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Older women still need bone checks to prevent fractures

Women 65 and older should keep getting screened for osteoporosis, or porous, fragile bones that are prone to fractures, U.S. doctors recommend. Some younger women who have an increased risk of osteoporosis might also benefit from bone tests, according to guidelines released today from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. This might include smokers, women who drink excessively, and women who are underweight or have a parent who has fractured a hip. “Since many people don’t know they have osteoporosis until they have…

There is need for credible investigation into Kabul attack: FO

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has rejected the knee jerk allegations by some Afghan circles pointing finger at Pakistan for the terrorist attack on Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul. In a tweet on Sunday, the Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Fasial said there is need for credible investigation into the attack, including on reported security lapses. Read More: Afghan forces end hotel siege in Kabul, kill all gunmen Gunmen stormed Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel on Saturday, seizing hostages and exchanging gunfire with…

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…

The Gilgit-Skardu Road an inevitable need for Gilgit-Baltistan

Muhammad Irfan Baltistan region comprises four districts, which is home to half the population of the de-facto province of Gilgit-Baltistan. The region connects with Pakistan and the rest of Gilgit-Baltistan through the Skardu-Gilgit highway. The 167 KM road was built for the first time in the early 1970 and completed in 1982. Since then the road has not been renovated and it is now in a poor condition, fatal accidents and landsliding are a routine phenomenon. Number of cars and other public transports had fallen in…

Pakistan beat West Indies by seven wickets in first Test

KINGSTON: Pakistan beat West Indies by seven wickets on the final day of the first Test at Sabina Park in Jamaica on Tuesday after being set a victory target of 32. Yasir Shah completed a six-wicket haul to spearhead a second innings rout of the West Indies and lead Pakistan to a comfortable victory. Trailing on the first innings by 121 runs and resuming at the overnight position of 93 for four, the home side were dismissed for 152 after less than two hours' play at Sabina Park in Jamaica. Needing just…

What Karachi Kings need to qualify for playoffs?

DUBAI: Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars are battling to qualify for the playoffs of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2017 with only one game of round-robin matches left to decide the fate. Lahore are dependant on Karachi Kings’ performance against Islamabad United today as Lahore have already played their eight games with six points and a Net Run Rate (NRR) of -0.223. While, Karachi are slightly better with six points and an NRR of -0.150. After last night's back-to-back thrillers! Here are the latest team standings.…