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Common painkiller tied to increased risk of heart problems

The commonly used painkiller diclofenac may be linked with an increased risk of heart problems, a large Danish study suggests. Diclofenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that’s often used to treat arthritis and other painful joint conditions. In many countries, it’s available without a prescription. Researchers found that the rate of first-time cardiovascular events was 20 to 30 percent higher among people who started taking diclofenac than among people who started taking ibuprofen or naproxen, which…

Pakistan, US need to actively collaborate to achieve common regional goals: Asif

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif on Thursday said Pakistan and United States needed to actively work to achieve common objective of durable peace in the region. “The menace of global terrorism has claimed hundreds of thousands of human lives. Pakistan wishes to build partnership for a secure and prosperous future and to defeat the forces of disarray,” he said while addressing at the US Institute of Peace in Washington. He said Pakistan considered itself as the long standing friend of the United States and…

Scientists find common antibiotic could prevent or treat PTSD

LONDON: A common antibiotic called doxycycline can disrupt the formation of negative thoughts and fears in the brain and may prove useful in treating or preventing post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to research by British and Swiss scientists. In a specially designed trial involving 76 healthy volunteers who were given either the drug or a placebo dummy pill, those who were on doxycycline had a 60 percent lower fear response than those who were not. Scientists said the antibiotic works in this way because…

What is common between SRK’s son Abram and Mahira’s son Azlaan?

There is something very interesting and common between Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s son Abram and gorgeous Pakistani actress Mahira Khan’s son Azlaan. They both are deeply in love with fictional character Spiderman and its movies. Two days ago King Khan posted a picture of his son on his social media account. Abram camouflaged in Spiderman dress besides life-size Spidey dolls. Now the Raees actress shared a picture of her boy wearing a Spidey cap. Mahira’s picture speaks volumes itself, while Shah Rukh…

Swift childhood cancer deaths more common than thought: study

MIAMI: Childhood cancer often strikes its youngest victims the hardest, and the death rate for infants may be up to four times higher than previously thought, US researchers said Monday. The study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology examined deaths within a month of diagnosis, those young lives which usually end before the patients can be enrolled in a clinical trial that might save them. "During my pediatric residency a teenager came in with leukemia, but had so much cancer when he presented that he had multi-organ…

What is the meaning of these common recurring dreams?

We all have to sleep whether we want to or not as staying up past our bedtime means that chances are that we will pay for it later by feeling tired the next day. When we sleep we usually dream and although dreams can differ wildly from one individual to another, there are certain dreams that share a common theme. These “common” dreams have been experienced by millions of people and through the years the experts have weighed in on what they believe these dreams mean. FALLING This is probably one of the scariest dreams…

MQM sees no relief for common man in budget

KARACHI: Expecting the upcoming budget to be traditional one, MQM leader Farooq Sattar said the common man will still be at the suffering end in the budget 2014-15, which will be presented tomorrow (Tuesday), ARY News reported Monday. In a press conference, MQM leader said country could not be steered out of crisis until people were empowered. “If we don’t reach out to people at their homes, they will consequently take to the streets,” said Sattar. He said if did not fulfil its responsibility, people and history will not…