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Glaucoma - A Preventable Blindness

What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma refers to a group of related eye disorders that cause damage to the optic nerve that carries information from the eye to the brain. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide after cataract. In most ...

Employment Status of Nurses and Future Scope in Nepal

 Introduction The nurse is defined by ICN as a person who has completed a program of basic, generalized nursing education providing a broad and sound foundation in the behavioral, life, and nursing sciences for the general practice of nursing, ...

Minister Thapa admits poor service to people

Kathmandu, Nov 16: Minister for Health Gagan Thapa has said people have not realized quality health service despite the passage of one year after the country got new constitution. During a national annual process review seminar relating to the activ...

Fourth national conference on safe motherhood kicks off

  Kathmandu, Nov 13: Health workers from 70 districts across the country have gathered in Kathmandu to discuss the issues relating women's reproductive health. They would hold discussion on how to take care of pregnant and postnatal wo...

Dr KC starts 10th hunger strike

Kathmandu, Nov 13: In yet another bout of social crusade against the anomalies and aberrations prevailing in the medical education sector, Dr Govinda KC has started the 10th fast-unto-death protest from Sunday. The senior orthopedic surgeon at the...

Farming for the future

The future livelihoods of tobacco farmers matter. Seeking out and securing market-basedalternatives is of vital importance. Supporting tobacco farmersfind alternative livelihoods is both necessary and proper. As demand for tobacco products among wea...

Childhood Squint (Strabismus)

Squint is an eye condition, where the eyes do not look in the same direction. This means that one eye may not focus on an object someone is looking at. Whilst one eye looks forwards to focus on an object, the other eye turns either inwards, outwards, u...

Becoming a “SHE-DOCTOR”

I don’t know “The Beginning” and therefore not sure of “The End”. Too often I hear the word feminism on TV, internet, Facebook (everywhere) and although I sometimes brag about being one I don’t even know the liter...

Three Effective Strategies for Weight Loss and Healthy Living

Many of us have tried losing weight at some point in our lives. Whether it was to fit in a new tight outfit, look thinner for our forthcoming wedding, or any other reason, we have tried to shed off excess pounds. How many of us have succeeded in achiev...

Notice for MBBS Admission

  Notice for MBBS Admission    Under Extended Program of Kathmandu University Eligibility: Nepali Nationals who have passed KUMET 2016. Admission will b...

On Guard: Protecting against a stroke’s blow

The human brain is uniquely complex. The billions of neurons it contains provide the substance of reason and thought, while the functions it controls define our every move. But when the brain is deprived of blood and the oxygen it carries, or when b...

The Kidney Donor : Myths and Facts

Among the renal replacement therapy modalities, kidney transplantation is the best modality for most of the patients with end-stage renal failure as this improves the quality of life and survival, and is cost-effective. In case of Nepal, we lack the ex...

Scrub Typhus - Easy if you know it, Deadly if you miss it

More than 100 cases of Scrub Typhus has been reported from around 22 districts of Nepal within past few months. Among these, there has been few mortality. This outbreak of Scrub Typhus has posed an alarm to the public and the medical sector alike. Scru...

Key facts: Obesity and overweight

Worldwide obesity has more than doubled since 1980. In 2014, more than 1.9 billion adults, 18 years and older, were overweight. Of these over 600 million were obese. 39% of adults aged 18 years and over were overweight in 2014, and 13% were obes...

Hospital services should be people-friendly : Minister Thapa

Bhimdattanagar (Kanchanpur), Oct 5: Health Minister Gagan Kumar Thapa today visited Bhimdattanagar-based Mahakali Zonal Hospital. During the visit, he took stock of the hospital. Meanwhile, addressing a programme organised by the hospital administra...

Nobel medicine prize opens 2016 awards season

  STOCKHOLM, Oct 3, 2016 (AFP) - The 2016 Nobel prize season kicks off Monday with the announcement of the medicine prize by a scandal-tainted jury, to be followed over the next 10 days by the other science awards and those for peace and litera...

Health Ministry calls for restraint

  Kathmandu, Sept 30: Ministry of Health today assured of investigation into the recent Charikot Hospital's incident and called for restraint. The Ministry stated that a probe committee has been formed under the coordination of Central Reg...

VACANCY

phect-NEPAL invites applications from qualified Postgraduate Doctors in Internal Medicine to fill vacant positions at Department of Internal Medicine, Kathmandu Model Hospital, Exhibition Road, Kathmandu for the following: SN Post Vacant Position ...

Parliament endorses proposal on Nepal Medical Education Bill 2073 BS

Kathmandu, Sept 25: A meeting of the Legislature-Parliament on Sunday passed with a majority the proposal that the House consider the Bill related to Nepal Medical Education Bill 2073 BS. Minister for Education Dhaniram Poudel presented the bill in ...

Genetic disorders : are they on the rise?

It was a poignant sight when a 12 years old girl entered my opd in wheel chair. Her face and body looked as if she had sustained grievous burn injuries. On closer look, her fingers were deformed and toes clawed. Her skin was shedding shiny whit...

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