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Depression linked to low levels of amino acid

KATHMANDU — Reduced levels of an amino acid found in blood samples have been linked to major depressive disorder, according to a new study at the University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital. People suffering from major depressive disorder (MDD) have reduced arginine levels, which is an amino acid, …

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HOTC sees remarkable success rate on kidney transplant

BHAKTAPUR — Shahid Dharmabhakta National Human Organ Transplant Centre (HOTC), Bhaktapur has successfully undertaken transplant of over 400 kidneys. Hospital’s Executive Director Dr Pukar Chandra Shrestha, at a press conference organised here on Friday, informed that the Centre has so far successfully transplanted kidneys on 404 patients. The Centre had …

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Eating slowly may help lose weight

KATHMANDU — Losing weight is not an easy feat to accomplish, even when you have set a specific target. It requires hard work, discipline, dedication, immense will-power, and self-control. But, eating slowly could help prevent obesity, according to a study looking at type 2 diabetics, in which researchers find a …

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Mahashivaratri festival being observed today

KATHMANDU — Hindu devotees across the country on Tuesday are celebrating the great festival of Mahashivaratri by worshiping Lord Shiva at various rivers, ponds and temples since early this morning. While Shivratri comes once every month, Maha Shivratri or the ‘great night of Shiva’ comes once in a year, just …

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