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66% people die of non-communicable diseases in Nepal Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Sixty-six per cent of the people in Nepal die from non-communicable diseases. The same figure for the world is 71 per cent. Lack of sound sleep, negative thinking, lack of healthy and balanced food and increasing rate of smoking and alcohol consumption have been attributed to the high..

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US to continue supporting Nepal’s heath Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

KATHMANDU: The United States of America has reiterated its strong commitment to supporting Nepal's health and family planning programmes. "Our commitment to partnering with Nepal to improve health for women has not changed and we will continue our targeted investments in healthcare to ensure..

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Getting measles ‘resets’ the body’s immune system Thursday, October 31st, 2019

WASHINGTON, (AFP): Measles, the contagious childhood disease that is once more on the rise globally, is more harmful than previously thought. A new analysis of 77 unvaccinated children from the Netherlands carried out by an international team of researchers led by scientists at Harvard has found..

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Nepal hosts SUN Global Gathering on November 4-7 Monday, October 28th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Nepal is hosting the Global Gathering on Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) on coming November 4-7. During the gathering, it is all set to share with the international community about progress it has achieved so far in the nutrition sector and related future programmes as well. The SUN global..

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Fund established for research of rheumatism, heart disease Saturday, September 28th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Senior cardiologist Dr Prakash Raj Regmi has established the 'Rheumatism, Heart Disease Research Fund' in a bid to assist in the study, research and prevention of rheumatism and heart disease. He has provided Rs one million to the Fund to be operated by the Nepal Heart Foundation. There..

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Nepal being declared as open defecation-free nation Friday, September 27th, 2019

KATHMANDU: The government is preparing to announce Nepal as an open defecation-free nation on coming Monday. The announcement will be made through a programme scheduled at the National City Hall to express Nepal's commitment towards the maintenance of adequate sanitation. Minister for Water Supply..

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Nepalese woman Khagitra Shahi gives birth to quadruplets Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

KATHMANDU: A woman here gave birth to quadruplets on Wednesday.  Khagitra Shahi, 27, from Dhangadhi gave birth to three sons and a daughter by cesarean section at Singamangal-based Kathmandu Medical College, said gynecologist Dr Chanda Karki. The medical team led by Dr Karki assisted the..

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197 confirmed with dengue fever in Bhaktapur Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

BHAKTPUR: The cases of dengue fever are on the rise in Bhaktapur, indicating that it is gradually taking an epidemic turn. In the past two weeks, 197 people have been diagnosed with dengue in the district. District Public Health Office, Bhaktapur's officer Parthamani Neupane confirmed that till..

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Dengue infected crosses 2,000 Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

CHITWAN: The number of people infected with dengue has reached 2046 in the district since the past two months. This was found among the 6,639 who underwent screening for the virus. The number continues to rise with government and private hospitals full of people undergoing treatment for fever,..

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74 people in Far-west Nepal infected with scrub typhus Monday, September 16th, 2019

KATHMANDU: As many as 74 people have been detected with infection from scrub typhus in Far-west Nepal. According to State Health Directorate Dipayal, the patients of scrub typhus are found in all seven districts of the Sudurpaschim State except Achham. Hemraj Joshi, Vector Control Inspector of..

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Jhapa records more than 500 dengue patients

JHAPA: Dengue that was seen in Jhapa district three months back has not yet come under control. The disease could not be contained as the the District Public Health Office, Jhapa as well as the local level governments in the district have not been able to carry out effective works to check the..

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45 infected with dengue in Far-west Nepal

KATHMANDU: As the cases of dengue is reported from various places of the country, 45 people in the Far Western State have been reported to have diagnosed with this vial fever since its outbreak this summer. According to the Far Western State Health Directorate, dengue patients were found in eight..

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Nepal government claimed Dengue not out of control Thursday, September 12th, 2019

KATHMANDU: The government has claimed that dengue was not out of control in the country. Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Banskota clarified the above-mentioned situation while criticism were doing rounds in social networking sites that dengue was out of control..

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One dies of dengue, 73 infected in Southeast Nepal Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

MAHOTTARI: A person has died of dengue and 73 others have been infected with the disease as of today in State 2, Southeast Nepal, said the State Health Directorate. The deceased has been identified as Ram Narayan Mandal, 31, of Saptakoshi municipality-11 in Saptari district. All the infected..

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Bhaktapur at high risk of dengue

BHAKTAPUR: The risk of dengue infection appears to be high in Bhaktapur. In a period of one week, 99 dengue patients have been identified in the district when the disease is taking its epidemic turn in many parts of the country. District Public Health Office, Bhaktapur's officer Parthamani..

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Is Nepal’s tourism hub Thamel integrating into China Town? Monday, November 18th, 2019

By Phurpa Sherpa, KATHMANDU: In the Capital city of Kathmandu over Thamel area constantly Chinese business has been rising up according to the demands of the market, has..