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58 per cent of all abortions are unsafe: report

KATHMANDU: Although safe abortion services have been available in the country since 2002, 58 per cent of all abortions are

Medicine shortage hits health centres in Solukhumbu

SOLUKHUMBU: Most of the health centres are facing a shortage of essential medicines since long in the district. A local

Proliferation of bird flu outbreaks raises risk of human pandemic

LONDON, (REUTERS): The global spread of bird flu and the number of viral strains currently circulating and causing infections have

Romantic love hormone may help treat psychosexual disorders, study reveals

LONDON, (IANS): Men who were given an injection of a naturally occurring hormone showed enhanced activity in brain regions involved with

China uncovers 500,000 food safety violations in nine months

BI JINGQUAN, (REUTERS): China, rocked in recent years by a series of food safety scandals, uncovered as many as half

‘1,473 people infected with dengue in five months’

KATHMANDU: A total of 1,473 people from 30 districts have been infected with dengue virus in the past five months,

Dr Govinda KC ends fast-unto-death on 22nd day

KATHMANDU: Dr Govinda KC, who had been staging a fast-unto-death for the past 21 days, has ended his strike drinking

PM directs ministers to address Dr KC’s demands

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has directed the Minister for Education and the Minister for Health to address

Human Organ Transplant Centre Bhaktapur conducts first successful heart surgery

BHAKTAPUR: The Bhaktapur-based Human Organ Transplant Centre has performed a successful heart surgery for the first time in the history

Health Minister Thapa admits poor service to people

KATHMANDU: Minister for Health Gagan Thapa has said people have not yet realised quality health service despite the passage of

Shorter sleep may increase consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks

New York, (IANS): People who sleep five or fewer hours a night are likely to drink significantly more sugary caffeinated

Health ministry team in Jhapa to control dengue

KAKADVITTA: In the wake of dengue outbreak in Jhapa district, separate specialist teams from the Health Ministry and the District

Dengue menace continues, health workers taken ill

JHAPA: As many as 60 persons have fallen ill due to dengue fever in Damak of Jhapa. The dengue fever

Dr KC withdraws hunger strike for the time being

KATHMANDU:Dr Govinda KC who started a fast-onto-death for the ninth time, putting forth various demands has withdrawn his protest for

Minister Thapa requests Govinda KC to end strike

KATHMANDU: Minister for Health Gagan Thapa on Thursday urged Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital’s senior orthopaedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC to

Japan’s Ohsumi wins Nobel medicine prize

STOCKHOLM, (AP): Japanese scientist Yoshinori Ohsumi was awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for discoveries related to

Parliament endorses proposal on Nepal Medical Education Bill 2073 BS

KATHMANDU: A meeting of the Legislature-Parliament on Sunday passed with a majority the proposal that the House consider the Bill

Health insurance-related bill soon: Minister Thapa

CHITWAN: Health Minister Gagan Thapa has said the government is expected to present a bill relating to health insurance at

Dr KC providing free medical treatment in Rolpa

ROLPA: Dr Govinda KC has set up his free medical treatment camp at Sulichaur based Primary Heath Centre in the

PM directs Health, Education ministers to address Dr. KC’s demands

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda has issued a five-point instruction to the Health Minister and the Education Minister