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    Non-communicable Diseases Emerge as ‘Top Killers Globally’ – WHO

    Authors of the report say that every two seconds, one person under the age of 70 dies of a non-communicable diseases – such as...

    Nepal has ‘World’s Highest’ Lung Disease Death Rate

    A new study reported that Nepal had the highest reported death rate from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in 2019, primarily due to air pollution....

    Improve Antibiotics Access to Beat ‘Silent Pandemic’

    The WHO says after decades of careless exposure to antibiotics, superbugs are now widespread and represent a “global crisis that threatens a century of...

    Nearly A Billion People Lack Access to Disability Aids

    A Majority of people who would benefit from assistive technology lack potentially life-changing access to devices such as glasses, hearing aids, wheelchairs. 3.5 billion...

    Regulate Cross-Border Alcohol Trade, Says WHO

    A new report from the World Health Organization WHO highlights glaring gaps in regulation of cross-border alcohol marketing that employs sophisticated online marketing techniques....

    Stonewalling Occupational Health Concerns of Agate Stone Workers

    Workers of Gujarat’s agate industry continue to inhale silica dust – and dying painful deaths. But there has been little action from the government...

    US$140 Billion Needed to Tackle Lifestyle Diseases, Says Report

    Progress is lacking on UN goals for heart disease, cancer, diabetes and others and an annual investment of US$18 million is needed to promote...

    Nepal investing in health care but equality of access lags

    High quality health care is not universally accessible in Nepal, and is generally enjoyed by only a relatively small and elite portion of the...
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    Five Decades On, Bangladesh Debates If Its Constitution Retains the Spirit of Liberation War

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    Shrinking Himalayan Glaciers Spell Trouble Downstream

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