Exercise in teens benefits women during menopause

Girls, it’s about time to get up and hit the treadmill, since the more sweat you now, the less health problems you will experience during one of the most dreaded phases in a woman’s life-Menopause! A new study has found that women who exercised regularly in their teenage years, reduced their risk of height loss at an older age by more than 70 per cent. According to SUNY Distinguished Professor

Has US-NK summit crumbled after China lined up against it?

Why did Kim Jong-un recently harden his demands for the summit and stop working on plans for the Singapore meeting with White House and State Department officials? The answer, according to senior administration officials and outside experts, is China, according to an NBC News analysis. President Donald Trump hinted Thursday that he had an idea why the North Korea summit went off track, telling reporters “the dialogue was good until

UN development official urges greater int'l support for Zimbabwe

With a new administration in place and plans to hold free and fair general elections later this year, authorities in Zimbabwe are hoping to see greater international investment in their country, according to the top United Nations official there. Bishow Parajuli, UN Resident Coordinator and Resident Representative for the UN Development Programme (UNDP), said now is the time to support the southern African nation. “I think the international community should

Not so fast on fracking, UN agency tells developing countries

The hydraulic extraction of natural gas, commonly known as fracking, produces cleaner energy than oil and coal, but it is not necessarily in the best interests of the world’s poorest countries, UN development experts have said. A new report by UNCTAD, the UN Conference on Trade and Development, describes natural gas as a useful “bridge fuel” for States aiming to move towards more environmentally-friendly renewable power sources. But it has

Health board aims to break ‘cycle of panic and neglect’ on pandemics

A group of international experts has been tasked with helping the planet to better prepare for outbreaks, pandemics and other emergencies that have an impact on health. The Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB) brings together political leaders, heads of United Nations agencies and health experts to strengthen global health security through stringent independent monitoring and regular reporting.It was launched on Thursday in Geneva by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and

Control corruption, NCP chairs tell CC members

Chairpersons of the newly formed Nepal Communist Party — KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal — have directed the party’s Central Committee members to control corruption and ensure good governance in all three tiers of the government, The Himalayan Times report has said. During the first CC meeting of the party held at the prime minister’s residence in Baluwatar, both leaders told CC members to focus on the goals

Nepal: Menstrual hygiene policy on the cards

The Nepalese government is set to bring National Menstrual Hygiene Management Policy so as to place menstrual hygiene in the human rights framework. According to a report in The Himalayan Times, the new policy of the government aims to spread awareness, discourage superstition and cultural malpractices related to menstruation. The draft of the policy will soon be tabled in the Parliament. The new policy, if endorsed by Parliament, will address long-term

Musharraf will not be spared in treason case: Nawaz

Former Prime Minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif on Friday asserted that ex-president Pervez Musharraf will not be spared in treason case. In an informal conversation with journalists outside accountability court, Sharif maintained the trial will be completed indisputably, if not today then tomorrow or in the coming future, said a Dunya News report. “Musharraf can be brought back for inclusion in PTI but no law can bar

World Health Assembly delegates agree new five-year strategic plan

World Health Assembly delegates have agreed an ambitious new strategic plan for the next five years to help the world achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. The Organisation’s 13th General Programme of Work (GPW) is designed to help the world achieve the Sustainable Development Goals – with a particular focus on SDG3: ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages by 2030, a WHO media statement on Thursday

All quiet on IB in Jammu

A day after five civilians were killed, more than 40 people including three BSF personnel sustained injuries, the international border in all three districts of Jammu witnessed calm on Thursday. International border from Kathua to Akhnoor since Wednesday night witnessed calm and no incident of cross border firing has been reported so far. “There is lull since night on borders,” police sources here said. They said that no firing has