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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: February 15, 2017

Packaging Of Fast Food Contains Carcinogens

Packaging Of Fast Food Contains Carcinogens

A new study warns that packaging of fast food items contains carcinogens. Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) are highly persistent chemicals. These chemicals are associated with cancer. They have damaging effects on fetal growth and on the immune system. The reason the food industry i
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High-Tech Tool To Screen For Skin Cancer

High-Tech Tool To Screen For Skin Cancer

A new high-tech tool to screen for skin cancer will likely revolutionize skin cancer treatment and mortality. According to this report on CNN, which is based on a report by Nature, image recognition technologies have been applied to diagnosing skin cancers A research team trained a co
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The Biology Of Aging

The Biology Of Aging

Until not too long ago scientists considered the biology of aging as a one-way street. Your DNA ages, mitochondria, the cells’ power plants, age and the telomeres get shorter as we age. At the end we run out of steam and die. Telomeres and the biology of aging In one study the telomer
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Inflammatory Breast Cancer Is Suppressed By Chili Pepper Compound

Inflammatory Breast Cancer Is Suppressed By Chili Pepper Compound

Medical News Today reported on Jan. 2, 2017 that inflammatory breast cancer is suppressed by chili pepper compound. This article was based on a research paper from the Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany. Several other institutions collaborated in the study. The Augusta Clinic in Bochu
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New Earwax Cleaning Guidelines

New Earwax Cleaning Guidelines

New earwax cleaning guidelines have been published on Jan. 3, 2017. They replace the older guidelines dated 2008. There is not much change between the old and the new guidelines. You may be tempted to use a Q-tip and remove wax from the ear canal. The problem is that you could injure
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Melanoma Survival Improved With The Immunomodulator Opdivo®

Melanoma Survival Improved With The Immunomodulator Opdivo®

A new study presented at an American Cancer Research Conference in New Orleans has shown that melanoma survival improved with the immunomodulator Opdivo®. After 5 years of treatment with Opdivo® 34% of patients were alive, while only 16% of melanoma patients receiving conventional tre
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Shorter Hospital Stay With Vitamin D

Shorter Hospital Stay With Vitamin D

A pilot study found that there was a shorter hospital stay with vitamin D treatments compared to a placebo group. The Journal of Clinical and Translational Endocrinology published this paper in June of 2016. Critically ill patients on mechanical ventilation received high doses of vita
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Calorie Restriction Is Beneficial

Calorie Restriction Is Beneficial

1. The JAMA Network Journals reported about a study that showed that calorie restriction is beneficial. This study was published May 2, 2016 and involved 218 subjects, 30% men and 70% women. The body mass index of all participants was in the range of 22 to 28. The caloric intake was r
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