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Rise in Cardiovascular Diseases Rates in Nepal

Cardiovascular disease in Nepal will account for 35 percent of all the deaths in the country by 2030! Currently, the Himalayan nation is facing threat from cardiovascular diseases which accounts to one death in every hour. Eminent Interventional Cardiologist Dr Rajneesh Kapoor visited Kathmandu for a workshop about ‘complex cardiac procedures’ on November 4, 2018.

Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa: Change in Bhutan, Handle with Care

Bhutanese voters have given a decisive mandate to the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) in the just-concluded third round of the country's third general elections. A new party, established only in 2013, the DNT secured 54% of the votes and won 30 of the 47 seats in the National Assembly. With 17 seats, runner-up Druk Phuensum Tshogp heartening that they are expressing their support for change via the ballot box.

Augmented Reality: Cardiologists Might be Benefited

Augmented Reality (AR), a technology that superimposes computer-generated information on a user's view of the real world, offers a new platform to help physicians better visualize complex medical data, particularly before and during medical procedures. A new self-contained AR device aims to provide an immersive AR experience in which surgeons can interactively explore data in three dimensions.

Mental ill-Health: The Latest NCD in Sri Lanka

The World Health Organisation (WHO) marked the World Mental Health Day this month with the theme being ‘young people and mental health in a changing world.’ The aim is to raise global awareness of mental health issues and to stimulate advocacy.