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It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month and doctors say self-examinations could make a huge difference

Kathmandu, Oct. 21 -- In 2010, when Bishnu Devi Shrestha, a board member at the BP Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital in Bharatpur, was on a trip to China, she happened to share a room with Dr Tara Mana... Read More


Around 2.7 million children are being administered vitamin A supplements

Kathmandu, Oct. 19 -- The government on Saturday launched a nationwide campaign to administer vitamin A supplements and deworming tablets. Under the two-day campaign, the government aims to administe... Read More


Nepal has made progress in reducing child mortality rate, but inequality persists

Kathmandu, Oct. 18 -- Nepal may be in line to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal on reducing child mortality rate, but the likelihood of child reaching the age of five still varies about three-f... Read More


Police arrest five including Nidan Hospital officials and a government section officer over kidney scam

Kathmandu, Oct. 17 -- Police on Wednesday arrested five people, including a doctor, a legal officer and chief executive officer of Nidan Hospital, a private health facility in Pulchowk, Lalitpur, for ... Read More


Hospitals are implanting hormonal birth control on mentally impaired women

Kathmandu, Oct. 17 -- When a mentally impaired 21-year-old woman from Sindhupalchok was referred to the Paropakar Maternity and Women's Hospital about two weeks ago for an abortion, doctors at the hos... Read More


Health Ministry to monitor hospitals to curb sex-selective abortions

Kathmandu, Oct. 15 -- In a bid to curb sex-selective abortions being illegally practised in several parts of the country, the Family Welfare Division under the Department of Health Services has decide... Read More


Market aflush with ayurvedic medicines containing heavy metals in excessive amounts

Kathmandu, Oct. 14 -- Ayurvedic medicines containing heavy metals-arsenic, lead, and mercury-in excessive amounts have been found to be sold throughout the country for months. Mahayograjguggul of bat... Read More


Health Ministry launches detection programme to curb tuberculosis spread

Kathmandu, Oct. 13 -- In a bid to prevent tuberculosis from spreading, the Ministry of Health and Population has begun a nation-wide active case detection programme. The programme is in line with the ... Read More


Yoga and Ayurveda training planned for teachers and students

Kathmandu, Oct. 13 -- In a bid to promote a healthy lifestyle and reduce the burden of the major risk factors for non-communicable diseases, the Department of Ayurveda plans to provide training on yog... Read More


Epidemiology division asks doctors to be on call during Dashain holidays

Kathmandu, Oct. 6 -- The Epidemiology and Disease Control Division has directed doctors and health workers serving in government health facilities across the country to remain on standby to serve pati... Read More