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Protecting those who protect us from the epidemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the globe, hospitals have been overwhelmed. Nepal is ahead of the curve, but if the case…

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What is novel about the novel coronavirus?

In 2013, while writing a weekly health column in this paper, I explored the potential for MERS (Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome) to…

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This is a test

A quarantine zone at Nepal Army’s headquarters in Tundikhel. Photo: BIKRAM RAI By now the novel coronavirus pandemic has affected…

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No conceivable reason for unwanted pregnancies

Kewara Koli, 34, is already mother to seven daughters and one son. Her eldest daughter, Laxmi, is in Grade 10…

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Miracle drug to reduce maternal deaths

Tranexamic acid (TXA) is a game-changer drug in the treatment of post-partum haemorrhage (PPH), the main cause of death in…