Healthcare

Deadly dengue down by 90%

Views - 22 Wednesday, 20 September 2017 00:00

After terrifying the nation with its deadly attacks this year, dengue is finally settling down with a 90% reduction in cases.


Lanka Hospitals continues to win awards for excellence

Views - 8 Wednesday, 20 September 2017 00:00

The internationally-accredited, multi award-winning Lanka Hospitals Corporation PLC continues to excel as an organisation by winning yet another series of awards, this time for annual reporting.


Sumithrayo marks World Suicide Prevention Day

Views - 6 Tuesday, 19 September 2017 00:00

Sumithrayo commemorated World Suicide Prevention Day at Independence Square, and a large audience gathered to participate in the event open to the general public. Many questions were directed to the panel of eminent persons who participated in the di


Hemas Hospitals Wattala revamps Radiology Department with state-of-the-art facilities and services

Views - 15 Tuesday, 19 September 2017 00:00

Hemas Hospital Wattala, the award-winning healthcare facility in the Gampaha District, recently upgraded its Radiology Department, thereby elevating itself to be the most up-to-date radiology facility in the country. The new upgraded Radiology Depar


Lanka Hospitals pioneers nuclear medicine in Sri Lanka’s private sector

Views - 10 Tuesday, 19 September 2017 00:00

The internationally accredited, multi award-winning Lanka Hospitals Corporation PLC has always been at the forefront of cutting edge, medical technology and innovations. As a result, the dynamic hospital brand is proud to be the pioneers of nuclear m


Secretariat of Asia-Oceania Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology shifts to Sri Lanka with Dr. Ha

Views - 67 Tuesday, 19 September 2017 00:00

Secretariat of the Asia Oceania Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (AOFOG) was opened by Prof. Sir Sabaratnam Arulkumaran Past President of FIGO (The World Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology), at the headquarters of Sri Lanka College of O


Amitabh Bachchan appeals for eradication of hepatitis from WHO South-East Asia Region

Views - 6 Thursday, 14 September 2017 00:00

Making a passionate plea to eliminate viral hepatitis from WHO South-East Asia Region, Amitabh Bachchan, WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Hepatitis in the Region, stressed increasing awareness about the preventable disease and ending discrimination agains


Luxurious gym opens doors at Malabe

Views - 895 Thursday, 14 September 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka’s wellness scale got a new boost with the inauguration of a 50,000 square feet BodyDoc fitness club in Malabe which is the largest and most technologically advanced fitness centre in the country. The grand opening; the recent VIP launch e


New approach to physical rehabilitation, pain and injury management: Remedial therapy

Views - 11 Thursday, 14 September 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka’s first and only Australian qualified Remedial Massage Therapist, Missaka brings with him over a decade of experience in deep tissue and sports massage therapy. Having obtained his qualification from the University of Victoria and La Trob


Lanka Hospitals first in SL to be reaccredited by Joint Commission International

Views - 21 Thursday, 14 September 2017 00:00

The internationally accredited, multi award-winning Lanka Hospitals Corporation PLC has received the prestigious and widely acclaimed accreditation from Joint Commission International (JCI). Lanka Hospitals is the first medical institution in Sri Lan


Hemas Hospital Wattala offers top level care for dengue – particularly in high risk pregnancies

Views - 14 Tuesday, 12 September 2017 00:00

Among the 2,000 plus dengue patients treated at Hemas Hospital Wattala in the past three months, several critical cases were high risk pregnancies that got even more complex as the patients advanced in their pregnancies having contracted the dengue v


Kalubowila Acupuncture Clinic wins MASSCO Excellency Award 2017

Views - 12 Tuesday, 12 September 2017 00:00

In recognition of the dedicated service done for the betterment of acupuncture in Sri Lanka Kalubowila Acupuncture Clinic Director Dr. Prasad Deshapriya was recently awarded at the 11th Annual MASSCO Business Excellency Awards 2017 held at Hotel Rama


MyDoctor membership fee discounts with Seylan Credit Card

Views - 15 Tuesday, 12 September 2017 00:00

MyDoctor, has partnered with Seylan Bank PLC to offer discounts to better healthcare for patients.


Take bold, co-operative action to make medicines available to all: WHO

Views - 40 Tuesday, 12 September 2017 00:00

The World Health Organization last week called on countries across the South-East Asia Region to take bold action to ensure all people everywhere have access to safe, efficacious, quality and affordable medical products, laying particular emphasis on


Build climate-resilient health systems

Views - 45 Monday, 4 September 2017 00:00

Climate change is happening. In recent years average temperatures across the globe have increased, with significant impact on humanity’s most precious resource – the environment. Water systems are being stressed. Food sources are being imperiled.


Govt. allocates over Rs. 28 bfor 5-year nutrition program

Views - 9 Monday, 4 September 2017 00:00

Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said that the Government has allocated Rs. 28.2 billion for the National Nutrition Program in the next five years.


‘Take a minute – change a life’ on World Suicide Prevention Day

Views - 11 Monday, 4 September 2017 00:00

In 1995, Sri Lanka had the highest rate of suicides in the world. The Presidential Task Force was set up to mitigate this dismal statistic and subsequent action helped to reduce the number significantly from 47 to 16 per 100,000 by 2014.


