Countries on verge of beating malaria face new threat, study says

Nations on the verge of eliminating malaria risk falling short of their goal, just as it lies within reach, due to funding being shifted elsewhere, researchers said on Thursday.

Blood test to predict your risk of developing TB

 An international team of researchers has identified biological markers in the blood that can help doctors predict who is at high risk of developing active tuberculosis (TB).

Roger Federer fights illness,  Grigor Dimitrov to make  Brisbane International semis

Roger Federer fights illness, Grigor Dimitrov to make Brisbane International semis

In the semi-final, the Swiss maestro will play Dominic Thiem.

Leander Paes out of Chennai Open, thanks to ill partner

Leander Paes out of Chennai Open, thanks to ill partner

The second-seeded Indo-Spanish pair was set to play Austin Krajicek and Benoit Paire in the quarterfinals.

Three-five cups of coffee daily lowers early death risk

Three to five cups of coffee a day may lower the risk of dying prematurely from some illnesses than those who do not drink or drink less coffee, new research suggests.

Shun the health myths this monsoon

The monsoon brings respite from the sweltering heat but also triggers a lot of health-related issues, most of which are plain myths that have persisted over time.

2016 Rio Olympic athletes risk serious illness from polluted water: Report

2016 Rio Olympic athletes risk serious illness from polluted water: Report

Athletes risk serious illness from dangerously high levels of viruses and bacteria in sewage-contaminated waters at the swimming and boating venues being prepared for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the Associated Press reported on Thursday.

Poor sleep may make you more impulsive

Sleep deprivation may put you at increased risk for succumbing to impulsive desires, inattentiveness and questionable decision-making, says a study.

Serena Williams skips practice ahead of French open final

Serena Williams skips practice ahead of French open final

Serena Williams is skipping practice on the eve of the French Open final as the world number one battles with illness, organisers said on Friday.

Veteran actor Mithun Chakraborty hospitalised

Veteran actor Mithun Chakraborty hospitalised

The 'Disco Dancer' star, Mithun Chakraborty was taken to a hospital in Kandivali on May 17, 2015, reports suggest.

Diagnosing illness online can have adverse effects on your health

A new study has revealed that search engines provide irrelevant information that usually lead to incorrect self-diagnosis and treatment, and apparently people delay visiting doctor that worsens the condition.

Your household pets can make you sick

If you a animal companion in your home, be careful, as a new study shows that household pets can transmit infection to people, and make them sick.

Philadelphia Eagles legend Chuck Bednarik dead at 89

Philadelphia Eagles legend Chuck Bednarik dead at 89

Chuck Bednarik, a 1950s offensive and defensive NFL star for the Philadelphia Eagles, died Saturday morning at age 89 following a brief illness, the team announced.

Why chronic illness makes people feel lonely

Difficult times often bring people closer but a new study has found that the onset of chronic illness often results in sufferers feeling lonely -- even for those who have had a steady partner for 50 years or more.

Lindsay Lohan jokes about her illness

Lindsay Lohan jokes about her illness

Actress Lindsay Lohan has joked that her thong is helping her fight off chikungunya.

Veteran Marathi writer Hatkananglekar passes away

  Renowned Marathi literary critic, writer and translator M D Hatkananglekar died due to old-age related illness at a hospital here this morning.

Top seed Simona Halep out of Sydney with illness

Top seed Simona Halep out of Sydney with illness

World number three Simona Halep withdrew from the Sydney International on Tuesday after being struck down with gastroenteritis.

Italy presidential possible has cancer

Italy`s former foreign minister Emma Bonino revealed Thursday she has lung cancer, which is likely to take her out of the running for the post of Italian president.

Patna zoo's oldest tigress dies

The oldest tigress at the Patna zoo, 19-year-old Sita, has died after prolonged illness, an official said Wednesday.

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.