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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 4, 2019

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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Men With Testosterone Deficiency Are At Risk For Multiple Diseases

Men With Testosterone Deficiency Are At Risk For Multiple Diseases

A new testosterone study in American men found that certainly men with testosterone deficiency are at risk for multiple diseases. Mark Peterson, PhD, MS conducted this clinical trial. He said that previous studies of men were not reflective of the current male population in the US. Th
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases Are On The Rise

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Are On The Rise

A report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2018 shows that sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s) are on the rise.     Here are the hard facts from the CDC Doctors diagnosed gonorrhea 67% more in 2018 than in 2017 in women. This means that gonorrhea increased f
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Minimally Invasive Cervical Cancer Surgery

Minimally Invasive Cervical Cancer Surgery

It is possible to approach cancer of the cervix in the early stages with minimally invasive cervical cancer surgery. Today about 60% of women receive this type of treatment. In the past, before laparoscopic radical hysterectomy was available, the traditional radical hysterectomy was d
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Household Cleaners Could Cause Obesity In Children

Household Cleaners Could Cause Obesity In Children

A new study from Canada noticed that household cleaners could cause obesity in children. The study appeared in the Canadian Medical Association Journal on Sept. 18, 2018. About the study that showed household cleaners could cause obesity in children First, paediatricians followed alon
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Cell phones and cancer

Cell phones and cancer

A new study on rats and mice appeared in a publication on cell phones and cancer. After 2 years of exposure of low and high intensity electromagnetic wave energy to 3000 rats the experiments showed the following. There were heart schwannomas that developed in male rats. But they did n
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Increase In Cesarean Sections Since 2000

Increase In Cesarean Sections Since 2000

A comprehensive review of section rates has shown that internationally there is an increase in cesarean sections since 2000. A publication to this effect came out in the Lancet. It is reviewed here by CNN. The normal way a baby is born is through the vaginal birth canal. But with cert
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Partygoers Eat Too Much

Partygoers Eat Too Much

People attend tailgate parties, until they realize that partygoers eat too much. With hockey, football and other team events being around there is always a reason to celebrate. This means that our calorie intake is not always what it should be. The CNN article sheds a light on this. T
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