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Facial Paralysis

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At some moment in our life, while walking on the road, we must have come across a person trying to walk with the help of either a stick in the non-paralyzed hand, or with an accompanying companion, but his/her gait is always different and unbalanced. They always seem to be …

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Post-COVID Hair Loss: What Is It? Should We Panic?

Hair loss is an increasing complaint in Dermatology OPD, and more so after the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic. There is a huge rise in number of cases we see that comes with hair loss problems, and not to mention, the psychological impact it has on the patients. While we …

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Low Vision

Vision loss that cannot be corrected with conventional glasses, contacts, or surgery is termed as low vision. It interferes with the daily performance of the individual, so a person with low vision must learn how to adjust to it. According to the latest global estimate, 36 million were blind, 216•6 …

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Common Thyroid Diseases and Disorders

The thyroid gland (glandula thyreoidea) is a small, butterfly-shaped organ located at the base of our neck. It lies in the front, just under the voice box (larynx) and above our collar bone. It weighs about 20 to 60 grams on average in adults and is present in both women …

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Childhood Squint (Strabismus)

Squint is an eye condition where the eyes do not look in the same direction. This means that one eye may not focus on an object someone is looking at. While one eye looks forwards to focus on an object, the other eye turns either inwards, outwards, upwards, or downwards. …

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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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Halitosis Impact of Bad Breath

The term halitosis, also known as bad breath, or oral malodor, is used to describe unpleasant odor originating from the mouth. It creates social and psychological disadvantages in a person’s life, which could lead to social embarrassment and leave the individual reclusive, or occasionally, even stigmatized in society. Halitosis is …

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Osteoporosis Cause and Prevention

Osteoporosis is chronic metabolic bone disease which develops when bone mineral density and bone mass decrease. As a result, the bones become weak, brittle, and porous, compromising bone strength and increasing the risk of fractures. Since this condition is characterized by increased bone fragility, the resulting fractures are termed as …

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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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