Your Online Health Information Site

Advertisement

News

This section of nethealthbook is a collection of 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.

Over the years information from these practical news stories accumulate and become part of the database of nethealthbook.com.

Last modified: November 15, 2018

Increase In Cesarean Sections Since 2000

Increase In Cesarean Sections Since 2000

A comprehensive review of section rates has shown that internationally there is an increase in cesarean sections since 2000. A publication to this effect came out in the Lancet. It is reviewed here by CNN. The normal way a baby is born is through the vaginal birth canal. But with cert
Read More
Partygoers Eat Too Much

Partygoers Eat Too Much

People attend tailgate parties, until they realize that partygoers eat too much. With hockey, football and other team events being around there is always a reason to celebrate. This means that our calorie intake is not always what it should be. The CNN article sheds a light on this. T
Read More
Infection Of Contact Lens Wearers

Infection Of Contact Lens Wearers

First of all, most people never think of the possibility of infection of contact lens wearers, when they buy contact lenses. In the southeast of England infection with a rare amoeba that infects the cornea of the eye has become more common. From 2011 till now these rare infections hav
Read More
Junk Food Can Cause Several Cancers

Junk Food Can Cause Several Cancers

Junk food can cause several cancers. This is what a European food study found. First of all, they also developed a new labeling system for food quality. According to this Nutri-Score logo bad food gets a deep orange color label or a classification “E”. Furthermore, healthy food shows
Read More
Dog Licks May Not Be Harmless

Dog Licks May Not Be Harmless

Recently there have been several reports that show that dog licks may not be harmless. Harmless appearing dog licks turned into a serious disease. Even puppies can transmit bacteria that can cause diarrhea in its owners. The first story I am reporting on concerns puppies that transmit
Read More
Less Deaths With An Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Less Deaths With An Anti-Inflammatory Diet

A Swedish and Polish study showed that there were less deaths with an anti-inflammatory diet. The researchers followed 68,273 Swedish men and women (age 45 to 83 years) for 16 years. The participants in the study were told to eat an anti-inflammatory diet. This consisted of fruits, ve
Read More
Start Language Development Early

Start Language Development Early

In order to achieve higher language skills 10 years into the future, parents should start language development early with their toddlers. This is, above all, what a study from Pediatrics showed. First of all, the researchers took audio recordings of the interaction between parents and
Read More
The End Of The Coconut Oil Hype

The End Of The Coconut Oil Hype

Professor Dr. Karin Michels from the Freiburg University, Germany recently announced the end of the coconut oil hype.  In her lecture she went one step further and said that coconut oil is a poison and will lead to heart attacks, if consumed regularly. Here is a statement in German. T
Read More