KATHMANDU, March 18: At a time when people around the world are being strongly advised by the international agencies to maintain adequate hand hygiene owing to the coronavirus outbreak, about 33 percent of the urban population or around 3 in 10 people in Nepal still do not have access to handwashing with soap and water, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today.

BANEPA, Mar 4: The Food Technology and Quality Control Office, Dhulikhel, has completed rating of hotels, restaurants party palaces in Banepa Municipality on the basis of food quality and hygiene.

BANEPA, Jan 20: The Department of Food Technology and Quality Control (DFTQC) has approved the hygiene level of four dozen hotels and resorts in Nagarkot.

SINDHULI, May 30: Girls studying at the community schools in the rural parts of the country often skip their classes while menstruating.

Everyone seems to have their own routine or set of steps that they think works for them when it comes to skincare. But Prof. Dr. Sabina Bhattarai, senior consultant dermatologist at Kathmandu Medical College, says that most of us tend to do unnecessary things to our skin and that way do it more damage than good.

BIRGUNJ, April 9: "As we all will be talking about sanitary pads and menstrual hygiene now, those males who feel uncomfortable can leave while others please listen carefully," requested social activist Shaili Chaudhary while speaking in front of the victims of the first ever tornado in Bharwaliya of Bara on Sunday.  The deadly calamity destroyed more than 200 houses in Bharwaliya alone.

Safe travels

March 8, 2019 09:38 am

As a woman, you have to be extra careful about your health and hygiene when you are traveling. Eating properly cooked food and staying hydrated should be your number one priority especially if you are on a trek or will be walking a lot.

POKHARA, Dec 4: The Pokhara Metropolitan City (PMC) is to make sure all the educational intuitions in the metropolis would have sanitary pads for the girl students, keeping in mind the sensitive issue related to the reproductive health of the girls.

INDIA, Oct 2: Indian farmer Kokila Damor always looked forward to visiting the city hospital, but only so that she could use its toilet.

We all know start our meal preparation by washing our hands, to use a separate chopping board for raw meat and an antibacterial cleaner on surfaces. But there are some things we do that still put us at risk of food poisoning and spreads germs in the kitchen.

Workout hygiene

January 5, 2018 08:37 am

We all know working out is a must for health and fitness and now that the New Year is here, we are all trying to fit in an hour or two at the gym at least four to five times a week.

Six easy steps to hand hygiene

July 31, 2017 09:53 am

As most contagious diseases spread though unhygienic habits, hand hygiene, in particular, is important. WHO has been urging people to wash their hands frequently using soap and water or hand sanitizer — the first step to keeping free from germs and viruses. Personal hygiene is the key to maintaining overall well-being. In an environment fraught with pollution and unhygienic public spaces, it is imperative to safeguard our health by immunizing ourselves from diseases and infections.