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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: 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.

Vitamin D3 Benefits Both Heart And Brain

Introduction Here I am discussing that vitamin D3 benefits both heart and brain. Typically, what’s good for the heart is also good for the brain. This has been reconfirmed in two independent studies involving measurements of vitamin D3 levels (25-hydroxy vitamin D). First study The fi
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Calorie Restriction Makes You Live Longer

Calorie Restriction Makes You Live Longer

Calorie restriction makes you live longer; that’s what a remarkable study with primates showed that took 25 years to complete. Rhesus monkeys that had been fed 30% less calories lived longer than their normal controls without calorie-restriction. Rhesus monkeys are genetically v
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Stem Cells Help Stroke Victims

Introduction This article is about the fact that stem cells help stroke victims. A pilot study about helping stroke victims with stem cells was published in August 2014.  The work came from a research group from Imperial College London. These doctors took 5 patients that had suffered
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Fasting Regenerates The Immune System

In the June 5 issue of Cell Stem Cell an article was published that described regeneration of the immune system by fasting. According to the lead author, Valter Longo both animal experiments and work with humans showed that with prolonged fasting the white blood cell count in the bloo
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Higher Vitamin D Levels are Associated with a Lower Risk Of Mortality

Introduction This article is about the fact that higher vitamin D levels are associated with a lower risk of mortality. Dr. Cedric Garland and colleagues undertook a study where they pooled data from 32 studies and determined that a vitamin D3 level of 30 ng/ml or more halved the risk
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Fiber Lowers Prostate Cancer Risk

French researchers published a study that involved 3313 men and lasted for 12.6 years on average. It involved the consumption of insoluble fiber; specifically, the quantity, source and type of fiber consumed was analyzed. The study started in 1994 and went on until 2007. 139 men devel
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Lycopene Prevents Prostate Cancer

Lycopene Prevents Prostate Cancer

The Journal of the National Cancer Institute published a report that lycopene prevents prostate cancer. Lycopenes belong to the carotenoids, which is a group of antioxidant plant chemicals. They are responsible for the red color of tomatoes and other red-pigmented foods. Regarding thi
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Suicide More Common In Men Than Women

Suicide Is More Common In Men Than Women

Introduction “Suicide is more common in men than in women”; that as the result of a 10-year study of the World Health Organization (WHO) that has been released recently. The WHO study included suicide rates in 172 countries throughout the world. Worldwide 804,000 people killed themsel
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