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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: April 17, 2019

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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High Fiber Diet Is Good For Your Health

High Fiber Diet Is Good For Your Health

A new study in the Lancet has concluded that a high fiber diet is good for your health. Sometimes medical research texts can be cumbersome, so this article from the CNN in popular language translates the facts into simpler terms. Essentially this fiber study was a metaanalysis of many
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Weight Gain And Insulin Resistance

Weight Gain And Insulin Resistance

Dr. Pamela Smith talked about weight gain and insulin resistance. Her talk took place at the 26th Anti-Aging Conference of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine in Las Vegas (Dec. 13-15, 2018). Dr. Smith pointed out that 80% of the adult population in the US has blood sugar leve
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Vitamin D3 Helps Malnourished Children

Vitamin D3 Helps Malnourished Children

A clinical trial from the Queen Mary University of London showed that vitamin D3 helps malnourished children.  There were 185 severely malnourished Pakistani children from the ages of 6 months to 58 months that took part in the clinical trial. The children in the trial received a high
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Bad Breath

Bad Breath

Bad breath (halitosis) is something that you or your child does not need. In children bad breath may even be more important to treat as it could have social consequences. Other kids may avoid the child with halitosis. Recently an article reviewed this topic. There are three different
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