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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: January 16, 2019

High Fiber Diet Is Good For Your Health

High Fiber Diet Is Good For Your Health

A new study in the Lancet has concluded that a high fiber diet is good for your health. Sometimes medical research texts can be cumbersome, so this article from the CNN in popular language translates the facts into simpler terms. Essentially this fiber study was a metaanalysis of many
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Weight Gain And Insulin Resistance

Weight Gain And Insulin Resistance

Dr. Pamela Smith talked about weight gain and insulin resistance. Her talk took place at the 26th Anti-Aging Conference of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine in Las Vegas (Dec. 13-15, 2018). Dr. Smith pointed out that 80% of the adult population in the US has blood sugar leve
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Vitamin D3 Helps Malnourished Children

Vitamin D3 Helps Malnourished Children

A clinical trial from the Queen Mary University of London showed that vitamin D3 helps malnourished children.  There were 185 severely malnourished Pakistani children from the ages of 6 months to 58 months that took part in the clinical trial. The children in the trial received a high
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Bad Breath

Bad Breath

Bad breath (halitosis) is something that you or your child does not need. In children bad breath may even be more important to treat as it could have social consequences. Other kids may avoid the child with halitosis. Recently an article reviewed this topic. There are three different
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Men With Testosterone Deficiency Are At Risk For Multiple Diseases

Men With Testosterone Deficiency Are At Risk For Multiple Diseases

A new testosterone study in American men found that certainly men with testosterone deficiency are at risk for multiple diseases. Mark Peterson, PhD, MS conducted this clinical trial. He said that previous studies of men were not reflective of the current male population in the US. Th
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases Are On The Rise

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Are On The Rise

A report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2018 shows that sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s) are on the rise.     Here are the hard facts from the CDC Doctors diagnosed gonorrhea 67% more in 2018 than in 2017 in women. This means that gonorrhea increased f
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Minimally Invasive Cervical Cancer Surgery

Minimally Invasive Cervical Cancer Surgery

It is possible to approach cancer of the cervix in the early stages with minimally invasive cervical cancer surgery. Today about 60% of women receive this type of treatment. In the past, before laparoscopic radical hysterectomy was available, the traditional radical hysterectomy was d
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Household Cleaners Could Cause Obesity In Children

Household Cleaners Could Cause Obesity In Children

A new study from Canada noticed that household cleaners could cause obesity in children. The study appeared in the Canadian Medical Association Journal on Sept. 18, 2018. About the study that showed household cleaners could cause obesity in children First, paediatricians followed alon
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