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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 ra...

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...

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 affec...

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 ...

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, ...

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 wor...

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 Dhanga...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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Nepal in Biological News

121 breeding tigers estimated to be found in Nepal

Kathmandu, Nepal The first ever overall nation-wide estimate of the tiger population brought a positive ray of hope among conservationists. The figures announced by the Nepal Government's Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation (DNPWC) shows the presence of 121 (100 194) breeding ...

Rhesus monkeys in Nepal may provide new alternative for HIV/AIDS research

Scientists investigating the genetic makeup of rhesus macaque monkeys, a key species used in biomedical research, have found the rhesus in Nepal may provide a suitable alternative to alleviate a critical shortage of laboratory animals used in work to develop vaccines against diseases such as HIV/AI...

Scientists urge global action to preserve water supplies for billions worldwide

...er quality problems affecting many of the country's major rivers and lakes and outlined government plans to protect water supply. Representatives from nepal reported on the dangerous spread of mountain moraines, masses of debris left by retreating glaciers, which have become unstable reservoirs created by ...

'Himalaya -- Changing Landscapes' photo exhibition draws attention to the impacts of climate change

... 10 October 2008.- During the 1950s, Austrian and Swiss scientists conducted intensive studies of the Everest region in nepal taking photographs of the glaciers, mountains and valleys. Around the same time, the Swiss glaciologist Fritz Mller spent eight months in the region a...

Recovery efforts not enough for critically endangered Asian vulture

...s that feed on carcasses of animals treated with the drug die of kidney failure within a day or two after eating the tainted meat. And although India, nepal and Pakistan outlawed its manufacture in 2006, diclofenac is still available, and birds are still dying. While the death of an unattracti...

Newborn vitamin A reduces infant mortality

...tep is to consider the operational issues for using this intervention." In conjunction with other partners, USAID is conducting operations research in nepal and Bangladesh to determine possible approaches for delivering vitamin A to newborn infants. In the 1980s, Alfred Sommer, MD, MHS, demonstrated tha...

Tigers disappear from Himalayan refuge

... between 6-14 tigers, down from 20-50 tigers in 2005. The Government of nepal made a low-key announcement on July 1 based on the results of a long-term c...g even more closely with local communities and various government bodies in nepal and India to tackle illegal wildlife trade. Activities ranging from improve...

Multiple species of bacteria may cause trachoma: Implications for treatment

...rens Hospital Oakland Research Institute and the University of California San Francisco conducted their research in the Lumbini Zone of south-western nepal where the disease is endemic. Obtaining specimens from 146 individuals in 9 households, they found that a third of the people who had trachoma were i...

WCS study finds potential to double tiger numbers in South Asia

...igers. The 21 areas most capable of supporting large numbers of tigers are concentrated in a few regions in central India, and the Indian borders with nepal and Bhutan. Eighteen of the protected areas currently contain tiger populations. The remaining 129 protected areas do not have the potential to su...

Humans unknowing midwives for pregnant moose

... Berger also cited similar examples where prey species tend to use humans as cover from predation, including vervet monkeys in Kenya and axis deer in nepal that avoiding big cats by staying close to ranger stations. The studys results indicate that moose and other prey species find humans more benign an...
Nepal in Biological Technology

Sinovac Reports Unaudited Full Year 2008 and Fourth Quarter Financial Results with Financial Tables

...sive distribution agreements for Healive in nepal and India, and for Anflu in the Philippines. The local distribution partners in nepal and Philippines filed applications with loc...o exclusive distribution agreements for Healive in nepal and India, and for Anflu in the Philippines. Dist...

Sinovac Reports Unaudited Full Year 2008 and Fourth Quarter Financial Results

...sive distribution agreements for Healive in nepal and India, and for Anflu in the Philippines. The local distribution partners in nepal and Philippines filed applications with loc...o exclusive distribution agreements for Healive in nepal and India, and for Anflu in the Philippines. Dist...

DxTech and Nicholas Piramal in POC Diagnostics Alliance

...s facility in Cambridge, UK. The alliance gives NPIL an exclusive license to DxTech's Vantix(TM) platform in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, nepal and Bhutan. In return, DxTech has received a multi-million dollar up-front fee and will receive three further product development fees, based on speci...
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