Protecting Health from Climate Change

September 25, 2021 06:30 am

Climate change affects the social and environmental determinants of health- clean air, safe drinking water, sufficient food and secure shelter. Diseases like respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, water–borne diseases, infectious diseases, mental health problems and premature death are the effects of climate change. There is strong evidence suggesting that climate change can affect health.

No, there is no scientific evidence showing masks cause harm to kids’ health despite baseless claims suggesting otherwise.

BIRGUNJ, July 27: Nepali citizens will have to show their citizenship card, passport, or any official card to receive the vaccine. The vaccine will be administered to people above the age of 18.

According to the statistics of the Ministry of Health and Population, the rate of infection during the second wave has increased by 112 percent as compared to the first wave of this viral infection last year. Similarly, the death tally of COVID-19 has spiked by 163 percent in the second wave of pandemic as compared to the death tally during its first wave.

KATHMANDU, May 3: Health condition of former Prime Minister and the Chairman of Federal Council of Janata Samajbadi Party, Babu Ram Bhattarai, is gradually improving.

KATHMANDU, April 22: At a time when low capital spending and weak fiscal discipline have become the talk of the town, Helambu rural municipality of Sindhupalchowk district has become a forerunner in giving a feeling of good governance to the people and transparency in public spending.

KATHMANDU, Dec 3: Staffers at Nepal’s premier health institution, Bir Hospital, have continued their protest for the fifth consecutive day on Thursday demanding the fulfilment of promises made earlier to provide them with incentives and proper safety equipment during the work.

KATHMANDU, Nov 27: Vitamin 'A' is being administered to over 2.71 million children aged between six months to 59 months throughout the country Thursday and Friday.

Keeping diabetes at bay

November 14, 2020 08:25 am

Let’s take at least a half an hour brisk walk every day, eat healthy diet, avoid alcohol, tobacco, consume plenty amount of fruits and vegetables.

Overcoming Covid-19 pandemic

September 29, 2020 14:11 pm

The Covid-19 outbreak has affected people across the globe, sparing no one and no sector. In Nepal, it has taken toll on agriculture production.

‘New normal’ after COVID-19

September 26, 2020 12:21 pm

What do you consider a normal situation for our country? Were we ever normal as a country?

KATHMANDU, July 6:  The two-day Vitamin ‘A’ capsule and de-worming tablet administration program for children between six and five years of age kicked off today.

Health benefits of walking barefoot

April 2, 2020 11:52 am

Researches have shown that walking barefoot in the grass can help decrease anxiety and depression by 62 percent. It also increases the levels of endorphins in your body that helps you feel calm by relieving stress and pain.

Health benifits of pumpkin seeds

March 30, 2020 20:36 pm

Pumpkin seeds are a good source of antioxidants, magnesium, zinc and fatty acids — all of which may help keep your heart healthy The nutrients stored in it can also help in reducing high blood pressure and high cholesterol level all leading to decrease risk factors for heart disease.

Podcasts are a great way to learn more about a topic you’re interested in. Researchers have found out that hearing a human voice narrate information interacts with your brain the same way an interesting story does, keeping it engaged and helping your brain retain this information quickly and for a long period of time. This week, we bring you eight podcasts that provide vital information and advice on health, fitness and nutrition that could go a long way in keeping your fit and healthy.

Why you must have adequate sleep

March 15, 2020 09:33 am

I sometimes stay up past bedtime to watch a cricket match.  Recently I was watching one, and there was a promotional advertisement.    The punch line of the commercial, during Champion’s League football match, was sonamanahhai, you can’t sleep.  The message jolted me back to reality, and I suddenly realized it was way past my bedtime. I shut the TV and went to sleep, assuring myself I could always catch the highlight of the game the next day on TV.

Health benefits of Jimbu

March 11, 2020 09:59 am

Jimbu is an herb belonging to the onion family, grown and used extensively in Nepal. It is a seasonal herb, harvested between June and September.

