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Understanding Immunotherapy in Cancer

Immunotherapy is a treatment that uses certain parts of a person’s immune system to fight diseases like cancer. This is a most recent treatment option modality available for cancer patients with fantastic results. Immunotherapy can be done in two ways: i. Stimulating the patient’s own immune system to work harder …

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Open Spaces & Disaster Management

It was during the 2015 earthquake of Nepal, when we felt the need for having open spaces around us. Entire locales used to gather together in the available open spaces when the disaster struck. People were quite afraid to go their houses due to the threat of reoccurring aftershocks. Nepal …

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Living Longer in a Healthy Way

Researchers are trying to answer the question: can we live longer in a healthy way? Investments in life-extending drugs and clinical trials are on the rise regarding the subject. Remarkable innovations in medical care and the wide use of vaccines have been key to increasing life expectancy worldwide. The over-65-year-old …

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The Battle against AMR

Antimicrobials—including antibiotics, antivirals, antifungals, and antiparasitics—are medicines used to prevent and treat infections in humans, animals, and plants. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) occurs when bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites change over time and no longer respond to medicines, making infections harder to treat and increasing the risk of disease spread, severe …

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Dengue a 7-day illness, and it’s Warning Signs

There are increasing cases of dengue virus infection in the valley, and most of the patients are undergoing home-based treatment. As a rule, a small proportion of patients may go into the critical phase and develop severe dengue, which can be life threatening. There are certain signs that patients should …

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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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Hormones Maintaining a Vital Balance

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The endocrine system has eight major endocrine glands, which secrete different hormones that are very potent, with even small amounts having profound effects on metabolic processes. The major glands are: pineal gland, pituitary gland, pancreas, gonads (ovaries and testes), thyroid gland, parathyroid gland, hypothalamus, and adrenal glands. About 50 different hormones …

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My Pledge Sushil Thapa

This metropolis is sick, I will heal it and return to you a rejuvenated and energetic Kathmandu. I am not a cadre of any political party, only a simple citizen working in quality management, who respects the nation’s flag and its citizenship, I am not indebted to anyone, and I …

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The Diverse Aspects of Sexual Health

Sometimes, depending on age and maybe mood, it does seem like sex is an overrated subject. However, according to the experts, sex is the driving factor of human lives. Great sexual health is a positive force that enhances other dimensions of one’s life, it being fundamental to the overall health …

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