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Japan’s Ohsumi wins Nobel medicine prize Monday, October 3rd, 2016

STOCKHOLM, (AP): Japanese scientist Yoshinori Ohsumi was awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for discoveries related to the degrading and recycling of cellular components. The Karolinska Institute honoured Ohsumi for “brilliant experiments” in the 1990s on autophagy, the..

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Health insurance-related bill soon: Minister Thapa Friday, September 23rd, 2016

CHITWAN: Health Minister Gagan Thapa has said the government is expected to present a bill relating to health insurance at the parliament within the next two months. Speaking at the foundation-stone laying ceremony of 'C' block building of Bharatpur Hospital here today, the Health Minister said..

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Dr KC providing free medical treatment in Rolpa Thursday, September 15th, 2016

ROLPA: Dr Govinda KC has set up his free medical treatment camp at Sulichaur based Primary Heath Centre in the district from Wednesday morning. Dr KC has been providing free health treatment to the locals. Over 60 people have already availed of the free service provided by the doctor KC in the..

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Cholera confirmed to over 100 patients in Kathmandu valley Thursday, September 8th, 2016

KATHMANDU: The Epidemiology and Disease Control Division under the Ministry of Health and Population, has confirmed that over 100 patients were suffered from cholera in Kathmandu valley. The division officer Reshamlal Lamichhane shared that 110 people in Lalitpur, 19 in Kathmandu and one in..

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Body donations on the rise at US medical schools Thursday, August 18th, 2016

NEW YORK, (AP): Many US medical schools are seeing a surge in the number of people leaving their bodies to science, a trend attributed to rising funeral costs and growing acceptance of a practice long seen by some as ghoulish. The increase has been a boon to medical students and researchers, who..

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Officials encourage travellers not to shun Florida for Zika Saturday, July 30th, 2016

MIAMI, (AP): There’s no official warning to stay clear of Florida, but the crowds that usually wander among the bold street murals in Miami’s trendy Wynwood arts district may be thinner after reports that mosquitoes in the area have spread the Zika virus on the US mainland for the first..

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Florida reports evidence of local Zika transmission Friday, July 29th, 2016

ORLANDO, (REUTERS): Four people in Miami likely contracted Zika locally through mosquito bites, Florida’s governor said on Friday, the first evidence that the virus tied to a rare but serious birth defect is circulating in the continental United States. Governor Rick Scott said the state..

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11 dead in suspected South Sudan cholera outbreak: UNICEF Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

JUBA, (AP): UNICEF says 11 people have died in a suspected cholera outbreak in South Sudan. The organisation said Tuesday there are 72 suspected cases so far, including 36 in the capital, Juba. Others are in Bor and Terekeka counties. South Sudan’s health ministry has not declared an outbreak..

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Writ against surrogacy cancelled Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Kathmandu, July 14: The Supreme Court has repealed the writ petition filed against surrogacy. A division bench of Chief Justice Sushila Karki and Justice Govind Kumar Upadhyay cancelled the writ petition filed by advocate Pushpa Raj Pandeya on Thursday, according to SC Joint Spokesperson..

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Demands of Dr KC should be addressed: HURPES Monday, July 11th, 2016

KATHMANDU: The Human Rights and Peace Society (HURPES) has stressed the need of addressing the demands put forth by Dr Govinda KC, as per the due process and in a democratic way. Dr KC has been staging fast-unto-death from Sunday putting forth four-point demand. A press release issued today by..

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Why Chronic Pain Risk Is Transmitted From Parents To Kids Friday, July 8th, 2016

WASHINGTON: Genetics, effects on early development and social learning are some of the factors that contribute to the risk of chronic pain being transmitted from parents to children, a new study has found. Amanda L Stone from Vanderbilt University and Anna C Wilson from Oregon Health & Science..

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2,000 doctors produced annually in Nepal Friday, July 1st, 2016

KATHMANDU: Number of doctors annually produced in Nepal from home and abroad ranges from 1,500 to 2,000. According to the data of the Nepal Medical Council, the rate is on the rise. NMC Administrative Chief Anita Lama said the number of doctors produced in Nepal is increasing every year. However,..

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29 taken ill after consuming wild mushroom in Nuwakot Friday, June 24th, 2016

NUWAKOT: As many as 29 persons were taken ill after consuming wild mushroom in Samari VDC of Nuwakot district. The locals from seven households at Maibal village, who consumed the mushroom on Thursday evening, started feeling symptoms of illness from this morning. Police said that the locals were..

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Dozens of Nepal docs arrested for allegedly false papers Monday, June 20th, 2016

By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA, KATHMANDU, (AP): In a nationwide crackdown on medical charlatans, Nepalese police have arrested 53 people for allegedly working as doctors with fake credentials or false education certificates and said Monday that more suspects would be arrested this week. Weekend raids at..

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Dark chocolates reduce risk of diabetes, heart disease? Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Fancy eating chocolates every day? You may soon have the doctors’ recommendation to indulge a little, as researchers have found, a dark chocolate bar daily could reduce the risk of developing diabetes and heart diseases. glucose level blood testFor the study, the researchers analysed data of..

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