CDEM to mark World Diabetes Day

Views - 39 Monday, 4 September 2017 00:00

The Center for Diabetes Endocrinology and cardio Metabolism is preparing to celebrate World Diabetes Day which falls on 14 November.


WISH launches latest advancements in Siemens hearing care

Views - 12 Monday, 4 September 2017 00:00

Pioneering hearing care specialists in Sri Lanka, the Wickramarachchi Institute for Speech and Hearing (WISH) recently conducted a special training session for audiologists at the WISH Auditorium in Delkanda, Nugegoda.


Health Ministers from WHO South-East Asia meet this week; climate change, access to medicines high o

Views - 17 Monday, 4 September 2017 00:00

Building health systems resilient to climate change, improving access to essential medicines for all and intensifying efforts to end tuberculosis are among key issues that will be discussed this week at a meeting of health ministers of WHO South-East


WISH launches latest advancements in Siemens Hearing Care

Views - 8 Wednesday, 30 August 2017 00:00

Pioneering hearing care specialists in Sri Lanka, the Wickramarachchi Institute for Speech and Hearing (WISH) recently conducted a special training session for audiologists at the WISH Auditorium in Delkanda, Nugegoda. The training was conducted by r


Ninewells Fertility Centre achieves unparalleled success rate of 60% in fertility treatment

Views - 10 Wednesday, 30 August 2017 00:00

Ninewells Hospital, Sri Lanka’s leading private hospital specializing in Women and Child Care, achieved a remarkable milestone recently in their success story in fertility services. The Ninewells Fertility Centre recorded a 60% conversion rate into


Apeksha IVF wins Merit Award at CNCI Achiever Awards 2017

Views - 7 Wednesday, 30 August 2017 00:00

Apeksha IVF and Research Centre, Ratmalana was recently recognised with a National Level service sector Merit Award at the CNCI Achiever Awards 2017 for Industrial Excellence.


Run to remember for a healthy heart and a healthy mind

Views - 5 Wednesday, 30 August 2017 00:00

This annual event hosted by the Hotel Taj Samudra is back on the calendar of events of the Lanka Alzheimer’s Foundation to celebrate World Alzheimer’s Day which falls in the month of September. In fact, the entire month is dedicated to Alzheimer


D Samsons & Sons, MyDoctor.lk hold free health seminar and checkup

Views - 10 Wednesday, 30 August 2017 00:00

In association with D Samsons & Sons Ltd., MyDoctor.lk, Sri Lanka’s premier eHealth platform, aligning its motto


FDA clears Novo Nordisk’s diabetes drug to reduce cardiovascular risk

Views - 117 Monday, 28 August 2017 00:09

Reuters: Novo Nordisk said on Friday the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved an expanded use of its diabetes drug to reduce the risk of cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke. Novo Nordisk logo is seen in Bagsvaer


Maternal and Child Health Centre in Buddhangala opened with Japanese assistance

Views - 85 Monday, 28 August 2017 00:09

The Ambassador of Japan in Sri Lanka Kenichi Suganuma visited Anuradhapura District to be present at the opening of the Maternal and Child Health Centre in Buddhangala, Padaviya Division, which has been constructed under ODA grant aid from the peo


Meet the Sri Lankan woman behind community clinics in UAE

Views - 967 Monday, 28 August 2017 00:09

For over a decade, Sriya is the voice of the poor and marginalised at the hospital. She has helped poor patients avail free treatment, surgery, and also conducted marriages of orphans http://www.khaleejtimes.com: War teach


Heart Surgery Unit of Sri Jayewardenepura Hospital renovated

Views - 94 Monday, 28 August 2017 00:09

The state-of-the-art new heart surgery unit and investigation laboratory of Sri Jayewardenepura Hospital was opened by Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratna recently. The heart surgery unit was 20 year


Make medicines accessible for all

Views - 261 Monday, 28 August 2017 00:00

 Everyone everywhere should have access to essential medicines By Dr. Poonam Khetrapal Singh Access to medicines is a critical factor to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being of all people of all ages. Medicines e


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Turkey could be an additional player in South Asian affairs

Saturday, 23 September 2017

With improvement of ties with Bangladesh after the standoff over the 1971 war crimes trials, and with the strengthening of relations with Pakistan, an economically resurgent and politically ambitious Turkey may become a factor in South Asian affairs


Media Freedom: alive and not so well… is it?

Friday, 22 September 2017

Today the only corpses in sight are those lining the bullpen – critics and social commentators who have fallen asleep at their desks, lulled by a democracy that offers peace but pre-empts justice. Oscar Wilde,


Rise of sustainable electric automobiles and the end of petrol and diesel vehicles

Friday, 22 September 2017

The past three years have been the hottest in recorded history and 2017 is already projected to be hotter than 2016! The cause for this heating up of the planet is clearly due to the excessive burning of fossil fuels.


The cry of ‘export or perish’ becoming real to Sri Lanka

Friday, 22 September 2017

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe speaking at the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) Annual Committee held in Colombo said for Sri Lanka to promote exports and investment, the Government will soon introduce several laws in


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