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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: February 26, 2020

A New Look at Mind-Altering Drugs

A New Look at Mind-Altering Drugs

Research into psychedelics has taken a new look at mind-altering drugs. To put it another way, a review article by CNN shows that there is new research going on to examine the use of psychedelics in the treatment of chronic anxiety, chronic, therapy-resistant depression and PTSD. In a
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Opioid Use Increased Various Causes Of Death

Opioid Use Increased Various Causes Of Death

“A meta-analysis published on Dec. 26, 2019 found that illicit opioid use increased various causes of death. This meta-analysis is based on 124 previously published studies. The results were published in JAMA Psychiatry. The study incorporated results from 28 countries. Opioids
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Increased Stroke Risk In Vegetarians

Increased Stroke Risk In Vegetarians

Vegetarians usually are healthier than meat eaters, but a new study showed an increased stroke risk in vegetarians. The study came from the UK where researchers followed 48,000 people for 18 years. They classified people into meat eaters, pescetarians (fish eaters) and vegetarians, in
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Researchers Determined Why Amish Children Died Prematurely

Researchers Determined Why Amish Children Died Prematurely

Recently CNN reported that researchers determined why Amish children died prematurely. 15 years ago, a child of an Amish family in the eastern US died while running and playing around. A few months later another one of their children died. And 6 years and 8 years later they lost yet a
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Hair Dyes and Straighteners May Cause Breast Cancer

Hair Dyes and Straighteners May Cause Breast Cancer

A new study in the US showed that hair dyes and straighteners may cause breast cancer. The study was conducted by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and published on Dec. 4, 2019. 46,709 black and white women were enrolled in the study. The participants aged 35–74 were c
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Hypogonadism Following Testicular Cancer Treatment

Hypogonadism Following Testicular Cancer Treatment

Hypogonadism following testicular cancer treatment leaves the man often with distressing symptoms. This means that the testosterone production is too low. The risk of developing hypogonadism following successful testicular cancer treatment was 3.8-fold in comparison to men without tes
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Sugary Drinks And Drinks With Sweeteners Cause Disease

Sugary Drinks And Drinks With Sweeteners Cause Disease

A publication in JAMA in September 2019 found that sugar drinks and drinks with sweeteners cause disease. This study included 451, 743 individuals from 10 countries in Europe. Their consumption of 2 glasses or more sugar-sweetened, and artificially sweetened soft drinks per day were f
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Not Drinking For One Month Has Lasting Effects

Not Drinking For One Month Has Lasting Effects

After excessive drinking during the holidays many join “Dry January”, experiencing that not drinking for one month has lasting effects. Although a sober January was introduced in Finland in 1942, the movement experienced a new rejuvenation in England under the name “Dry January” in 20
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