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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: July 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.
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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Fractures Tend to Reoccur

Fractures Tend to Reoccur

This article is about the finding that fractures tend to reoccur. A study looked at 88,696 individuals who underwent a first DXA scan between 1996 and 2018. Researchers followed these participants for 9 years. During these 9 years of observation the following was noted: 6% of particip
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Researchers Found Heavy Metals in Marijuana Users

Researchers Found Heavy Metals in Marijuana Users

Recently researchers found heavy metals in marijuana users. In this study dated Aug. 30, 2023 researchers analyzed 7,254 participants from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (2005–2018), also known as HANES study. These participants were using marijuana regularly. Bl
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Physical Exercise Reduces Cancer Risk Significantly

This article is about the finding of a study that physical exercise reduces cancer risk significantly. The study was published on July 27, 2023 in JAMA Oncology. The international team of researchers were from Spain, Australia, Calgary (Canada) and Denmark. The data stemmed from the U
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A simple Technique to Overcome Nail Biting or Skin Picking

A simple Technique to Overcome Nail Biting or Skin Picking

This article is about a simple technique to overcome nail biting or skin picking. Compulsive behaviors like nail biting, skin picking, hair pulling and lip biting are common. The medical term for this is body-focused repetitive behaviors and is abbreviated as BFRBs. Although minor cas
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Exercise Benefit about the same during the Week or on Weekends

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This article is about “exercise benefit about the same during the week or on weekends”. For decades we heard that regular exercise was the only way how to reduce the risk regarding cardiovascular disease. But a new study is questioning this assumption. It found that when y
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Lower Life Expectancy in the United States

Lower Life Expectancy in the United States

This article is about the lower life expectancy in the United States. The US mortality rates up to 20 years ago were the same as other comparable industrial states. Now life expectancy in the US is about 4.5 years lower than in other comparable states. A publication in PLOS ONE summar
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