Health


Supreme Court questions crisis pregnancy center law Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP): A skeptical Supreme Court took aim Tuesday at a California law that forces anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers to provide information about abortion. A ruling striking down the law could doom similar laws in Hawaii and Illinois, and also call into question laws in other states..

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Alone at health clinic, Australian treats self for heart attack Thursday, March 8th, 2018

MIAMI, (AFP): Alone at a health clinic in a small, remote seaside settlement in Australia, a 44-year-old nurse sensed he was having a heart attack and sprang into action, saving his own life, a report said Wednesday. The man, whose name was withheld for privacy reasons, experienced severe chest..

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Women should be guaranteed reproductive health rights

KATHMANDU: Women should have a say in taking decision regarding matters on reproductive health. Women rights activists speaking in a programme organised by the Forum for Women, Law and Development here on Wednesday insisted that the women themselves should be able to decide on matters relating to..

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One among five living with mental health issue in Nepal Saturday, February 17th, 2018

KATHMANDU: One among every five people in Nepal has mental health problems. This information was shared at an 'International Mental Health Conference- 2018' held for the first time by the Primary Health Service Revitalization Division under the Department of Health Services, Ministry of Health,..

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Call to include other faculties of health in Medical Bill Sunday, February 4th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Various stakeholders have raised complaints that the National Medical Act, which was introduced through Ordinance, has failed to include other faculties of health apart from medicine. At a programme 'Special discussion on the National Medical Education Ordinance' organized by the Joint..

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17 fake doctors and proprietors arrested Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The Nepal Police Central Investigation Bureau has arrested 17 doctors and proprietors from five different hospitals in the valley. They were arrested on Monday from Apollo Hospital, China Greatwall, China People's, Civil Hospital, China Dental hospital, according to CIB spokesperson..

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Yoga for physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing Monday, January 22nd, 2018

KATHMANDU: Speakers at a programme have underscored the need of utilizing yoga for physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing and peace. During a concluding programme of the weeklong celebration of the National Yoga Day Sunday, Minister of State for Education, Seshnath Adhikari, expressed worry over..

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SC denies permission to surrogacy in Nepal Friday, January 5th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The Supreme Court (SC) has decided not to give permission to surrogacy in the country. In a response to a writ filed at the court seeking legal permission to surrogacy services, a full bench of Justices Deepak Raj Joshi, Cholendra Shamser JB Rana, and Deepak Karki gave the verdict..

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Health insurance becoming effective in urban areas Monday, December 18th, 2017

CHITWAN: The health insurance programme introduced by the government is gaining popularity in the urban areas rather than the rural areas of the district. So far, 78,536 people have joined the programme under social health security in the district, according to the Social Health Security Office,..

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People suffer seasonal viral Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

GORKHA: Over 50 people have taken ill at Pokhari Gaun of Barpak, Gorkha. They have complaint of common cold, fever and respiratory complications which have affected from children to aged people.  A team from the Barpak Health Post is providing healthcare facilities visiting the houses of the ill..

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Surkhet has 442 documented HIV positive people Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

SURKHET: A total of 274 HIV positive people are taking antiretroviral drugs, out of 442 documented HIV positive people including 31 children in the district, said the District Public Health Office.  Thirty four are new infected taking the drug, said information officer at the DPHO Basanta Man..

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Int’l Marathon begins from Jiri Thursday, November 9th, 2017

DOLAKHA: This year's Everest Trail Race International Marathon began on Thursday from Jiri of Dolakha district.  Mayor of Jiri Tanka Jirel and Narayan Bhattarai of Department of Nepal Tourism marked the inauguration of the 7th Everest Trail Race Marathon Competition. A total of 41 runners..

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Call to certify medical education act Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

KATHMANDU: Prof Dr Govinda KC has called for immediate certification of the medical education act.  Speaking at a press conference here Monday, he warned of beginning a Satyagraha if the act was not certified within a week's time. The Act was introduced through an ordinance by the cabinet on..

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