Medication use increases in newly-diagnosed dementia patients

Sydney, April 22 : Researchers have found an increase in medication use by the patients who have been newly-diagnosed with dementia and they may consume unnecessary or inappropriate medicines that increase the risk of side effects. “Our study found that following a diagnosis of dementia in older people, medication use increased by 11 per cent […]

Blast at election centre in Afghan capital, at least four dead

By Qadir Sediqi KABUL, Apr 22 : A suicide bomber blew himself up outside a voter registration centre in the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday, killing at least four people and wounding more than 20, officials said. The attack follows several weeks of relative quiet in Kabul and there was no immediate claim of responsibility. […]

President approves ordinance on death penalty to child rapists

New Delhi, April 22 : President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday approved an ordinance to provide death penalty to those convicted of raping a child below the age of 12. The Union Cabinet had on Saturday cleared an ordinance that seeks to amend the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act by including stringent […]

11 killed in Afghanistan gunfight

Kabul, April 22 : At least 11 people, including 10 Islamic State (IS) militants and a security personnel, have been killed in a gunfight in Afghanistan’s Jawzjan province, police said on Sunday. Nine IS militants and two security personnel also sustained injuries in the clashes, officials said. The clashes flared up after the IS militants […]

Nicaragua’s Ortega offers benefits rethink as protest death toll rises

By Oswaldo Rivas MANAGUA, Apr 22 : Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega said on Saturday he was ready to consider changing an unpopular social security overhaul that has sparked days of deadly protests and one of the biggest crises of his leadership. At least six people have died since Nicaraguans began demonstrating on Wednesday against measures […]

Heart patients who walk faster hospitalised less

London, April 22 : Increasing the pace of walking may bring some added benefits as researchers have found that faster walking patients with heart disease are hospitalised less. “The faster the walking speed, the lower the risk of hospitalisation and the shorter the length of hospital stay,” said study author Carlotta Merlo, a researcher at […]