Loneliness has become an epidemic in the modern world with more than 40 percent of the population in countries like the United States and the United Kingdom admitting to feeling lonely, a figure which would suggest that the rate of loneliness has doubled in the past 40 years.

Dengue 'out of control' in Pokhara

September 1, 2019 05:30 am

POKHARA, Sep1: As many as 439 people have been affected by Dengue in Pokhara and more are in the counting, according to the public health office of Kaski.

HETAUDA, Aug 14: With the dengue outbreak turning to an epidemic in Hetauda, the capital city of State-3, a 'search and destroy' campaign has been scaled up to check the life-threatening viral.

DHARAN, August 7: Government's attention has been drawn towards an epidemic of dengue in Dharan of Sunsari. Speaking in a zero hour of the House of Representatives today, lawmaker Meena Subba apprised the session that each house in the town had dengue patients and two women had so far succumbed to a dengue fever which is caused a virus that spreads through mosquito bites.

LAHAN, June 29: Siraha and Saptari, regarded as the mango capital of the country, saw a decline in the production of the fruit this year. The epidemic of insect and pests led to the decline this year, which was also a year of low mango production, according to the Agriculture Knowledge Centre, Rajbiraj.

Alarm as dengue spreads to Itahari

June 15, 2019 04:30 am

ITAHARI, June 15: After Dharan, dengue has spread to Itahari. A week ago, one person was found infected with dengue in Itahari, but now the number has reached six, with two more cases detected on Friday.

DHARAN, June 10: After failing to bring the dengue epidemic under control, Dharan-8 based Purwanchal Campus, a constituient engineering campus of the Institute of Engineering, has halted its studies for a few days.

DHARAN, June 7: After failing to control the spread of dengue in Dharan, Nepal Provincial Health Directorate (PHD) has said the disease has become an epidemic and declared some wards of Dharan Sub-metropolitan city as crisis-hit areas.

GULMI, April 27: The number of people suffering from a diarrhoea epidemic that broke out at Dajakot of Musikot municipality-4 in Gulmi last Sunday has reached 160.

GULMI, April 26: A diarrhea epidemic plaguing a rural village of Gulmi district for the past week is yet to come under control. Over 100 people have taken ill from the disease so far, and the number is on the rise, said local representative Hari Chhantyal.

Government of Nepal should conduct awareness programs about the virus. Health authorities should run screening and protecting protocol

TIKAPUR, Oct 31: The random increase in the number of people infected with HIV has been a matter of big concern in Kailali.

KAILALI, Oct 28: With Malaria taking toll in Lucknow and Bareli of Uttar Pradesh in India, a health check post has been set up at Gauriphanta border in Dhangadhi to make sure that no migrant worker brings the epidemic to Nepal.

MAHOTTARI, Sept 30: The reason behind the epidemic of diarrhea that spread in Nainhi village of ward no. 12 of Jaleswar municipality has been found to be coliform present in drinking water.

DANG, May 30: A diarrhea epidemic broke out at various parts of Shantinagar Rural Municipality- 3 and 4 in west Dang since last Saturday appears that it is gradually coming under control.

DANG, May 28: A diarrhea epidemic broke out at various parts of Shantinagar Rural Municipality- 3 and 4 in west Dang has come under control.

JAJARKOT, Jan 9: Two more people have lost their lives due to viral fever spreading since three weeks in the district.

RAJBIRAJ, Oct 6: An epidemic of diarrhoea and vomiting has spread in Tiladhi Koiladi rural municipality, that was recently affected by floods.

The silent epidemic

May 26, 2017 08:47 am

Back then is eight years ago and Astha* (name changed) was a 13-year-old eighth grader. She says she is unsure of her justification because even though she was a victim of emotional bullying by her peers at school, she is also well aware that she wasn’t the only one. They didn’t feel the need to hurt themselves but she did.

Cholera epidemic claims a girl

May 9, 2017 10:33 am

LAHAN, May 9: A cholera epidemic since the past few days in Musahar settlement in Kachanari of Bariyarpatti Village Council of Siraha has claimed a girl.

KATHMANDU, Dec 22: A research has shown that climate change could be the reason behind increasing diarrhoea epidemic in the last 12 years in Nepal.

Road accidents a 'neglected epidemic'

August 16, 2016 00:00 am

KATHMANDU, Aug 16: In yet another dreadful day for road fatalities, at least 36 people lost their lives in two separate road accidents in Kavre and Baitadi districts, Monday.

RAJBIRAJ, July 27: Life has turned miserable in around two dozens settlements across the district as growing number of people are rapidly falling ill to various diseases.