The mystery of gallbladder removal surgery

A combination of factors besides severity of gallbladder symptoms puts a patient at risk of acute gallbladder attacks, thereby necessitating a removal surgery, but researchers found that patients in the highest risk category do not undergo the procedure.

'Even risk of disease forcing people to take medical decisions'

It wasn't just Angelina Jolie who went for a double mastectomy after doctors identified her genetic risk of contracting breast cancer, people in general are today using genetic risk information to make significant medical decisions, a study suggests.

Simple new 'tongue test system' to help diagnose diseases in remotest parts of India

A new 'tongue test system' has been recently developed to help diagnose diseases in remotest parts of India.

Alleged flu vaccine-related deaths spark fears in Italy

At least nine people were reported to have died in Italy for reasons allegedly linked to a flu vaccine which has been suspended by the Italian competent authority for drugs AIFA, media reported Friday.

Spirituality can speed up patients' recovery

 When there is little hope, meaning and purpose in a patient's life, spirituality plays a key role in the patient's recovery from illness, finds a fascinating study.

Depression remains "stigma" despite Robert Enke suicide
Depression remains "stigma" despite Robert Enke suicide

Five years after German international Robert Enke`s suicide, his widow says attitudes towards depression have softened in Germany, but national football chief Wolfgang Niersbach insists little has changed.

Rolling Stones cancel concert due to Jagger's illness
Rolling Stones cancel concert due to Jagger's illness

The Rolling Stones have been forced to cancel their concert here tomorrow after singer Mick Jagger developed a throat infection.

Brittany Maynard, terminally ill American woman, ends her life by assisted suicide

 Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old American woman, has ended her own life at her home in Portland.

It's official: Scratching does increase itchiness

A new research has cracked the answers to as why scratching makes one itch more and has observed that scratching causes the brain to release serotonin, which intensifies the itch sensation.

Global infection outbreaks rising since 1980: Study

The number of outbreaks of infectious diseases and the number of unique illnesses causing them appear to be increasing around the globe, says a study co-authored by an Indian-American professor.

Johnny Depp skips filming due to illness
Johnny Depp skips filming due to illness

Hollywood star Johnny Depp missed filming re-shoots for his new movie 'Mortdecai' this week after falling sick.

33 Indians die during Haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia

Thirty-three Indians have died of illness or old-age ailments during the Haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia this year, a media report said Saturday.

AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young retires due to illness


London: AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young has retired from the band owing to prolonged illness. The 61-year-old guitarist had taken a break from the band earlier this year, citing poor health conditions.

Paul McCartney`s illness earned him a holiday

Paul McCartney, who had to be hospitalised due to viral infection in Japan recently, says the illness allowed him his first proper holiday in years.

Actor John Walton dead

Australian actor John Walton has died at the age of 62.

Drake thanks Kanye West for covering him at Wireless Festival

Drake has thanked Kanye West for headlining Wireless Festival in his place, following the controversy the latter attracted during his performances.

George Michael more wary after illness

English pop star George Michael will never feel as "safe" as he did before a life-threatening bout of pneumonia two years ago.

Older people can enhance quality of life with just 20 mins walk every day

A new study has revealed that older people can increase their quality of life with just little mobility, that could include 20 minutes walk per day.

Paul McCartney discharged from hospital?

Former Beatle star Paul McCartney has reportedly been discharged from the hospital following his illness. The 71-year-old musician apparently took a private jet from Tokyo and was en route home. Although it was not clear if the singer was heading to his London or Sussex property or his pad in New York`s The Hamptons, reportedly.

Paul McCartney`s wife taking good care of him?

`Former Beatles star Paul McCartney`s wife Nancy has reportedly made sure she never leaves his side while he recovers at a hospital from his illness.