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over 350 crow died of H5n1 virus in recent week so that samples to be sent to Australia for laboratory tests

The Department of Livestock Services is preparing to send samples of dead crows and chickens to Australia for genome sequencing to confirm if there has been any change in the biology of the H5N1 virus. As a member of the World Organisation of Animal Health, Nepal has to send samples ...

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Department of Health Services has allocated budget for Water quality testing equipment

The Epidemiology and Disease Control Division (EDCD) under the Department of Health Services has allocated budget to 753 local units across the country for the procurement of equipment and reagents to examine the quality of drinking water. People in far flung villages in Nepal are compelled to drink unhygienic or ...

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For the treatment of mentally ill people government will bear up to Rs 18,000

The government has announced it will bear the expenses for the treatment and rehabilitation of mentally ill people. Following the decision, an action plan has been brought to effect that will provide Rs 18,000 per month to rehabilitation centers and hospitals for the treatment and rehabilitation of mentally ill persons. ...

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Obesity explains almost 1 in 20 cancer cases globally

Excess body weight is responsible for about 4 percent of all cancer cases worldwide and an even larger proportion of malignancies diagnosed in developing countries, a recent study suggests. As of 2012, excess body weight accounted for approximately 544,300 cancers diagnosed annually around the world, researchers report in CA: A ...

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Health assistants defy ministry decision

Health Assistant Association Nepal has opposed the decision of the Ministry of Health and Population that allows senior assistant health workers to become the chiefs of health posts. The job of health assistants will be affected if senior assistant health workers are appointed the chiefs of health posts, the association ...

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7 Reasons You Should Eat Garlic Every Day

Devils, werewolves, and vampires beware! We present seven shocking, interesting and marvelous facts about garlic – the one substance that makes your lives miserable. On the other hand, if you are just a human, garlic may just turn you into a super (healthy) powerhouse. Every culture that has had access ...

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Nepali cancer patients forced to seek cure in Delhi as home hospital can’t care

Fifty-four-year-old Durga Prasad Bhusal, a resident of Jagatpur, Chitwan, has been receiving treatment for urinary bladder cancer at Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre in New Delhi for a year. Bharatpur Cancer Hospital in Nepal is just 14km from his home—a half-an-hour bus ride. In 2015, Bhusal retired after ...

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Fighting dengue: More efforts required

There are four dengue virus serotypes, and all four serotypes are now well established in Nepal. The concerned authority hence must consider disseminating information about serotypes of dengue virus circulating in real-time in every season. During October through December, if a person live in or visit dengue endemic area and ...

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