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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: January 17, 2018

We Are Sitting Too Much

We Are Sitting Too Much

A study has shown that we are sitting too much. There are more than 400,000 deaths per year in the world because we are sitting on average 13 hours per day. About 7.5 hours are spent sitting at work, but after work we are spending another 5.5 hours on average watching TV at home or si
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Teen Marijuana Use Can Cause Bipolar Disease Later

Teen Marijuana Use Can Cause Bipolar Disease Later

Teen marijuana use can cause bipolar disease later in life. This is what a new study showed. The study comes from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom. Dr. Steven Marwaha, a clinical academic psychiatrist was the lead investigator. While it had been known that the use of ma
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Modified Polio Vaccine May Help Cure Cancer

Modified Polio Vaccine May Help Cure Cancer

A September 2017 article in Medical News Today reported that modified polio vaccine might help cure cancer. The two key investigators were Dr. Matthias Gromeier and Prof. Smita Nair from Duke University. Dr. Gromeier is a professor in the Department of Neurosurgery. Dr. Nair is an imm
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Male Homosexuality Has A Link To A Protein Antibody

Male Homosexuality Has A Link To A Protein Antibody

A joint Canadian/ US study found that male homosexuality has a link to a protein antibody. The release of the study was quite recent  in October, 2017. Researchers have known for some time that a “fraternal birth order” exists that makes it more likely for a younger brother to develop
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Early Graying And Baldness Predict Heart Disease

Early Graying And Baldness Predict Heart Disease

Recently a cardiology team from India found that early graying and baldness predict heart disease. These two risk factors are on top of the conventional risk factors. The ones that are known already are high cholesterol, obesity, smoking, high blood pressure and physical inactivity. C
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The Importance Of Fiber

The Importance Of Fiber

We all heard about the importance of fiber. Fiber prevents colon cancer and lowers LDL cholesterol in the blood, which prevents heart attacks. But what is the evidence that fiber really is beneficial to our health? The following publication is reviewing what health benefits fiber has
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Lower Mortality From Additional Omega-3

Lower Mortality From Additional Omega-3

A 2017 study describes a lower mortality from additional omega-3 fatty acid supplementation. 6501 women from the Women’s Health Initiative Memory Study were part of a study starting in 1997. The study continued till August 2014. It involved the examination of red blood cell omega-3 fa
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Pesticides in Foods Affect Women’s Fertility

Pesticides in Foods Affect Women’s Fertility

A recent publication showed that pesticides in foods affect women’s fertility. The study was based on this publication. It found that the more women consumed fruit and vegetables contaminated with pesticides, the more there were health concerns. This affected predominantly women, thei
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