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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.
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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
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President Maithripala Sirisena opened the 6th Global Congress for Consensus in Paediatrics and Child Health (CIP) at the Hilton Hotel in Colombo this week.
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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.
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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.
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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,
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.
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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
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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
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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
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
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
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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
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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
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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
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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
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
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
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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
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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-
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
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AIA Vitality members can now give their weekly reward to the Little Hearts Foundation, for children with heart disease and critical illness.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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
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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