Tag Archives: health

Laser Hair Removal

People have been finding reasons to remove hair on the face and body since the beginning of time. It’s no wonder that people have come up with countless clever ways to get rid of unwanted hair—as depicted in some cave drawings of people using sharpened flint rocks as razors and …

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Hormones Maintaining a Vital Balance


The endocrine system has eight major endocrine glands, which secrete different hormones that are very potent, with even small amounts having profound effects on metabolic processes. The major glands are: pineal gland, pituitary gland, pancreas, gonads (ovaries and testes), thyroid gland, parathyroid gland, hypothalamus, and adrenal glands. About 50 different hormones …

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Feeling the Nation’s Pulse

Dr. Sudha Sharma, MBBS, DGO, FRCOG, MPH, former Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Population, Nepal, is an obstetrician gynecologist and public health expert with major experiences in policy, governance, health systems, and quality of healthcare. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, UK, …

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  It is said that ‘the status of any state is reflected by its healthcare status’. At the very first glance, this sentence seems confusing and non-convincing. However, if we concentrate on the feeling encrypted in this statement for some more time, we gradually land on reality. We have been …

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Woes of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

Woes of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine On December 16, The New York Times reported serious allergic reactions in two health workers in Alaska after getting the Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine. The first worker, a middle-aged woman, experienced a rash over her face and body, shortness of breath, and elevated heart rate 10 …

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Menopause and its Impact on Health

Menopause is defined as the time a woman has experienced 12 months of amenorrhea, and hence, permanent cessation of menstrual cycles. Natural menopause, occurring at a median age of 51.4 years, results from the depletion of ovarian follicular activity. This depletion reflects physiologically with decrease in hormone production by the …

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Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health and the Stigma of Mental Illness

It started out with the news about the new virus that emerged in China that had claimed many lives. However, here in Nepal, we didn’t take it seriously. Of course not! Why would we? It’s not something that was happening in our country, right? As the news of rising cases …

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The Keto Diet


Low-carbohydrate diets were first introduced in medicine as the Atkins diet during the 1970s, where Dr. Robert Coleman Atkins (October 17, 1930 – April 17, 2003), an American physician and cardiologist, recommended a diet based primarily on fat and protein sources, and limited the carbohydrate intake only from vegetables. After …

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Predicting How Long You Live

In a recently published paper in Nature Communications, a group of researchers from Brunel University, London, and Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands, stated that in the near future, doctors will be able to predict an individual’s life span. Their study, involving data from 44,868 people aged between 16 years to …

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