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Purifying the Holy Bagmati

The 586.3-km-long Bagmati River, which originates at Bāghdwār Falls in Shivpuri National Park, is considered to be sacred, and the source of Kathmandu Valley civilization. However, this great river contains large amounts of untreated sewage due to the influx of industrial and other waste, with many residents emptying garbage and …

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All we need to Know about the Minerals our body Seeks

Since day one, we’ve been told to consume food that contains minerals, but what actually are minerals? Minerals, one of the four essential nutrients, are inorganic elements or compounds that are required for the normal functioning and development of a human body. They contribute in the building and repairing processes …

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Why Sunscreen is Necessary

Do you love enjoying your time outside in the sunshine? But, do you take care of your skin in the meanwhile? If not, you must immediately start practicing proper protection from overexposure to the sun. Although the manufacture of vitamin D, a crucial component for building and maintaining healthy bones, …

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Operating on private parts: How private do you want to keep it?

Case details A 27-year-old lady came to the outpatient department (OPD) with the chief complaint of large clitoris and an abnormally large lump beneath it, which she and her partner noticed during their sexual intercourse. She was brought up as a normal healthy female child and got married at 16 …

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Excess Screen Time and Impact on Childhood Development

In these challenging times, when the pandemic has forced many across the globe to remain within specified confines, children are experiencing major changes in routine that may negatively impact their health and well-being. It is, as such, important to limit their recreational screen time. It is important to have a …

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Tread with Care: The Diabetic Foot

What is diabetic foot? When a diabetic person develops an ulceration in his or her foot as a significant and devastating complication of the disease, it is known as a diabetic foot. Nearly 12 – 15% of the population with diabetes develop the foot ulcer in his/her lifetime, and is …

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Orthodontics: Gateway to Your Beautiful Smile

If there is defect in the soul, it can’t be corrected on face, but if there is defect on the face… and one corrects it, it can correct a soul- Jean Cocteau   Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that deals with the study of growth and development of the …

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New drug approvals recommended by European Medicines Agency

Roche’s Phesgo (pertuzumab/trastuzumab) is one of the half dozen medicines that the European Medicines Agency’s human medicines committee (CHMP) has recommended for approval at its November 2020 meeting. Phesgo has been endorsed as a treatment for early and metastatic breast cancer. Administered as a subcutaneous, fixed-dose combination of pertuzumab and …

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No benefit of four drugs for COVID patients, says WHO

The ongoing World Health Organization (WHO) Solidarity Trial of hydroxychloroquine, remdesivir, lopinavir, or interferon-beta-1a for the treatment of COVID-19 were found not to prevent in-hospital death, reduce need for ventilation, or shorten duration of hospitalization. The results have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The open-label study …

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Molnupiravir Suppresses SARS-CoV-2 Transmission Quickly

Researchers at the Institute for Biomedical Sciences, Georgia State University, have discovered that a new antiviral drug, Molnupiravir (MK-4482/EIDD-2801), completely suppresses SARS-CoV-2 transmission within 24 hours. The drug was originally found to be potent against influenza viruses. According to research team leader Dr. Richard Plemper, it is the first orally …

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