Your body needs cholesterol, a waxy substance found in the blood, to build healthy cells. However, with high cholesterol, you can develop fatty deposits in your blood vessels. Sometimes, these deposits can break suddenly and form a clot that causes a heart attack or stroke. It's crucial to get your cholesterol levels out of the red zone to avoid problems. While not all cholesterol is bad for your body, the type known as low-density lipoprotein (LDL) is bad cholesterol and can put you at a greater risk of health problems. Therefore, it’s important to keep your levels in check through regular blood tests.

Actor Mumtaz has been hospitalized due to irritable bowel syndrome. 1947-born Mumtaz Askari Madhvani was Bollywood's highest-paid actress during the 1906s and 1970s. Irritable Bowel Syndrome Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS is a disorder of the large intestine. It is also known as spastic colon, irritable colon, mucous colitis, and spastic colitis. On the severity of the disease, many experts say that only a small number of people with IBS have severe signs and symptoms. Even then this disorder impacts the daily life of an individual to a large extent.

KATHMANDU, August 6: Bremathang -- the area in the uplands of Helambu that is said to be the origin of the devastating landslides and floods of June 15 in Helambu Rural Municipality and Melamchi Municipality -- was once a grassland, a holy pilgrimage site for Tibetan buddhists, and a meditation center. The grassland that once stretched a few kilometers, at the base of the Himalayas, has now turned into a sand bank.

Although clinical depression can be cured by psychiatrists, I personally believe depression cannot be cured by another person or chemical substances. It can be minimized to an extent but complete cure is certainly not possible as it involves someone's thought patterns.

If you have a pair of jeans that does not serve you well and you are going to throw it away. Then just don’t throw them away. The reason is, you can sell it to Khaalisis and get paid Rs 10 per kg. is buying used jeans to recycle them into school bags in collaboration with Women for Human Rights (WHR).

Inflation without cause

November 27, 2018 01:00 am

In the past two decades, food price has blazed through the roof to unimaginable heights and yet the government has done nothing to pull it down

Completely dedicated to a cause

July 20, 2018 07:15 am

She thought social work meant living a life where you were content with the fact that you were doing whatever you could to help others. She got this idea by seeing her father’s foreigner friend who used to visit Nepal exclusively to volunteer and help people in need. That was largely why she took up social work for her bachelors’ degree in college. Little did she know that she would end up working for a cause where no matter how much she did, it would never feel enough.

Particulate matter significantly increases mortality amongst children in low-income countries

KATHMANDU, June 19: Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa has said that weakness on the side of the government is the main reason behind the high death toll of natural disasters in Nepal.

Mexican fans were a bit excited Sunday when their national team beat defending champ Germany 1-0. How excited? So excited that apparently the whole country jumped at once, and seismic sensors in Mexico City detected a small earthquake.

E-cigarettes may seem like a good alternative to regular cigarettes, but a new study by the American Heart Association shows that flavoured additives used in it can impair blood vessel function and lead to heart damage.

Do children cause global warming?

May 27, 2018 00:30 am

One extra child means perhaps 90 years of CO2 emissions, which at worst would remain at around today’s level of about 15 tons per person annually

Birthday for a cause

April 9, 2018 09:27 am

We were once having a discussion on birthdays and the topic led to discussion on how celebrating certain dates are so important. Some did not care about the specific dates, it was vital for other who planned a lot about it.


March 29, 2018 10:15 am

KATHMANDU, March 29: On weekends recently, around the hills of the Kathmandu Valley, we can see people in different shades of blue T-shirts, walking in groups or lines exploring the hills, the surroundings and the lives of people beyond the hustle and bustle of the city. One of such groups with a dark navy blue T-shirt is Hike4Lyf.

Just cause

March 27, 2018 02:00 am

Making judiciary accountable

There are many underlying causes of bad breath, but the most common tend to be a dry mouth, often triggered by a lack of saliva through smoking, drinking alcohol, snoring and long periods of speaking to name but a few.

Eating for a social cause

March 5, 2018 10:49 am

KATHMANDU, Mar 5: When the idea of collaborating youths to make the country stand independent struck in, Cocina Mitho Chha, a social enterprise, found space summoning youths to contribute their bit in the field of hospitality in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Feb 1: The Supreme Court today issued a show cause notice in the name of the government seeking reasons behind the installation of border pillars that encroach Nepali territory in the Nepal-India border.

Cycle rally for a cause

January 31, 2018 10:20 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 31: Various stakeholders in coordination with the Kathmandu Metropolitan City have been organizing a campaign with the aim to aware authorities concerned about the increasing air pollution in the Valley and its consequences to the people living in Kathmandu since the end of December 2018.

Cause of deadlock

January 10, 2018 00:40 am

Ongoing political imbroglio rests with differing interpretation of constitutional provision on one third female representation

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, Jan 1: Costa Rican investigators are looking into what caused a charter aircraft to crash in woods in the country’s northwest soon after takeoff, killing the 10 U.S. citizens and two local crewmembers on board.

The bigger cause

January 1, 2018 00:40 am

Citizens should be regarded as the engines of local the government, the champions of active engagement.

KATHMANDU, Oct 10: The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday ordered the government to show cause for dismissing the chairman and general manager of Sajha Prakashan, Dolindra Prasad Sharma.

