KATHMANDU, Feb 18: In a commendable endeavor to tackle smoking, students from schools across Nepal are enthusiastically participating in anti-smoking and tobacco awareness activities. Initiated by the renowned cardiologist Dr. Om Murti Anil, these initiatives not only offer enjoyment but also impart valuable knowledge to them about the harmful effects of tobacco on health.
KATHMANDU, Dec 10: Fever can arise from bacteria, viruses, or fungi. Infections from these sources can lead to mild or severe fever. While some infections can resolve naturally, others require treatment. Prescribing antibiotics should be based on specific tests to determine the germ causing the fever. Administering antibiotics without proper testing might not effectively combat the germs or viruses responsible. Moreover, this practice can contribute to antibiotic resistance, reducing the body's ability to fight diseases, and in severe cases, it can be fatal.
In an era where global collaboration is paramount, organizations like the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) have played a vital role in supporting developing countries in their pursuit of robust healthcare systems. One of GIZ’s flagship initiatives, the Hospital Partnerships Program, stands out as a beacon of hope for nations striving to enhance their healthcare sectors since 2016.
Growing calls for the world to come to grips with the many ways that global warming affects human health have prompted the first day dedicated to the issue at crunch UN climate talks starting next week.
KATHMANDU, Oct 20: Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Narayan Kaji Shrestha, who experienced a heart attack during his visit to Beijing, has been transferred from the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) to a general ward.
KATHMANDU, Oct 4: The Ministry of Health and Population has directed all health institutions across the country to keep a permanent notice board mentioning that action would be taken against those who manhandle and interfere with the safety of health workers.
KATHMANDU, Sept 25: Minister for Health and Population Mohan Bahadur Basnet said the government has been monitoring anomalies in the pharmacy sector and taking action as required for reforming this sector. He also urged the concerned authorities to be serious about the sensitivity of the pharmacy sector and directed for reform efforts.
WASHINGTON, Aug 29: Air pollution is more dangerous to the health of the average person on planet Earth than smoking or alcohol, with the threat worsening in its global epicenter South Asia even as China fast improves, a study showed Tuesday.
KATHMANDU, Aug 28: The health of Minister for Youth and Sports, Dig Bahadur Limbu, has improved. He was admitted to Bir Hospital in the federal capital Kathmandu on Saturday morning after he ran a sudden fever on Friday evening.
While fruits are generally considered to be healthy, their health benefits are dependent on how they are ripened. The best method is to allow them to ripen naturally on the plant itself. As fruits mature, they undergo a series of physical and biochemical changes that are irreversible and ultimately lead to senescence.
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!
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 .
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.