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Patan High Court Halts KTM Metro’s Smoking Ban

The Patan High Court has recently issued an interim order putting a halt to Kathmandu Metropolitan City’s (KMC) decision to ban the sale and distribution of tobacco products within its jurisdiction. This decision came following a case filed by Shree Ram Tobacco Udhyog, prompting the court to instruct that KMC’s …

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Analyzing the Ban: Examining the Rationality of the DDA’s Banning Production of Certain Drug Strengths in Nepal

The Department of Drug Administration (DDA) has recently announced a ban on the production of ten specific types of drugs based on recommendations from the Drug Evaluation Committee. This decision, aimed at regulating drug manufacturing, comes amidst concerns regarding the production of different strengths of medications in the market. Narayan …

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Fight Against NCD in Rural Nepal Dolpa district 

  Words by Dr Akhanda Upadhaya “Doctor, I was given a diagnosis of hypertension a year ago, but I refused to take the medication, so this time I came here for a checkup to see if my blood pressure is under control.” A 39-year-old Mrs. K.C. (name altered for privacy) …

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It’s Winter Season- Time to be aware of Hypothermia

We get to experience diverse weather conditions in Nepal, including chilly temperatures, particularly during winter. Amidst the charm of winter days, it’s crucial to acknowledge the potential risks that cold weather brings, notably hypothermia. Hypothermia is defined as the condition when the body’s core temperature drops below 95 degrees Fahrenheit. …

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Minimizing Winter Hazards

Winter brings about a magical transformation in our surroundings, with frosty mornings and chilly evenings. However, amid this enchanting facade, there lurks a lesser-known tale of potential risks, reminding us to stay vigilant in the face of cold weather’s hazards- one being a silent killer carbon monoxide. Imagine a scenario—a …

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Kathmandu’s Eco-Conscious Christmas

A recent decision was made by the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) to enforce a ban on the utilization of plastic Christmas trees for upcoming Christmas. This is a notable step towards fostering environmental sustainability during the upcoming festive season. The KMC authorities have proceeded to eliminate plastic Christmas trees from …

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Exploring Innovation and Collaboration at the Nepal Pharma and Health International Expo 2023

Nepal is set to host a groundbreaking event for the third time that promises to redefine the landscape of healthcare and medical advancements in the region. The Nepal Pharma and Health International Expo 2023 being held on 21st to 23rd December, 2023 is not just another trade show; it’s a …

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Underreported Health Consequences of Cigarette Chemicals 

Words by: Ojaswee Karki Although tobacco has been around for centuries, our knowledge of the harm smoking does to the body is far more recent. It wasn’t until the late 1940s and early 1950s that smoking was first connected to lung cancer and other illnesses. Smoke from tobacco cigarettes contains …

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Roadside Births continues in Bajura

  In the remote villages of Bajura, the harrowing reality of childbirth on the road continues to haunt expectant mothers. Pansara Rokaya, a 31-year-old resident of Kuru in Budinanda Municipality-4, experienced this ordeal for the third time on Tuesday when she gave birth to her daughter while on the way …

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Blue-Light Filtering Glasses: Myth or Reality?

We are currently living in the digital era, where digital screens dominate our daily lives. The blue-light-filtering glasses have emerged as a popular solution to combat the perceived adverse effects of extended screen time. However, a recent comprehensive review, published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, challenges the widespread …

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