Common cause

August 16, 2017 02:00 am

Climate-related disasters

TIKAPUR, Aug 7: Comedian actor Sita Ram Kattel, popularly known as Dhurmus, has inspired people take up brooms to join the clean-up campaign of roads in Tikapur. The locals of the town were surprised when Kattel arrived to their neighborhood early in the morning with brooms.

Pokhara: Though unmanaged infrastructures and narrow roads are common reasons for traffic congestion, cattle roaming on the roads have been adding to the traffic woes in the Lake City. The lack of management by authorities concerned has been attributed to the haphazard abandonment of cattle.

Venezuela’s Rebels With a Cause

July 18, 2017 00:01 am

WASHINGTON, DC – The image of Wuilly Arteaga crying after Venezuelan security forces destroyed his violin has been seen by millions of people around the world. The 23-year-old Arteaga had joined in the protests against Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s government by playing patriotic songs. His look of despair speaks to what many in Venezuela are feeling as they wonder how much longer their country must suffer violence and misrule.

SAPTARI, July 8: The dam of Chandranahar, a major irrigation canal in the district has been damaged by floods trigged by recent rainfall.

KATHMANDU, May 30: The Supreme Court (SC) has instructed the government to furnish written response with reason for not managing parking space in appropriate areas of metropolis, sub-metropolis and municipality.

KATHMANDU, May 23: The Supreme Court has issued a show cause notice in the name of the government over its decision to withdraw cases against the accused of the Tikapur, Kalali incident.

KATHMANDU, May 22: The Supreme Court has issued a show cause notice in the name of the government over its decision to withdraw cases against the accused of the Tikapur, Kalali incident.

Championing their cause

March 8, 2017 12:13 pm

In Surkhet, we recently met ‘Sita,’ a young woman running a successful printing business, one that she has established and grown, overcoming numerous obstacles in the process. She shared a story about going to sell a piece of her own land and transfer ownership, when a local official asked her for her husband’s approval and was clearly worried about what she might do with the money. He asked her if she drank alcohol. When she bought more land with the money, the man selling it to her was not submitted to a similar barrage of questions and doubt. Despite good laws for promoting women’s economic empowerment, implementing them and changing perceptions and behaviors remains a challenge.

Did earthquake cause Everest to shrink?

NASA scientists in an unprecedented study have found that space travel may alter gene expression. The study involved astronaut Scott Kelly, who spent a year in space and his identical twin Mark who stayed on Earth.

Business with a cause

January 24, 2017 00:35 am

Maybe time has come for Nepali entrepreneurs to launch their own businesses with a social cause

KATHMANDU, Jan 18: Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a show cause notice to the government over its decision to sack National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Sushil Gyewali.

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: The swanky Labim Mall at Pulchowk in Lalitpur was brimming with shoppers and visitors on Saturday noon.

KATHMANDU, Dec 8: Supreme Court on Monday asked the government to furnish a written statement over the constitution amendment bill that proposes changes in provincial delineation.

Teachers donate salary to Pun's cause

November 26, 2016 09:02 am

MYAGDI, Nov 25: Impressed by social activist Mahabir Pun's efforts to establish National Innovation Center, teachers of Aadarsha Higher Secondary school, Myagdi, have donated their five-day salary to the Center.

KATHMANDU, Oct 26: Are you buying firecrackers to explode during Tihar for fun and gaiety? Beware, here is how deleterious effect of the firecrackers blast can be- one can suffer cancer!

TANAHUN, Oct 24: CPN (UML) secretary Yogesh Bhattarai has clarified that his party would not be ready to amend the constitution that would separate mountain and Tarai affecting the national integrity in the country.

DHANGADHI, Oct 5: Minister for Health Gagan Thaha has sought cooperation from parliamentarians to save life of Dr Govinda KC who is currently staging fast-unto-death for the ninth time.

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: An Australian citizen Tim Blair is set to run the 220 km long race from Pokhara to Kathmandu from September 14 to 17. Blair will run for the four days under the banner of 'Run for Nepal' charity and the route of the ultra race will be Pokhara-Dumre-Malekhu-Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, Aug 25: The Supreme Court has asked the government to furnish a written clarification over the allocation of budget for providing Rs 200,000 each to disqualified combatants in the name of relief payment.

KATHMANDU, Aug 18: Her mother died of cancer caused probably by consuming vegetables contaminated by pesticides. The incident made her determined to do something against using pesticides.

KATHMANDU, July 23: Worried by the news reports about the deteriorating health condition of Dr Govinda KC, cine artists reached the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) to draw the attention of the government to the just demands of Dr KC, whose fast-unto-death entered its 13th day on Friday.

KATHMANDU, July 12: The Supreme Court on Monday has asked Lokman Singh Karki, the chief of the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), to answer why it should not take action against him for contempt of court.

Cycling for a cause

July 9, 2016 10:12 am

KATHMANDU, July 8: The sixth edition of Kathmandu Kora is all set to roll on, this July 16. The annual event that ‘mixes fun and charity’ will see riders participating from different nationalities.

RAJBIRAJ, June 24: The Rajbiraj-Kunauli road stretch has been obstructed after it was flooded following incessant rainfalls.