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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: January 3, 2023

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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.
Pancreatic Cancer Linked To Diabetes

Pancreatic Cancer Linked To Diabetes

Research at the University of Melbourne, Australia found that pancreatic cancer is linked to diabetes. The research team has analyzed the data of 88 international studies that had been conducted between 1973 and 2013. The question was whether diabetes and pancreatic cancer are linked.
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Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Responds To Cinnamon

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Responds To Cinnamon

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease responds to cinnamon as an Iranian study has shown. This is rather unusual, as conventional medicine has nothing effective to offer at this point in time for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The study consisted of 50 men and women between the
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Too Much Sitting Makes Us Sick

Too Much Sitting Makes Us Sick

Dr. Dunlop was the lead author of a study that examined the health outcome of seniors who were sixty years old or older and who spent most of their time sitting. 2,286 adults aged 60 years and older who took part in the NHANES (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey) wore a
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Vitamin C Protects From Hemorrhagic Stroke

Vitamin C Protects From Hemorrhagic Stroke

Vitamin c protects from hemorrhagic stroke as Dr. Stéphane Vannier suggested. He presented the results of a study at the American Academy of Neurology 66th Annual Meeting, Philadelphia where he showed that a lack of vitamin C was responsible for hemorrhagic strokes. He stated that dis
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Adding Sugar Ups Cardiovascular Risk

Adding Sugar Ups Cardiovascular Risk

A study from the Center of Disease Control (CDC) published in February of 2014 analyzed what role added sugar plays in terms of cardiovascular risk. They took the data from the NHANES study, which stands for National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey) and found that the majority
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Inflammation Extinguished By Omega-3

Inflammation Extinguished By Omega-3

Introduction I am reporting here about a publication that essentially says “inflammation extinguished by omega-3”. Since the mid 1990’s medical researchers knew that chronic inflammation causes a number of diseases. These are heart attacks, strokes, cancer, arthritis, diab
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Live Longer With A Purpose In Life

Live Longer With A Purpose In Life

Have you ever thought that your thoughts would matter? We may have noticed that some people who are always negative seem to attract more negatives and have difficulty coping. We also know that people who are inherently positive about life tend to get through trying situations with les
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Sugar Responsible For Raising Blood Pressure And Lipids

Sugar Responsible For Raising Blood Pressure And Lipids

A University of Otago, New Zealand study by Dr Lisa Te Morenga and co-workers has shed new light on the negative effect of sugar on blood pressure and lipids. The key here is that these studies were not animal experiments, but involved human trials. A total of about 1700 men and women
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