PARASI, Aug 14: Number of snakebite patients has increased at West Nawalparasi with increasing heat and rains of late.

SARLAHI, July 12: The snakebite treatment center of Nawalpur, Sarlahi, remains closed for the last three days after protesters vandalized the center following the death of a child.

June 23: It remains the most widely used anesthetic in U.S. hospitals, but many patients still remember propofol as the drug that killed Michael Jackson.

BANKE, May 16: Sickle cell anemia has emerged as a critical health problem in western Tarai due to lack of proper medical equipment for the treatment of this inherited condition. Patients have been left helpless since the machine used in the treatment of this chronic illness stopped operating at Bheri Provincial Hospital (BPH).

JUMLA, Feb 27: Dhanendra Bohora of Tila Rural Municipality - 2 went to a nearby health post to get paracetamol tablets following a severe headache last week.

PARBAT, Feb 9: As the health department fails to distribute 70 different types of free medicines assured by the government, patients visiting Parbat District Hospital continue to struggle with their illnesses.

JAPAN, Sept 15: An estimated 1,013,600 people in Japan will be diagnosed with cancer this year, down 400 from last year, the National Cancer Center said Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 4: The doctors' strike on Sunday brought health services in the country to a standstill, leaving hundreds lined up in front of hospitals in the hope of receiving treatment.

KATHMANDU, August 23: Cancer patients visiting Bir Hospital have been hit hard after the hospital failed to buy the new radio therapy machine to treat cancer patients.

July 31: The deterioration of motor skills in Parkinson's patients is driven by the decline of dopamine production, but researchers in Japan are making exciting progress on a way to potentially arrest the slide. Following promising experiments on monkeys last year, scientists at Kyoto University are now preparing to begin transplanting reprogrammed stem cells into human brains as part of a first-of-a-kind clinical trial.

LAHAN, July 22: A total of 79 new patients of leprosy have been found in Siraha district, according to the Health Division at Dhangadhimai Municipality.

TIKAPUR, July 17: The Tikapur Hospital is the nearest hospital for residents of two districts to seek health services.  However, the hospital’s condition is bleak, according to a report presented by Ratna Bahadur Khadka, chairperson of Tikapur Hospital Development Committee.

JUMLA, July 9: Few years ago, Gothichaur Rural Municipality got its first health post. Khadka Bahadur Budha one of the residents here has never been to this health post situated in Maningsanghu despite having numerous health problems. Whenever he or any other member of his family has any health problems, they reach out to the shaman.

July 8: Heart failure patients who suffer from depression and anxiety are at greater risk of progressive heart disease and other adverse outcomes, according to a new study published in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry. In addition, healthy individuals with depression are more likely to develop heart failure.

KATHMANDU, July 6:One child among 59 in the world has Autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the report says. Nepal, however, lacks an authentic report about the number and status of children with autism in the country. It is believed that the number of autistic patient in the country is increasing by 15 percent annually.

BAITADI, July 6: Health institutions in the district are dealing with high pressure of patients with various waterborne diseases.

LAHAN, June 18: Saturday 1 pm at the Shivam Medicene Center that claims to be part of Indian clinic 'Nageshwori Chandasi Dawakhana' at Lahan main market area. Shrawan Yadav, 55 and his 'doctor' from Calcutta of India, Bidhut Roy are talking about Yadav's health complications.

DANG, June 17: At least 5,657 people from Dang suffer from cataract, according to a study by Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh, Rapti.

CHICAGO, June 4: Most women with the most common form of early-stage breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances of beating the disease, doctors are reporting from a landmark study that used genetic testing to gauge each patient’s risk.

DANG, May 27: Consumption of polluted water from a contaminated drinking water supply source has spread diarrhea in two wards of Shantinagar rural municipality in Dang.

RAUTAHAT, May 22: With the rise in temperature, the number of people suffering from diarrhea and other water-borne diseases has increased significantly in Rautahat. But unfortunately, all health posts of the district are currently dealing with the scarcity of Jeevan Jal, the most popular brand of Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS) in the country. This has added to the woes of the patients.

NAWALPARASI, April 29: So far 21 Malaria patients have been detected in Nawalparasi.

KHOTANG, April 5: It's hard to imagine the pain of a woman whose uterus protrudes out of the vagina following a third degree prolapse. A Dalit woman of Rakhabandel, Aiselukharka Rural Municipality-1 in the district has been bearing with this pain for the last 33 years.

Doctors say a stem cell transplant could be a "game changer" for many patients with multiple sclerosis.

Glaucoma patients increasing

March 19, 2018 06:00 am

LAHAN, March 19: After his left eye started seeing blur vision, Suman Devi Thakur, 48, a local of Bihar State in India, visited Sagarmatha Chaudhary Eye Hospital in Lahan of Siraha district seeking treatment.

