Health

Keto Diet Fad or Fact?

Would it be okay for anyone to jump onto the bandwagon and start a keto diet for the perceived health benefits and weight loss? While many medical practitioners recommend this diet program to their patients, there are many who are against it. The skepticism comes from the fact that there …

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Fibromyalgia

Case study A 42-year-old female presented at OPD due to muscle pain all over the body since the last 3-4 years. She had been visiting different clinics and hospitals many times for the same problem. All investigations were done; mostly routine blood tests, x-ray chest, ultrasound abdomen, and pelvis Rheumatoid …

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All we need to Know about the Minerals our body Seeks

Since day one, we’ve been told to consume food that contains minerals, but what actually are minerals? Minerals, one of the four essential nutrients, are inorganic elements or compounds that are required for the normal functioning and development of a human body. They contribute in the building and repairing processes …

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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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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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Medical Jurisprudence : Tale of Two Trees

The two big trees of law and medicine have branches spread out that tend to intersect at a point—Medical Jurisprudence. “Study of laws related to medicine” and “administration of medical knowledge for administrations of law” are sentences that, although sounding adversarial, happen to swirl around each other, forming a bridge …

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We are yet to receive academic recognition in organ transplant

Dr. Pukar Chandra Shrestha is Executive Director of Human Organ Transplant Centre, Nepal. He has been credited with establishing the institution as the most successful kidney transplant centre in Nepal. Dr. Shrestha returned to Nepal after completing MRCS from Royal College of Edinburgh, UK, to start a transplant program at …

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The Plaque

As far as the reasons behind heart attacks are concerned, the science behind cholesterol looks to be very fishy and undiscovered, although there is a flood of medications, especially statin drugs, that claim to reduce the number in test results, but do not reduce the risk substantially. The reasons being …

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Blood Transfusion Service in Nepal

Blood Transfusion Service Center (BTSC) of Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) was established in 1966, three years after the formation of NRCS. The NRCS has 108 blood transfusion centers across the country through which it makes 24-hour availability of safe blood for transfusion to the needy. The revised national guidelines …

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