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Voices for enforcement of agreements reached with Dr KC Sunday, January 13th, 2019

KATHMANDU: A demonstration was held at the local Maitighar today, demanding that agreements reached between the government and Dr Govinda KC be implemented instantly. The demonstration was organised by the Solidarity for Dr KC Alliance. A group of people associated with the Alliance assembled at..

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Chinese children given expired polio vaccines in latest scare Friday, January 11th, 2019

SHANGHAI, (AFP) - At least 145 children were administered expired polio vaccines in eastern China, state media reported, despite the government promising to prevent such lapses in the industry following a major scandal last year. Three county-level health officials in Jiangsu province have been..

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Report on National Medical Education Bill passed with majority Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

KATHMANDU: A report on the National Medical Education Bill- 2075 BS has been endorsed by the Education and Health Committee under the House of Representatives. The committee meeting on Wednesday passed the report with a majority as 14 among 18 members present voted in favour of the document. Four..

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Dr KC begins his 16th hunger strike

KATHMANDU: Senior Orthopedic surgeon Doctor Govinda KC has begun his 16th hunger strike in Ilam on Thursday. Dr KC reached Ilam district in Province 1 in a bid to launch the fast-unto-death in protest of the draft of National Medical Education Bill endorsed by a sub-committee of the Parliamentary..

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Medical education bill to address Dr KC’s demands Sunday, December 23rd, 2018

KATHMANDU: A sub-committee under the Education and Health Committee of the Federal Parliament has agreed to forward the national medical education bill by meeting the spirit of agreement signed between the government and Dr Govinda KC. Speaking at the Committee’s meeting on Sunday,..

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Stroke claims 3,000 lives annually in Nepal: WHO Friday, December 21st, 2018

KATHMANDU: A statistic unveiled by World Health Organization (WHO) has estimated that around 3,000 people in Nepal die due to stroke annually. The number could be higher in the rural areas than that of estimation as the rural population lack specialists and healthcare for their healthy heart...

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Eleven die after eating ‘toxic’ rice at Indian temple Sunday, December 16th, 2018

NEW DELHI, (AFP) - Eleven people have died after eating rice that had likely been contaminated with a toxic substance at a Hindu temple ceremony, a health official said Saturday. Another 29 people were critically ill and undergoing emergency treatment across various hospitals in Mysore, a city in..

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China scientist claims world’s first gene-edited babies Monday, November 26th, 2018

By Helen Roxburgh, HONG KONG, (AFP) - A scientist in China claims to have created the world's first genetically-edited babies, in a potentially ground-breaking and controversial medical first. Chinese university professor He Jiankui posted a video on YouTube saying that the twin girls, born a few..

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As Nepal warms, a new health threat looms: dengue fever Saturday, November 24th, 2018

Aadesh Subedi, POKHARA, (Reuters) - When Rambhadur Bishwakarma began running a high fever in October, he at first wasn’t overly concerned. “I thought the symptoms were of simple flu or usual fever,” he said. “But things started getting worse gradually.” After a week with no relief, he..

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Tea or coffee? The answer might be genetic Friday, November 16th, 2018

PARIS, (AFP) - In new research studying how genetic factors determine taste, scientists now believe they know why some humans prefer coffee while others opt for tea. A paper published this week in the journal Nature Scientific Reports found that people who are genetically predisposed to like more..

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175 dead, over 10,000 affected by Nigeria cholera outbreak Monday, November 12th, 2018

LAGOS, (AFP) - Suspected cholera cases have jumped in northeast Nigeria where Boko Haram violence has forced tens of thousands of people to seek refuge in crowded camps, the Norwegian Refugee Council said Monday. The humanitarian group said 10,000 people have been affected by the fast-spreading..

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German nurse admits to killing 100 patients as trial opens Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

OLDENBURG, Germany, (AFP) - Former nurse Niels Hoegel, admitted Tuesday to killing 100 patients in his care, on the first day of his trial in the biggest serial killing case in Germany's post-war history. Hoegel, 41, has already spent nearly a decade in prison on a life term for other patient..

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Govt, agitating NMA forge consensus Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

KATHMANDU: In an attempt to accommodate the demands of the agitating doctors, the government has expressed its readiness to forward the process for the same. The government agreed to amend the criminal code as demanded by the doctors during a meeting between the State Minister for Health and..

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Govt to fix medicine price, generic name of medicine obligatory Sunday, August 26th, 2018

KATHMANDU: It is not that unusual the leaders of different parties take contradictory stands on many issues. But, the former two health ministers belonging to different parties were univocal in terms of revising the bill relating to public health service during the House of Representative meeting..

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