KATHMANDU, Jan 29: Minister of State for Health and Population, Dr Toshima Karki has said that there is a need to decentralize the services related to heart diseases provided by Gangalal Hospital.

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: Minister of State for Health, Dr Toshima Karki has said that the health sector budget will be increased.

Eating natural, seasonal food can be medicinal to the body. The food we prepare is as natural as possible with seasonal and local ingredients. This contributes to making a person healthy and nurtures nature at the same time. So it feels good!

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: The government and Prof Dr Govinda KC, who was on a hunger strike for 13 days demanding reforms in the health sector, forged a 10-point deal on Saturday evening.

SUDURPASCHIM, Sept 21: Agitating Dr Govinda KC, who has been staging hunger strike in Dhangadhi for nine days, denied the request to be airlifted for treatment despite his deteriorating health condition.

LONDON, Sept 8: Family members rushed to be by the side of Queen Elizabeth after doctors said they were concerned about the health of Britain's 96-year-old monarch on Thursday, saying she should remain under medical supervision.

KATHMANDU, August 20: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has inquired about the health condition of Nepali Congress (NC) leader Pradeep Giri, who is undergoing treatment at Mediciti Hospital in Lalitpur. President Bhandari reached the hospital at 11:00 am today to inquire about his health condition.

What may sound shocking is actually an eye opener for all those who prefer taking supplements without giving any second thought. A research study on more than 70,000 people has found a correlation between the consumption of vitamin B and a higher risk of lung cancer.

KATHMANDU, June 12: Lawmakers participating in a discussion under the ministry-wise headings of the Appropriation Bill for the fiscal year 2022/23 in the House of Representatives today put their views on many issues in the budget.

KATHMANDU, June 11: Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) Mayor Balendra Shah has emphasized the need to take education and health as services and not as money-making businesses. Shah made the remarks during the course of inspecting the newly-constructed building of Chhetrapati Free Clinic and monitoring the services provided by it.

KATHMANDU, May 29: The government has allocated a budget of Rs 69.38 billion for the health sector in the upcoming fiscal year 2022/23. Minister for Finance, Janardan Sharma Janardan Sharma made this announcement during his budget speech in the federal parliament on Sunday afternoon .

KATHMANDU, May 23: A session of the National Assembly, the upper house of the Federal Parliament, approved eight various ordinances today.

KATHMANDU, April 24: The World Health Organization (WHO) has pledged to support Nepal in strengthening the country’s health emergency preparedness and priorities of the health sector.

BANEPA, March 19: Minister for Health and Population Birodh Khatiwada said the government is sensitive to the health of citizens.

KATHMANDU, Jan 26: CPN-UML Chairperson KP Sharma Oli, who has been resting at his residence in Balakot, Bhaktapur for the past four days after the COVID-19 infection, has a normal health condition.

All Nepal Diagnostic Center launched

January 23, 2022 10:50 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: Senior medical technologist and microbiologist Dr Shri Jagat Bahadur Khadka inaugurated the launch of All Nepal Diagnostic Center Pvt Ltd in Kathmandu on Saturday

Climate Change Effect on Health

December 22, 2021 06:30 am

Between 2030 and 2050, climate change is expected to cause approximately 250 thousand deaths per year from malnutrition, malaria, diarrhea, and heat stress.

Protecting Health from Climate Change

September 25, 2021 06:30 am

Climate change affects the social and environmental determinants of health- clean air, safe drinking water, sufficient food and secure shelter. Diseases like respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, water–borne diseases, infectious diseases, mental health problems and premature death are the effects of climate change. There is strong evidence suggesting that climate change can affect health.

No, there is no scientific evidence showing masks cause harm to kids’ health despite baseless claims suggesting otherwise.

BIRGUNJ, July 27: Nepali citizens will have to show their citizenship card, passport, or any official card to receive the vaccine. The vaccine will be administered to people above the age of 18.

According to the statistics of the Ministry of Health and Population, the rate of infection during the second wave has increased by 112 percent as compared to the first wave of this viral infection last year. Similarly, the death tally of COVID-19 has spiked by 163 percent in the second wave of pandemic as compared to the death tally during its first wave.

KATHMANDU, May 3: Health condition of former Prime Minister and the Chairman of Federal Council of Janata Samajbadi Party, Babu Ram Bhattarai, is gradually improving.

KATHMANDU, April 22: At a time when low capital spending and weak fiscal discipline have become the talk of the town, Helambu rural municipality of Sindhupalchowk district has become a forerunner in giving a feeling of good governance to the people and transparency in public spending.

KATHMANDU, Dec 3: Staffers at Nepal’s premier health institution, Bir Hospital, have continued their protest for the fifth consecutive day on Thursday demanding the fulfilment of promises made earlier to provide them with incentives and proper safety equipment during the work.

KATHMANDU, Nov 27: Vitamin 'A' is being administered to over 2.71 million children aged between six months to 59 months throughout the country Thursday and Friday.

Keeping diabetes at bay

November 14, 2020 08:25 am

Let’s take at least a half an hour brisk walk every day, eat healthy diet, avoid alcohol, tobacco, consume plenty amount of fruits and vegetables.

Overcoming Covid-19 pandemic

September 29, 2020 14:11 pm

The Covid-19 outbreak has affected people across the globe, sparing no one and no sector. In Nepal, it has taken toll on agriculture production.

