Shreesha Nankhwa

“The most important thing to consider is timely marriage and conception”

  Dr. Nutan Sharma, Senior IVF Consultant and Laparoscopic Surgeon, Norvic Hospital, tells us about infertility and IVF treatment—what it is, how it’s done, new technologies in the sector, and more.     What is infertility? When a married couple has unprotected sex for around a year without using any …

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Noise Pollution and its Effect on Human Health

On April 14, 2017, the Government of Nepal instituted a ban on vehicle horns in Kathmandu Valley. A couple of years before this happened, around 2015 or 2016, I remember going to work every day around 10 in the morning. And, as soon as the vehicle would reach Baneswor Chowk, …

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Adult Reconstructive Surgery: Knee and Hip Replacement

Dr. Sandeep Bhandari did his graduation from Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai, India. He did his Masters in Orthopedic Surgery from Manipal Hospital Bangalore, India. During his residency, he developed interest in Adult Reconstructive Surgery and did Fellowship at ISAKOS Training Center, Pune, India, headed …

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Climate Change and the Rise of Communicable Disease

2020 will always be remembered as the year that COVID-19 pandemic spread across the world. The SARS-CoV-2 virus was transmitted from bats to humans and started a pandemic that is still ongoing almost two years later, and is sure to be remembered in the history books. Transmissible diseases have long …

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Neurointervention in Nepal: A New Chapter

Currently, in Nepal, a biplane cath lab machine is only available at Upendra Devkota Memorial National Institute of Neurological and Allied Sciences, and Dr. Subash Phuyal, Head of Intervention Neuro-radiology and Diagnostics, is the first post DM in Nepal trained to perform neurointervention procedures.             …

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Pneumonia: An Easily Preventable Disease

In Nepal, 30% of deaths of children below the age of five is caused by pneumonia, which is double the global rate of 15 percent. A lot of these deaths are caused by a weakened immune system that could have been prevented with good nutrition and childcare. Pneumonia is a …

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Breast Cancer A Curable Disease

The word cancer evokes a rather fearful response in most of us. Breast cancer is a leading cause of death in women worldwide and is the most common form of cancer in women. For a long time, women have had the message drilled into them through various mediums that they …

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Breathing in Death

Every year, 42,100 Nepalese die due to the effects of air pollution. Globally, the number of deaths caused by reaches 6.67 million. These numbers might be startling to many who are unfamiliar with the devastating effects of air pollution, but the death count stands as a reminder that every day …

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Battling Infertility in Nepal

In Nepalese society children are considered a gift from god –a blessing that every couple looks forward to. As soon as a couple gets married, they immediately encounter questions from well-meaning family and friends about when they plan on having a baby. In Nepali society, often the answer is, within …

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