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Heart diseases, tumors two biggest death causes in Albania: survey

TIRANA, July 5 : (Xinhua) - Heart diseases and tumors of different types are the two largest causes of deaths in Albania, a survey published by the Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) showed Tuesday.In its report on mortality causes for year 2016, INSTAT ...

Medical team send to diarrhoea-affected Barpark, following child's death

Gorkha, July 3: A 15-month-old child has died from diarrhoea at Barpak of Sulikot Rural Municipality-2 in Gorkha.  "Though the village reports an outbreak of diarrhoea since the past two weeks, it came to light following the death of baby bo...

Experiencing World Health Assembly

Finally, the long awaited moment filled with anxiety, hope and enthusiasm ended when I received the message that I was selected as a People's Health Movement (PHM) watcher for the 70th World Health Assembly (WHA). I felt honored to be one of the ...

Science Vs Religion: Perception of an Eastern Medicine Student

Religion, for some it is superstition, for some just a mere word but for some it is the way of living. It is not certain what religion is. Is it Science? Is it faith? However, from what I have seen most religions there is science, one common thing that...

Provision for full coverage of warning messages in tobacco products packaging soon

Kathmandu, May 8: The government, in its bid to discourage the tobacco consumption, is coming up with a mandatory provision for giving a cent percent space to the health warning messages onto packets of tobacco products. Such provision will come into e...

Directive for healthcare technologies and medical supplies

  Kathmandu, May 9: The government for the first time has introduced 'Healthcare Technologies and Medical Supplies Directive, 2074' for streamlining the management of purchase and distribution of medical technologies and equipment. T...

Prioritizing Infectious Diseases as National Security Agenda

United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) estimated that there were about 1 billion migrants (214 million international and 740 million internal migrants) in 2010 living outside their country or region of origin. This extent of ...

How do I know the laboratory has performed my tests right?

The main objective of the clinical laboratory is to provide highly precise and accurate reports to the physicians and other health care professionals regarding information to: (1) Discovering occult disease, (2) Preventing irreparable damage (e.g., Phe...

Health camps being (mis)used as base for organ trafficking

Kathmandu, April 20: In a shocking revelation, health camps are found being used or rather misused as a means of creating a base for human organ smuggling.  With the changing time, new methods are found to be used by the human smugglers and rac...

Depression an increasing health issue and its management in holistic way

Mr Sharma, 37 presented to the GOPD, with the complaint of persistent mild headache since 3 month. While talking he was trying to behave comfortable and healthy. He claimed to have only this problem. While going through medical history he told that in ...

Empowering CHW: the key to ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing of all in all ages

Goal 3 of Sustainable Development Goals talks of ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being of all. This ‘utopian’ sounding global goal could actually be achievable with the realisation that funding to empower Community Health Workers ...

TB patents turn up health facilities at critical stage only

Liwang (Rolpa), March 23: Most of the Tuberculosis patients of Rolpa district have been found to turn up to health facilities in life-threatening stage only.  According to Dr Tejendra Yadav of District Health Office Rolpa, normally the patients...

Boy, chained up for 17 years, in want of medical attention

Surunga (Jhapa), March 13: Unlike other adolescent boys in his locality, lifestyle of Leela Prasad Chamlagain does not reflect exuberance of life. Neither is he active nor agile. Worst of all, tied in chains for 17 years, he has been not only bearin...

4500 chicken destroyed after bird flu confirmed in Itahari

Itahari, March 10: As high as 4500 chicken were destroyed after the bird flu outbreak was confirmed in Pathibhara Poultry located at Khanar in Itahari Sub-Metropolitan City-12, Sunsari. A large number of chicken were dying since 24 February in the p...

More than 30 killed in Kabul hospital attack: official

  KABUL, March 8, 2017 (AFP) - More than 30 people were killed and around 50 wounded in an insurgent attack on Afghanistan's largest military hospital in Kabul on Wednesday, the defence ministry said. "Most of the victims are patients...

Free of cost kidney transplant service from mid April: Health Minister Thapa

Kathmandu, March 9: The government is preparing to provide free kidney transplant services to the kidney patients from the state-run health facilities applicable from the beginning of the New Year. Minister for Health Gagan Thapa shared so at a prog...

Police round up Chitwan Medical College chief's assailant

Ratnanagar (Chitwan), March 3: A youth who had been on the run after attacking Prof Dr Harish Chandra Neupane, Chairperson and Managing Director of the Chitwan Medical College, was arrested on Wednesday.  Police rounded up Bhim Bahadur Tamang, ...

Mobile phone incentive to 624 female health volunteers

Gorkha, March 3: Female health volunteers of different villages of Gorkha are gifted the mobile phone sets as an incentive for their dedication to work. The District Public Health Office, Gorkha, in support of different health organisations includin...

Two arrested for running illegal medical facilities

Dang, Feb 28: Two persons were arrested on charges of operating illegal pathology and dental clinic in Dang. Police arrested Samir Bhandari, 26, owner of Swarga Dwari Dental Clinic based at Bhaluwang of Lalmatiya – 3 and Gautam Giri, 23, who r...

Providing health services to poor people is top priority: Minister Thapa

Kathmandu, Feb 26: Health Minister Gagan Kumar Thapa has said that providing health services to poor people was the top priority of the Ministry. At a programme organised by the Health Ministry here today on the occasion of Fifth Health Service Day,...

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