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Diary: A U.S. surgeon in Nepal :: By Dr. Phillip T. Guillen Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

DHULIKHEL, Nepal: I'll never forget the day the earth moved under my feet while I tried to perform surgery to fix a broken arm. About two weeks ago, a special orthopaedic surgical team from the Loma Linda Medical Center in California arrived in Nepal to help the many victims of the massive,..

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Nepal earthquakes: How medics race to avert a health crisis Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Meera Senthilingam, (CNN): Three weeks, two earthquakes. More than 8,000 deaths and 17,000 injuries. Nearly 3 million displaced and more than 4 million people affected. Nepal was brought tumbling down through a series of disasters beyond its control. The collapse of buildings may have ceased --..

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McMaster doctor heading to Nepal to treat earthquake victims Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

By Daniel Nolan, McMaster: It might be daunting to some to travel to a country that has been struck by two deadly earthquakes in one month, but Dr. Lynda Redwood-Campbell has no qualms about heading to Nepal. "That makes me think more that I need to go," says the professor and global health..

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25,000 people take part in Ramdev’s Yoga camp in Nepal Friday, April 24th, 2015

KATHMANDU: Around 25,000 Yoga enthusiasts attended Ramdev's five-day Yoga camp in Nepal that began here today during which he shared with them the techniques of the 5,000-year-old Indian spiritual practice. Nepal President Ram Baran Yadav inaugurated the camp, organised at the initiative of..

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Jajarkot’s ‘killer disease’ is swine flu Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

JAJARKOT: The mystery disease that has claimed more than a dozen lives in the district in two weeks has been identified as swine flu. The disease, which is caused by influenza virus H1N1, was confirmed after tests were carried out at the National Public Health Laboratory based in Teku of the..

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Makeup entrepreneur heals women’s souls in Nepal Sunday, April 5th, 2015

BY MAGDALENA OSUMI :: Mai Mukaida, 32, believes that emotional change often comes with the help of others who encourage one to notice the beauty that lies within. In Nepal, where she helps women in dire situations get their troubled lives back on track, Mukaida noticed that for many women,..

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Nepal Doctors Stay Away From Work to Support Colleague Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

KATHMANDU, (AP): Thousands of doctors in Nepal stayed away from work at clinics and hospitals Wednesday to support a colleague who has been on a hunger strike for 10 days demanding reforms in medical education and services. More than 5,000 doctors took part in the action and only emergency..

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Solidarity And Concern Regarding KC’s Hunger Strike Monday, March 30th, 2015

KATHMANDU: Hundreds of students, professionals and general public gathered at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital to express solidarity with the campaign of Dr Govinda KC to end political meddling in medical institutions. The participants who started gathering from 8 am today also demanded the..

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Biting Your Nails Is A Sign Of Perfectionism! Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Fed up of your mum telling you to stop biting your nails? Well, now you have the perfect response - you're actually a perfectionist. Biting your nails or pulling at your hair has long been thought to be a sign of nervousness and anxiety. But new research has found that the frowned-upon habit..

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10 Amazing And Versatile Ways To Prepare And Enjoy Your Eggs Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

KATHMANDU: Eggs have gotten a bad name in some family homes, but you should not be afraid of them! They are a super health food and can be prepared and consumed in so many interesting ways.. One egg contains approximately 80 calories and 5 grams of fat. Eggs are a fantastic source of protein which..

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More Swine Flu Sufferer Found Monday, March 16th, 2015

CHITWAN: With new 22 cases, the number of people infected with swine flu disease registered at the Bharaput Hospital has reached 49. The Hospital said 22 persons including 12 male and 10 female were detected swine flu positive recently. According to Narahari Sharma, Chitwan District Public Health..

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World’s First Successful Penis Transplant Saturday, March 14th, 2015

South African doctors have successfully performed the world's first penis transplant on a 21-year-old man whose organ had been amputated three years ago after a botched circumcision. The unnamed recipient, a 21-year-old who lost his penis in a ritual circumcision gone wrong, is reported to be..

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27 infected with swine flu in Chitwan Thursday, March 12th, 2015

CHITWAN: As many as 27 people have been infected with swine flu in Chitwan so far after 17 more cases were confirmed in the district today. Ram KC, the vector-borne diseases controller at the District Public Health Office, Chitwan, said that 27 people were found infected with the Influenza A H1N1..

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First swine flu death in Nepal Sunday, March 1st, 2015

DAMAKANT JAYSHI, KATHMANDU: A Kathmandu resident who had been admitted to hospital with symptoms of swine flu died in a capital’s hospital on Saturday, officials from the Ministry of Health confirmed. They also said this is the first instant of a patient dying of swine flu this season. Last..

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Trump, Bolton and the Syrian Confusion Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

It’s a messy, though typical picture. US President Donald Trump wants to pull out forces in Syria. When announced in December, jaws drooped and sharp intakes of breath..