Diabetics at risk of postoperative cognitive issues

London, Oct 22 : Researchers have found that older patients with diabetes may be at a higher risk of developing postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) than those who are not diabetic. POCD is a major form of cognitive disturbance that can occur after anaesthesia and surgery. “POCD is increasingly recognised as a common complication after major […]

India, Bangladesh review bilateral ties

Dhaka, Oct 22 : Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Bangladeshi counterpart Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali on Sunday co-chaired the India-Bangladesh Joint Consultative Committee meeting here. They “reviewed various aspects of bilateral relations”, the Indian High Commission here tweeted. Sushma Swaraj’s visit comes amid the ongoing Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh. According to […]

China fears envoy in Pak might be attacked; asks more security

By Sajjad Hussain Islamabad:  China has asked Pakistan to step up security of its newly-appointed ambassador in Islamabad in the wake of threats to his life from a terrorist organisation, according to media reports. The Chinese Embassy made the request in a letter written to the Interior Ministry on October 19, saying a member of […]

‘US considering Indian request of armed drones for air force’

By Lalit K Jha Washington: The Trump Administration is”considering” India’s request for armed drones for its air force, weeks after approving the sale of high-tech unarmed guardian drones to India. “Yes, yes,” a senior administration official told PTI when asked about India’s pending request about the purchase of armed drones as part of its armed […]

Ketamine may treat migraine unresponsive to other therapies

New York, Oct 22 : Researchers have found that Ketamine — a medication commonly used for pain relief and increasingly used for depression — may help alleviate migraine pain in patients who have not been helped by other treatments. “Ketamine may hold promise as a treatment for migraine headaches in patients who have failed other […]

Sharif brothers tried to assassinate me twice: Zardari

By M Zulqernain Lahore: Pakistan’s former president Asif Ali Zardari has claimed that ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his brother Shahbaz Sharif twice planned to assassinate him. Zardari, 62, said that Nawaz and Shahbaz plotted his murder when he was serving his eight-year-long sentence in corruption cases. He said the Sharif brothers planned to […]