Men who ate more than 10 servings of tomato based products per week saw their chances of having prostate cancer development reduced by 18%.

Tomatoes link to cancer prevention

Men who eat more than 10 portions of tomatoes each week have an 18% lower risk of developing prostate cancer, new research suggests.

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The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge takes part in 'ALS Ice Bucket Challenge' after Stephen Hawking's nomination

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge has become one of the latest names to take part in the 'ALS Ice Bucket Challenge' to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Stephen Hawking nominated the Vice-Chancellor and Chancellor of Cambridge University, along with the director of the Science Museum, Ian Blatchford.

On a YouTube video the the Vice-Chancellor thanks the world-renowned scientist for his nomination.

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Man charged following serious crash in Cambridge

A man has been charged in connection with a crash which left three teenagers with serious injuries.

Four teenagers were hurt after being struck by a Fiat Punto in Hills Road, Cambridge.

24-year-old Aaron Daley, of no fixed address, has been charged with dangerous driving causing serious injury, driving while disqualified, driving with no insurance, and failing to stop following a collision.

He is due to appear at Cambridge Magistrates' Court today.

Cambridge: Scientists say breastfeeding could be good for your mental health

New research suggests that breastfeeding could help stop new mums getting postnatal depression.

The breast versus bottle debate has polarised opinion for years - but now scientists in Cambridge say that mothers who breastfeed, dramatically reduce their risk of developing mental health problems.

The mums of almost 14,000 babies took part in the study - one of the biggest of its kind undertaken.

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Postnatal depression 'less likely if you breastfeed'

New mothers who successfully breastfeed their babies are less likely to get postnatal depression, new research suggests.

Woman breastfeeding her baby.
Woman breastfeeding her baby. Credit: PA Images

Experts, including scientists from the University of Cambridge, surveyed women who had almost 14,000 babies during the 1990s when their children were two, eight, 21 and 32 months old.

Their study, published in the journal Maternal and Child Health, found that mothers who planned to breastfeed and who actually went on to breastfeed were around 50% less likely to become depressed than mothers who had not planned to, and who did not, breastfeed.

Those who planned to breastfeed, but who did not go on to breastfeed, were more than twice as likely to become depressed as mothers who had not planned to and who did not, they found.

"Breastfeeding has well-established benefits to babies, in terms of their physical health and cognitive development; our study shows that it also benefits the mental health of mothers."

– Dr Maria Iacovou, University of Cambridge.

Cambridge University look for PhD student to work on heat-resistant chocolate bar

Cambridge University look for PhD student for chocolate project.
Cambridge University look for PhD student for chocolate project. Credit: PA Images

Cambridge University is looking for a PhD student to work on a project to invent a heat-resistant chocolate bar.

The would-be doctor of chocolate will be challenged to come up with new ways to keep the treat solid in warm conditions.

Applicants for the three and a half year post must have a 2:1 undergraduate degree and good maths skills.

Man fighting for his life in hospital after gas explosion in Chittering

Map showing where the gas explosion happened.
Map showing where the gas explosion happened.

A man has been seriously injured following a gas explosion at a premises in Ely Road in Chittering.

Cambridgeshire Police were called at 8.55 this morning.

"Police were called to reports of a man suffering serious injuries following a gas explosion at a premises in Ely Road, Chittering, at 8.55am today.

"Air ambulance were called to the scene and the man was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital.

"At present we are unable to advise further on the man’s condition."

– Spokesperson, Cambridgeshire Police

Cambridge 'second most expensive UK city break'

A survey has found Cambridge is the second most expensive city in the UK for a short break.

Kings College, Cambridge
Kings College, Cambridge Credit: PA Images

Trip Advisor compared the cost of two people enjoying a cocktail, meal, short taxi ride and one-night stay in August in 20 cities across the UK.

Edinburgh was found to be the most expensive place to stay at £331 followed by Cambridge at £277. Sheffield offered the cheapest stay at £154.

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