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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

New Antibiotic Lugdunin Against Resistant Bugs

New Antibiotic Lugdunin Against Resistant Bugs

Researchers at Tübingen University, Germany have found a new antibiotic lugdunin against resistant bugs as the BBC reported. This report is based on a scientific publication published on the previous day. The researchers analyzed the natural bacteria in the hair of people’s nost
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Preventing Heat Stroke

Preventing Heat Stroke

A tragic news story recently would have been avoidable by preventing heat stroke. Two toddler twin sisters were left alone in a hot car for a short period of time. Then the father remembered that he had left the children in the car. He attempted to revive them from heat stroke, but it
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Good Fats Reduce Mortality

Good Fats Reduce Mortality

A new Harvard study showed that good fats reduce mortality. This study consisted of 126,000 men and women over a 32-year period from 1980 to 2012. First of all, the researchers checked with every participant of the study every 2 to 4 years what amounts and what types of fat they were
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Lycopenes Are Linked To Lower Mortality

Lycopenes Are Linked To Lower Mortality

Lycopenes are linked to lower mortality. Lycopenes are the red pigments of tomatoes. Researchers from Omaha, Nebraska found that it is the lycopenes in tomatoes and watermelons that lower mortality.  They analyzed data on 2499 participants from the National Health and Nutrition Examin
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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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