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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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Over 50 people suffering from diarrhea in Sindhupalchowk Sunday, June 9th, 2019

MELAMCHI: More than 50 persons from Binjel of Balefi rural municipaliy-5 in Sindhupalchowk district have been suffering from diarrhea, while some of them are in critical condition, according to Balefi rural municipality chairman Kedar Chhetri. They have been receiving treatment at Sindhu Sadabahar..

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Nepal in top 10 for sad reason Friday, June 7th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Nepal is one of the top 10 countries worldwide that has a prevalence of child marriage among boys, UNICEF said on Friday in its first ever in-depth analysis of child grooms. In Nepal, one in 10 men aged between 20 and 24 were married as children, said the report. Using data from 82..

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Over Rs. 68 Billion Allocated For Health Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Minister for Finance Dr Yuba Raj Khatiwada unveiled the budget for the fiscal year 2019-20 in the capital Wednesday with allocation for the Ministry of Health at Rs. 68 billion and 780 million. The figure is up from around Rs. 12 billion of the previous fiscal. The government plans..

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Doctors halt services at Lahan hospital Monday, May 27th, 2019

SIRAHA: Out Patient Department (OPD) service of Ram Kumar Uma Prasad Memorial Hospital at Lahan came to a total halt due to the strike by temporary doctors working on the contract basis. They stopped OPD service from Sunday demanding that they should be provided with annual uniform allowance for..

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43 new Tuberculosis patients in Myagdi, Nepal Saturday, May 18th, 2019

MYAGDI: Altogether 43 new patients of Tuberculosis or TB have been detected in Myagdi this year. During the diagnosis of TB patients in all the six local levels of the district, 43 people were found carrying the disease as of mid-April. According to the Health Office, Myagdi, last year 56 people..

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