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Doctors Warned by IMA Against Treating Maoist from Nepal

The Bihar unit of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has today warned its members// all over the state to be extremely careful while treating or dealing with patients who suffer from bullet, knife or other injuries as a result of some of the Maoist violence taking place in the neighboring country Nepal. ....Dr Ajay Kumar Sinha of Muzaffarpur district was arrested in May for treating eight Nepa...

Encephalitis Spreads to Nepal

Japanese encephalitis has claimed at least 20 lives in the past two weeks in the west Nepal district of Kailali,. The disease is already present in the neighboring Indian state of UP // . .. ..According to Kathmandu radio - encephalitis caused 10 deaths each in the townships of Tikapur and Dhangadi until Friday evening... ..The report also said that over 80 patients were undergoing treatment in...

Lady Doctor from Nepal to Help Katrina victims

Dr Luanne Freer normally treats mountaineers caught in avalanches and slipped in crevasses. She heads the Everest Base Camp Medical Clinic in Nepal, has now offered to cope with a new emergency// - the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in the US. ..Freer left for Louisiana on Thursday, one of the worst-affected American coastal towns with about one million displaced by the storm that killed thousand...

US Reportedly Experimenting on Nepali Soldiers

The US Government is reportedly using Nepali soldiers for experiments for finding a vaccine for Hepatitis. The vaccine is expected to protect the US soldiers while serving abroad. Hepatitis E is reported to account for half the hepatitis cases in lesser developed nations. //In 1995, the US Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences (AFRIMS), the Thai-based branch of Walter Reed Army Inst...

Bird flu affects the export of poultry products to Sri Lanka and Nepal

In Sri Lanka the Health Ministry Epidemiology Unit Director Dr Nihal Abeysinghe said that the country has banned import of all the poultry products from India. This is due to the result of the confirmation of the first bird flu infection death in India. // They are requesting the public to avoid importing poultry products from India. He also said that if the virus was not contained by the Indian...

Dance Therapy For Healing Nepal's Battered Women

A social activist from Kolkata has conceived a novel method for healing women of Nepal those who were forced into prostitution and abandoned street children surviving abuse. // ....Sohini Chakraborty, director of Kolkata-based Sanved, received the prestigious Ashoka fellowship in 2003 as a tribute to her work of rehabilitating young sex workers in West Bengal using a unique method of mental heal...

Nepal: Doctors Treating Protestors Being Deported

Two doctors from Germany and America who had treated injured protestors while taking part in anti-king demonstrations have been ordered to // leave Nepal by the King Gyanendra's government. ....Brian Cobb, an American doctor, was reportedly detained Wednesday after he appeared on a private television channel the day before saying he and others were brutally assaulted by the security forces. .....

Nepali Rhesus May be Used as an Alternate for HIV/AIDS Research

Scientists have found that Nepali rhesus is by all means a suitable alternate for the Indian-origin macaques, which is currently been used in biomedical research. // The Nepali species can be used in order to assuage the prevailing shortage of laboratory animals used for developing of vaccines for HIV/AIDS. ....Writing in the cover story of the current issue of the American Journal of Primatology...

Girl Students Sexually Harassed by Security Forces in Nepal

Sexual abuse, harassment and violence have become a way of life in Nepal's schools with security forces occupying their premises in the name of combating Maoist guerrillas, say child rights activists here. // ....Children as Zone of Peace, an umbrella of 36 rights organisations, says it has been urging the new government of Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala to withdraw security forces from al...

Giant Tumour Removed from Body of Nepalese Girl

Doctors in Nepal have removed a giant tumour weighing over 25 kilogram from the belly of an 11-year-old girl, the largest to be taken out from a patient in this age group. // ....The tumour in the belly of Aitamaya Limbu, a resident of Terathum district, extended from the uterus to the heart and was taken out successfully yesterday, doctors at Birat Nursing Home in south-eastern Nepal told the '...

Fuel Price Hike Triggers Violent Protests In Nepal

Fuel price hikes in Nepal have irked student organizations who came out on the streets to protest this move in Katmandu//. The protestors blocked roads and stoned vehicles and burnt tyres on the streets. They also demanded the resignation of the commerce minister. The population of Nepal is furious with the price hike, which has made fuel 11 to 25 percent costlier. ....The student wings of two of...

A Princely Assistance to the Nepal Heritage

The Prince of Wales, the heir to the British throne has extended his generosity and assistance to revive the architectural heritage of Nepal// which is in dire need of measures to get back the lost splendour. ..The Prince of Wales hosted a charity luncheon at Clarence House, his London residence, to launch an international campaign to restore the Patan royal palace complex in Kathmandu Valley, a...

TB Hospital In Nepal Restarts Its Services

The Kalimati Chest Hospital, which is the country's only tuberculosis hospital that was shut for the last three years, restarted its services from Thursday.// ....The 37-bed hospital in the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu has resumed its services from Thursday the 17th of August, with 25 beds having been made available for the present. .. ..The deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health and Popu...

Nepal Uncorks 'Herbal Wine'

After medicines and aphrodisiacs, Nepal, a treasury of potent herbs, has now uncorked a new product: herbal wine. // ...."Hill Hot" is the brainchild of Jhalak Thapa, a resident of tourist town Pokhara in western Nepal, whose life is as piquant as his novel enterprise. ....For many families, alcohol is an integral part of life, especially in the biting winters, and a variety of local liquors th...

