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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 5, 2018

Inflammation Extinguished By Omega-3

Inflammation Extinguished By Omega-3

I am reporting here about a publication that essentially says “inflammation extinguished by omega-3”. Since the mid 1990’s medical researchers have known that heart attacks, strokes, cancer, arthritis, diabetes and many other illnesses are either associated by chronic infl
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Live Longer With A Purpose In Life

Live Longer With A Purpose In Life

Have you ever thought that your thoughts would matter? We may have noticed that some people who are always negative seem to attract more negatives and have difficulty coping. We also know that people who are inherently positive about life tend to get through trying situations with les
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Sugar Responsible For Raising Blood Pressure And Lipids

Sugar Responsible For Raising Blood Pressure And Lipids

A University of Otago, New Zealand study by Dr Lisa Te Morenga and co-workers has shed new light on the negative effect of sugar on blood pressure and lipids. The key here is that these studies were not animal experiments, but involved human trials. A total of about 1700 men and women
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Fish Oil Lowers Blood Pressure

Fish Oil Lowers Blood Pressure

Nobody even thought about looking for the effects of fish oil a few decades back. But this has changed all since we know that high blood pressure is one of the diseases that stems from an inflammatory condition in the lining of the arteries. Given that background it makes sense that D
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Vitamin C Lowers Breast Cancer Death Rates

A study from Sweden’s Karolinska Institute examined records from 10 observational studies and pooled them in a meta-analysis. There were a total of 17,696 women who had been verified to have breast cancer, and during the study there were 2,791 total deaths and 1,558 breast cancer spec
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Health For Adults

Health For Adults

In the late teens/early twenties adulthood begins. But adult life is the tail end of higher education and all those years that we are in a job situation and perhaps even into early retirement. People in this age group have often found a life partner. Most engage in heterosexual relati
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Health For Adolescents

Health For Adolescents

Some of what I described for children’s health applies also to adolescents. However, in the growth spurt years and after the rise of male and female hormones, changes of the adolescent can be rapid and overwhelming to the youngster and demanding on the parents. The opposite sex will b
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Health For Children

Caring for children starts in the womb. During prenatal visits the doctor will recommend to the pregnant woman that she needs to take multivitamins including folic acid and calcium to get a baby with no neural tube deficit and with healthy teeth. Some women need to take bioidentical p
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