Healthcare

3rd AGM of SL Chamber of Medical Devices Industry on Friday

Views - 9 Monday, 15 January 2018 00:00

The Sri Lanka Chamber of Medical Devices Industry is hosting its third Annual General Meeting on 19 January 2018, at the Atrium, Cinnamon Grand, from 7 p.m. onwards.


Annual Academic Sessions of Nutrition Society of Sri Lanka

Views - 7 Monday, 15 January 2018 00:00

Annual academic sessions of the Nutrition Society of Sri Lanka will be held from 27-28 January 2018 at Hotel Galadari, Colombo under the theme of ‘Investing in Nutrition for Economic Prosperity’.


Cancer has claimed more lives in last 10 years than 30-year war

Views - 14 Monday, 15 January 2018 00:00

While measures have been taken to minimise the number of deaths caused by cancer, it has been reported that 10,000-15,000 cancer cases are being filed in Sri Lanka every year, leading to a rapid increase in the mortality rate due to the disease, acco


Ruhunu Hospital Life Membership now offers greater benefits for customers

Views - 15 Monday, 15 January 2018 00:00

Ruhunu Hospital Ltd., which is one of the leading private hospitals in the Southern Province, is offering membership to its customers to enjoy greater benefits.


Hemas Southern Hospital Galle retains honour of best private hospital in Southern Province at ‘Daksh

Views - 8 Monday, 15 January 2018 00:00

Hemas Southern Hospital Galle continues to shine as the best private hospital in the Southern Province, after it emerged victorious yet again at the ‘Dakshina Suwa Wiru Abhishekaya 2017’ award ceremony by clinching the coveted ‘Best Private Hos


Stroke, breast cancer and heart attacks combined see fewer deaths than osteoporosis!

Views - 16 Monday, 15 January 2018 00:00

Elderly women in hunchbacked positions is what we picture when we hear the word ‘osteoporosis’. Most people tend to dismiss it as part of ageing and don’t consider it a condition that is as serious as strokes, breast cancer and heart attacks.


Canada announces support to UNFPA for promotion of sexual and reproductive health and rights in Sri

Views - 23 Wednesday, 10 January 2018 00:00

High Commissioner of Canada to Sri Lanka, David McKinnon, yesterday announced a Government of Canada contribution


Henrietta Fore becomes new UNICEF Executive Director

Views - 13 Wednesday, 10 January 2018 00:00

Henrietta Fore has taken office as UNICEF’s seventh Executive Director. Fore brings to the role more than four decades of private and public sector leadership experience.


Lanka Hospitals celebrates 15 years of dedication towards saving lives

Views - 11 Wednesday, 10 January 2018 00:00

Lanka Hospitals PLC marked its 15th anniversary in a gala celebration at Eagle’s Lake Side recently. Graced by many dignitaries


India’s Supreme Court sets aside order cancelling larger tobacco health warnings

Views - 8 Wednesday, 10 January 2018 00:00

NEW DELHI (Reuters): The Supreme Court on Monday put on hold a lower court’s order that quashed central government rules mandating larger health warnings on tobacco packages,


KTI opens Farlin Baby Store at Ninewells Hospital

Views - 12 Wednesday, 10 January 2018 00:00

Kiddies & Toys International (KTI), Sri Lanka’s leading distributor of premium mother and childcare brands, in partnership with Ninewells Hospital


Durdans Hospital laboratory network offers high convenience and reliability

Views - 16 Monday, 8 January 2018 00:00

Medical laboratory investigations guide clinicians in their diagnosis where accurate, reliable and timely reports with quality checking are sought after by all. With a history of over two decades in medical laboratory diagnostics


Health Ministry reduces registration fees for medicinal drugs

Views - 15 Monday, 8 January 2018 00:00

Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, has taken steps to reduce several fees required for registration of medicinal drugs.


Immune boosting virus could be used to treat brain tumours

Views - 6 Monday, 8 January 2018 00:00

LONDON (Reuters): A trial of a potential new brain cancer treatment has shown that a virus injected directly into the bloodstream can reach tumours deep inside the brain and switch on the body’s own defence system to attack them.


Philippines fines Sanofi, suspends clearance for Dengvaxia

Views - 11 Monday, 8 January 2018 00:00

MANILA (Reuters): The Philippines has fined Sanofi $2,000 and suspended clearance for the French drug maker’s controversial dengue vaccine Dengvaxia, citing violations on product registration and marketing, its health secretary said on Thursday.