‘New normal’ after COVID-19

September 26, 2020 12:21 pm

What do you consider a normal situation for our country? Were we ever normal as a country?

KATHMANDU, July 6:  The two-day Vitamin ‘A’ capsule and de-worming tablet administration program for children between six and five years of age kicked off today.

Health benefits of walking barefoot

April 2, 2020 11:52 am

Researches have shown that walking barefoot in the grass can help decrease anxiety and depression by 62 percent. It also increases the levels of endorphins in your body that helps you feel calm by relieving stress and pain.

Health benifits of pumpkin seeds

March 30, 2020 20:36 pm

Pumpkin seeds are a good source of antioxidants, magnesium, zinc and fatty acids — all of which may help keep your heart healthy The nutrients stored in it can also help in reducing high blood pressure and high cholesterol level all leading to decrease risk factors for heart disease.

Podcasts are a great way to learn more about a topic you’re interested in. Researchers have found out that hearing a human voice narrate information interacts with your brain the same way an interesting story does, keeping it engaged and helping your brain retain this information quickly and for a long period of time. This week, we bring you eight podcasts that provide vital information and advice on health, fitness and nutrition that could go a long way in keeping your fit and healthy.

Why you must have adequate sleep

March 15, 2020 09:33 am

I sometimes stay up past bedtime to watch a cricket match.  Recently I was watching one, and there was a promotional advertisement.    The punch line of the commercial, during Champion’s League football match, was sonamanahhai, you can’t sleep.  The message jolted me back to reality, and I suddenly realized it was way past my bedtime. I shut the TV and went to sleep, assuring myself I could always catch the highlight of the game the next day on TV.

Health benefits of Jimbu

March 11, 2020 09:59 am

Jimbu is an herb belonging to the onion family, grown and used extensively in Nepal. It is a seasonal herb, harvested between June and September.

Health benefits of donating blood

February 26, 2020 10:27 am

Hemochromatosis is a health condition that arises due to excess absorption of iron by the body. This may be inherited or may be caused due to alcoholism, anemia or other disorders. Regular blood donation may help in reducing iron overload.

Health benefits of shilajit

February 17, 2020 12:01 pm

When sun-rays falls and heat Himalayan rock in the month of May & June, a kind of dark black chemical releases out after it melts which is called Shilajit (Asphaltum in English). Shilajit is found in the Himalayan region of Nepal and has a pungent taste. Shilajit is a highly mineral supplement because it contains abundant minerals. Some health benefits of Shilajit are:

Investing in infrastructure

February 12, 2020 12:11 pm

An international expert on transport and highway engineering, after making a visit to major road infrastructures in Nepal, commented that there is no single stretch of road in Nepal that is worth of calling a highway. According to this expert, there are certain parameters for any road to be called highway which is determined on the basis of width of the road, engineering design, geometry, quality of pavement, and provision on safety of pedestrians, passengers and vehicles.

Health benefits of walnut

February 5, 2020 13:56 pm

Walnuts are enriched with high content of antioxidant activity than any other nut. The storage of vitamin E, melatonin and plant compounds called polyphenols in the skin of walnut contributes to its antioxidant property.

Lifestyle changes to prevent snoring

February 4, 2020 13:06 pm

Snoring is often induced by the collection of extra mass or weight around one’s throat and neck. Hence, exercising and losing weight may be the best bet for the overweight people to adopt in order to stop snoring.

Health and nutrition tips

February 3, 2020 13:58 pm

Your brain doesn’t measure calories from liquid sugar the same way it does for solid food.

Health benefits of dark chocolate

January 29, 2020 14:45 pm

One of the top dark chocolate benefits for skin is attributed to its flavonol content and its ability to protect against sun damage.

CANBERRA, Australia, Jan 15: Fire alarms have been sounding in high-rise buildings across downtown Sydney and Melbourne as dense smoke from distant wildfires confuse electronic sensors. Modern government office blocks in the Australian capital Canberra have been closed because the air inside is too dangerous for civil servants to breathe

Health benefits of Avocado

January 14, 2020 10:28 am

Consuming avocado or creating avocado facemasks can help maintain skin health. This is due to the fruit's rich supply of monounsaturated fats, vitamin C, and vitamin E

Health benefits of kiwi

January 12, 2020 14:56 pm

The high vitamin C content in kiwis may aid asthma treatment. In a study, intake of kiwifruit was found to have a protective effect on children with wheezing and asthma.

Health benefits of Cinnamon

December 31, 2019 09:33 am

Health benefits of Cinnamon

Health benefits of honey

December 23, 2019 09:56 am

The Antioxidants in it can help lower blood pressure

Health risk of e-cigarette

December 21, 2019 17:47 pm

Some of the ingredients in e-cigarette aerosol could also be harmful to the lungs in the long-term.

Health benefits of almonds

December 18, 2019 20:06 pm

Almonds contain relatively high levels of vitamin E. Vitamin E and other antioxidants help prevent oxidative damage in the body. Scientists have also tentatively linked a higher vitamin E intake with a lower risk of Alzheimer's disease.

The battle to win

November 20, 2019 09:17 am

Policy tool called Access, Watch, Reserve (Aware) can accelerate the fight against antimicrobial resistance

KATHMANDU, Nov 10: Experts have said that the goal of achieving socialism in the country will not be possible as long as the state allows health and education sectors as matters of private business.