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Typhoid fever gets out of control in Dolpa, Far West Nepal Thursday, July 11th, 2019

DOLPA: Typhoid, stalking people in the district for a week, is yet to come under control. The district hospital, having 15 beds, is forced to manage service to 25 patients. Till some days back, 21 persons were receiving treatment for typhoid. Out of five persons visiting the hospital, three have..

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Yet another attack on doctors in Dadeldhura hospital Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

DALEDHURA: Physical assault on doctors continues unabated in Dadeldhura district. Another incident of attack on doctors has been reported no sooner the district hospital was vandalized and on-duty doctors were manhandled after the death of a woman in delivery case. In the previous case too, the..

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Girl students catches mysterious illness; 12 fainted at once Monday, July 1st, 2019

DANG: Girl students of Mahunyal Secondary School based in Bhajani municipality-1 have seen mysterious illnesses which caused them to faint. Girl students have come across different symptoms such as murmuring, loss of judgment, scurry and unconsciousness during school time in the morning. Twelve..

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Nepal Health Ministry launches New health policy

KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Health and Population has launched the Health Policy 2019 aiming to create opportunities so that the general public would be able to enjoy the basic rights to health enshrined by the constitution. The vision of the new health policy is development, expansion and..

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41 taken ill after a feast in Damauli, Nepal Sunday, June 30th, 2019

TANAHUN: Forty-one villagers have been taken ill after attending a feast hosted by their neighbour. The incident took place on Saturday when Dhanraj Shrestha of Bhanu municipality-3 had hosted a feast on the occasion of the rice feeding ceremony of his son. The locals were served with fish and..

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One dies, three others taken ill after consuming wild mushroom Friday, June 28th, 2019

MAKWANPUR: A girl died and three others of the same family were taken ill after consuming poisonous mushroom at Raksirang, a remote village of Makawanpur district. The deceased has been identified as 13-year-old Banjimaya Praja, said Principal of Dhirang Basic School, Babulal Ghalan. Similarly,..

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Drug addicts increase by 11% in Nepal Thursday, June 20th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Nepal government has announced the beginning of a week-long campaign to mark International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit DrugTrafficking from Thursday. Organising a press meet today, the Ministry of Home Affairs announced the beginning of the campaign which is being annually marked..

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Dengue cases found in Southeast Nepal

SAPTARI: Dengue disease which started to spread from Dharan has now reached Inaruwa and Saptari. Some 474 cases of dengue were reported in Dharan, Sunsari. The first case of dengue in Saptari was reported on Wednesday. Ram Kanta Chaudhary, 27, of Kanchanpur Municipality Ward No. 6 showed the..

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26 contracted with dengue in 11 months in Chitwan Nepal Saturday, June 15th, 2019

CHITWAN: A total of 26 persons were contracted with dengue in the last 11 months in the district. District Health Office tested positive for dengue among 26 while conducting blood test of 1,370 persons. Among the infected, 11 are from Chitwan district alone. As the Office said 59 persons were..

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New potential breast cancer drug identified Friday, June 14th, 2019

Scientists, including an Indian-American researcher, have identified a molecule that can help treat breast cancer, giving hope to patients who have become resistant to traditional therapies. The first-in-class molecule shuts down oestrogen-sensitive breast cancer in a new way, researchers..

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45 percent pregnancies unintended in Nepal

Hari Bastola, KASKI: Forty-five percent women in Nepal experience unintended pregnancies due to a lack of access to modern contraceptives, a study shows. A report of the study conducted by the Guttmacher Institute and Center for Research on Environment, Health and Population Activities (CREHPA)..

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89 new cases of Dengu reported in Dharan, Eastern Nepal Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

SUNSARI: The local incidence of dengu has grown alarmingly at Dharan in Sunsari district as 89 new dengu patients were detected today pushing the number of dengu patients in Dharan to 457 so far this summer. The new cases of patients contracting this mosquito-borne disease were detected after a..

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The Exploitation Time Bomb Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

Since reducing inequality became an official goal of the international community, income disparities have widened. This trend, typically blamed on trade liberalization..