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United Kingdom Hospitals consider Air Pollution when diagnosing

Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) has embarked on an initiative to incorporate air pollution data into patient assessments, revolutionizing the way clinicians diagnose and manage illnesses. Inspired by the tragic case of Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah, who succumbed to asthma exacerbated by air pollution. In 2020 Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah became the first person …

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MIT Engineers Develop Ultrasound Sticker for Early Disease Detection

Engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have unveiled a cutting-edge ultrasound sticker capable of monitoring the internal organs. This innovative technology, about the size of a postage stamp, adheres to the skin and offers a promising tool for early disease detection. The wearable sensor has demonstrated remarkable potential …

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DDA Cracks Down on Unregistered Supplements and Cosmetics

    In a bid to safeguard public health, the Department of Drug Administration has issued a stern directive to pharmacies, urging them to cease the sale of unregistered food supplements, nutraceuticals, and cosmetics containing pharmaceutical ingredients. The move comes amid concerns that such unapproved products may pose more risks …

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Nepal Takes A Step Towards Healthier Lives

Nepal has taken a significant stride towards promoting public health and saving lives by restricting levels of industrially produced trans-fatty acids in the food supply. More than 278 000 deaths each year globally can be attributed to intake of industrially produced trans fat. Trans fat clogs arteries, increasing the risk …

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ROLE OF PLASTIC SURGERY IN CANCER 

  Words by Dr Niran Maharjan    Plastic surgery revolutionizes cancer treatment: From tumor-free resection to complex wound closure, it’s reshaping patient outcomes. The fear factor associated with the term “cancer” still has not decreased in the mindset of the general population as we can easily visualize the discomfort that …

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Crucial role of oncopharmacists

  Words by Sadhana Dahal  The pharmacist assumes the role of a health professional directly responsible for providing medication-related care with the goal of achieving specific outcomes to enhance a patient’s quality of life.  Rather than blaming anyone for the patient safety issues, finding out the root cause for issue …

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A NEW LIFE AFTER A LONG BATTLE

Words by Ojaswee Karki The first ever question Oncologists receive with a new cancer diagnosis has always been How long will I survive? I was overwhelmed, shocked, and devastated. Nobody in my family ever had cancer, which made my diagnosis more difficult to handle. After a final PET scan, I …

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Restoring Heritage: Tripureshwor Mahadev Temple Premises

In the heart of Kathmandu, a sacred site has been grappling with a sorry state of neglect and destruction. The Tripureshwor Mahadev Temple, a symbol of cultural and historical significance, stands wounded by the aftermath of the 2015 earthquakes and the ongoing challenges posed by squatters resorting to burning its …

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Sweating for health: Exploring the benefits of Sauna Sessions

Words By – Sushil Thapa Cardiovascular fitness is crucial for reducing dementia risk, enhancing mental well-being, and strengthening immunity. The advantages of raising body temperature through hot baths have been established by various studies linking frequent sauna use to decreased risks of cardiovascular disease, sudden cardiac death, stroke, and dementia. …

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Tackling the Epidemic of Road Accidents in Nepal

  Words by Kunga Dolma Shrestha In the race for speed, lives are often left behind. Let’s slow down and prioritize safety on Nepal’s roads. A total of 2320 people lost their lives in road traffic accidents between April 2021 to April 2022, where more than 28000 people were injured, …

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