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Will Broccoli Help Improve Autism Kids? Trial Shows

Brochcholi and its species of vegetables, containing the chemical sulforaphane, have helped autism-hit children show improvement in their behavior in a joint clinical trial held at Johns Hopkins. Autism is the fastest growing disability in the US, increasing almost at 289.5% in the past 12 years and more than 3.5 million Americans are suffering from the neuro-motor deficiency that hits ...

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Gun deaths twice among African Americans in US: Study

Gun deaths are twice among African Americans compared to white citizens in the US, says a study of the national figures in the past decade over variation in firearms deaths by ethnicity and state. The researchers studied all recorded gun deaths across the USA between 2000 and 2010, including murders, suicides, and random unintentional shooting, from the Injury Statistics Query ...

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Hollywood, Bollywood Live on Sexualising Women Roles: UN-Backed Global Survey Reveals

Both Hollywood, Bollywood, besides host of other film industries across the world have come under attack in a UN-backed survey that found women have less than one-third of all speaking roles in films and are largely absent from powerful positions like directors. The United Nations-backed survey said the involvement of more female film-makers in the industry, and for greater sensitivity ...

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Eating Handful of Pistachios Daily Helps Diabetics Stay Stress Free: New Study

Consuming pistachios may help type 2 diabetic patients as the dry fruit helps in curbing vascular response to stress in daily life. Sheila West, a professor of health and nutrition, says two servings of pistachios a day will lower the body’s response during stress and control the heart better. West said although nuts are high in fat, they contain good ...

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Eating broccoli everyday helps get rid of cancerous cells: study

Researchers from the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health along with Chinese institutes found the compound called sulforaphane in broccoli sprouts that is known for its anti-cancer properties . The study observed for three months nearly 2,914 participants aged 53 on average living in highly industrialized parts of China in Jiangsu Province. The subjects were either given broccoli beverage ...

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Chilli Pepper can burn fat cells too: study

Capsaicin that makes the chili pepper cause burning sensation in our stomach could play a vital role in treating obesity in the future, according to research from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). Ali Tavakkoli, MD, BWH Department of Surgery, and his team have published a study investigating whether two surgeries called vagal de-afferentation-which uses capsaicin, the component responsible for the ...

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Raw sewage contains 234 known viruses too, reveals study

Scientists have identified 234 known viruses, besides harmful bacteria and insects in sewage flushed out in three cities of  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, Barcelona in Spain and Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. The finding reverses the widely-held belief that only bacteria and germs were present in sewage and it may revolutionize the way we keep ourselves clean. While 17 viruses found ...

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Unprecedented Arctic Zone loss, says NASA study

A NASA study has found an unprecedented depletion of Earth’s protective ozone layer above the Arctic last winter and spring caused by an unusually prolonged period of extremely low temperatures in the stratosphere. The study, published online Sunday in the journal Nature, finds the amount of ozone destroyed in the Arctic in 2011 was comparable to that seen in some ...

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