After heart ailments set in, can diet and exercise still help?

Views - 4 Wednesday, 21 March 2018 08:53

We often hear advice about diet, exercise and an overall healthy lifestyle as measures to prevent heart disease. Not heeding the advice evidently poses risks; however, people who practise a healthy lifestyle too stand the possibility of developing th

Leesons Hospital installs world’s most advanced cardiac 640 slice CT scanner

Views - 2 Wednesday, 21 March 2018 08:51

Leesons Hospital Ltd., the leading private healthcare provider to the Gampaha region, announced the recent installation of the world’s most advanced 640slice CT scanning system with a view to drastically enhance diagnostics capabilities in Sri Lank free health fair for women

Views - 9 Friday, 16 March 2018 00:00

“The prevalence of obesity, diabetics and cardiovascular diseases – leading causes of mortality, morbidity, and disability

Lanka Hospitals promotes importance of healthy living on International Women’s Day

Views - 8 Friday, 16 March 2018 00:00

Lanka Hospitals, the multi-award winning healthcare provider in the forefront of the nation’s medical industry,

Smoking tied to higher risk of hearing loss

Views - 7 Friday, 16 March 2018 00:00

(Reuters Health) - Smokers may be more likely to develop hearing loss than nonsmokers, and the risk increases with

HealthHub debuts innovative flagship store and retail pharmacy concept

Views - 128 Friday, 16 March 2018 00:00

With an aim to provide customers the most credible pharmacist-led healthcare experience every time, HealthHub,

Dengue-prone CMC public toilet

Views - 13 Friday, 16 March 2018 00:00

The public toilet located in Gemunu Lane, Awwal Zaviya has not been in use for a long time. This toilet was to be brought

‘Wagon Wheel’ for greater efficiency in heart attack care

Views - 216 Wednesday, 14 March 2018 00:00

Swift action during a heart attack is vital – it is one of the determining factors on whether a patient lives or dies.

Sri Lanka receives financial aid from many agencies to improve health sector

Views - 9 Wednesday, 14 March 2018 00:00

Global lenders World Bank and Asian Development Bank and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have granted financial assistance to improve Sri Lanka’s transforming digital healthcare and service delivery

Views - 101 Wednesday, 14 March 2018 00:00

Sunday, 18 February saw the celebration of the fourth consecutive Continuous Medical Education (CME) for Doctors organised by at the Raffles residence in Mirihana. presents W2K – A virtual walkathon to support a healthier Sri Lanka

Views - 126 Wednesday, 7 March 2018 00:00

In line with the overall goal for a healthier and happier Sri Lanka, ‘’, Sri Lanka’s most extensive health and wellness platform,

Sri Lanka sets the benchmark for global health standards

Views - 40 Wednesday, 7 March 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s premier healthcare exhibition MEDICARE 2018 was successfully inaugurated at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Hall in Colombo on Friday, 2 March.

Shungite – The stone with the power to protect

Views - 9 Wednesday, 7 March 2018 00:00

In the highly techno-centric life we live today, we are equally aware of our dependence on electrical and technical equipment as well as the health

Wickramarachchi takes quality hearing and vision care to Wattala

Views - 14 Wednesday, 7 March 2018 00:00

Pioneering hearing and vision care specialist J.M Wickramarachchi & Company recently opened its latest branch in the bustling suburb of Wattala.

Shifting focus from diseases to patients: Today’s vision, tomorrow’s reality

Views - 36 Tuesday, 6 March 2018 00:00

By Dr. Ruvaiz Haniffa In today’s medical practice, the focus on the holistic or comprehensive care of the individual (as opposed to the patient) has become subservient to attempting to treat or manage illness in patients. The concept of preserving

Golden Key Hospital acquires advanced Visual Field Analyser for eye investigations

Views - 27 Wednesday, 28 February 2018 00:00

The Golden Key Hospital has installed a new Visual Field Eye Investigation Machine, substantially enhancing the efficiency

Asiri Group of Hospitals strengthens Medicare 2018 – National Healthcare Exhibition as Platinum Spon

Views - 19 Wednesday, 28 February 2018 00:00

Asiri Group of Hospitals has once again embedded its commitment towards bringing the best in medical care to Sri Lankans

eChannelling ties up with MEDICARE 2018 as Official Digital Healthcare Partner

Views - 22 Wednesday, 28 February 2018 00:00

eChannelling PLC, the largest doctor channelling network in Sri Lanka as well as the pioneer software developer and ICT

Ninewells Hospital Lactation Centre marks six successful months of caregiving to new mothers

