Swine flu claims five lives in Haryana

At least five people have died due to swine flu in Haryana this month, health officials said here Saturday.

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.

Suicide risk linked to insomnia, alcohol use

Alcohol use is associated with an increased risk of suicide and this increase may be partially due to insomnia symptoms, a new study has found.

Now, noninvasive MRI approach that can detect Alzheimer's disease early

Researchers have recently developed a new non-invasive MRI method that can help detect Alzheimer's disease in its early stages.

Women bosses more prone to depression

 Job authority increases symptoms of depression among women but decreases them among men, a study from University of Texas at Austin finds.

Second MERS case reported in Qatar

A 43-year-old man in Qatar has tested positive for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in the second confirmed case of the deadly virus in 10 days, media reported Thursday.

Clinical trial sheds new light on BP management during stroke treatment

Through a new clinical trial, scientists have found the efficiency of standard procedure for managing blood pressure in stroke patients.

Tori Spelling hospitalised with symptoms of Ebola
Tori Spelling hospitalised with symptoms of Ebola


Los Angeles: Actress Tori Spelling has been reportedly put in quarantine after being rushed to a hospital for Ebola-like symptoms.

The 41-year-old 'Beverly Hills, 90210' star was "running a fever, coughing uncontrollably, and having trouble breathing", reported TMZ online.

Why are Americans more depressed today

US citizens are more depressed now than they have been in decades but most of them are not aware of their conditions, says a new study.

Avoid air pollution to manage asthma

A simple change in your lifestyle to avoid air pollution can help manage ashtha problems, shows a study.

Sleep apnea affects women too

Just as men too can have breast cancer, the masculine tag attached to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is also misleading as the disease is not rare among women.

Suspected Ebola case tested negative in Australia

The health officials on Friday said that the man who was suspected with the deadly disease Ebola, tested negative in Australia.

Yoga can help cope with post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms

A new study has revealed that symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be reduced with help of "yogic breathing."

`Women seeking anti-ageing therapy to treat menopausal symptoms`

More US women are seeking hormonal treatments for menopausal symptoms from anti-ageing clinicians, feeling that conventional doctors do not take their suffering seriously, according to a new study.

Parkinson`s disease leads to depression

A new study has suggested that depression is a common indication of Parkinson`s disease but it remains untreated for many patients.

Praying doesn`t necessarily sooth anxiety disorder symptoms

A new study has claimed that while praying eases a lot of problems, it doesn`t sooth symptom of anxiety-related disorders for everyone.

Too much twitter may drive you crazy

If you have a tendency to read and post tweets for several hours a day, watch out for psychiatric disorders.

Plague quarantine lifted from Chinese city

China has lifted a nine-day quarantine imposed on its north-western city of Yumen following the death of a resident from plague last week.

Litchi virus causing acute encephalitis syndrome?

A new study suggest that Bihar`s `shahi litchi`, famous for its unique flavour and taste, might have claimed the lives of over 70 children in the Muzaffarpur district of the state.

Hunt for MERS source should look beyond camels: Veterinary officials

Scientists lack proof that camels are the source of a deadly new virus that has killed 186 people in Saudi Arabia and should widen their hunt to other animals, veterinary experts meeting in Paris said.