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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: April 25, 2018

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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Researchers Examined Alzheimer’s Disease By PET Scanner

Researchers Examined Alzheimer’s Disease By PET Scanner

Researchers examined Alzheimer’s disease by PET scanner at the Cambridge University. They found interesting new data about the tau protein that damages the memory center in Alzheimer’s patients. There are two proteins that accumulate in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients. The first on
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Depression Treatment Without Pills

Depression Treatment Without Pills

Common depression treatments involves antidepressants, but depression treatment without pills is an option for those where pills don’t work. Researchers have investigated the effectiveness of antidepressants versus placebos. This showed that antidepressants relieve symptoms of depress
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Prevent Colon Cancer

Prevent Colon Cancer

An online publication on Jan. 10, 2018 says you can prevent colon cancer with broccoli yoghurt. This may sound like an unusual combination, but experiments by Professor Matthew Chang and Dr. Chun-Loong Ho from Singapore University were very clear in showing the following facts: A harm
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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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