Views - 16 Wednesday, 28 February 2018 00:00

Being one of the only significant and fully-fledged lactation centres among private hospitals in Sri Lanka, the Ninewells Hospital

New diabetic drug launched by Harcourts

Views - 31 Wednesday, 28 February 2018 00:00

Harcourts recently launched a new diabetic drug Linagliptin (LINAPTIN) at Hotel Shangri-La Colombo. The symposium

Lanka Hospitals continues to foster in international relationships - ties with Health care Agency,

Views - 24 Wednesday, 28 February 2018 00:00

Lanka Hospitals PLC, an internationally accredited healthcare provider inthe forefront of medical industry, being the first ever local hospital

Free event on food and nutrition for busy corporate workers on 28 Feb

Views - 18 Tuesday, 27 February 2018 00:00 is organising a first-of-its-kind food and nutrition panel discussion on 28 February (Wednesday) at 6.00 p.m. at the MAS Innovation Centre (Hive, 50 Foster Lane, Union Place). Join this free informative talk with the experts, so that you

Nawaloka Hospitals introduces special breast, prostate screening packages

Views - 31 Tuesday, 27 February 2018 00:00

Nawaloka Hospitals, has introduced two special screening packages for breast and prostate cancer offering discounts. Nawaloka Hospitals has made a substantial investment in improving and purchasing the latest technology over the last decade, especial

Healthcare specialist Harcourts celebrates 20 years of success

Views - 23 Tuesday, 27 February 2018 00:00

Twenty nine years ago, in one man’s dream, on 1 January, Harcourts bud was born in a one room set-up. Thus the monopoly of importing, marketing and distribution of medicinal drugs in the island, enjoyed by multinationals and a few local giants wh

Ceylinco Life donates High Dependency Unit to Kalubowila Hospital

Views - 23 Monday, 26 February 2018 00:00

The Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Kalubowila – the second largest government hospital in the Colombo District – has received a fully-equipped High Dependency Unit (HDU) from life insurance leader Ceylinco Life.

eChannelling launches Self-Help kiosk machines at Lanka Hospitals

Views - 22 Monday, 26 February 2018 00:00

eChannelling PLC – the pioneer and largest doctor channelling network in Sri Lanka – announces its partnership with Lanka Hospital PLC – the most accredited hospital in Sri Lanka – to offer a new and unique Self-Help kiosk machine,

Sunshine’s Healthguard improves wellness offerings for Sri Lankans through GNC

Views - 21 Tuesday, 20 February 2018 00:00

Taking the next step to make world-class wellness products readily available among Sri Lankans, country’s leading value-added Health & Beauty retail chain, Healthguard, will improve their offerings through world’s leading wellness brand GNC, addi

Global Mindfulness Summit pre-events on mindfulness and yoga practice

Views - 23 Tuesday, 20 February 2018 00:00

Two special events have been arranged in the run-up to the Global Mindfulness Summit 2018, where experts will discuss the value of mindfulness in socially relevant and critical issues. The events will be held on 21 and 22 February at 4 p.m. at the Sr

Surgical infections in low-income countries linked to drug-resistant bugs: Study

Views - 21 Tuesday, 20 February 2018 00:00

Patients having surgery in low-income countries are more likely to develop an infection than those in wealthier nations, which may be linked to drug-resistant bacteria – according to a new study. There is also a higher antibiotic use among patient

Nawaloka Hospital Specialist Centre brings over 500 consultants under one roof

Views - 19 Tuesday, 20 February 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s pioneer in premium private healthcare, Nawaloka Hospital PLC set another benchmark in the country’s health sector by opening its dedicated ‘Specialist Centre’ for channelling and medical services which brings together over 500 con

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Putin, Mahinda and Gotabaya

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

I have to say that I am very happy indeed about the resounding victory scored by President Putin. If not for him, there would be no multi-polarity in the world; no chance of a global equilibrium; no ally for the rising economic power of China which w

President’s backflip toward Rajapaksa camp summons Ranil’s reserves to meet the challenge

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, is hard put to it in meeting the very strenuously intricate challenge foisted upon him by his partner in the Yahapalanaya Government – President Maithripala Sirisena. Inasmuch as Mahinda Rajapaksa

The world moves forward and we move backwards

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Communal riots emerged once again. It will emerge over and over again since we, those who govern and those who are governed, over and over again prove that we do not learn from the past mistakes. My first experience of communal riots was black July 1

Drop the guns, ‘Hit Refresh’

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

‘Drop the guns’ is my addition based on his own analysis, but ‘Hit Refresh’ is Satya Nadella’s main title of the quite praiseworthy book with a vision for everyone, not only in the technology field, but also in other areas of knowledge and

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