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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: March 22, 2017

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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Healthy Lifestyle Prevents Cancer

Healthy Lifestyle Prevents Cancer

A study in JAMA Oncology dated May 19, 2016 reported that a healthy lifestyle prevents cancer. Two health studies were pooled, the Nurses’ Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study. This included 89,571 Caucasian women and 46,399 Caucasian men. These were divided into
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Is Dropped Food Contaminated?

Is Dropped Food Contaminated?

We all had the experience that we dropped food, but is dropped food contaminated? This is the question that a group of microbiologists from Rutgers University, New Jersey asked themselves. There is a saying called the 5-second rule. This suggests that eating food from the floor is saf
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Male Birth Control Injection

Male Birth Control Injection

A new study examined whether a male birth control injection would be effective. 320 healthy men aged between 18 and 45 in monogamous relationships received hormone injections every 8 weeks. 1000 mg of a synthetic testosterone (testosterone undecanoate) and 200 milligrams of norethiste
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