Fog disrupts air, rail traffic in Delhi; air quality 'severe'

New Delhi, Dec 25 :  It was a cold foggy Tuesday morning in the national capital with visibility dropping to 50 metres affecting flight schedule and causing cancellation of over 300 trains.

The air quality in Delhi-NCR remained ‘severe’ for the fourth consecutive day as high humidity, low wind speed…

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Novel protein linked to skin cancer identified

Sydney, Dec 24 Researchers have identified a specific protein responsible for melanoma metastasis that may provide an improved understanding of how the cancer spreads.

The study showed that silencing the expression of protein called RAB27A resulted in reduced metastasis — the process by which cancer spreads to other areas of the…

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Rise in breast cancer leading to more ovarian cancer: Experts

New Delhi, Dec 22  Breast cancer, the leading cause of mortality among women in India, is being seen as an augmenting factor in the rise in ovarian cancer cases as well, according to medical experts.

Dr M.D. Ray, surgical oncologist at AIIMS, Delhi, says women who have been diagnosed…

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Higher Omega-3 levels may help boost cognitive skills in elderly

New York, Dec 21 Older adults with higher levels of key nutrients like Omega-3 in the blood are more likely to have efficient brain connectivity that can boost their cognitive skills, finds a study.

The findings, from the University of Illinois (UI), showed that several nutrient biomarkers in the…

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Dancing may help older women perform daily tasks better

Tokyo, Dec 20 While dancing is touted as a whole-body workout for the youth, it can also reduce the risk of disability in older women, according to a new study.

The study showed that dancing was associated with a 73 per cent significantly lower risk of developing disability in…

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