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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: November 15, 2018

Abnormal Breath Sounds

Abnormal Breath Sounds

The doctor who sees a patient with breathing problems will use a stethoscope to listen to abnormal breath sounds. Apart from history and general examination breath sounds reveal a lot about the lung condition that a patient has. This was a recent review in this publication. https://ww
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Inflammation In Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Affects The Brain

Inflammation In Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Affects The Brain

A new study found that inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis patients affects the brain. First of all, 54 patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) were part of this investigation by researchers at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Furthermore, Andrew Schrepf and co-workers did fu
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Light-Activated Drug May Treat Parkinson’s Disease

Light-Activated Drug May Treat Parkinson’s Disease

Research has shown that a new light-activated drug may treat Parkinson’s disease.  At least research has found it to be successful in mice. Now trials will show whether this is also the case in humans. The investigative drug MRS7145  is able to block a protein, called the “adenosine A
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CoQ-10 Helps Diabetics

CoQ-10 Helps Diabetics

The Journal of the American College of Nutrition describes a trial, which showed that CoQ-10 helps diabetics. 50 study participants had kidney damage due to diabetes (diabetic nephropathy). They received help significantly with regard to their kidney function with only 100 mg of CoQ-1
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Vitamins Are Important For Mental Health

Vitamins Are Important For Mental Health

New research provided evidence that vitamins are important for mental health. A clinical trial at Western Sydney University in Australia determined vitamin levels in schizophrenic patients. They had their first episode of psychosis. Doctors tested for 6 vitamins and 10 minerals. The r
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Lung Cancer Screening With A Simple Blood Test

Lung Cancer Screening With A Simple Blood Test

In the past it would have been a dream to do lung cancer screening with a simple blood test. Now it is a reality. Dr. Gerard Silvestri from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston has developed such a screening test. He used two biomarkers for lung cancer, proteins LG3B
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Vitamin D Deficiency Is Linked To Diabetes

Vitamin D Deficiency Is Linked To Diabetes

New research showed that vitamin D deficiency is linked to diabetes. This story goes back to a research paper from April 19, 2018 by. The publication comes from a joint group from South Korea and the University of California, San Diego. The vitamin D3/diabetes study 903 subjects were
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Better Diet And More Exercising For Aging

Better Diet And More Exercising For Aging

A gerontologist in Germany demands better diet and more exercising for aging people. Prof. Dr. Jürgen M. Bauer lectures gerontology at the University of Heidelberg since 2014. He was one of the keynote speakers at the 124th Internal Medicine Congress in Mannheim, Germany from April 14
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