Poised for progress

October 13, 2019 02:00 am

How the WHO South-East Asia Region’s updated Flagship Priorities will accelerate its winning trajectory

Feeling good

October 4, 2019 09:28 am

It’s Dashain. It’s when you don’t have to go to school or work. It’s when you take a break. When you sleep in, and do as you please. It’s when you eat and often overeat. It’s also when you don’t exercise, when you get stressed about hosting the perfect party. The thing is when you don’t stretch your muscles, don’t eat wholesome food or forget to take care of yourself, you are doing your mind and body a big disservice. Here are five simple ways you can make sure you stay healthy and happy.

Things to do daily

September 20, 2019 10:58 am

Little things can add up over time to improve the quality of your life. Here are 12 things that, done on a regular basis, can make you smarter, healthier, and happier.

Life of a perfect cup of tea

September 17, 2019 01:00 am

Tea is more than a beverage; it’s a lifestyle, and a celebration

'PM's okay, can resume normal duties'

September 7, 2019 06:30 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 6: Prime Minister KP Oli, who returned home on Friday after undergoing medical treatment in Singapore can resume his normal duty as the country's chief executive, according to his personal physician.

Do you often wake up with an aching jaw or a dull headache? It might be because you are grinding your teeth in your sleep. This condition is also referred to as bruxism, and it could occur due to work stress or heavy drinking. It can sometimes also be seen in growing toddlers when they are teething.

Despite a lot of efforts from government and non-governmental sectors, to raise awareness about menstruation, there are several myths associated with this natural cycle.

KATHMANDU, Sept 3: Nepal's Health Ministry was felicitated by World Health Organizations (WHO) on Tuesday for its achievement being one of the first four countries in controlling deadly Hepatitis B.

Understanding disability

August 31, 2019 01:05 am

Parents please don’t make a face just yet. This is a very important topic.  When I start to talk for the rights of people with disability, I often get asked if someone in my family has some form of disability because I do not have any disability.  Without my glasses, I would be one. Let us face it. Challenges to a person’s health can happen to anyone, at any age and at any time.  Just remember those people impacted by the earthquake. They were abled people before.  Now within a very short time they have become people with disability.  Their lives have changed.

After the major shift from plastic bottles to glass bottles being used for drinking water, there is another option of clay vessels. Here are a few facts that will help you decide better.

Fighting hidden hunger

August 25, 2019 00:25 am

A young mother was proudly saying to her mother: “I have started to fortify my daughter’s food but not with medicine. I use natural plants and spices as I learnt from some doctors that we have enough food to make my daughter healthy.” The young mother has good knowledge about how to take care of health of her daughter.

Viral fever patients on the rise

August 15, 2019 13:04 pm

TANAU, Aug 15: The number of viral fever and typhoid patients has increased off late at the Damauli hospital. The onset of summer season has led to a rush of patients, especially children, elderly and expecting mothers at the hospital.

Staying in shape

August 2, 2019 08:11 am

As it is it can be incredibly hard to stick to a fitness routine when you are at home, but when you traveling and want a deviation from your regular routine, it can feel almost impossible. But you also don’t want to not work out and risk putting on, as they say, “holiday weight”. However, with a little bit of foresight and research, you can make sure you fit in some exercise into your daily routine even when you are traveling so that you can come home feeling more healthy and energized than when you left.

7 Best tips for a healthy period

July 29, 2019 10:30 am

Period is a natural cycle that happens every month in women. Period brings in the torture of cramps. During periods women often feel low. Here are a few tips for a healthy period

Do these to stay healthy

July 26, 2019 08:24 am

Most of us are already aware about matters of personal hygiene and self-care. However, despite all the precautions, we tend to suffer from illnesses and infections. This is mainly due to us ignoring the little things (which often go unnoticed) that play a huge role in keeping us healthy. Here, Dr Rangina Shah, endoscopic gynecologist at Alka Hospital, talks about things we need to be aware of in terms of hygiene and healthy living.

Setting the right example

July 24, 2019 02:00 am

The constitution of Nepal has fully empowered local governments to work on wide range of issues—from raising taxes of various kinds to managing basic health and sanitation among others.

KATHMANDU, July 22: World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday has designated Tilganga Eye Hospital based in Tilganga of the valley as its coordinating center.

BAITADI, July 14: Manju Raikal of Raikal village of Purchudi Municipality in Baitadi was watering flowers in her small garden on Thursday evening.

A good night’s sleep

July 12, 2019 08:11 am

A good night’s rest is essential for healthy functioning of our bodies. But a lot of times, we don’t get proper sleep due to various reasons. Turns out, more than half the world’s population doesn’t get the required hours of sleep their body needs. If you are also having trouble sleeping, here are some things you should take note of to get quality sleep every night.

Pursuing ‘perfection’

July 12, 2019 07:49 am

Feeling comfortable in one’s skin isn’t just a matter of choice. We’re told, in overt and covert ways, how to view our bodies and criticized for going against what’s socially “acceptable”. Body shaming is so ingrained in our society that the first remark that follows a greeting is regarding the weight you have put on or lost.

SURKHET, July 12: On July 1, Pasang Futik Tamang of remote Chitai village in Mugum Karmarong Rural Municipality-1, in Mugu district delivered her baby at home. The nearest health center is five hours on foot from her home. In lack of transport service, visiting the health center was out of question, so she gave birth at home.

On this episode of Here’s Why, Shristi Joshi shares details of her journey with lupus. Finding optimism and inner strength to cope with a chronic disease is lesson she wants to share while also generating awareness about the autoimmune disease she suffers from.