Nepal Plans to Promote Health Tourism Based on Traditional Medicine

Nepal plans to step up health tourism investment along the lines of Kerala, a hot tourist destination for ayurvedic treatments and health packages. // ...."Being a source of rare Himalayan herbs and oils, we are looking keenly at wellness tourism," Nandini Lahe-Thapa, the Nepal Tourism Board's director of marketing and promotion, told IANS. ...."Inspired by the success of Kerala (in southern In...

Dengue Outbreak Feared in Nepal

After an outbreak of dengue in India, Nepal which shares an open border with its southern neighbour is showing concern with six people reportedly //showing symptoms of the mosquito-borne disease in mid-western Nepal. ....Six patients admitted to two hospitals in Nepalgunj, the main town in Banke district, showed symptoms of the disease, media reports in Nepal said Wednesday. ....After examining...

Mystery Killer Disease In Nepal Diagnosed As Cerebral Malaria

The mystery disease that has spread in some villages of Banke district in mid-western Nepal for the past two weeks was diagnosed as cerebral malaria, The Himalayan Times reported Thursday. // ..Talking to the daily, advisor to the Health Ministry Mahesh Maskey said a medical team reached the affected villages with essential equipment and medicines Wednesday to examine the patients. .. .."The dise...

Nepal's Most Influential Woman 'Critically' Ill

Kathmandu: Nona Koirala, Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala's sister-in-law and Nepal's most influential woman, is "critically" ill, //battling jaundice, kidney problems and other infections in hospital, media reports said. ....Nona, 75, has been admitted to Shahid Gangalal National Heart Centre, the same hospital where the octogenarian premier himself had stayed for treatment and observation f...

Nepal to Introduce Art of Living for Golfers

Kathmandu: More things are wrought by prayers than the world dreams of - even achieving the //perfect putt on golf links. ...."It's a known fact that golf maestro Tiger Woods meditates and does yoga for concentration," says Ajay Kumar, director of sales and marketing at Le Meriden Gokarna Forest Golf Resort and Spa, Kathmandu's pride and one of South Asia's finest golf resorts. "Golf is very muc...

Nepali Doctor Conferred Asian of the Year Award

New Delhi: Sanduk Ruit, a Nepalese eye surgeon educated in India, was Monday conferred with the first Reader's Digest Asian// of the Year award. ....Ruit has conducted over 70,000 surgeries for cataract, considered to be the main reason of blindness in the subcontinent. ...."It is an apt award for a man of his stature. India and the Indian subcontinent need his service," Indian Health Minister...

UNESCO Launches HIV/AIDS Education Kit in Nepal to Combat Epidemic

With almost 100,000 people in impoverished Nepal living with the HIV virus that causes AIDS, the United Nations Educational//, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today launched an awareness and prevention kit aimed at halting the spread of the disease, particularly among the under 40 age group, which are the most at risk. ....“Prevention is the only way to limit the spread of HIV and...

Nepal Gets Its First Graduate Goddess

As the world observes Women's Day to celebrate the emancipation and empowerment of women, Rashmila Shakya has a special reason to rejoice//. In addition to the distinction of being a goddess, she now has the additional laurel of becoming Nepal's only graduate goddess... ..From 1987, when she was only four, Rashmila, now 24, was worshipped and revered throughout Nepal for eight years as Kumari, th...

Huge Rise in AIDS Cases Among Nepal Housewives

Kathmandu, June 20 (IANS) While the Nepalese government's attention is focused on preventing the spread of Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) among migrant labourers, intravenous drug users and sex workers, housewives have become one of the most vulnerable groups in the country with the rate of infection rising by more than 100 percent. ......According to Nepal's National Centre for AID...

After the King’s Crown, Maoist Want Miss Nepal’s Cron

Kathmandu: After waging a battle to abolish the throne, Nepal's Maoists are now fighting to scrap the crown of beauty as well. //However this crown is not hereditary and belongs to the commoner, earned after grueling competition...Sitashma Chand, 23-year-old sales executive came, she was seen by thousands, and she conquered the crown. She bagged the best deal in her career by lifting the Miss Nep...

Campaign for Safe Drinking Water in India, Nepal

The United Nations Human Settlement Programme, UN-Habitat and cola giant Coca Cola signed a three-year agreement Tuesday for better community //access to safe drinking water and improved sanitation in India and Nepal with an investment of $300,000. ....The project in India will be implemented in West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh. Working in association with local non-government organisations (NGOs)...

Nepal Meet to Plan for Future of Children Affected by HIV

Under the aegis of the SAARC Secretariat and UNICEF, experts and policy makers are taking part in a two-day meet in Nepal to plan for the future of over 10 million children affected by HIV/AIDS. ......"When parents' HIV status becomes public knowledge, their children are likely to face exclusion, neglect, discrimination and abuse by relatives, communities at health centers and in schools," said...

Nepalese Researchers Identify New Treatment for Drug-resistant Typhoid

Nepalese researchers have established that the affordable drug, Gatifloxacin, is a better treatment for drug- resistant typhoid. ......The study was conducted by a team of researchers led by Dr Buddha Basnyat at Patan Hospital Lalitpur in Kathmandu, Nepal. ......As part of the study, researchers compared the effect of the new drug with Cefixime, which is currently recommended by the World Heal...

Nepal Develops More Effective Drug for Typhoid

A team of Nepalese doctors has developed a drug that is more effective in getting rid of typhoid fever, local media reported Friday . ......The drug also costs less than the one recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), reported The Himalayan Times daily.Doctors at the Patan Hospital here tested the drug Gatifloxacin on 390 typhoid patients. .........The team compared the effectivenes...
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