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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. The articles are integrated into the text of nethealthbook.com by links to appropriate pages. One example: 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. 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. 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: June 12, 2018

Hearing Loss May Come From Aldosterone Deficiency

Hearing Loss May Come From Aldosterone Deficiency

When we age, we often loose our hearing, but hearing loss may come from aldosterone deficiency as well. Dr. Richard Lippman  has been researching hearing loss and noted that there is a close relationship in many older patients with aldosterone deficiency of the adrenal glands. His nex
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Phthalates Are Wrapped Into Your Hamburger

Phthalates Are Wrapped Into Your Hamburger

Did you know that phthalates are wrapped into your hamburger? A study has measured phthalates in wrapping material of fast food. It noted that a significant amount of these endocrine disruptors are part of wrapped take-out food. It had bled from the wrapping material into the food. In
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Erectile Dysfunction Improves With Testosterone Replacement

Erectile Dysfunction Improves With Testosterone Replacement

Whether erectile dysfunction improves with testosterone replacement has been the subject of a study published July 2017 (Ref. 1). It was a prospective study involving 656 men at an average age of 60.7 years. These men all had low testosterone levels and also symptoms of deficiency of
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Fiber Intake Improves Survival Rates Of Colorectal Cancer

Fiber Intake Improves Survival Rates Of Colorectal Cancer

A new study showed that fiber intake improves survival rates of colorectal cancer. JAMA Oncology published it on Jan. 18, 2018 online. 121,000 people were part of the study. First of all, this group consisted of males from the Health Professionals Follow-up Study. In addition there we
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How To Get Rid Of A Knee Problem

How To Get Rid Of A Knee Problem

How to get rid of a knee problem can be a problem when we get older. The most common knee problems in older age are degenerative meniscal changes and osteoarthritis of the knees. Both of these are difficult to treat with conventional methods like anti-inflammatories and physiotherapy
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Vitamins Can Reduce The Risk Of Metabolic Syndrome

Vitamins Can Reduce The Risk Of Metabolic Syndrome

A South Korean study showed that vitamins can reduce the risk of metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is a change in metabolism in patients with excess abdominal fat. They also often have high blood sugar, high blood pressure and high LDL cholesterol. In addition their liver often d
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New Alzheimer’s Blood Test

New Alzheimer’s Blood Test

A research team in Australia and Japan has developed a new Alzheimer’s blood test. It detects circulating amyloid beta, a toxic protein known to be responsible for the development of Alzheimer’s disease. A research team from Cambridge University has recently done research with the tau
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Creeping Eruption After A Beach Holiday

Creeping Eruption After A Beach Holiday

A young couple from Windsor/Ontario received an unwanted souvenir, creeping eruption after a beach holiday. They holidayed in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Both developed itchy feet that got worse as they returned home after 1 week of holidays on the beach. The doctor diagnosed cree
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