Alcohol damages stem cell DNA and increases cancer risk

Views - 11 Monday, 8 January 2018 00:00

LONDON (Reuters): Drinking alcohol produces a harmful chemical in the body which can lead to permanent genetic damage in the DNA of stem cells, increasing the risk of cancer developing, according to research published on Wednesday.


Lanka Hospitals successfully performs first ever Minimally Invasive Lumbar Fusion

Views - 16 Monday, 8 January 2018 00:00

Lanka Hospitals Corporation PLC recently announced that it has successfully performed a highly specialised spine surgery called Minimally Invasive Lumbar Fusion with Navigation Assistant.


Nawaloka Hospitals installs second MRI scanner

Views - 17 Thursday, 4 January 2018 00:27

Sri Lanka’s pioneer private healthcare provider, Nawaloka Hospitals recently installed a second MRI scanner to offer more accurate and efficient diagnostic and imaging services which will avoid waiting times for its patients.


New drug approvals hit 21-year high in 2017

Views - 12 Thursday, 4 January 2018 00:00

LONDON (Reuters): US drug approvals hit a 21-year high in 2017, with 46 novel medicines winning a green light – more than double the previous year – while the figure also rose in the European Union.


1990 Suwasariya emergency ambulance service gets fresh boost

Views - 79 Thursday, 4 January 2018 00:00

Taking another step forward with the 1990 emergency ambulance service, ‘Suwasariya’, which is an Indian-assisted project, the Government yesterday signed an agreement to receive a further 209 ambulances under the second stage of the venture.


Apeksha Hospital to receive long-awaited PET scanner

Views - 22 Thursday, 4 January 2018 00:00

The long-awaited Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanner, which is crucial when it comes to the treatment of cancer patients, will be brought down on 25 January to the Maharagama Apeksha Hospital.


Health and Wellness: A route to relaxed mindfulness, a means to peak performance

Views - 15 Thursday, 4 January 2018 00:00

With the conclusion of the New Year, it is time to look after yourself and strive to achieve a state of wellness by adopting a healthy lifestyle so that you can tackle the coming year head on. All of your goals for the year ahead and plans that you w


‘Artificial pancreas’ works during intense exercise

Views - 8 Monday, 1 January 2018 00:00

Reuters Health: An ‘artificial pancreas’ that monitors blood sugar and automatically delivers insulin may make it safer for teens with type 1 diabetes to participate in sports, a US study suggests.


Can a sun salutation a day keep night sweats at bay?

Views - 9 Monday, 1 January 2018 00:00

Reuters Health: Menopausal women who practice yoga may experience more relief from symptoms like night sweats and hot flashes than their peers who don’t do this type of exercise, a review of existing research suggests.


Advanced valve replacement procedure TAVR safer option for elderly patients

Views - 19 Monday, 1 January 2018 00:00

A technological breakthrough in medical procedures, the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) brought hope to elderly patients when it was first introduced in France a few years ago, offering a safer option to the conventional open heart surg


President lays foundation stone for Colombo Uni-linked Rs. 14.5 b Nursing Faculty

Views - 33 Friday, 22 December 2017 00:00

President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday laid the foundation stone for a Nursing Faculty affiliated with the University of Colombo at Sri Jayawardenepura General Hospital premises.


Don’t wait for symptoms: Screening ‘catches’ cancer early

Views - 30 Friday, 22 December 2017 00:00

Screening for cancer serves not only to detect cancer but also ‘catch’ it at its pre-cancerous stage, thereby preventing further progression, through intervention.


Asiri Surgical nurse brings honour to Sri Lanka

Views - 47 Friday, 22 December 2017 00:00

The first Sri Lankan nurse to successfully complete the Advanced Life Support (ALS) provider course conducted by the European Resuscitation Council


Balasooriya Hospital receives Gold at National Business Excellence Awards

Views - 14 Friday, 22 December 2017 00:00

Balasooriya Private Hospital Chairman Priyanthalal Balasooriya received the Gold Award in healthcare related category at the National Business Excellence Awards 2017


Health Ministry considers using private hospital facilities to minimise waiting period for heart and

Views - 12 Wednesday, 20 December 2017 09:22

Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous medicine is in discussions with private hospitals to use their facilities to perform heart and eye surgeries in order to minimise the waiting time for the patients.


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