KATHMANDU, Nov 7: With prisons across the country seeing a steady rise in the number of inmates, communicable diseases have emerged as a serious health hazard for them. Prison authorities are compelled to incarcerate both inmates of sound health and those suffering from communicable diseases in the same rooms because of overcrowding, says a report prepared by the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Dengue menace is not yet over

November 3, 2019 07:25 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 3: Dengue epidemic that caused widespread panic across the country in the last few months is yet to subside, doctors said.

A new World Health Organization study of refugee and migrant flows in Europe found that these groups have a lower risk of almost all forms of cancer but are more vulnerable to communicable diseases including vaccine-preventable diseases and antimicrobial resistance.