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Nepal Medical Show 2024 Takes Center Stage

https://nepalmedicalshow.com/ Nepal is gearing up for its most significant healthcare event of the year – the 7th Nepal Medical Show, scheduled to take place at Bhrikuti Mandap Exhibition Ground, Kathmandu, from February 29 to March 02, 2024. As the country’s largest medical instrument exhibition and conference, this event promises to …

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Roche and Zydus Lock Horns Once Again 

Yet again there has been a clash between global pharmaceutical giant Roche and Indian drug maker Zydus Lifesciences. Roche has filed a complaint against Zydus regarding alleged critical gaps in the clinical trials of its biologic drug Perjeta, a widely-used breast cancer treatment. This isn’t the first time these two …

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Navigating Women’s Health 

Words By: Pragya Pokharel (As per the interview with Dr Nira Singh Shreshta)    In today’s world, women’s health is often overlooked and addressing the same has become increasingly imperative. From anemia to high blood pressure, the changes women go through during pregnancy can have an important impact on her …

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Women’s Health and Plastic Surgery

  Words by Dr Niran Maharjan   Plastic surgery isn’t just about appearance; it’s a remedy for stress and societal pressures, offering lasting solutions beyond superficial beauty concerns. Plastic surgery when being uttered or discussed, the word Women comes in the talk because it’s the field often associated with creating …

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Cameroon rolls out world’s first malaria vaccine

    Cameroon has initiated the world’s first routine vaccine program against malaria, a major step projected to save numerous children’s lives across Africa. Approximately 600,000 people succumb to malaria in Africa each year, with children under five constituting 80% of these fatalities. Cameroon is providing the RTS,S vaccine free …

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Physiotherapy During Pregnancy

  Words by  Spandana Paudel Physiotherapy plays a crucial role in the prenatal, antenatal, and postnatal phases of pregnancy.   Physical therapy, also known as physiotherapy, is usually understood as a healthcare profession that deals with the treatment related to bones, nerves, and muscle injuries. Physiotherapy also plays a crucial …

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The Role of Gym and Zumba in Women’s Health

  Words by Rajesh Phaiju  In the world of fitness, two powerful tools have emerged as catalysts for women’s health and well-being: the traditional gym and the infectious rhythms of Zumba. Introduction   In the world of fitness, two powerful tools have emerged as catalysts for women’s health and well-being: …

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Nepal Launches Nationwide Measles-Rubella Vaccination Drive

    Nepal is set to embark on a nationwide measles-rubella vaccination campaign targeting approximately 5.7 million children aged nine months to 15 years. The vaccination drive is scheduled to commence on February 25 and will cover 75 districts across the country following the successful completion of the campaign in …

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Surge in STDs Among Female Sex Workers

A recent integrated biological and behavioral surveillance conducted by the Nepal Health Research Council reveals a distressing increase in sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), notably syphilis, among female sex workers in Pokhara. The study, involving 364 participants, highlights a substantial spike in syphilis cases, escalating from 0.6% in 2011 to a …

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Groundbreaking Gene Therapy Restores Hearing

In a groundbreaking development, a Chinese company, Refreshgene Therapeutics, has demonstrated promising results in an experimental gene therapy aimed at restoring hearing in children with congenital deafness. Published in The Lancet, the clinical trial reported significant success, with five out of six children experiencing hearing recovery and enhanced speech recognition …

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