KATHMANDU, Dec 2: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is transmitted from one person to another through unprotected sex, sharing needles between drug users, blood donations, and blood transfusion. If HIV transmitted in this way can be identified at the beginning, no person will have to die from Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and can live a long life like other chronic patients. However, due to negligence of this issue, many people infected with HIV develop full-fledged AIDS and subsequently die.
KATHAMNDU, Dec 1: Health experts have pointed out that Nepal is also at the potential risk of the respiratory disease that has been spreading among Chinese children over the past two weeks. International media have reported that hospitals are full of patients with the disease, which has spread to the surrounding areas of Beijing. The disease and its cause have remained unidentified.
KATHMANDU, Nov 26: Four years ago, a car running at Balkumari road section in Lalitpur suddenly hit an electric pole. The then in-charge of Lalitpur Traffic Office and Police Inspector Sitaram Hachhethu reached the spot. While investigating the cause of the incident, police found that the accident occurred due to a health issue of the driver rather than his negligence.
KATHMANDU, Nov 25: The number of single women in Nepal has increased of late, according to the latest report. In 2011, single women accounted for 1.5 percent of the total population in Nepal, but by 2021, this percentage has reached 7.3 percent.
KATHMANDU, Nov 24: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has recently approved a new procedure to implement the Public Health Service Act in order to provide 10 percent free beds for the poor in hospitals within the metropolis.
KATHMANDU, Nov 12: Senior Cardiologist Dr Om Murthy Anil has proven the statement, ‘It is better not to fall sick than to cure the disease after falling sick.’ Dr Anil has achieved a world record through public awareness programs on heart disease prevention. He has secured a place in the 'Guinness World Record' under the title 'Health Awareness on Heart and Colon Diseases on Facebook,' organized by the Guinness World Records.
KATHMANDU, Oct 11: In Nepal, mental health issues are affecting individuals who may appear physically healthy but are grappling with hidden mental illnesses. Regrettably, not everyone can identify these struggles. Recently, a surge in psychosocial conditions has been noted among the active age group in Nepal. Medical professionals have raised concerns about the prevalence of anxiety and depression, particularly among individuals aged 15 to 39 in the country.
KATHMANDU, Sept 29: Have you reached the age of 40? Are you suffering from high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol levels or diabetes? People facing these health issues are at a higher risk of a heart attack or heart diseases. Doctors have warned that people of this age group may have a heart attack or kidney failure at any time if they do not pay attention to their health.
KATHMANDU, Sept 26: Disturbing statistics reveal that in Nepal, a staggering 43 percent of children aged between six months and five years suffer from anemia. This concerning data, sourced from the Nepal Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) for 2022, underscores the prevalence of anemia among this vulnerable age group. Furthermore, the report highlights that anemia is more widespread among children under five years of age compared to women aged 14 to 59, with children facing a nine percent higher risk.
KATHMANDU, Sept 25: If a white butterfly is flying around you, avoid its infection.If its tiny hair gets into the eye, it can cause the SHAPU (Seasonal Hyperacute Pan-Uveitis) infection. If not treated promptly, it can lead to vision loss. Ophthalmologist Dr Smita Shrestha revealed that within one month, 30 percent of patients treated at Tilganga Eye Hospital experienced complex issues due to the SHAPU infection in their eyes. Those with complex problems are currently undergoing treatment, but some are at the risk of losing their eyesight. "It takes about a month to assess the impact of vision loss caused by SHAPU," she mentioned.
KATHMANDU, Sept 23: Hospitals in the Kathmandu Valley have reported a rising number of dengue patients over the past two weeks. Some individuals seeking medical attention for uncontrollable fever have been diagnosed with dengue.
KATHMANDU, Sept 10: Health authorities have raised concerns over the growing number of dengue infections, which has now extended to Kathmandu Valley. Mukunda Rijal, the ward chairman of Kathmandu-16, succumbed to the disease last Monday. According to the Epidemiology and Disease Control Division (EDCD), the death toll from dengue has reached 14.
KATHMANDU, Sep 7: Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) is embarking on a project to establish 20 urban health promotion centers, with the aim of providing essential healthcare services to its residents free of charge.
KATHMANDU, Sept 6: Around 42,100 people die of the diseases caused by air pollution every year in Nepal. The Health Effects Institute Annual report of Global Air 2022 underscores the global increase in non-communicable diseases due to the effects of air pollution.
KATHMANDU, Aug 31: The vaccine against human papilloma virus (HPV), which the government bought from China three months ago, is going to be limited to demonstration as samples this time as well. The government introduced a vaccine produced by China's Sinovac company in mid-June. The vaccine that was brought by paying an additional price of about Rs 90 million is only 20,000 vials.
KATHMANDU, Aug 21: The risk of dengue infection, which began with the onset of the monsoon season, is projected to persist for another three months. The National Epidemiology and Disease Control Division has predicted that the likelihood of dengue infection will endure until November.
KATHMANDU, Aug 20: Ophthalmologists have alerted the public to the prolonged threat of conjunctivitis, which emerged in the last week of June, extending its grip for an additional two weeks. Experts have emphasized that while the infection rate is subsiding in Terai districts, the risk remains elevated in the Kathmandu Valley and hilly regions.
KATHMANDU, Aug 17: The esteemed 'white coat' holds a distinct reverence, expressing both its significance and limitations. Traditionally reserved for patient care and medical duties, the white coat has symbolized professionalism and responsibility. However, a recent episode has stirred discussion, challenging the sanctity of this iconic attire.