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60 people charged in illegal prescription opioid crackdown Thursday, April 18th, 2019

By DAN SEWELL, CINCINNATI (AP) — Federal authorities said Wednesday they have charged 60 people, including a doctor accused of trading drugs for sex and another of prescribing to his Facebook friends, for their roles in illegally prescribing and distributing millions of pills containing opioids..

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Severe shortage of medicines hits Siraha District Hospital Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

SIRAHA: The district hospital in Siraha, the Tarai/ Madesh district in State 2 has experienced an acute shortage of drugs as the supply has been stopped here since a year. The scale of problem has already surpassed the ceiling as the dispensary of the 50-bed health facility run out of..

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Global measles cases up 300 percent year-on-year: WHO Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

GENEVA, (AFP) - Measles cases rose 300 percent worldwide through the first three months of 2019 compared to the same period last year, the UN said Monday, as concern grows over the impact of anti-vaccination stigma. Measles, which is highly contagious, can be entirely prevented through a two-dose..

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Global measles cases up 300 percent year-on-year: WHO Monday, April 15th, 2019

NEW YORK, (AFP): Measles cases rose 300 percent worldwide through the first three months of 2019 compared to the same period last year, the UN said Monday, as concern grows over the impact of anti-vaccination stigma. Measles, which is highly contagious, can be entirely prevented through a two-dose..

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Nepal’s government doctors ends protest Sunday, April 14th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Nepal's Government Doctors Association of Nepal (GODAN) on Sunday ended their protest that had taken place 10 days ago putting force various demands. The agitation has been canceled for 15 days keeping in view professional duty and assurance by the government, said Dr Dipendra Pandey,..

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Ebola death toll in DRC passes 750: WHO Friday, April 12th, 2019

GENEVA: The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed more than 750 people, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday, ahead of a key review on the severity of the epidemic. WHO's latest toll for the outbreak declared in eastern DRC last August came as the agency's..

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High Court order against slaughter of female livestock Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

Deepak Bohara, DANG: The High Court in Tulsipur has ordered the meat traders in Rapti rural municipality of Dang district not to slaughter and sell female livestock without permission. A division bench of Judges Shiva Narayan Yadav and Ishor Raj Acharya issued the order on Monday in line with the..

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Docs can’t afflict patients obstructing service: DPM Yadav Sunday, April 7th, 2019

BHARATPUR: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health and Population, Upendra Yadav, has said doctors are not allowed to afflict patients in any pretext. The Federal Civil Service Act has already addressed the doctors' demands, he underscored while talking to media persons at Bharatpur airport..

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Healthy food trends for this World Health Day Saturday, April 6th, 2019

NEW DELHI: Good health is your best friend and if you are the one who believes in it, it's time to pick up the pace and get in touch with healthy food trends that are gripping the food community across the globe this World Health Day. With quality becoming a rage these days, more and more food..

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53 dead due to swine flu since January in Indore Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

INDORE, (INDIA): As many as 53 people have died due to swine flu in Indore since the start of this year. Among the patients who have died, 29 were residents of Indore, whereas 24 had come to Indore for treatment. "From January till date, we have sent 774 samples for tests, out of which 183 people..

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195 injured by storm return home after treatment

PARSA: As many as 195 people injured in the windstorm last Sunday returned home after treatment from various hospitals of Birgunj. District Administration Office here shared that they returned home after the improvement in their health condition. Till Tuesday, 409 persons were undergoing..

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US blames Iran’s government for devastating flood damage Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is blaming the Iranian government for damage from devastating floods that have killed at least 50 people. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Tehran’s “mismanagement” of urban planning and emergency preparedness led to the disaster. He’s..

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Over 50,000 bird flu infected chickens culled in Makawanpur Friday, March 29th, 2019

MAKWANPUR: More than 50,000 chickens infected with bird flu virus have been culled in Makawanpur district, said the district administration office. Likewise, 9,015 eggs and 1,463 kilograms of poultry feed were also destroyed. A joint team of the district administration office, the police and vets..

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More children could mean higher risk of heart disease Thursday, March 28th, 2019

WASHINGTON DC: Parents who have five or more children may face a higher risk of heart disease than those who have only one or two, a recent study suggests. As part of the study, a team of researchers looked at data from nearly 25,000 participants, aged 50 and older, who took part in a national..

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Nick Simons Award to Dhital Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

KATHMANDU: The 'Nick Simons Award 2018' has been conferred on Meera Dhital, an auxiliary nurse midwife (ANM), in recognition to her leading role and contribution to overall improvement of health services. The Nick Simons Institute said that Dhital made an incomparable contribution to promoting..

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IS NEPAL FALLING INTO CHINA’S TRAP ? Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020

The news that Government of Nepal has unilaterally altered the border map with India has shocked many people, particularly in India, who wonder why Nepal government has..