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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. Links to appropriate pages integrate the articles into the text of nethealthbook.com. One example: a news article finds that higher fiber content in the diet of males reduces prostate cancer risk. This is now part of 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. The average consumer often overlooks this type of data from the medical literature, but it is very relevant to the average consumer.

Over the years information from these practical news stories accumulate and become part of the database of nethealthbook.com.

Last modified: September 19, 2018

Elephants Hold The Secret To Lower Cancer Rates

Elephants Hold The Secret To Lower Cancer Rates

Even though elephants have much larger bodies than humans, elephants hold the secret to lower cancer rates. I have previously reported that elephants have 20 genes of the p53 gene that suppresses cancer compared to humans who only have one copy per cell. Elephants have a cancer rate o
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How Does Wildfire Smoke Affect Our Health?

How Does Wildfire Smoke Affect Our Health?

With wildfires burning everywhere the question is: how does wildfire smoke affect our health? Wildfires seem to occur more frequently during the summer and even in fall. The smoke from the wildfires in Northern California has reached the area where I live in British Columbia, Canada.
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Can We Trust Our Medications?

Can We Trust Our Medications?

When a substance that causes cancer was found in a European heart medication, people asked “can we trust our medications?” Tests results are out: in many European countries Valsartan, a heart medication shows contamination with a cancer causing substance. About 2300 samples went to 22
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Metformin Reduced Cancer Risk

Metformin Reduced Cancer Risk

A clinical trial on patients in Korea showed that metformin reduced cancer risk in type 2 diabetics. Previous research found that patients with diabetes are more prone to develop various cancers. Researchers thought that this was due to insulin resistance, insulin-like growth factors
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Food Contamination Can Be Detected By A Strip

Food Contamination Can Be Detected By A Strip

A McMaster University research team from Hamilton/Ont. has proven that food contamination can be detected by a strip. It took the team 15 years to perfect this task. I have discussed food safety, particularly in summer, before. I also pointed out several measures the FDA introduced to
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Cannabis Is Useless For Pain Control

Cannabis Is Useless For Pain Control

A new study from Australia reveals that cannabis is useless for pain control. And yet for years the cannabis industry said that cannabis would reduce pain! It was playing on the hopes of chronic pain sufferers. Here are the results of the Australian study. This review was based on the
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Alcohol Is Toxic To The Brain, Marijuana Not

Alcohol Is Toxic To The Brain, Marijuana Not

A new study from the University of Colorado, Boulder found that alcohol is toxic to the brain, marijuana not. Details of the study First of all, 853 adults aged between 18 and 55 years and 439 teenagers between the ages of 14 and 18 underwent brain MRI scans. Also, at the same time th
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Six Cancers Have A Poorer Outlook

Six Cancers Have A Poorer Outlook

Independent News from Great Britain reported in 2017 that six cancers have a poorer outlook than all the other cancers.  These six cancers are pancreatic, liver, brain, lung, esophageal and stomach cancer. Only 14% of them will live on average beyond 5 years. In contrast 64% of people
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