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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: April 19, 2017

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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Antidepressants During Pregnancy Could Cause Children’s Speech Problems

Antidepressants During Pregnancy Could Cause Children’s Speech Problems

A new study has shown that antidepressants during pregnancy could cause children’s speech problems. Some pregnant women are depressed, but the physician must be careful to not just prescribe an antidepressant. Professor Alan Brown from Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health,
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Chronic Inflammation Is Making Cancer Worse

Chronic Inflammation Is Making Cancer Worse

Many of you know that chronic inflammation can cause heart attacks, but now we are learning that chronic inflammation is making cancer worse. Mitochondria are the cell particles that provide energy to our cells. New research shows that when inflammation is chronic, mitochondria produc
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Five Diseases Associated With Anxiety

Five Diseases Associated With Anxiety

Anxiety is a common human experience and there are commonly five diseases associated with anxiety. Anxiety can be due to the stress response (“fight or flight response”). This helps us cope with acute threats and is called “acute anxiety”. But anxiety can still be there long after the
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Universal Flu Vaccine Is Being Developed

Universal Flu Vaccine Is Being Developed

A new universal flu vaccine is being developed.This universal vaccine will only have to be given once in a lifetime. This is quite different from previous vaccines where every year new vaccines had to be manufactured. Dr. Matthew Miller, Ph.D. from McMaster University, Hamilton/Ont. h
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