia in elderly can be treated. Sarcopenia is the condition where muscle mass and strength fade away with age. It is particularly common in seniors, a growing portion of the population worldwide. Sarcopenia may be
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Eat More Fat, Fruit And Vegetables

Eat More Fat, Fruit And Vegetables

A new study from McMaster University in Hamilton/Ont. suggests that we eat more fat, fruit and vegetables. The study followed 135,000 people in 18 countries for 7 ½ years. The prospective cohort study (Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology [PURE]) from McMaster University has a lot of
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