Medical News Today: A compound in broccoli and kale helps suppress tumor growth

The body has its own mechanisms for fighting cancer, but sometimes they are too weak to suppress tumor growth. Now, scientists have found that broccoli, kale, and other cruciferous vegetables contain a compound that could reinvigorate one of these innate mechanisms. Research shows that some cruciferous vegetables may contain tumor suppressors. However, eating them is…

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A.I. Took a Test to Detect Lung Cancer. It Got an A.

Computers were as good or better than doctors at detecting tiny lung cancers on CT scans, in a study by researchers from Google and several medical centers. The technology is a work in progress, not ready for widespread use, but the new report, published Monday in the journal Nature Medicine, offers a glimpse of the…

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Turmeric Takes a Star Turn in Cocktails

If cocktails look golden to you lately, it’s probably not because spring is here and the sun is out. Turmeric, the bright yellow-orange spice long used in South Asian and Middle Eastern cooking, is the latest ingredient to make the leap from the kitchen to the cocktail glass. Every upscale bar menu these days seems…

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What to Cook Right Now

Good morning. I was married on this day nearly 20 years ago, a rainy, windswept afternoon on the East End of Long Island, the wedding party standing beneath the American flag at the Legion Hall as if auditioning for a high-school production of “Our Town.” The D.J. cued up Desmond Dekker afterward, and there were…

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Shopping Guide: Shopping for Outdoor Accent Tables

Lounge chairs get all the attention when it comes to shopping for outdoor furniture. But without a side table nearby, it’s hard to enjoy lounging. “You’ve got to have somewhere to put your drink, for one,” said Keith Williams, a partner at Nievera Williams, a landscape architecture firm in Palm Beach, Fla. “That’s most important.”…

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The Checkup: Is ‘Digital Addiction’ a Real Threat to Kids?

As we worriedly watch our children navigate the ever-changing digital landscape, there’s a great deal of talk these days about “digital addiction.” But several experts say we should teach kids to think of screens as something to handle in moderation, like food, rather than something without any healthy place in our lives, like meth or…

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The New Health Care: Is Our Health Care Spending Worth It?

Many people know by now that the United States spends much more on health care than any other country, and that health outcomes are not a lot better (and in many instances worse). That raises the question: Is our health care spending actually worth it? It’s tricky to figure out the extent of the roles…

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Talk Dirty With Machine

Robots flirt more or less how you’d expect: awkwardly, employing clichés, direct questions and the occasional emoji to communicate interest. Sound like the guy you’ve been talking to on Bumble? Well, that’s a good thing as far as an emerging group of tech entrepreneurs is concerned. “Flirttech,” if you will, has recently assumed the form…

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Protein that hinders advancement of prostate cancer identified

(Boston)—Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have discovered that blocking a specific protein, may be a promising strategy to prevent the spread of castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). Under the direction of BUSM’s Gerald V. Denis PhD, researchers have long studied a family of three closely related proteins, called BET bromodomain proteins, composed of…

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