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: April 8, 2021

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome after Covid-19

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome after Covid-19

It is important to realize that multisystem inflammatory syndrome after Covid-19 occurs about 4 weeks following a spike of Covid-19 cases. Notably, children typically present with fever, abdominal pain, neck pain, diarrhea, bloodshot eyes and tiredness. CNN reviewed this syndrome here
Read More
Why some are Early Birds and some are Night Owls

Why some are Early Birds and some are Night Owls

I am discussing here why some are early birds and some are night owls. Whether you are an early bird or a night owl seems to be genetically determined. CNN reviewed this in this article. The majority of people get tired around 10 PM, they get to bed and sleep for 7 to 8 hours before t
Read More
SARS-CoV-2 is Resistant to Extreme Cold and Extreme Heat

SARS-CoV-2 is Resistant to Extreme Cold and Extreme Heat

It is important to realize that a recent study from Belize and Taiwan showed that SARS-CoV-2 is resistant to extreme cold and extreme heat. Dr. Paul Morgan from the Faculty of Science and Technology in Belize was one author of the publication. Dr. Chih-Wen Shu from the National Sun Ya
Read More
Immunity against Covid-19 Coronavirus Persists Longer than Expected

Immunity against Covid-19 Coronavirus Persists Longer than Expected

A new study in “Nature” determined that immunity against Covid-19 coronavirus persists longer than expected. It also showed that the antibodies eliminate the South African variants of the virus as well. Researchers did extensive blood tests in 87 individuals at two time points. The fi
Read More
Circumcision May have Long-term Emotional Consequences

Circumcision May have Long-term Emotional Consequences

A new study from Nov. 26, 2020 showed that circumcision may have long-term emotional consequences on adult socio-affective processing. The study involved 619 American adult men, 408 circumcised and 211 still in their natural state. All of the males underwent extensive psychological qu
Read More
Garlic was Effective against Rheumatoid Arthritis

Garlic was Effective against Rheumatoid Arthritis

A randomized study on 70 women patients found that garlic was effective against rheumatoid arthritis. The researchers accepted 62 of the women into the study. Half of the patients received 1000 mg of a garlic extract (the equivalent of 2.5 grams of fresh garlic). To clarify, the study
Read More
There is no Thimerosal in the New Covid-19 Vaccine

There is no Thimerosal in the New Covid-19 Vaccine

It is important to realize that contrary to anti-vaxxers’ statements there is no thimerosal in the new Covid-19 vaccine. In the past the multiple user vials of flu vaccines did have thimerosal in it as a preservative. Thimerosal is a mercury containing preservative and the legitimate
Read More
How Nutrients Strengthen the Immune System against Viruses

How Nutrients Strengthen the Immune System against Viruses

The Archives of Physiology and Biochemistry published a review explaining how nutrients strengthen the immune system against viruses. The researchers reviewed 51 articles, many of them randomized clinical trials and meta analyses. Notably, the following results identified what the imm
Read More