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Medical News Items

This section of nethealthbook is a collection of medical news items. It brings you very timely research that will help you understand medical problems better. Links to appropriate pages integrate the articles into the text of nethealthbook.com. One example: a news article finds that higher fiber content in the diet of males reduces prostate cancer risk. This is now part of 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. The average consumer often overlooks this type of data from the medical literature, but it is very relevant to the average consumer.

Many short medical news items

Among the medical news items is a collection of short reviews of original research findings on many topics. Recently I reviewed a new malaria vaccine. Another item was an article about the benefit of having a nap. A completely different topic was the fact that circumcision may have long-term emotional consequences on adult socio-affective processing. Another story is how the Covid19 vaccine works. Finally, I wrote an article about how millions of Americans are exposed to toxins in drinking water.

Over the years information from these practical medical news items accumulate and become part of the database of nethealthbook.com.

Last modified: August 25, 2021

Mindful Eating is Desirable

Mindful Eating is Desirable

On Oct. 14th, 2001 CNN published a report to say that mindful eating is desirable. Many people watch television while they eat a meal. This is a big no-no, because you are not concentrating fully on the TV show, and you are also not concentrating on your meal. With mindful eating you
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A Chemical that Kills

A Chemical that Kills

Hundreds of consumer products contain a chemical that kills. Notably, these chemicals have the name phthalates. Certainly, researchers know that phthalates are hormone disruptors. Another hormone disruptor is bisphenol A or BPA. This chemical became famous as BPA was part of baby bott
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Foods can Extend or Shorten Life

Foods can Extend or Shorten Life

Introduction A new study pointed out how foods can extend or shorten life. The authors described a health nutritional index, which tells whether a food item prolongs life or shortens it. A hot dog for example can take 36 minutes off your life expectancy. On the other hand, a helping o
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Cancer Incidence in 9/11 Firefighters 20 Years later

Cancer Incidence in 9/11 Firefighters 20 Years later

A Medscape publication reported the cancer incidence in 9/11 firefighters 20 years later. Firefighters from the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) worked at the World Trade Center during 9/11. The control group were firefighters from the Career Firefighter Health Study. Re
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Sexual Assault Leads to Health Consequences

Sexual Assault Leads to Health Consequences

Notably, a new study showed that sexual assault leads to health consequences. It concentrated on a group of women who were sexually assaulted in their teenage years. Specifically, several decades later brain studies showed that they were now developing white matter hyperintensities in
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A Lack of Sleep can Lead to Alzheimer’s Faster

A Lack of Sleep can Lead to Alzheimer’s Faster

A study published in July 2021 showed that a lack of sleep can lead to Alzheimer’s faster. Essentially this was a study of 4425 cognitively unimpaired participants. It showed that people who sleep shorter than 6 hours develop increased β-amyloid in the brain. This was tested with the
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Are Booster Vaccines necessary for Covid-19 Prevention

Are Booster Vaccines necessary for Covid-19 Prevention

As the Delta variant is galloping through the US, the question comes up “are booster vaccines necessary for Covid-19 prevention”. The CDC ruled in the week of August 9, 2021 that immunocompromised people should receive a third dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. The Gamma globulin
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Eating Foods High in Bioflavonoids Can Prevent Alzheimer’s

Eating Foods High in Bioflavonoids Can Prevent Alzheimer’s

We heard before that eating foods high in bioflavonoids can prevent Alzheimer’s. But now a large study that went on for almost 25 years involving 75,000 participants confirmed the previous finding. Indeed, there is a review of the study by CNN. Dr. Walter Willett, professor of epidemi
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