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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

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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Ovarian Cancer Vaccine Worked

Ovarian Cancer Vaccine Worked

A recent pilot clinical trial  showed that an ovarian cancer vaccine worked. 25 patients were part of this study to demonstrate  whether or not there was toxicity regarding the vaccine. Also, the researchers wanted to know whether the vaccine showed any results. Ovarian cancer diagnos
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Immunotherapy For Lung Cancer

Immunotherapy For Lung Cancer

There is a lot of noise about the use of immunotherapy for lung cancer, which was combined with chemotherapy. https://www.npr.org/2018/04/16/602980973/merck-immunotherapy-drug-shines-in-lung-cancer-study So far there were only a small percentage of patients who qualified for treatment
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Nocturnal Workers Fare Poorly

Nocturnal Workers Fare Poorly

A British study came out on April 12, 2018 showing that nocturnal workers fare poorly. Researchers followed almost half a million adults in the UK for 6-½ years. In the beginning of the study the participants were asked whether they were “definite evening types” or “definite morning t
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The Dirty Dozen Among Fruit And Vegetables

The Dirty Dozen Among Fruit And Vegetables

If you eat organic fruit and vegetables, you likely are familiar with the dirty dozen among fruit and vegetables. Each year the Environmental Working Group is publishing the latest information about the most polluted fruit and vegetables. Here is the latest 2018 list of the “dirty doz
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Are Your Clothes Giving You A Skin Rash?

Are Your Clothes Giving You A Skin Rash?

When you develop an itch all over, ask yourself “Are your clothes giving you a skin rash?” Skin rashes from exposure to chemicals, metals or fabrics are a common cause for contact dermatitis. Dermatologists distinguish between allergic and irritant dermatitis. With allergic dermatitis
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