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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: October 18, 2018

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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Abnormal Breath Sounds

Abnormal Breath Sounds

The doctor who sees a patient with breathing problems will use a stethoscope to listen to abnormal breath sounds. Apart from history and general examination breath sounds reveal a lot about the lung condition that a patient has. This was a recent review in this publication. https://ww
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Inflammation In Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Affects The Brain

Inflammation In Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Affects The Brain

A new study found that inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis patients affects the brain. First of all, 54 patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) were part of this investigation by researchers at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Furthermore, Andrew Schrepf and co-workers did fu
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Light-Activated Drug May Treat Parkinson’s Disease

Light-Activated Drug May Treat Parkinson’s Disease

Research has shown that a new light-activated drug may treat Parkinson’s disease.  At least research has found it to be successful in mice. Now trials will show whether this is also the case in humans. The investigative drug MRS7145  is able to block a protein, called the “adenosine A
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CoQ-10 Helps Diabetics

CoQ-10 Helps Diabetics

The Journal of the American College of Nutrition describes a trial, which showed that CoQ-10 helps diabetics. 50 study participants had kidney damage due to diabetes (diabetic nephropathy). They received help significantly with regard to their kidney function with only 100 mg of CoQ-1
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