Health benefits of donating blood

February 26, 2020 10:27 am

Hemochromatosis is a health condition that arises due to excess absorption of iron by the body. This may be inherited or may be caused due to alcoholism, anemia or other disorders. Regular blood donation may help in reducing iron overload.

Health benefits of shilajit

February 17, 2020 12:01 pm

When sun-rays falls and heat Himalayan rock in the month of May & June, a kind of dark black chemical releases out after it melts which is called Shilajit (Asphaltum in English). Shilajit is found in the Himalayan region of Nepal and has a pungent taste. Shilajit is a highly mineral supplement because it contains abundant minerals. Some health benefits of Shilajit are:

Investing in infrastructure

February 12, 2020 12:11 pm

An international expert on transport and highway engineering, after making a visit to major road infrastructures in Nepal, commented that there is no single stretch of road in Nepal that is worth of calling a highway. According to this expert, there are certain parameters for any road to be called highway which is determined on the basis of width of the road, engineering design, geometry, quality of pavement, and provision on safety of pedestrians, passengers and vehicles.

Health benefits of walnut

February 5, 2020 13:56 pm

Walnuts are enriched with high content of antioxidant activity than any other nut. The storage of vitamin E, melatonin and plant compounds called polyphenols in the skin of walnut contributes to its antioxidant property.

Lifestyle changes to prevent snoring

February 4, 2020 13:06 pm

Snoring is often induced by the collection of extra mass or weight around one’s throat and neck. Hence, exercising and losing weight may be the best bet for the overweight people to adopt in order to stop snoring.

Health and nutrition tips

February 3, 2020 13:58 pm

Your brain doesn’t measure calories from liquid sugar the same way it does for solid food.

Health benefits of dark chocolate

January 29, 2020 14:45 pm

One of the top dark chocolate benefits for skin is attributed to its flavonol content and its ability to protect against sun damage.

CANBERRA, Australia, Jan 15: Fire alarms have been sounding in high-rise buildings across downtown Sydney and Melbourne as dense smoke from distant wildfires confuse electronic sensors. Modern government office blocks in the Australian capital Canberra have been closed because the air inside is too dangerous for civil servants to breathe

Health benefits of Avocado

January 14, 2020 10:28 am

Consuming avocado or creating avocado facemasks can help maintain skin health. This is due to the fruit's rich supply of monounsaturated fats, vitamin C, and vitamin E

Health benefits of kiwi

January 12, 2020 14:56 pm

The high vitamin C content in kiwis may aid asthma treatment. In a study, intake of kiwifruit was found to have a protective effect on children with wheezing and asthma.

Health benefits of Cinnamon

December 31, 2019 09:33 am

Health benefits of Cinnamon

Health benefits of honey

December 23, 2019 09:56 am

The Antioxidants in it can help lower blood pressure

Health risk of e-cigarette

December 21, 2019 17:47 pm

Some of the ingredients in e-cigarette aerosol could also be harmful to the lungs in the long-term.

Health benefits of almonds

December 18, 2019 20:06 pm

Almonds contain relatively high levels of vitamin E. Vitamin E and other antioxidants help prevent oxidative damage in the body. Scientists have also tentatively linked a higher vitamin E intake with a lower risk of Alzheimer's disease.

The battle to win

November 20, 2019 09:17 am

Policy tool called Access, Watch, Reserve (Aware) can accelerate the fight against antimicrobial resistance

KATHMANDU, Nov 10: Experts have said that the goal of achieving socialism in the country will not be possible as long as the state allows health and education sectors as matters of private business.

Poised for progress

October 13, 2019 02:00 am

How the WHO South-East Asia Region’s updated Flagship Priorities will accelerate its winning trajectory

Feeling good

October 4, 2019 09:28 am

It’s Dashain. It’s when you don’t have to go to school or work. It’s when you take a break. When you sleep in, and do as you please. It’s when you eat and often overeat. It’s also when you don’t exercise, when you get stressed about hosting the perfect party. The thing is when you don’t stretch your muscles, don’t eat wholesome food or forget to take care of yourself, you are doing your mind and body a big disservice. Here are five simple ways you can make sure you stay healthy and happy.

