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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: July 1, 2020

A Comparison of Powered Toothbrush to Manual Toothbrush

A Comparison of Powered Toothbrush to Manual Toothbrush

A study from Amsterdam analyzed two modes of cleaning teeth resulting in a comparison of powered toothbrush to manual toothbrush. The study was conducted at the Department of Periodontology of the University of Amsterdam. The authors did a PubMed search and identified 83 papers that t
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Physical Distancing is Effective for Covid-19 Coronavirus Prevention

Physical Distancing is Effective for Covid-19 Coronavirus Prevention

New studies showed that physical distancing is effective for Covid-19 coronavirus prevention. Specifically, a study from the Lancet medical journal dated June 1, 2020 analyzed 172 observational studies around the globe. This involved 25,697 patients. The researchers found the followin
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Convalescent Plasma not Effective for Covid-19 Coronavirus

Convalescent Plasma not Effective for Covid-19 Coronavirus

An international study concluded: convalescent plasma not effective for Covid-19 coronavirus. The authors of this May 22, 2020 study searched the medical literature around the world and in China. They were interested in randomized studies regarding the use of recovery plasma in the tr
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Cytokine IL-4 May be Responsible for Blindness

Cytokine IL-4 May be Responsible for Blindness

Research showed that cytokine IL-4 may be responsible for blindness in older patients. IL-4 stands for interleukin-4, which is also one of the cytokines taking part in a normal immune response. IL-4 in aqueous fluid The vitreous aqueous fluid in the eye is the fluid between the back o
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New Insights into Alzheimer’s Disease

New Insights into Alzheimer’s Disease

Notably, research from Bonn, Germany and Rome, Italy has led to new insights into Alzheimer’s disease. In particular, this review summarizes it. We know from many other studies that Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease that interferes with the normal function of the brai
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Mediterranean Diet Prevents the Decrease of Cognitive Function with Age

Mediterranean Diet Prevents the Decrease of Cognitive Function with Age

A new study found that a Mediterranean diet prevents the decrease of cognitive function with age. A medical journal (Alzheimer’s and Dementia) published the results. Accordingly, this medical news story was reviewed here. Two studies on Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) and
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Cutting Salt Prevents Heart Disease

Cutting Salt Prevents Heart Disease

In a new study it is stressed that cutting salt prevents heart disease. Often high blood pressure has an association with eating too much salty food. But this may not have to be necessarily from salt you added to your food. Eating too much processed food can also make you exceed your
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Vitamin D in Health and Disease

Vitamin D in Health and Disease

There is confusion out there about vitamin D in health and disease. In other words, I thought it would be useful to review some basics about vitamin D and how it can help you to benefit from it. Last year an overview about this topic was published. Notably, a lack of vitamin D causes
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