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Euthanasia The Right to Die

Euthanasia is the act of intentionally ending a life to relieve suffering. Assisted suicide is intentionally helping another person to kill themselves. There are four main types of euthanasia—1. active (the direct administration of a lethal substance to the patient by another party with merciful intent), 2. passive (withholding or …

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Breast Conserving Surgery with Oncoplastic Techniques

In the early days, and even today, radical mastectomy has been the practiced treatment for diagnosed breast cancer, which means that the entire breast harboring the cancer is removed, along with the underlying muscles and lymph nodes in the axillary region. This not only increased morbidity, but the person had …

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Reversing Age-related Memory Loss

Perineuronal nets (PNNs) are cartilage-like structures that surround inhibitory neurons in the brain, and their primary function is to control the level of plasticity in the brain. They contain chondroitin sulphates, some of which—like chondroitin 4-sulphate—inhibit neuroplasticity, while others like chondroitin 6-sulphate promote neuroplasticity. The balance of these compounds changes …

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Home Care Service for Patients with COVID-19

“COVID-19 can be treated at home with adequate doctor consultation and care” Dr. Arup Bikram Shah (MBBS), who is connected with Yeti Hospital, Bafal, Kathmandu, and Nepal National Hospital, Kalanki, Kathmandu, is in-charge of the COVID-19 department of Kantipur Hospital, Teenkune, Kathmandu. He owns and operates A-One Doctor Home Service, …

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Risk factors for death from COVID-19

Coauthor Zhibo Liu of a research on risk factors for death from COVID-19 identified in Wuhan patients, has stated that,  “Older age, showing signs of sepsis on admission, underlying diseases like high blood pressure and diabetes, and the prolonged use of noninvasive ventilation were important factors in the deaths of …

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Roche’s cobas SARS-CoV-2 test receives FDA Emergency Use Authorization

Basel, 13 March 2020 – Roche, a global pioneer in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the cobas® SARS-CoV-2 Test. It is intended for the qualitative detection of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 disease, in …

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Learning, Living, and Thriving with Lupus

Chances are that you might have heard about lupus after Selena Gomez declared she had it and went through treatment for her kidney transplant. Lupus is a debilitating disease that a majority of the people in Nepal hasn’t heard about. The truth is, I had no idea what lupus was …

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Tackling NCDs with community-based screening

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) have become the leading cause of global deaths, with 41 million deaths (71%) each year mainly due to cardiovascular diseases, cancers, respiratory diseases, and diabetes, according to the World Health Organization. NCDs disproportionately affect people in low- and middle-income countries, with more than three quarters of global …

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