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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: June 3, 2020

Cancer Patients Need Vitamin C

Cancer Patients Need Vitamin C

It is known for a long time that cancer patients need vitamin C. Vitamin C has been around for some time. Many degenerative diseases including cancer come from oxidation. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant. But it is important to see this in context. Linus Pauling claimed that vitami
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Antibiotic Use Accelerates Diabetes

Antibiotic Use Accelerates Diabetes

A research team under Professor Deanna Gibson from UBC Okanagan, BC has found that antibiotic use accelerates diabetes. To be more specific, they found that antibiotic overuse was the problem.  There was a connection between antibiotic overuse and the development of juvenile diabetes
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Harmful Glyphosates In German Beer

Harmful Glyphosates In German Beer

Recently media reports covered the story of harmful glyphosates in German beer. All of the 14 most popular beer brands in Germany tested positive for glyphosate. This is the active ingredient in Monsanto’s herbicide called “Roundup”. For 500 years there were only 4 allowable ingredien
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Stem Cells For Multiple Sclerosis

Stem Cells For Multiple Sclerosis

A new approach to using stem cells for multiple sclerosis (MS) treatment has been tried at Northwestern University of Chicago. Dr. Richard Burton and colleagues treated the worst form of MS. This is called relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. It is known to lead to early disabiliti
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Testosterone Replacement Prevents Heart Attacks

Testosterone Replacement Prevents Heart Attacks

A new study from Intermountain Medical Centre in Salt Lake City, UT has shown that testosterone replacement prevents heart attacks in men. Since last year the FDA required that manufacturers of all approved testosterone products add labels outlining the coronary risks of the testoster
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Weight Loss With Minimal Exercise

Weight Loss With Minimal Exercise

Some people achieve weight loss with minimal exercise. Others who exercise regularly have problems losing weight. An international study involving 332 people looked at this problem in detail. The medical investigators examined the energy expenditure in these 332 adults in 5 different
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Mediterranean Diet Prevents Fractures

Mediterranean Diet Prevents Fractures

A new study from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) found that an alternate Mediterranean diet prevents fractures. A total of 93,676 women were enrolled in the WHI study. They were between 50 and 79 years old. Recruitment into the study took place between October 1, 1993 to December
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Stem Cells As Future Therapy

Stem Cells As Future Therapy

Stem cells have been used for treating end stage arthritis where bone rubs on bone. They have also be used for treating cardiovascular conditions (e.g. heart failure following a heart attack). Today bone marrow derived and liposuction derived mesenchymal stem cells are often mixed. Pl
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