Rainy season health woes

August 2, 2019 08:02 am

The rainy season brings about a plethora of infections and diseases that range from indigestion and skin irritations to fever and flu. While staying indoors and away from rain and human contact is the best way to prevent all of these conditions, that isn’t a practical solution. Here, Dr Saroj Ghimire, physician at Swastha Health Clinic, talks to The Week about how we can prevent and cure some health problems that are common this season.

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.

Nourishing your mind and body

July 12, 2019 08:15 am

The benefits of tuning into your body and taking the time to nourish and nurture it are profound. Various studies have shown that through self-care, you can go on to become more confident, creative, and productive as well. Apparently, your chances of making better decisions, building stronger relationships, and communicating more effectively also increase.

A modern approach to skincare

June 21, 2019 10:02 am

Like microblading, eyelash extension is a semi permanent procedure where a trained technician applies extensions on top of your natural lashes. Pramila mentions that she would recommend this procedure to any individual who has thin and short eyelashes and wants to get fuller, longer and curled lashes.

For skin that glows

June 21, 2019 09:22 am

We are all guilty of buying a lot of skincare products like moisturizers and sunscreen lotions without checking the labels. But there are a lot of ingredients in many of the creams and lotions that we buy that we shouldn’t be putting on our skin at all.

Elephants deserve to be treated with respect, not shackled and ridden to death. Elephants don’t carry people on their backs or perform tricks willingly.

Everyone seems to have their own routine or set of steps that they think works for them when it comes to skincare. But Prof. Dr. Sabina Bhattarai, senior consultant dermatologist at Kathmandu Medical College, says that most of us tend to do unnecessary things to our skin and that way do it more damage than good.

Wellness tips for students

May 10, 2019 09:47 am

School and college life can be pretty tough. And often times, parents and teachers make it harder by setting unattainable goals for the students. Psychologists say that cases of fatigue, burnout, and anxiety are quite common among student these days because of the all the pressure that’s heaped on them. But little things can help.

Aama (Mom)

May 5, 2019 08:00 am

I remember those days when I get back You always made snacks for me This kindness you poured all along You still remain the same.

The essentials of foot care

May 3, 2019 09:10 am

Summer is here and with it it’s time to pull out your sundresses and bright t-shirts. And what better way to welcome summer than sandals and open toe shoes. But chances are that the colder months did no favor to our feet.

Taking care of our parents

January 13, 2019 02:30 am

As we age, we need more care and support. People become dependent on others for their wellbeing, even survival at old age.

Trends to follow?

August 31, 2018 09:50 am

With the beauty industry being one that is always growing, there are always new products and trends that people will obsess over, and will flood everyone’s newsfeeds on social media. Here are five beauty trends that have been quite the rage in the recent days.

Although beauty is quite subjective depending upon the preferences and taste of an individual, there are always small things that you can do everyday that add to your physical attractiveness. We have listed out six simple and easy things that don’t take much time and lean more towards grooming than actual beauty routines that make you look more put together and improve your overall appearance.

KATHMANDU, July 28: Nepal-China Himalaya Friendship Society has provided ambulances to the municipalities and health centres of five districts in order to ensure accessibility of the rural people in the health care services.

SARLAHI, July 25: Former Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal took the initiative to hand over two children injured in a bomb explosion in Rautahat to Sarlahi-based Conflict Vitim's Child Care Home.

KATHMANDU, July 6:  Various human rights and governance bodies have urged the government to take measures immediately to save the life Dr Govinda KC, who is on a hunger strike demanding reforms in the medical education sector.Dr KC, senior orthopedic surgeon and professor at the Institute of Medicine (IOM), started 15th fast-unto-death in Jumla from June 30, demanding passage of the to replace the National Medical Education Ordinance.

ARIZONA, July 4: A 92-year-old US woman shot and killed her son, 72, in order to avoid being sent into a care home, police say.

Pregnancy care

June 8, 2018 07:55 am

As an expecting mother, you might want to clean the house, create some extra space, shop for new things, and redecorate the rooms for your future newborn. But, these chores might not be safe for you and your developing fetus as they might be either physically strenuous or toxic or both.

