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This section of nethealthbook is a collection of news items. It brings you very timely research that will help you understand medical problems better. The articles are integrated into the text of nethealthbook.com by links to appropriate pages. One example: 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. Close blood sugar control in diabetics reduces this risk. That fact is also mentioned on the page of nethealthbook titled causes of cancer of the pancreas.

Mediterranean diet

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: May 16, 2018

Immunotherapy For Lung Cancer

Immunotherapy For Lung Cancer

There is a lot of noise about the use of immunotherapy for lung cancer, which was combined with chemotherapy. https://www.npr.org/2018/04/16/602980973/merck-immunotherapy-drug-shines-in-lung-cancer-study So far there were only a small percentage of patients who qualified for treatment
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Nocturnal Workers Fare Poorly

Nocturnal Workers Fare Poorly

A British study came out on April 12, 2018 showing that nocturnal workers fare poorly. Researchers followed almost half a million adults in the UK for 6-½ years. In the beginning of the study the participants were asked whether they were “definite evening types” or “definite morning t
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The Dirty Dozen Among Fruit And Vegetables

The Dirty Dozen Among Fruit And Vegetables

If you eat organic fruit and vegetables, you likely are familiar with the dirty dozen among fruit and vegetables. Each year the Environmental Working Group is publishing the latest information about the most polluted fruit and vegetables. Here is the latest 2018 list of the “dirty doz
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Are Your Clothes Giving You A Skin Rash?

Are Your Clothes Giving You A Skin Rash?

When you develop an itch all over, ask yourself “Are your clothes giving you a skin rash?” Skin rashes from exposure to chemicals, metals or fabrics are a common cause for contact dermatitis. Dermatologists distinguish between allergic and irritant dermatitis. With allergic dermatitis
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Cheese And Milk Products Are Not Causing Strokes Or Heart Attacks

Cheese And Milk Products Are Not Causing Strokes Or Heart Attacks

A new international meta-analysis states that cheese and milk products are not causing strokes or heart attacks. This goes against the old and persistent belief that dairy products would be harmful to your health because they contain a lot of saturated fatty acids. Meta-analysis of 29
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Hearing Loss May Come From Aldosterone Deficiency

Hearing Loss May Come From Aldosterone Deficiency

When we age, we often loose our hearing, but hearing loss may come from aldosterone deficiency as well. Dr. Richard Lippman  has been researching hearing loss and noted that there is a close relationship in many older patients with aldosterone deficiency of the adrenal glands. His nex
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Phthalates Are Wrapped Into Your Hamburger

Phthalates Are Wrapped Into Your Hamburger

Did you know that phthalates are wrapped into your hamburger? A study has measured phthalates in wrapping material of fast food. It noted that a significant amount of these endocrine disruptors are part of wrapped take-out food. It had bled from the wrapping material into the food. In
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Erectile Dysfunction Improves With Testosterone Replacement

Erectile Dysfunction Improves With Testosterone Replacement

Whether erectile dysfunction improves with testosterone replacement has been the subject of a study published July 2017 (Ref. 1). It was a prospective study involving 656 men at an average age of 60.7 years. These men all had low testosterone levels and also symptoms of deficiency of
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