Things to do daily

September 20, 2019 10:58 am

Little things can add up over time to improve the quality of your life. Here are 12 things that, done on a regular basis, can make you smarter, healthier, and happier.

Life of a perfect cup of tea

September 17, 2019 01:00 am

Tea is more than a beverage; it’s a lifestyle, and a celebration

'PM's okay, can resume normal duties'

September 7, 2019 06:30 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 6: Prime Minister KP Oli, who returned home on Friday after undergoing medical treatment in Singapore can resume his normal duty as the country's chief executive, according to his personal physician.

Do you often wake up with an aching jaw or a dull headache? It might be because you are grinding your teeth in your sleep. This condition is also referred to as bruxism, and it could occur due to work stress or heavy drinking. It can sometimes also be seen in growing toddlers when they are teething.

Despite a lot of efforts from government and non-governmental sectors, to raise awareness about menstruation, there are several myths associated with this natural cycle.

KATHMANDU, Sept 3: Nepal's Health Ministry was felicitated by World Health Organizations (WHO) on Tuesday for its achievement being one of the first four countries in controlling deadly Hepatitis B.

Understanding disability

August 31, 2019 01:05 am

Parents please don’t make a face just yet. This is a very important topic.  When I start to talk for the rights of people with disability, I often get asked if someone in my family has some form of disability because I do not have any disability.  Without my glasses, I would be one. Let us face it. Challenges to a person’s health can happen to anyone, at any age and at any time.  Just remember those people impacted by the earthquake. They were abled people before.  Now within a very short time they have become people with disability.  Their lives have changed.

After the major shift from plastic bottles to glass bottles being used for drinking water, there is another option of clay vessels. Here are a few facts that will help you decide better.

Fighting hidden hunger

August 25, 2019 00:25 am

A young mother was proudly saying to her mother: “I have started to fortify my daughter’s food but not with medicine. I use natural plants and spices as I learnt from some doctors that we have enough food to make my daughter healthy.” The young mother has good knowledge about how to take care of health of her daughter.

Viral fever patients on the rise

August 15, 2019 13:04 pm

TANAU, Aug 15: The number of viral fever and typhoid patients has increased off late at the Damauli hospital. The onset of summer season has led to a rush of patients, especially children, elderly and expecting mothers at the hospital.

Staying in shape

August 2, 2019 08:11 am

As it is it can be incredibly hard to stick to a fitness routine when you are at home, but when you traveling and want a deviation from your regular routine, it can feel almost impossible. But you also don’t want to not work out and risk putting on, as they say, “holiday weight”. However, with a little bit of foresight and research, you can make sure you fit in some exercise into your daily routine even when you are traveling so that you can come home feeling more healthy and energized than when you left.

7 Best tips for a healthy period

July 29, 2019 10:30 am

Period is a natural cycle that happens every month in women. Period brings in the torture of cramps. During periods women often feel low. Here are a few tips for a healthy period

Do these to stay healthy

July 26, 2019 08:24 am

Most of us are already aware about matters of personal hygiene and self-care. However, despite all the precautions, we tend to suffer from illnesses and infections. This is mainly due to us ignoring the little things (which often go unnoticed) that play a huge role in keeping us healthy. Here, Dr Rangina Shah, endoscopic gynecologist at Alka Hospital, talks about things we need to be aware of in terms of hygiene and healthy living.

Setting the right example

July 24, 2019 02:00 am

The constitution of Nepal has fully empowered local governments to work on wide range of issues—from raising taxes of various kinds to managing basic health and sanitation among others.

KATHMANDU, July 22: World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday has designated Tilganga Eye Hospital based in Tilganga of the valley as its coordinating center.