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Climate Anxiety and Why You Shouldn’t Worry

Another year, another step towards mass annihilation. This is it folks, this is the article where I give all of you a vague, vapid, everlasting and never-ending alarm about how the world is going to end—or is it? Is our planet really nose-diving into oblivion? Is this remarkably overblown? There …

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Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Some common questions and their reliable answers

“Not all children are intentionally mischievous, always naughty, or display certain behaviors on experiencing incompetent parenting. Those could be the symptoms of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) for which they need help and timely treatment.” Here are the answers to some of the commonly asked questions about the ‘disorder’. What really is …

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Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)

What is a blepharoplasty surgery? For a cosmetic reason to rejuvenate the appearance of the eyelid, or for a medical reason to improve vision, when the excess of skin, muscle, and fat of the upper and/or lower eyelid is removed, the surgical procedure is known as blepharoplasty. In Asian eyelid, …

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Living with HIV Why knowing your CD4 count is still important

  Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a virus that attacks the body’s immune system. In people living with HIV (PLHIV), the virus attacks and destroys a special type of white blood cell, known as CD4 cells, that coordinates the immune response to fight infection. Although the average life expectancy of …

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Sports Injury Prevention

  Sports participation is important from a public health perspective. There is no longer any doubt that regular physical activity reduces the risk of premature mortality, in general, and of coronary heart disease, hypertension, colon cancer, obesity, and diabetes mellitus, in particular. The question is whether the health benefits of …

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Heart to heart with Dr. Shekhar Babu Rizyal

The pioneer medial educationist talks to Medicos Next about his career and medical education in Nepal as he retires from his post at Nepal Medical College after over 24 years of service in July this year.   Dr. Shekhar Babu Rizyal, Former Director Medical Education Dept., Nepal Medical College, did …

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Turkish Airlines : Guidelines for Safe Travel

Turkish Airlines has started its operations worldwide and is proud to welcome its passengers to Turkey and beyond destinations with all health and international safety protocols. Turkish Airlines in Kathmandu currently operates 3 weekly flights to and from Istanbul and beyond. Globally, the airlines has started operating to over 206 …

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EMA Endorses Dexamthasone for COVID-19

After reviewing the results of the RECOVERY study arm involving use of dexamethasone in the treatment of hospitalized COVID-19 patients, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has concluded that dexamethasone can be considered a treatment option for patients requiring oxygen therapy (from supplemental oxygen to mechanical ventilation). EMA is endorsing the …

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U.S. FDA approves Remdesivir for COVID-19

Even though the World Health Organization has published the largest randomized trial showing that remdesivir showed no benefit on reducing hospital stays or mortality, the drug has been approved by the U.S. FDA for standard of care use for hospitalized COVID-19 patients. The approval was based on a study by …

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Roche /Atea Pharmaceuticals collaborate to develop oral COVID-19 treatment

Roche and Atea Pharmaceutical are collaborating to develop, manufacture, and distribute Atea’s investigational oral direct-acting antiviral AT-527, which acts by blocking the viral RNA polymerase enzyme needed for viral replication. It is currently undergoing phase 2 clinical trial for hospitalized patients with moderate COVID-19, with phase 3 clinical trial expected …

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