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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 3, 2022

When too much Napping is Bad News

When too much Napping is Bad News

A new study measured napping in older people and found a fact when too much napping is bad news. People who nap too much during the day may start displaying symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease later in their lives. The researchers observed 1,400 people between the ages of 74 and 88 (avera
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What Will Happen after Omicron?

What Will Happen after Omicron?

Now that new cases of the pandemic are declining, the question is: what will happen after Omicron? The infection specialists do not have the answer. Some say that with more people vaccinated and people getting less severe symptoms the pandemic may come to an end. But others point out
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Alcohol Overlooked as Cancer Cause

Alcohol is Overlooked as Cancer Cause

The World Heart Federation announced that alcohol is overlooked as cancer cause. This is based on new research where alcohol industry sponsors of previous research were omitted. But the American Heart Association (AHA) finds this conclusion too one-sided. The AHA points out that there
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Booster Vaccines and What it Means to be Fully Vaccinated

Booster Vaccines and What it Means to be Fully Vaccinated

The US CDC recently commented about booster vaccines and what it means to be fully vaccinated. Notably, three large studies from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention became available and were reviewed by CNN. As an illustration, I am summarizing their findings below. It i
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The Continuation of the Covid Pandemic

The Continuation of the Covid Pandemic

Recently CNN interviewed an infection specialist about the continuation of the Covid pandemic. CNN asked Dr. Jonathan Reiner, professor of medicine and surgery at George Washington University several questions. The questions centered around the future of the pandemic, particularly in
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Red and Processed Meat Consumption Cause Diseases

Red and Processed Meat Consumption Cause Diseases

A new study in the British Medical Journal found that red and processed meat consumption cause diseases. To point out, the authors compared the global trade of red meat and processed meat on time frames more than 20 years apart. Specifically, the baseline time frame was between 1993 a
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Exotic Infectious Disease from an Aromatherapy Room Spray

Exotic Infectious Disease from an Aromatherapy Room Spray

In the summer of 2021 an exotic infectious disease from an aromatherapy room spray caused the deaths of two people. The CDC epidemiologist Dr. Jennifer McQuiston, who helped lead the investigation ordered hundreds of tests of home products to identify where the contamination of rare b
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Best cheese for weight loss

Which Cheese is the healthiest?

Recently a CNN article asked which cheese is the healthiest? Two nutritionists commented on various cheeses and why some are healthier than others. When it comes to the quality of cheese it is important to be aware of the amino acid content, keep the fat content as low as possible and
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