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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: August 21, 2019

Blocking Saturated Fatty Acids May Help Patients With Prostate Cancer

Blocking Saturated Fatty Acids May Help Patients With Prostate Cancer

New research showed that blocking saturated fatty acids may help patients with prostate cancer. Notably, patients who are obese and patients who are slim have different outcomes regarding prostate cancer. Frequently obese patients eat poor diets with lots of saturated fatty acids. Thi
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Skin Laser For Diagnosing And Treating Cancer

Skin Laser For Diagnosing And Treating Cancer

New research by the University of British Columbia used a skin laser for diagnosing and treating cancer. The researchers developed a special microscope that utilizes a laser to operate it. Equally, the same system can also treat skin cancer by merely intensifying the heat of the laser
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Testing A New Approach To Curing Cancer

Testing A New Approach To Curing Cancer

Harvard researchers are testing a new approach to curing cancer. They are taking natural herbal remedies and apply them in cancer treatment. Recent publication regarding a new approach to cancer treatment While tumor suppressors are not new, Harvard researchers and others have now sho
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Egg Consumption Increases Prostate Cancer Risk

Egg Consumption Increases Prostate Cancer Risk

There is now very good evidence that egg consumption increases prostate cancer risk. But apart from eggs there are other dangers, namely the consumption of red meats and even poultry. Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health, the University of California in San Francisco c
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Nasal Spray To Amplify Antidepressants

Nasal Spray To Amplify Antidepressants

There is a new nasal spray to amplify antidepressants. This has been reviewed in this CNN report. Some patients are resistant to treatments with antidepressants. In this case they may qualify for an antidepressant nasal spray that they take in addition to a regular antidepressant. The
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Sunscreen In The Blood Stream

Sunscreen In The Blood Stream

The JAMA network has released a pilot study on May 6, 2019 examining sunscreen in the blood stream. The researchers chose 24 black volunteers for that study. Four common chemicals used in sunscreen products were applied to the skin and blood tests were subsequently taken. The question
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Antiretroviral Therapy Of HIV Patients Stops HIV Transmission

Antiretroviral Therapy Of HIV Patients Stops HIV Transmission

Recently a clinical trial was completed that showed that antiretroviral therapy of HIV patients stops HIV transmission. As the underlying Lancet study showed, this prospective observational study was done at 75 sites in 14 European countries involving 972 gay couples. 782 provided eli
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Skipping Breakfast And Heart Disease

Skipping Breakfast And Heart Disease

A new study showed that skipping breakfast and heart disease are related. The study involved 6550 adults in the US, aged 40 to 75. Over a period of 18.8 years 2,318 deaths occurred. Of these 619 deaths were due to cardiovascular disease. Questionnaires determined that 5.1% never had b
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