China uncovers 500,000 food safety violations in nine months Sunday, December 25th, 2016

BI JINGQUAN, (REUTERS): China, rocked in recent years by a series of food safety scandals, uncovered as many as half a million illegal food safety violations in the first three quarters of the year, an official said. Chinese officials have unearthed a series of recent food health scandals,..

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‘1,473 people infected with dengue in five months’ Thursday, December 8th, 2016

KATHMANDU: A total of 1,473 people from 30 districts have been infected with dengue virus in the past five months, up by multiple folds the figure during the same period last year, said a report by the Epidemiology and Disease Control Division under the Department of Health Services. Last year a..

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Dr Govinda KC ends fast-unto-death on 22nd day Monday, December 5th, 2016

KATHMANDU: Dr Govinda KC, who had been staging a fast-unto-death for the past 21 days, has ended his strike drinking juice from the hands of a two-and-a-half-year-old Marshang Tamang, an earthquake survivor, on Sunday. KC ended his 10th hunger strike after he signed a 12-point agreement during a..

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PM directs ministers to address Dr KC’s demands Friday, December 2nd, 2016

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has directed the Minister for Education and the Minister for Health to address the demands of Doctor Govinda KC, who is on a fast-onto-death for the past 19 days, putting forth various demands. The PM summoned Education Minister Dhaniram..

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Health Minister Thapa admits poor service to people Thursday, November 17th, 2016

KATHMANDU: Minister for Health Gagan Thapa has said people have not yet realised quality health service despite the passage of one year after the country got new constitution. During a national annual process review seminar relating to the activities under the Ministry for the fiscal year 2015/16,..

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Shorter sleep may increase consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks Saturday, November 12th, 2016

New York, (IANS): People who sleep five or fewer hours a night are likely to drink significantly more sugary caffeinated drinks, such as sodas and energy drinks, according to a new study "We think there may be a positive feedback loop where sugary drinks and sleep loss reinforce one another,..

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Health ministry team in Jhapa to control dengue Friday, October 28th, 2016

KAKADVITTA: In the wake of dengue outbreak in Jhapa district, separate specialist teams from the Health Ministry and the District Public Health Office (DPHO) are in the affected-zone since a week, to carry out efforts to control the spread of the mosquito-borne disease. The government responded to..

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Dengue menace continues, health workers taken ill Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

JHAPA: As many as 60 persons have fallen ill due to dengue fever in Damak of Jhapa. The dengue fever has spread to 60 individuals including three health workers and one journalist as of Sunday, District Public Health Office, Jhapa said. The data shows that Life Line Hospital Damak's Medical..

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Dr KC withdraws hunger strike for the time being Saturday, October 8th, 2016

KATHMANDU:Dr Govinda KC who started a fast-onto-death for the ninth time, putting forth various demands has withdrawn his protest for the time being. His demands include the reforms in medical education and initiation of impeachment process against Chief of the Commission for the Investigation of..

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Minister Thapa requests Govinda KC to end strike Thursday, October 6th, 2016

KATHMANDU: Minister for Health Gagan Thapa on Thursday urged Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital’s senior orthopaedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC to end the fast-unto-death. Organizing a press conference at the Ministry today, Minister Thapa said, “I am the person who says the government must..

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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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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..