Take care of your weight

April 25, 2018 12:11 pm

I remember my weight (OK, mass) being 35 kilograms when I measured it years ago. That was fine at that age as that was the age to gain height. According to the popular belief, age before 20 is the age to gain height and beyond that, breadth.

Providing health care @ Rs 100

April 23, 2018 08:42 am

According to the Human Development Report 2015 of UNDP, Nepal has the lowest number of doctors per person in South Asia. Nepal has only two physicians for every 10,000 people, which does not meet the World Health Organization standard of 10 doctors for 10,000 people. This also indicates lack of proper awareness and promotion of health facilities.

KATHMANDU, April 4: Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) is preparing to handover the overall maintenance responsibility of its two new Airbus A330-200 series aircraft, which are expected to join its fleet within few months, to London-based engine manufacturing company Rolls-Royce.

BIRGUNJ, 28 March: Such bonding looks unique in today's commercial age. Chandra Bahadur Tharu and Bindeshowri Tharuni, of Parshagadhi-3 do not exchange notes such as 'I love you ' or 'made for each other' on social sites. Nor do they admit to have expressed these words to each other personally ever. But, a closer scrutiny of their lives speaks volumes about their superfine chemistry.

Discovering luxury skin care

March 9, 2018 12:01 pm

A Nepali consumer’s beauty experience is slowly evolving. Even though a little more than five years ago, those seeking to improve the health of their skin used to mostly rely on regular facials or supplement capsules, today we can see that the skin care treatments around town have gone through a major upgrade.

Dental care first

March 2, 2018 09:44 am

Dr Astha Karki shares that many of her patients still come to her only when they are in pain.

LAMJUNG, Feb 22: Lamjung District Community Hospital is going to launch Special Newborn Care Unit (SNCU) service.

‘Lots to do in health care’

February 21, 2018 12:54 pm

Born and brought up in the US, Rachana Pradhan has been reporting about the US health care system and its government affairs for years. Pradhan was doing her Bachelor’s of Arts in Journalism at James Madison University, Virginia when she started writing for the university's paper in 2007.

Care, not allowance

February 18, 2018 01:30 am

Instead of addressing real problems, parties are competing to increase elderly allowance

SURKHET, Jan 3: Gurvakot Municipality has taken a decision to provide social security allowance to orphaned and disabled children who are deprived of parental love and various other privileges.

CARE Ratings Nepal starts operation

December 22, 2017 01:30 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 22: CARE Ratings Nepal has started providing credit rating services in Nepal. Chairman of Securities Board of Nepal (Sebon) Rewat Bahadur Karki inaugurated the company amid a ceremony held in Kathmandu on Thursday.

The basics of nail care

November 24, 2017 08:47 am

Most of us are guilty of paying a lot of attention to our face and body while completely ignoring the one body part we use the most, our hands. And the only thought we seem to give to our nails is cutting it when it gets too long. But that is a grave mistake as beautiful nails can make you look well groomed and fabulous.

Easy Tips To Take Care of Your Gadgets

November 16, 2017 11:31 am

Gadgets are our ultimate source of utility. They make things easier for use and somehow entertain us when we’re bored. They do lots of things for us, though just like any technological device, they are prone to malfunctions. With that, though, we figured to list down five easy-to-follow tips in taking care of your gadgets.

Winter Car Care Tips

November 15, 2017 08:48 am

As the temperatures plummet, the internet starts to bristle with many tips, but few hints exist to encourage car longevity and reliability during the harsh winter months. Here are some tips for the same

KATHMANDU, Nov 3: As the dates for the upcoming parliamentary and provincial assembly polls are fast approaching, major political parties are unveiling their election manifestoes one after another. While the ruling Nepali Congress (NC) officially unveiled its manifesto earlier this week, the joint manifesto of the left alliance led by CPN-UML has also been made public, albeit unofficially.

WASHINGTON, Oct 14: President Donald Trump’s abrupt move to cut off federal payments to insurers jolted America’s health care and political worlds alike, threatening to boost premiums for millions, disrupt insurance markets and shove Republicans into a renewed civil war over their efforts to shred “Obamacare.”

