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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: March 6, 2019

Healthy lifestyle while traveling for work

Healthy lifestyle while traveling for work

CNN provided an article about healthy lifestyle while traveling for work. It can be difficult to pursue a healthy lifestyle when you are taking a long haul flight, you are jet lagged and you are sleep deprived. When you have reached your destination there is the temptation of indulgen
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New Way To Diagnose Zika Virus

New Way To Diagnose Zika Virus

Researchers at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute have detected a new way to diagnose Zika virus. A publication dated Jan. 28, 2019 describes this test. The researchers are testing blood, semen or urine with this system.Three universities developed this system: the University of
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Hormone Replacement Can Prevent Osteoarthritis In Postmenopausal Women

Hormone Replacement Can Prevent Osteoarthritis In Postmenopausal Women

A study from Korea involving 4,766 postmenopausal women showed that hormone replacement could significantly prevent osteoarthritis in postmenopausal women. The study The researchers of this study enrolled 4,766 postmenopausal women into the study. They had been on more than 1 year of
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Risk Versus Benefit of Aspirin (ASA)

Risk Versus Benefit of Aspirin (ASA)

A meta-analysis involving 164,225 participants from 13 trials appeared in JAMA re-examining the risk versus benefit of Aspirin (ASA). The study was published January 22, 2019. The average age of the participants was 62 years. There were 19% diabetics among them. The average risk to de
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New Alzheimer’s Test Finds The Disease 10 Years Earlier

New Alzheimer’s Test Finds The Disease 10 Years Earlier

A research team from Washington University, St. Louis, MO stated that a new Alzheimer’s test finds the disease 10 years earlier. The university is cooperating with an international group of scientists. They included the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases in Tübingen, Germany
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Focal Ultrasound An Important New Treatment Modality

Focal Ultrasound An Important New Treatment Modality

A new Canadian technology developed at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto, Ont. labeled focal ultrasound an important new treatment modality. Most recently it drew attention because Paul Hudspith, a 52-year-old engineer from King City, Ont. received treatment for a brain tumor. He has rec
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Global Diet Saves Lives

Global Diet Saves Lives

A new publication in the Lancet stated that a global diet saves lives.  Several scientists concluded that we eat too much sugar and red meat. In the planetary health diet there would be a reduction of 50% in sugar and red meat consumption. When people start eating less red meat, there
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Diagnosing Genetic Diseases

Diagnosing Genetic Diseases

Diagnosing genetic diseases is now made easier with a new application of artificial intelligence. A new study measured clinicians’ skills in diagnosing genetic abnormalities in newly born children. The researchers compared this to the success rate of a computer program with face recog
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