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A serving of broccoli a day keeps prostate cancer at bay

A serving of broccoli a day keeps prostate cancer at bay

Your mother was right when she said, "finish your broccoli and you will stay healthy," a new study has suggested.

The Oregon State University researchers found that sulforaphane, a dietary compound from broccoli that's known to help prevent prostate cancer, may work through its influence on long, non-coding RNAs. This is another step forward in a compelling new area of study on the underlying genetics of cancer development and progression.

This blood test can detect autism years earlier

This blood test can detect autism years earlier

A simple blood test that could detect autism in children has come closer to reality.

An algorithm based on levels of metabolites found in a blood sample can accurately predict whether a child is on the Autism spectrum of disorder (ASD), based upon a recent study. The algorithm, developed by researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, is the first physiological test for autism and opens the door to earlier diagnosis and potential future development of therapeutics.

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Kids with high uric acid at higher risk of BP at age seven: Study

Kids with high uric acid at higher risk of BP at age seven: Study

A recent study reveals, babies, especially preterm ones, with high levels of serum uric acid during early years of life, may be associated with high blood pressure at the age of seven, further leading to hypertension in adulthood.

The study further says, this high level of serum uric acid at very early years in tots, is a result of the in-utero environment.

Did you know female cyberbullies feel negative about school and learning?

Did you know female cyberbullies feel negative about school and learning?

Sending and receiving threatening, offensive comments, images or videos on social media can trigger negative perceptions for the importance of school and learning, especially among female teenagers, finds a study.

According to researchers from Nottingham Trent University in England, 11-15 year-old girls who were most involved in cyberbullying -- as perpetrator, victim, or both -- felt the least accepted by their peers.

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To all women out there, eat more fruits, veggies daily to keep stress at bay

To all women out there, eat more fruits, veggies daily to keep stress at bay

Are you feeling stressed out due to the daily routine of your office, family and many other responsibilities?

A study says people, especially women, who eat five-to-seven servings of fruits and vegetables through out the day, reported lower risk of psychological stress.

The findings, published in the British Medical Journal Open, indicate that people, who ate five-to-seven daily servings of fruits and vegetables had a 14 percent lower risk of stress than those who ate 0-4 servings.

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Now, a `greener` way to make vanilla flavouring

Now, a `greener` way to make vanilla flavouring

Today, over 95 percent of vanilla flavouring used in foods, from cereal to ice cream, is not natural and the production of the synthetic one is taking a toll on the environment.

The process of making it synthetically creates a stream of wastewater that requires treatment before it can be released into surface waters.

Now, the researchers have come up with a new "greener" way to make vanillin, the primary flavour compound in vanilla.

NASA's Van Allen Probes uncovers 'relativistic' electrons

NASA's Van Allen Probes uncovers 'relativistic' electrons

Earth's radiation belts, two doughnut-shaped regions of charged particles encircling our planet,were discovered more than 50 years ago, but their behaviour is still not completely understood.

Now, new observations from NASA's Van Allen Probes mission show that the fastest, most energetic electrons in the inner radiation belt are not present as much of the time as previously thought.

The results show that there typically isn't as much radiation in the inner belt as previously assumed, which is good news for spacecraft flying in the region.

More eco-friendly fabric softeners come closer to reality

More eco-friendly fabric softeners come closer to reality

Good news for those who want to continue using fabric softeners but are afraid of risking the environment as a recent study has paved the way for the "greener" products.

In the 1960s, the introduction of fabric softeners transformed rough, scratchy clothes into softer, more comfortable garments. But recently, the products' popularity has dipped in part due to millennials' concern for their potential environmental impact, according to recent news reports.

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