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Study Finding Nepal Get Quarter Of Calories From Junk Food

Study Finding Nepal Get Quarter Of Calories From Junk Food

The study finding Nepal get quarter of calories from junk food. Children under the age of two in Nepal are getting a quarter of their calories from junk food; according to groundbreaking research that warns their diet is linking to stunting and undernutrition. The study was carried out in the Kathmandu Valley among the families of…

Takling Of Childhood Malnutrition In Bangladesh

Takling Of Childhood Malnutrition In Bangladesh

Malnutrition is a condition that results from eating a diet; in which one or more nutrients are either not enough or are too much such that the diet causes health problems. Where nearly half of all deaths worldwide in children under the age of 5 is from malnutrition. But from nutrition bars to energy supplements; the current standards…

Fresh Cases Of Dengue Fever Were Reporting In Bangladesh

Fresh Cases Of Dengue Fever Were Reporting In Bangladesh

Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne tropical disease; caused by the dengue virus. The study showing that increase in the dengue cases in bangladesh population. Over 2,000 fresh cases of dengue fever were reporting in Bangladesh so far this month; bringing the total number of confirmed cases this year to 4,247 in the South Asian country.…

New Therapeutic Food Boosts Gut Microbes In Malnourished Children

New Therapeutic Food Boosts Gut Microbes In Malnourished Children

This study providing the first evidence that a therapeutic food; developing specifically to support growth and expansion of gut microbes linking to healthy microbiome development; has beneficial effects outside the gut related to many aspects of healthy growth. But these effects involve key mediators of metabolism; and of bone, brain and immune system development organ…

Leprosy Treating With Antibiotics In Nepal

Leprosy Treating With Antibiotics In Nepal

Leprosy is a biblical disease in which bacteria called Mycobacterium leprae damages the patient’s nerves; and causing the fingers, toes and limbs to go numb, leading to further injuries. Leprosy is treating with antibiotics, but some patients suffer antigen reaction and need long-term rehabilitation. As revolutionary treatment for open wounds has dramatically reduced the healing period…

World Health Organization Announcing Measles Free

World Health Organization Announcing Measles Free Sri Lanka

Measles is a highly contagious infectious disease; causing by the measles virus. The highly contagious viral disease has made a comeback across the globe in high-income countries in the Sri lanka, Americas and Europe; as well as in some low and middle-income countries in Asia; and Africa fueled in part by fear of and lack…

Mental And Behavioral Functions Programmes In Nepal

Mental And Behavioral Functions Programmes In Nepal

Physical inactivity is an establishing modifiable risk factor of non-communicable diseases (NCDs); and is associating with an increase in all-cause mortality. The study marking changes in one’s physical; mental and behavioral functions including development of peer norms; and social support during adolescence play important role in shaping activity preferences. As Nepal is a low-income country…

Homestead Food Production Programme On Undernutrition In Bangladesh

Homestead Food Production Programme On Undernutrition In Bangladesh

To reduce undernutrition sustainably; one must address its complex root causes. The two main direct causing according to the Unicef and Lancet frameworks are nutrient deficient diets; and frequent gastrointestinal infections. An inadequate diet of the mother limits the nutrients the child receives during pregnancy and from breast feeding. Inadequate diet of the young child…

Unintended Pregnancies Due To Lack Of Access To Contraceptives

Unintended Pregnancies Due To Lack Of Access To Contraceptives

The study showing 45% of women in Nepal experience unintended pregnancies due to a lack of access to modern contraceptives. The study showing out the fact that 12 million women become pregnant each year in Nepal and of them; 539,000 pregnancies are unintending. Health and Population Activities (CREHPA) highlights that a larger number of women…

Mosquito Control Program Reduces Dengue

Mosquito Control Program Reduces Dengue

Dengue is a viral illness transmitting by mosquitoes; and causing fever, pain, rash; and other flu-like symptoms. Severe cases requiring hospitalization; but placing an economic burden on areas where dengue is finding. While a new dengue vaccine raised hope about reducing the impact of the disease; the vaccine’s risks have limited its use; maintaining the…

Eating Fermented Foods Is Important To The Nepali Diet

Eating Fermented Foods Is Important To The Nepali Diet

As Nepali society need to not only include fermented food in their everyday diet; but also include it in cultural functions so we don’t forget it,” says Baniya. While the Nepali diet; he says, remains generally lacking in animal proteins both in Kathmandu and in the regions fermented foods such as gundruk and tama; pairing…

Malaria Outbreaks In Bangladesh

Malaria Outbreaks In Bangladesh

While malaria is causing by mosquitoes biting people; and in so doing introducing malaria parasites into the bloodstream; the insects themselves have a very short range of travel.  But study in Bangladesh has finding that using data from mobile phone networks to track the movement of people across the country can help predicting where outbreaks…