Health

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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Why is PT/INR monitoring so important & challenging?

Namoti Nembang in conversation with Dr. Raamesh Koirala, cardiac surgeon at SGNHC An international normalized ratio (INR) test is critical for all people who are receiving warfarin treatment. Warfarin, a vitamin K antagonist, is one of the most widely prescribed anticoagulants. But it is difficult to manage, as it has …

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A Global Health Issue

Global health addresses social issues and attributes that are contextual and knocks on the social determinants of health of an individual and the community and the society when looking for solutions. Global health is a relatively new term, a few years or decades old, coming of age of late measured …

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Antenatal Care

It is a comprehensive health supervision of pregnant woman from the time of conception to the time of delivery. It consists of examination, observation, and guidance given to the pregnant woman. Pregnancy is divided into three trimesters. Each trimester has its own physiological and biological changes. The aim of good …

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