Published on Dec 17 2015 // Featured, Health, Slideshow
Cancer is overwhelmingly a result of environmental factors and not largely down to bad luck, a study suggests. Earlier this year, researchers sparked a debate after suggesting two-thirds of cancer types were down to luck rather than factors such as smoking. The new study, in the journal Nature, used...

Published on Jul 26 2015 // Featured, Health, Nepal News
Paras Shah hospitalized
Kathmandu: Former crown prince Paras Shah has been hospitalized after developing heart related problems. A Nepali vernacular newsportal–ratopati.com–reports that the former crown prince is admitted to Norvic International Hospital in the capital city. Medicos are working to fix a pacemaker...

Published on Jul 07 2015 // Health, Slideshow, Sports
The Pros and Cons of the ‘Sexy’ Sports Bra
By Susan Rinkunas “Heroes” by Alesso is thumping in my SoulCycle class and I’m dreading what I’m about to do. I whip off my tank top, tuck it into my bike’s water-bottle holder, and look around to see who else is with me in shirtless solidarity. All I’ve got is one woman who has delicately...

Published on Jun 19 2015 // Featured, Health, Slideshow, World News
MERS in South Korea: 24 dead so far
AFP Photo/Jung Yeon-Je) South Korea’s growing Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak has laid bare the country’s poor handling of disasters despite President Park Geun-Hye’s commitment to revamp public safety measures after last year’s ferry disaster, the AFP reports...

Published on May 20 2015 // Featured, Health
Nutritious food distributed to quake-hit children in Nuwakot
Kathmandu: In an effort to ensure nutritious food and protect the quake-affected children from malnutrition, a pre-packaged nutritious food called Lito was distributed to the children under 5 years of age in the disastrous area in Nuwakot district with support from the ‘Global Volunteer Program...

Published on May 04 2015 // Health
Kathmandu: The Ministry of Health has claimed that 34,000 injured have got treatment in different hospitals after the April 25 destructive earthquake. The Ministry said that 13, 775 injured were treated in different hospitals in the capital city while others were treated in other hospitals. The Ministry...

Published on Apr 25 2015 // Health, Opinion
Jajarkot pandemic and some home truths
By Deepraj Sanyal The seasonal flu and swine flu that gripped the remote Mid-western district of Jajarkot is coming under control after nearly three weeks, claiming 27 lives and leaving thousands infected, according to the government accounts. The authorities say that it will take about one and a half...

Published on Mar 19 2015 // Health, Slideshow
Scientists make progress on new way to regenerate damaged heart
In a discovery that could help pave the way forward for heart tissue regeneration, U.S. and Chinese scientists said Wednesday that they have successfully used a tiny molecule that fine-tunes gene expression to stimulate the mouse heart to grow new cells. Unlike other organs, the adult human heart lacks...