International News Headlines

Antibodies that may trigger psychosis in kids detected

Sydney , April 1

The presence of two antibodies may trigger episodes of psychosis in children, says a study, affirming a longstanding belief that auto-immune disorders play a significant role in psychiatric illnesses.

Sexual identity shift early in life tied to depression

Washington , April 1

Gay, lesbian and bisexual people who initially were in heterosexual relations and did not report same-sex romantic attraction or relationships are more likely to experience depressive symptoms than others, a survey has found.

World's oldest person dies in Japan

Tokyo , April 1

A Japanese woman who was recognised by the Guinness World Records as the world's oldest living person, died at the age of 117 on Wednesday in Osaka.

Pakistan team discusses Yemen with Saudi officials

Riyadh , April 1

A Pakistani delegation led by Defence Minister Khawaja Asif held talks with top Saudi officials in Riyadh over the ongoing crisis in Yemen.

Chinese president to visit Pakistan on April 10

Islamabad , April 1

Chinese President Xi Jinping is slated to arrive in Pakistan on April 10 on a two-day official visit, a media report said on Wednesday.

How to heal skin infections among chronic drinkers

New York , April 1

Chronic alcohol intake could lead to severe skin infection and researchers have now found that boosting immune responses of those suffering from alcoholism could address the problem.

Fertile women shop hard to woo the best man

New York , April 1

In order to find the best mate, women who are ovulating tend to seek a greater variety of products and services while shopping, finds a new research.

Barricades outside Bilawal House removed after five years

Islamabad , April 1

Barriers and barricades placed outside the Bilawal House in Karachi were on Wednesday removed after five years following the orders of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari.

Folic acid helps elderly weather heat waves

New York , April 1

Folic acid supplements may be an inexpensive alternative for helping older adults to increase skin blood flow during heat waves and reduce cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke, suggests a new research.

Paracetamol useless for lower back pain: Study

Sydney , April 1

In what could disappoint many who pop paracetamol pills regularly for lower back pain, researchers have found that this common over-the-counter drug is not effective in the treatment of spinal pain and provides negligible benefits for osteoarthritis.