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How does broccoli help prevent cancer? Study sheds light

Past research has suggested that sulforaphane – a compound present in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables – can help to prevent cancer or slow its progression. A new study may have discovered how. Researchers have discovered one way by which sulforaphane, found in broccoli, may help to prevent and treat cancer. Researchers from Oregon State […]

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Low-calorie sweeteners increase fat formation, study finds

Many people opt for low-calorie sweeteners as a “healthful” alternative to sugar, but a new study suggests that they may not be so beneficial after all. Researchers have found that consuming high amounts of low-calorie sweeteners may promote fat formation, particularly for individuals who are already obese. Researchers say that low-calorie sweeteners – often found […]

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New drug target for Parkinson’s disease found

A new study has found an enzyme that drives neurotoxicity in both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Blocking the action of this enzyme may prevent these conditions from developing, so the research may have found a new drug target. It is currently estimated that more than 5 million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and […]

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HIV breakthrough: Scientists remove virus in animals using gene editing

Worldwide, tens of millions of people are living with HIV. While scientists and medical professionals do not yet have a permanent cure for the virus, researchers have just made a breakthrough: they managed to eliminate the HIV-1 infection in mice. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 36 million people across the […]

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Vitamin D supplements and good night’s sleep may help to manage pain

Following a review of published research on the relationship between vitamin D, sleep, and pain, researchers propose that vitamin D supplementation, together with good sleep hygiene, may offer an effective way to manage pain in conditions such as arthritis, chronic back pain, fibromyalgia, and menstrual cramps. The review – by researchers from the Department of […]

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