Healthcare

Bill Gates makes $100 m personal investment to fight Alzheimer’s

Views - 8 Wednesday, 15 November 2017 00:08

LONDON (Reuters): Billionaire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is to invest $50 million in the Dementia Discovery Fund, a venture capital fund that brings together industry and government to seek treatments for the brain-wasting disease.


Free diabetic check-up at Lanka Hospitals

Views - 6 Wednesday, 15 November 2017 00:07

Free health screening including BMI, blood sugar monitoring, as well as the opportunity to interact with Sri Lanka’s renowned consultant endocrinologists, cardiologists, nephrologists, neurologists, ophthalmologists, general


President opens Global Congress for Consensus in Paediatrics and Child Health

Views - 11 Wednesday, 15 November 2017 00:06

President Maithripala Sirisena opened the 6th Global Congress for Consensus in Paediatrics and Child Health (CIP) at the Hilton Hotel in Colombo this week.



Foundation laid for National Stroke Centre in Colombo East hospital Mulleriyawa

Views - 8 Wednesday, 15 November 2017 00:03

A National Stroke Centre for the multidisciplinary care of stroke patients in Sri Lanka is to be set up at the Colombo East Hospital in Mulleriyawa.


Diabetics now covered with Sri Lanka Insurance

Views - 7 Wednesday, 15 November 2017 00:01

Till now, diabetes was one of the main barriers for health insurance policies in Sri Lanka. However, all that will change with the launch of the Sri Lanka Insurance Comprehensive D+ policy on 14 November to coincide with World Diabetes Day.


Preventative diabetes care at Durdans Diabetes and Endocrinology Clinic

Views - 5 Wednesday, 15 November 2017 00:01

According to the latest statistics, the prevalence of diabetes in Sri Lanka had dramatically increased, especially among the urban population. Overweight and lack of exercise were the main causes of diabetes among children,


Milestone achievement in biotech; Sri Lanka’s Credence Genomics creates history

Views - 388 Thursday, 9 November 2017 00:00

Credence Genomics Ltd., Sri Lanka’s premier specialised DNA diagnostics services provider has achieved yet another first by being published in the acclaimed BioMed Central (BMC) Infectious Diseases publication.


Parliamentary forum calls for greater investment in Early Childhood ahead of National Budget

Views - 6 Thursday, 9 November 2017 00:00

A special parliamentary forum highlighting the transformative impact investing in Early Childhood could have on Sri Lanka was organised by the Sri Lanka Parliamentary Caucus for Children in partnership with UNICEF, under the


2nd World Disability & Rehabilitation Conference 2017 in Colombo

Views - 80 Thursday, 9 November 2017 00:00

The 2nd World Disability and Rehabilitation Conference 2017, organised by the International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM), will be held on 16 and 17 November, at Mövenpick Hotel Colombo with the


Hemas Hospital Wattala introduces Day Surgery Unit

Views - 13 Thursday, 9 November 2017 00:00

The pioneer in innovative and affordable healthcare solutions and the giant in private healthcare out of Colombo, Hemas Hospital Wattala has introduced a new dimension in surgery while offering a range of specially designed


Pharma Chamber and Regulator collaborate to make strides

Views - 28 Wednesday, 8 November 2017 00:00

In an endeavour to better collaboration with the regulatory framework, shaping high-level public private partnerships (PPP) and arriving at consensual decisions, the Sri Lanka Chamber of the Pharmaceutical Industry


MyDoctor.lk organises symposium to empower early detection of breast cancer

Views - 106 Wednesday, 8 November 2017 00:00

In the early stages of breast cancer, symptoms are minimal; therefore disease might progress even without notice. Annually, more than 2,500 women in Sri Lanka are newly diagnosed with breast cancer. It’s a timely requirement


Lanka Hospitals offers special packages for Agrahara Beneficiaries on eye care services for 1st time

Views - 25 Wednesday, 8 November 2017 00:00

Leading healthcare provider Lanka Hospitals has extended its extinctive service by offering Agrahara Beneficiaries special benefits for eye care treatments for the first time in Sri Lanka. The new venture will help public sector


One-stop preventive health screenings at Durdans Executive Wellness Centre

Views - 14 Wednesday, 8 November 2017 00:00

Busy lifestyles can take its toll on the health and wellbeing of individuals from young adults to professionals and families. The Executive Wellness Centre at Durdans Hospital is a dedicated one-stop facility providing


Prevention through awareness: Special workshop on diabetes for women

Views - 10 Wednesday, 8 November 2017 00:00

Women’s Chamber of Industry and Commerce in collaboration with Healthy Life Clinic will conduct an awareness program on diabetes and healthy lifestyles in conjunction with the World Diabetes Day keeping to the theme


Ruhunu Hospitals opens nursing college in Karapitiya

Views - 406 Tuesday, 7 November 2017 00:00

Ruhunu Hospital Ltd. – one of the leading private hospitals in the Southern Province opened a new nursing training school in Karapitiya recently with the aim of providing nursing students a platform and a clear path in providing the basic knowledge


