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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

Drugs In Salmon

Drugs In Salmon

In Puget Sound, Washington researchers found drugs in salmon. Juvenile Chinook salmon were tested for toxic compounds. The surprising fact was that researchers could find antidepressants, Tylenol, OxyContin, Benadryl, Prozac and Aleve (arthritis medication). Researchers  could demonst
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Hot Drinks Can Cause Cancer

Hot Drinks Can Cause Cancer

I was watching CNN on a mini TV in the gym when I read that hot drinks can cause cancer. This news is based on a news release from the International Agency for Research on Cancer, a subsidiary of the World Health Organization. Research into why hot drinks can cause cancer As this ques
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B vitamins Cut Pancreatic Cancer

B vitamins Cut Pancreatic Cancer

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, PA found that B vitamins cut pancreatic cancer. The investigators took data from the Chinese Health database. 63,257 men and women were enrolled between the years of 1993 and 1998. Dietary questionnaires were available that the investigator
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Blood Test For Stroke Risk

Blood Test For Stroke Risk

A University of Virginia team found that a blood test for stroke risk could predict a second stroke in the case of ischemic strokes. 85% of all strokes are of this type, which is due to hardening of the arteries. The C-reactive protein (CRP) has been used to monitor whether a person i
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Cure Diabetes Permanently

Cure Diabetes Permanently

In 2011 Dr. Taylor from Newcastle University showed in a group of diabetes patients that he could cure diabetes permanently with an extremely low calorie diet. The trial was simple: he took overweight or obese patients with diabetes and put them on a starvation diet of 600-700 calorie
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Kidney Failure Linked To Acid Medication

Kidney Failure Linked To Acid Medication

Let’s assume you have an acidy stomach or stomach reflux; your doctor’s prescription could give you kidney failure linked to acid medication. This is what a new study showed that made headlines recently. This is based on a study published in the Journal of the American Society o
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Baldness And Prostate Cancer Mortality Related

Baldness And Prostate Cancer Mortality Related

A study from February 2016 by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found this fact: baldness and prostate cancer mortality related. Other studies have linked prostate cancer and baldness. But this study is the first to notice that prostate cancer mortality and baldness
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Cancer Patients Need Vitamin C

Cancer Patients Need Vitamin C

It is known for a long time that cancer patients need vitamin C. Vitamin C has been around for some time. Many degenerative diseases including cancer come from oxidation. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant. But it is important to see this in context. Linus Pauling claimed that vitami
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