Here are some foods that can reduce your joint pain:

Infographics: ALL YOU NEED IS YOGA

June 29, 2019 00:05 am

Yoga by the numbers.

One-off things that you do like an occasional detox or running an annual marathon aren’t going to impact your overall health all that much. It’s the things that you do on a regular basis that can significantly boost your health and energy levels. Here are six simple habits that can go a long way in keeping you healthy and happy.

How to treat dandruff

June 22, 2019 17:11 pm

Dandruff is the flaky skin on the scalp that often shows up on your shoulders and clothes. It can be embarrassing at times and even lead to hair loss. Generally, a yeast by the name of malassezia grows in most scalps and cause irritation and excessive skin cells that shed as flakes.

RAMECHHAP, June 22: Baduli Basel, 54, of Torakpur village in Doramba Rural Municipality was having health problems since quite some time. Fatigue, dizziness, fever and discharge of dirty water from vagina had been bothering the mother of four.

Learning about reproductive health

June 21, 2019 11:53 am

The Nepali game app Nari Paila is all about busting myths, setting facts straight, and educating the masses in a fun way. A product of Edutainment, a newly coined term that converges entertainment with education for cohesive learning, Nari Paila mobile games are some of the first progressively educative games concerning reproductive health in Nepal.

A modern approach to skincare

June 21, 2019 10:02 am

Like microblading, eyelash extension is a semi permanent procedure where a trained technician applies extensions on top of your natural lashes. Pramila mentions that she would recommend this procedure to any individual who has thin and short eyelashes and wants to get fuller, longer and curled lashes.

Go nuts

June 21, 2019 09:15 am

Studies and research have always been touting nuts as nutritional powerhouses. There are healthy fats, omega 3s, fiber, and health-promoting compounds in nuts.

Yoga for health

June 20, 2019 01:00 am

Yoga exercises reduce back pain, make spine stronger and flexible and also keep our digestive and reproductive systems healthy

Chips, soda, and frozen pizzas tend to be full of salt, sugar and fat, but now scientists are trying to understand if there’s something else about such processed foods that might be bad for us.

CHITWAN, June 15: A total of 26 persons were contracted with dengue in the last 11 months in the district. District Health Office tested positive for dengue among 26 while conducting blood test of 1,370 persons.

Most of the people have the habit of cracking their fingers all the time either intentionally or unintentionally. Sometimes even when there is a sudden move or stretch, our joints make noise, which in scientific term is referred to as crepitus.

New York eliminated the religious exemption to vaccine requirements for schoolchildren Thursday, as the nation’s worst measles outbreak in decades prompts states to reconsider giving parents ways to opt out of immunization rules.

Seven Tricks to Stop Forgetfulness

June 13, 2019 13:21 pm

Forgetting things has been a good companion in the majority of people’s life. Tips to get your memories better.

Mental ill health a silent plague

June 13, 2019 07:00 am

After she posted the above stanza on her Facebook wall a year ago, friends reacted with encouraging comments, asking her to keep writing such beautiful verses.

India’s digital disruption

June 13, 2019 00:25 am

OXFORD – Digital technology can rapidly transform how countries provide services such as education and health to their citizens. The public services of the future should be effective, efficient, fair, data-driven, and responsive to individual needs. And the groundwork to turn this vision into reality needs to be laid now.

Dozing off to late-night TV or sleeping with other lights on may mix up your metabolism and lead to weight gain and even obesity.

Every runner has a preference. Some runners can’t stand the monotony of the treadmill while others can’t pick up a pace without manual controls in front of them (they just love the accuracy of a structured workout).

SEATTLE, June 11: Marijuana has been shown to help ease pain and a few other health problems, yet two-thirds of U.S. states have decided pot should be legal to treat many other conditions with little scientific backing.

Detox water recipes

June 7, 2019 10:31 am

Detox water is any infused water recipe that helps flush your system of toxins and improves your health. Although the jury is still out on exactly how these drinks help remove toxins from your body, you can be sure that by drinking them, you are pumping your body full of vitamins and nutrients that will make you healthier and boost energy and vitality.

KATHMANDU, June 7: Nepal has the potential to double its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita in the long run if it achieves the benchmarks of complete education and full health, the latest report of the World Bank states.

185 malaria patients in state-5

May 31, 2019 12:30 pm

DHAMBOJHI, May 31: A total of 185 malaria patients have been found in state-5. According to statistics released by State-5 Health Directorate under the Social Development Ministry revealed this.

KATHMANDU, May 28: The growth rate of the health sector in the current fiscal year 2075-76 BS (2018-19) is expected to remain at 6.7 percent in comparison to 6.3 percent of the previous fiscal year. This is stated in the government economic survey report, till the month of Fagun ( mid-March) of the current fiscal year, unveiled Monday.

Films that tackle mental health

May 24, 2019 11:34 am

Mental health awareness may have been a subject of taboo a few decades ago but thanks to mainstream media, books as well as people coming out and sharing their experiences about issues like anxiety, depression, personality disorders, those struggling with it can now be open about it.

Five exercises for trek health

May 23, 2019 11:11 am

Here are five basic exercises to get your body in shape for a trek:

KATHMANDU, May 21: Mental health experts and activists have stressed the need for initiating physical, social, emotional and psychological efforts to ensure better mental health.

KATHMANDU, May 15: The Human Trafficking Control Section at the Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizens (MoWCSC) is planning to work on the concluding observations made in November 2018 by the UN CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against women) Committee on Nepal's sixth periodic report.

GALKOT, May 5: Narayansthan Management Committee of Baglung municipality-14 has introduced software to garner health-related information of the people.