Lankan doctor involved in national award winning NSW Trauma App

Views - 16 Tuesday, 7 November 2017 00:00

A trauma app developed in NSW recently won the Public Sector and Government Market Division at the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) National iAwards in Melbourne. A highly-skilled team of staff and clinicians from NSW Health, lead b


Free medical camp to take place at Kirulapone Jummah Masjid on Sunday

Views - 10 Thursday, 2 November 2017 00:00

The Trustees of the Kirulapone Jumma Masjid will be organising a free medical camp in collaboration with the Kirulapone Police from 9 a.m. on Sunday 5 November at the Kirulapone Jumma Masjid at High Level Road Colombo 6. Open to members of all commu


7,000 newborns die daily despite steady decrease in under-five mortality, new report says

Views - 6 Thursday, 2 November 2017 00:00

NEW YORK/GENEVA/WASHINGTON DC: Every day in 2016, 15,000 children died before their fifth birthday, 46% of them – or 7,000 babies – died in the first 28 days of life, according to a new UN report. Levels and Trends in Child Mortality 2017, reveal


Sethma Hospital wins Best Entrepreneur Award in Western Province

Views - 11 Thursday, 2 November 2017 00:00

Sethma Hospitals Ltd. was the lucky winner of three coveted awards at the Western Province Entrepreneur Awards 2017, organised by the Sri Lanka National Chamber of Commerce and the National Entrepreneur Development Authority. Sethma Hospital won the


KOICA-supported physical therapy room in Korean Clinic

Views - 65 Thursday, 2 November 2017 00:00

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), dedicated to providing grant aid programs of the Korean Government, announced that on 26 October a ceremony had been held to launch a physical therapy room as part of the project for creation of a p


‘WHealth – Corporate Wellness Solutions’ debuts

Views - 302 Thursday, 2 November 2017 00:00

‘Health is wealth’ and this saying cannot be more relevant than today when the world at many levels is reaching its melting point. The ability to understand one’s wellbeing in all aspects of life and to see the connection between the body and m


‘HelloMom’ to combat maternal and infant mortality

Views - 523 Wednesday, 1 November 2017 00:00

Three young undergraduates of the Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT) have developed ‘HelloMom,’a SMS platform that seeks to reduce maternal and infant mortality by empowering pregnant women and mothers


Sampath Sanhinda Saver rewards senior citizens with over Rs. 100m in medical benefits

Views - 9 Wednesday, 1 November 2017 00:00

In line with its commitment to caring for its customers and adding greater value to their lives, Sampath Bank announced that it is distributing over Rs. 100 million in medical benefits to Sampath Sanhinda Saver


oDoc wins Commonwealth Digital Health Award

Views - 1268 Wednesday, 1 November 2017 00:00

oDoc, a Sri Lankan startup linking patients with doctors on-demand, emerged winners in the Telemedicine category at the recently concluded Commonwealth Digital Health Awards. Developed over 12 months, the award-


Singhe Hospitals joins hands with HCP Consulting on mission to revitalise

Views - 92 Wednesday, 1 November 2017 00:00

Building on the strengths developed during its five years in operation, Singhe Hospitals continues to pursue its vision of providing quality healthcare to its community in the Sabaragamuwa Province. To improve Singhe


AIA Vitality introduces Charity rewards options

Views - 18 Monday, 30 October 2017 00:00

AIA Vitality members can now give their weekly reward to the Little Hearts Foundation, for children with heart disease and critical illness.


Heartburn symptoms tied to psychological factors in some patients

Views - 10 Monday, 30 October 2017 00:00

Reuters Health: Heartburn sufferers who don’t feel better with standard treatment, but who have no detectable reflux, tend to have greater distress and worse quality of life, according to a new study.


Tradmed Int’l 2017 to discuss latest developments, future potential of traditional and complementary

Views - 11 Monday, 30 October 2017 00:00

Tradmed International 2017, a diverse platform to share and discuss the inherent values, developments and novelties in evidenced based practice of traditional and complementary medicine will commence on 22 November at Waters Edge.


Today's Columnists

Is Iran a threat to global peace?

Saturday, 18 November 2017

The aim of this article is to explore Iran’s nuclear program and its consequences throughout the world. Iran one of the nuclear power countries in the Middle East, which has brought very grave concern to the US.


Maldives forcefully voices plight of small island states at climate change conference

Saturday, 18 November 2017

The plight of small island states was forcefully voiced by Maldivian Minister for Environment and Energy Thoriq Ibrahim at the 23rd Conference of Parties to the UN Convention on Climate Change (COP23) being held in Bonn, Germany.


The Blue Green Budget of the Unity Government

Friday, 17 November 2017

The Budget proposals of the Unity Government under the theme ‘Blue Green Budget’ for the fiscal year 2018 are expected to support the achievement of medium-term targets such as Per Capita Income of $ 5,000


Starship budgets and the “Bicycle Brigade”

Friday, 17 November 2017

One has only to read the wide and varied responses to Budget 2018 (B18) to realise how fissured our society is.


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