LA GUAJIRA, Aug 26: It might not be obvious at the supermarket, but the banana industry is fighting to protect the most popular variety of the fruit from a destructive fungus.

HUMLA, April 30: A mystery disease, which has been terrorizing the locals of Tanjakot Rural Municipality in Humla for the past three weeks, has killed 10 people so far. More than 200 people are undergoing treatment for the unknown illness.

Measles outbreak in Rajpur

April 28, 2019 12:44 pm

LAMAHI, April 28: A measles outbreak has been reported in Rajpur rural municipality of Dang district. More than 50 children in the rural municipality have contracted the disease so far, said Kamal Roka, the chief of the public health section at the rural municipality office.

Unknown disease kills eight in Humla

April 27, 2019 12:34 pm

HUMLA, April 27: Eight people have died due to an unknown disease in Tanjakot rural municipality of Humla. More than a dozen others have been taken ill. "Eight people have died as of Friday due to the disease that spread since the past week", said health worker at the Maila Health Post, Moti Lal Joshi.

NAIROBI, March 14: A quarter of all premature deaths and diseases worldwide are due to manmade pollution and environmental damage, the United Nations said Wednesday in a landmark report on the planet's parlous state.

A compelling new study, published in the journal Ophthalmology Retina, has reported that statistically significant differences can be identified in the retinas of patients with Alzheimer's disease. The finding paves the way for a future where the disease could be diagnosed from a simple eye scan before major symptoms appear.

KOHALPUR, Feb 5: Visceral Leishmaniasis, locally known as kala-azar, was once a very common disease in Tarai.

Lyme alert

December 11, 2018 01:30 am

Not only general people but also healthcare providers seem to be unaware of tick bite and Lyme disease in Nepal. It’s urgent to raise aggressive campaign against it

Baitadi at high risk of malaria

August 28, 2018 12:28 pm

BAITADI, Aug 28: Baitadi district is at high risk of malaria infection these days. The district has been recording the increasing number of malaria patients in the last three years, according to the Public Health Office, Baitadi's Health Assistant, Santosh Pandey.

KATHMANDU, July 20: Various road intersections have started reeking and the chances of spread of diseases have increased as the Kathmandu Metropolitan City finds itself struggling to manage the piling garbage on the streets.

July 11: Impressive new research led by scientists at UT Southwestern, has discovered the earliest point in a neurodegenerative process that is thought to lead to dementia. The researchers describe the discovery as like finding the "Big Bang" of Alzheimer's disease, and it's hoped the work leads to new treatments and ways to detect the disease before major symptoms take hold.

Married people are less likely to develop heart disease or have a stroke than those who are single, according to new research.

Loneliness is not just a state of mind. It also manifests itself physically and can take a toll on your health.

KATHMANDU, May 3: myrepublica.com, a digital version of Republica English daily, has been publishing a series of news and videos regarding air pollution under the title "BREATHE" since the past few months. This time Republica Online talked to Dr. Om Murti Anil, a cardiologist, about the causes and remedies of heart disease.

A team in California has identified the gene that is the primary risk factor for developing Alzheimer’s disease. More importantly, the scientists have reportedly created a way to correct the harmful gene in human cells.

KATHMANDU, April 8: Run for Parkinson, a 5-km marathon run, was inaugurated on Saturday in Kathmandu. The event was jointly organized by Parkinson Nepal in collaboration with Rotary Club of Rajdhani, Inner Wheel Club of Rajdhani, Everest Bank Ltd and Vogue Ad and Events.

ITAHARI, Mar 20: The fire-ravaged Ikrahi settlement in Sunsari district is currently faces the risk of spread of disease as the carcasses of cattle that perished in the disaster have yet to be properly disposed of.

ITAHARI, March 20: The fire-ravaged Ikrahi settlement in Sunsari district is currently faces the risk of spread of disease as the carcasses of cattle that perished in the disaster have yet to be properly disposed of.

BAJURA, March 20: It has already been a decade since Bishnakala Lwar, a local of Budinanda Municpality-1 in Bajura district, has had stomach-related ailment.

KATHMANDU, Dec 28: ‘Living with Parkinson’s disease’, a documentary video is scheduled to screen at the auditorium hall of Nepal Tourism Board in Pradarshani Marg, Kathmandu on Thursday.

The climate disease

December 25, 2017 00:30 am

Countries should ease up on their current, inefficient climate policies and instead increase spending on green R&D

BIRATNAGAR, August 14: Hundreds of victims displaced by floods in Morang are at the high risk of disease outbreak. The victims who have lost their food and shelter in the floods are obliged to rely on the contaminated water of local rivers for their survival.

NEWYORK, April 15: Exposure to higher levels of air pollution may increase cardiovascular disease risk by lowering levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL), commonly known as “good” cholesterol, says a study.

KATHMANDU, Jan 28: The government is all set to provide free treatment to rheumatic heart disease patients aged 15 to 75.

TIKAPUR, Jan 14: Increasing rate of sickle-cell disease among the members of the Tharu community has become a great health threat for them. This hereditary disease has claimed the lives of several people of the community and has troubled a lot more.

If you are having shoulder problems, they may be due to some heart disease risk factors and not just physical strain, warns a new study.

DHANGADI, Oct 5: The government has launched a special program from Kailali for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases.

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 22:  Mark Zuckerberg and his wife on Wednesday pledged $3 billion over the next decade to help banish or manage all disease, pouring some of the Facebook founder's fortune into innovative research.

Infographics: Alzheimer’s disease

September 21, 2016 23:00 pm

Infographics: Alzheimer’s disease

A lawsuit filed in Silicon Valley federal court over the weekend accuses Apple of knowingly selling defective iPhone 6 models with screens that stop responding to touch.

School shut after mystery disease

August 11, 2016 10:23 am

BAITADI, Aug 11: The Latinath Higher Secondary School of Latinath, Darchula, has shut its teaching and learning activities for the time being after the school's girl students grew mystery disease.

JUMLA, July 4: Students are suffering from a mysterious disease at Dhungri-based Janapriya Secondary School in the district.