Global Health

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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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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Preparing for a Pandemic

Defined as ‘the worldwide spread of a new disease’, many deadly pandemics have occurred down the ages across many continents, killing millions upon millions. Among them, smallpox, cholera, bubonic plague, and influenza have been the deadliest. Smallpox, which has existed for 12,000 years, is estimated to have resulted in 300-500 …

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Nepali Heroes

On the morning of February 16, 2020, a team led by consultant microbiologist and infectious disease specialist Dr. Ranjit Sah visited the quarantine facility in Kharipati, Bhaktapur, prepared for the 175 Nepalis who were evacuated from China in the aftermath of the coronavirus epidemic. After being stranded in Hubei, the …

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