If you're longing for long hair, growing out your hair is only the first battle in a never-ending war because once your hair has reached your desired length, whether it's down to your hips or just below your shoulders, you will be fighting to keep it detangled and healthy and strong. If you want long hair, you need to learn how to take care of long hair, which is, of course, a much more complicated mission than it might seem.

JUMLA, August 24: In the past, Ramudabi Hamal of Tila Rural Municipality-3, Jumla used to go to work leaving her one-and-a-half-year-old son with others but these days she never leaves her baby even for a second. She takes proper care of her child and makes sure that her baby is getting proper nutrition.

NEW YORK, July 30: Weary Republicans in Washington may be ready to move on from health care, but conservatives across the United States are warning the GOP-led Congress not to abandon its pledge to repeal the Obama-era health law — or risk a political nightmare in next year’s elections.

KATHMANDU, July 24: Nepal has become the topmost country in the entire South Asia region in terms of the number of expectant mothers choosing delivery in health facilities.

WASHINGTON, July 24: There are many reasons why the Senate will probably reject Republicans’ crowning bill razing much of former President Barack Obama’s health care law. There are fewer why Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell might revive it and avert a GOP humiliation.

The basics of skin care

July 21, 2017 13:05 pm

We all want good skin but to have it requires some basic knowledge about skin care. And we aren’t just talking about facials and elaborate nighttime routines. We need to stay sun safe for good, healthy skin. The Week spoke to Dr Amit Amatya, associate professor of dermatology at Patan Hospital, to understand how we can protect our skin from the harmful effects of the UV rays and keep it beautiful and healthy naturally.

WASHINGTON, July 19: Does it really take an expensive brain scan to diagnose Alzheimer’s? Not everybody needs one but new research suggests that for a surprising number of patients whose memory problems are hard to pin down, PET scans may lead to changes in treatment.

WASHINGTON, July 18: The implosion of the Senate Republican health care bill leaves a divided GOP with its flagship legislative priority in tatters and confronts a wounded President Donald Trump and congressional leaders with dicey decisions about addressing their perhaps unattainable seven-year-old promise of repealing President Barack Obama’s law.

Hair care tips for rainy season

June 30, 2017 16:30 pm

With the onset of monsoon season, frizzy hair, hair fall and hair damage become everyday problems. Monsoon is known to bring alive the greens and drive away the blues. However, it is also known to cause hair damage what with its excessive humidity. But don’t fret, here’s few tips for hair care in monsoon that really work.

KATHMANDU, June 20: French Ambassador to Nepal Yves Carmona has apprised Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba that French companies are interested in developing Kathmandu Urban Cable Car project.

KATHMANDU, May 8: Sneha’s Care Foundation was established by Sneha Shrestha with a view to providing protection for stray dogs that have been reduced to live a difficult life on the streets.

NEW YORK, May 5: Donald Trump turned his first trip home as president into a victory lap on Thursday, returning to the city that has largely opposed him while celebrating House passage of legislation undoing much his predecessor's health law.

KATHMANDU, April 7: Minister for Health, Gagan Thapa has announced free treatment and care for mental health patients. Speaking at a program organized by The National Health Education, Information and Communication Center in Kathmandu, Minister Thapa said this will be done through a mental health policy which has already been drafted and will be soon tabled at the Cabinet meeting for approval.

Handle with care

April 3, 2017 09:14 am

With the promulgation of the new constitution on September 20, 2015, the seven-decade-long dream of Nepali people to have a constitution through the Constituent Assembly has materialized. The new constitution is the seventh constitution of Nepal since 1948. Though it was a big challenge, Nepal was eventually successful in drafting and promulgating the new constitution, even after the failure of the first Constituent Assembly.

SURUNGA, March 27: Leela Chamlagain of Rajgadh of Barhadashi Rural Municipality-3, Jhapa who was rescued and taken to a hospital after 17 years in chains has returned home today following two-week long medical treatment.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump agreed to add fresh Medicaid curbs to the House Republican health care bill Friday, bolstering the measure with support from some conservative lawmakers but leaving its prospects wobbly. House leaders discussed other amendments calibrated to round up votes and scheduled a showdown vote Thursday.