DANG, March 6: Number of eye patients visiting Rapti Zonal Hospital, Rakshyachaur, Dang has increased of late.

Patients who were treated for breast cancer or lymphoma are more than three times at risk of developing congestive heart failure, compared with patients who did not have cancer, finds a study.

NAWALPARASI, Feb 27: Eight-eight new leprosy patients have been found in course of 'Search Campaign, launched at Nawalparasi (west of Bardaghat-Susta) and Nawalparasi (east of Bardaghat-Susta) districts.

Dealing with a fatal disease like cancer definitely requires a lot of precautions. Health experts suggest that as a cancer patient loses appetite, it’s extremely important to eat healthy and also at regular intervals. They also advise eating the healthy and right food before, after and during the treatment.

Cancer patients reportedly on rise

February 3, 2018 11:50 am

BHAKTAPUR,Feb 3: The number of cancer patients is on the rise going by five year's data on the patients treated at the Bhaktapur Cancer Hospital that witnessed the patient numbers surging by almost 50 percent.

BHAKTAPUR, Feb 1: National Tuberculosis Centre (NTC) has started conducting a survey to collect fact data of tuberculosis patients for the first time in its history.

KATHMANDU, Jan 26: The government started distributing Rs 5,000 each to patients with serious illnesses including kidney failure, cancer and spinal injury from Thursday.

CHITWAN, Jan 25: Among those who come for treatment of cancer, farmers are found to be very numerous, according to a recently published report of the National Cancer Registry which covers a period of 10 years.

DHANGADHI, Jan 19: Patients in Dhangadhi and neighboring districts have been struggling in lack of treatment as nurses and health workers of Seti Zonal Hospital (SZH) have been staging protests since a few days against the low pay and perks.

DHANGADHI, Jan 18: Patients in Dhangadhi and neighboring districts have been struggling in lack of treatment as nurses and health workers of Seti Zonal Hospital (SZH) have been staging protests since a few days against the low pay and perks.

BHAKTAPUR, Jan 12: The Human Organ Transplant Centre, Bhaktapur has so far performed kidney transplant on 386 patients.

JAJARKOT, Jan 9: The dipping temperature compounded by the foggy weather has added to the woes of viral fever patients in Jajarkot. According to the health workers and doctors deployed in various parts of the district, providing service to the patients has really been a challenge due to the increasing cold.

MUGU, Jan 6: Locals of Mugu were elated when an MDGP expert was hired by the District Hospital a year ago. Unfortunately, their happiness could not last for long as the MDGP expert Dr Jitendra Kandel left the hospital on November 13, 2017. With this, the hospital has returned back to its early state.

KATHMANDU, Jan 1: For Kailash Thakur, life was hard and not much bright until he got eye sight through a corneal transplant.

Adds Rs 3.3 billion to annual burden

KATHMANDU, Dec 28: The government has decided to provide Rs 5,000 as a monthly social welfare allowance to those people suffering from grave kinds of diseases.

BAITADI, Dec 17:  Eleven years ago, Jasudevi Bista of Dashrathchand Municipality-10, Barakot lost her husband to HIV.

POKHARA, Oct 31: Patients visiting the regional hospital in Pohara have been affected by chaos and mismanagement of the government-run hospital in the capital of Province 4.

In the sunlit courtyard of a mental health residential facility in Boudha, Katmandu, men and women sit drawing and painting hand-crafted paper balloons, decorating the entrance to the 100-bed Amrita Foundation Nepal building.

KATHMANDU, Oct 25: Of the total budget that the government allocates every year to provide monetary assistance for the treatment of eight types of chronic diseases, some 60 per cent is being spent for kidney-related diseases.

BABIYACHAUR, MYAGDI, Oct 19: The Myagdi Relief Committee, Bahrain has contributed Rs 1.93 million to the Om Kumari Shanti Fund, set up with the objective of supporting the underprivileged patients in Myagdi district.

MYAGDI, Oct 18: Day by day, the health services and treatment facilities at Beni Hospital at the district headquarters of Maygdi are getting better and effective. This has earned the hospital a good reputation among the locals.

Tokyo, Japan Oct 6: Nepalis living in Japan have collected money in aid of two kidney patients back home.

GAIGHAT, UDAYAPUR Oct 1: Patients visiting the District Hospital Udaypur based in Bokse, looking for treatment have been deprived of the service as hospital doctors are on the Dashain leave for over a week.

KATHMANDU, Sept 26: Thousands of patients across the country were deprived of medical treatment at hospitals where doctors  shut down the OPD (out patient department) services to protest a proposed law on malpractice compensation.