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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: June 21, 2017

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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Getting Adolescents to Eat Healthy

Getting Adolescents to Eat Healthy

A method that is getting adolescents to eat healthy will prevent obesity in later years. Here is a summary in the popular press of a new research paper, which achieved this goal. The summary was based on this publication from the University of Texas dated Sept. 12, 2016. Study highlig
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Metformin Lowers Mortality Of Diabetics

Metformin Lowers Mortality Of Diabetics

A large meta-analysis was published in June 2016 showing that metformin lowers mortality of diabetics. The review included data from 204 studies, namely 179 trials and 25 observational studies. There was a total lover 1.4 million subjects enrolled. Mortality from cardiovascular diseas
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Cancer Producing Chromium-6 In Drinking Water

Cancer Producing Chromium-6 In Drinking Water

News came out that the EPA (Environmental Protective Agency) did multiple measurements in drinking water samples throughout the US. This happened between 2012 and now and they found cancer producing chromium-6 in drinking water. History of cancer producing chromium-6 in drinking water
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Inflammatory Diet Causes High Mortality

Inflammatory Diet Causes High Mortality

A landmark study from Paris, France came to the conclusion that an inflammatory diet causes high mortality. The initial trial occurred between 1994 and 2002. This checked whether low dose antioxidants were helpful in improving survival. This trial involved 8089 participants with an av
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Testosterone Helps Erectile Dysfunction In Diabetes Patients

Testosterone Helps Erectile Dysfunction In Diabetes Patients

In the British Journal of Urological Surgeons (BJU) a study appeared showing that testosterone helps erectile dysfunction in diabetes patients. There were a total of 189 men with low testosterone levels and symptoms of hypogonadism. They were stratified into a placebo group (no treatm
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Plant Protein Is Better Than Animal Protein

Plant Protein Is Better Than Animal Protein

A large study from Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA showed that plant protein is better than animal protein. They showed this with a large group of study participants. And they used a fixed end point, namely mortally rates. The prospective cohort study of US health care professional
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Fish Oil Lowers Inflammation

Fish Oil Lowers Inflammation

Inflammatory markers show that fish oil lowers inflammation Research from January 2016 showed that fish oil lowers inflammation. 18 randomized controlled trials that involved 826 subjects were critically analyzed. Three parameters were measured in these subjects. The first was prostag
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