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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: December 2, 2020

A Protein that Protects Bone Marrow Stem Cells from Infection

A Protein that Protects Bone Marrow Stem Cells from Infection

Researchers have detected a protein that protects bone marrow stem cells from infection. In humans this protein has the name YTHDF2. Markedly, in mice the same protein exists. It is important to realize that the function of this protein is to protect bone marrow stem cells during time
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Toxin Contaminated Drinking Water Affects Millions in the US

Toxin Contaminated Drinking Water Affects Millions in the US

A drinking water study found that toxin contaminated drinking water affects millions in the US. The study was published Oct. 14, 2020 in Environmental Science & Technology Letters. Medical News today published an easier to understand version of it on Oct. 30, 2020. Details of the
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Extracellular Vehicles Can Revive Tissues after a Heart Attack

Extracellular Vesicles Can Revive Tissues after a Heart Attack

Surely, a new approach to investigating organ damage has shown that extracellular vesicles can revive tissues after a heart attack. Specifically, researcher from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences used a unique tool to investigate this. It is import
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Glucosamine Supplementation Can Reduce Mortality

Glucosamine Supplementation Can Reduce Mortality

A new study found that glucosamine supplementation can reduce mortality. In this study 495,077 women and men were observed for 8.9 years. This was part of the UK Biobank study. 19,882 deaths occurred during the course of the study. 3,802 deaths were due to cardiovascular disease (stro
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Cold Shock Protein from Cold Water Exposure May Cure Alzheimer’s

Cold Shock Protein from Cold Water Exposure May Cure Alzheimer’s

New research from the University of Cambridge showed that cold shock protein from cold water exposure may cure Alzheimer’s disease. Cold shock proteins were first detected in bacterial cultures when the temperature was dropped from 37 degrees Celsius to 10 degrees. Subsequently resear
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Older Adult’s Exercise Intensity Does Not Reduce Mortality

Older Adult’s Exercise Intensity Does Not Reduce Mortality

A Norwegian study going on for 5 years showed that older adults’ exercise intensity does not reduce mortality. For one thing, researchers stated that physical activity is important to reduce mortality in older people. On the other hand, the researchers of this study from Norway wanted
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How We Can Maintain a Strong Immune System

How We Can Maintain a Strong Immune System

When we age, it is important to know how we can maintain a strong immune system. Both the innate immune system and the adaptive immune system weaken as we age. A 2018 publication pointed out that with aging inflammation and cytokines show increased activity. This leads to the suppress
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Youthful Skin Heals Better than Old Skin

Youthful Skin Heals Better than Old Skin

Researchers at the Washington School of Medicine detected that youthful skin heals better than old skin. They did further research in a mouse model, because human and mouse skin are very similar in behavior. They found a transcription factor Lef1 that heals skin wounds without a scar.
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