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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Kathmandu, July 14: The Supreme Court has repealed the writ petition filed against surrogacy.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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Malaria infected increasing by 2,000 every year Monday, April 25th, 2016

KATHMANDU: Around 2,000 lab-testedmMalaria patients are being detected in Nepal every year. According to the doctors, the malaria is caused by the bites of infected female anopheles mosquito and the pregnant women and children below five are more prone to its infections. Epidemiology and Disease..

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Study backs pancreas cell transplants for severe diabetes Thursday, April 21st, 2016

WASHINGTON, (AP): Transplants of insulin-producing pancreas cells are a long hoped-for treatment for diabetes — and a new study shows they can protect the most seriously ill patients from a life-threatening complication of the disease, an important step toward US approval. These transplants are..

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President stresses research on Ayurveda Monday, April 11th, 2016

KATHMANDU: President Bidya Devi Bhandari said that studies and research on Ayurveda medical system could help promote and expand it at the international level. Inaugurating the second summit of the health and population scientists organised here today on the occasion of silver jubilee of the Nepal..

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Nepal launches pathology test for Zika virus Sunday, March 20th, 2016

KATHMANDU: Nepal has started lab test for Zika virus which has taken an epidemic turn in South America. The disease that is caused by the day-time active Aedes mosquitoes has largely affected the South American countries. The World Health Organisation (WHO) provided 'polymerase chain reaction..

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Quitting smoking abruptly has best long-term results Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

(REUTERS): People who quit smoking all at once are more likely to be successful than those who cut down on cigarettes gradually, according to a new study. “For many people, the obvious way to quit smoking is to cut down gradually until they stop,” said lead author Nicola Lindson-Hawley, a..

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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..