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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: June 14, 2024

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This outline is only a teaching aid to patients and should stimulate you to ask the right questions when seeing your doctor. However, the responsibility of treatment stays in the hands of your doctor and you.
Rare Food Allergies in Children

Rare Food Allergies in Children

Every year there are deaths from rare food allergies in children. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia analyzed electronic health records of more than 200,000 children. Medical News Today reported about this research from Philadelphia. They found that eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE)
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The male Factor Regarding fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

The male Factor Regarding fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Doctors usually pay attention to the female side, but the male factor regarding fetal alcohol spectrum disorder is as important. We have to remember that only half of the genetic material comes from the mother and the other half from the father. Michael Golding is a professor of physi
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Reducing Risk Factors in young onset Dementia Is effective

Reducing Risk Factors in young onset Dementia Is effective

A new study showed that reducing risk factors in young onset dementia is effective modifying the course of their disease.   The study was about people with young onset dementia where several risk factors were identified.  People can concentrate on modifying these risk factors, which s
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Cure for Lupus with CAR T-Cell Therapy

Cure for Lupus with CAR T-Cell Therapy

A group of German researchers reported that they found a cure for lupus with CAR T-cell therapy. CAR T-cell therapy has made a big difference for patients with B cell lymphomas. Survival rates are much better with this type of therapy. Brief review of the use of CAR T-cell therapy for
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Social Media Usage is responsible for unhealthy Behaviors in Youth

Social Media Usage is responsible for unhealthy Behaviors in Youth

On Nov.29, 2023 the British Medical Journal published an article that showed that social media usage is responsible for unhealthy behaviors in youth. In a meta-analysis the researchers compared “hardly ever users” of social media with “heavy users” of social media. 73 studies were inc
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Risks of Marijuana Use

Risks of Marijuana Use

Recently, two major studies delineated the risks of marijuana use. When people use marijuana, their risks for heart attacks, heart failure and strokes increase significantly. In a review an article of CNN describes details further. Two papers were presented at the American Heart Assoc
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What Helps for long Covid?

What Helps for long Covid?

What helps for long Covid when people do not recover from Covid-19? Researchers reviewed this recently. Most people who were vaccinated recover from Covid-19 within a few days. But about 10% of people are not that lucky. This is particularly the case for older women and people with ch
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New Ovarian Cancer Screening Test

New Ovarian Cancer Screening Test

On Oct. 9, 2023 a publication (Clinical Cancer Research) announced a new ovarian cancer screening test. The new test is called OvaPrint™. A total of 372 samples were examined for this paper. OvaPrint™ achieved a positive predictive value of 95% and a negative predictive value of 88%.
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