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Women Surgeons Inspiring Future Generations

The presence of an encouraging number of women in the medical field has resulted in a diverse surgical workforce. A career in surgery has significant lifestyle implications: the profession is associated with a high degree of patient acuity, significant on-call responsibility, and irregular work hours, all requiring a substantial commitment …

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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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Climate Anxiety and Why You Shouldn’t Worry

Another year, another step towards mass annihilation. This is it folks, this is the article where I give all of you a vague, vapid, everlasting and never-ending alarm about how the world is going to end—or is it? Is our planet really nose-diving into oblivion? Is this remarkably overblown? There …

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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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Liposuction

In context of Nepal, it’s a new and emerging surgical procedure to remove the excess fat that is hard to lose with exercise and diet. With the increase in health concern, people have shifted more towards having a good body shape, but despite the exercises and diet control, they are …

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From Chaos to Discipline

“I smoked my first joint at the age of 15 with my school friends out of curiosity. I did that because my friends were doing it. It was at college where I was introduced to other drugs, and I started taking pills and cough syrup on a regular basis. These …

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Understanding Drug Abuse

Drug abuse refers to use of drugs by self medication in a manner and amount that deviates from the approved medical and social patterns in a given culture at a given time. As the above line states, there are many things related to drug abuse, it involves self medication, that …

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Cold Weather Safety and Precautions in Elderly

Every year as the winter months approach and the days get shorter, as cold wind chills our bones and steals our breath away, we all gear up to better prepare ourselves to stay warm and healthy. However, our aging loved ones face more unique challenges during the cold season. Low …

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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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My Moisturizer

While moisturizers also protect sensitive skin, improve skin texture, and conceal imperfections, their first task is to prevent and treat dry skin. A moisturizer’s basic function is to hold water in the outer layer of the skin. Most moisturizers are water-based lotions, creams, gels, and serums that contain humectants (ingredients …

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