Healthcare

Dialog and Health Informatics Society of SL to establish ‘Digital Health Innovation Laboratory’

Views - 5 Tuesday, 19 November 2019 00:00

Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, partnered with Health Informatics Society of Sri Lanka (HISSL), to establish a ‘Digital Health Innovation Laboratory,’ the first of its kind in the country, to incubate innovative di


Ninewells introduces Asia’s first NuEra Tight machine by Lumenis for skin tightening and contouring

Views - 2 Tuesday, 19 November 2019 00:00

Making great strides to revolutionise the industry of cosmetology and aesthetics in Sri Lanka, the Aesthetic & Cosmetic Centre by Ninewells recently introduced a ground-breaking machine by Lumenis for skin tightening, and face and body contouring tre


What causes dizziness? An overview of common balance disorders

Views - 6 Tuesday, 19 November 2019 00:00

By Ayesha Nazeer Zarook Dizziness is a common symptom that affects many people in our country; it has been reported to be the one of the most common complaints in patients 75 years of age or older. Dizziness, however, is a common term used to descri


World-class health and wellness store Healthguard opens at One Galle Face

Views - 10 Monday, 18 November 2019 00:23

Sri Lanka’s leading health and beauty retail chain, Healthguard – a subsidiary of the healthcare sector of Sunshine Holdings PLC – recently opened its newest full-service store for the public at the One Galle Face (OGF) mall, Colombo’s premie


eChannelling welcomes Joseph Fraser Memorial Hospital into portfolio

Views - 10 Monday, 18 November 2019 00:22

eChannelling PLC, Sri Lanka’s largest doctor channelling network has entered into a partnership with Joseph Fraser Memorial Hospital, a part of Melsta Health portfolio of hospitals. The formal agreement was signed by eChannelling Director and Mobit


Stents no better than drugs for many heart patients: US study

Views - 9 Monday, 18 November 2019 00:20

Chicago (Reuters): Many patients with severe but stable heart disease who routinely undergo invasive procedures to clear and prop open clogged arteries would do as well by just taking medications and making lifestyle changes, US researchers reported


Hemas Hospitals’ School of Nursing sees fresh batch graduate at annual capping ceremony

Views - 133 Monday, 18 November 2019 00:19

Leading healthcare provider Hemas Hospitals shored up the ranks of its medical staff with a fresh batch of students that graduated from its School of Nursing during the institute’s annual capping ceremony. A total of 12 students were formally made


Special events at CDEM to mark World Diabetes Day

Views - 17 Thursday, 14 November 2019 00:00

Diabetes mellitus has become one of the biggest epidemics making all human beings across the world vulnerable. There are over 425 million people with diabetes across the world. This year’s theme for World Diabetes Day is diabetes and your family. B


Sri Lanka Insurance protection for diabetes patients with comprehensive D+ on World Diabetes Day

Views - 13 Thursday, 14 November 2019 00:00

Diabetes, once considered a disease of the developed world, has become a worldwide pandemic. There is an alarming increase of prevalence in diabetes in Sri Lanka, where a Colombo urban study shows that 27.1% of the Colombo urban population suffers


To tackle diabetes, strengthen primary healthcare and empower families

Views - 36 Thursday, 14 November 2019 00:00

Diabetes is a significant threat to public health across the WHO South-East Asia Region. An estimated 91 million people in the region suffer from diabetes. Around 49 million – more than half – are unaware they have it. Undiagnosed or poorly contr


Kalbe introduces Entrasol Platinum premium nutrition for ageing and recovery

Views - 26 Wednesday, 13 November 2019 00:00

Kalbe, the largest public-listed healthcare conglomerate in South East Asia launches yet another science based nutrition brand – Entrasol Platinum, a unique formulation to add strength and quality to the most rewarding years of life and during reco


Examine your energy centres and horoscope with 3D aura scanning

Views - 12 Wednesday, 13 November 2019 00:00

Solving personal problems in your life by scanning energy centres in the body with a 3D aura scanner and matching it with the horoscope is possible, now, with the veteran astrologer K.A.U. Sarachchandra. The exclusive service is available at his offi


Hemas Hospitals marks World Pharmacists Day with special program

Views - 18 Wednesday, 13 November 2019 00:00

Leading healthcare provider Hemas Hospitals celebrated World Pharmacists Day, which fell on 25 September, with a special event, organised by its Pharmacy Department, at Hemas Hospital Wattala. This was the fourth consecutive year in which the Hemas P


Ninewells Medical Laboratory receives SLAB Accreditation

Views - 16 Wednesday, 13 November 2019 00:00

The Ninewells Medical Laboratory received accreditation of Sri Lanka Accreditation Board (SLAB) recently, further assuring its patients of the precision and highest level of accuracy of its laboratory reports. The accreditation scheme for Medical/Cli


The future of employee healthcare is online

Views - 23 Wednesday, 13 November 2019 00:00

In recent years, Sri Lanka has made impressive strides in healthcare delivery. One such case has been the rise of telemedicine adoption by doctors, patients, and now, corporates. The American Medical Association has found that nearly 75% of regular d


Lecture on ‘Indian Culture, Sanskrit and Yoga: A Realistic Approach’ tomorrow

Views - 9 Thursday, 7 November 2019 00:00

The Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre (SVCC), High Commission of India, Colombo, will be organising a lecture on the topic ‘Indian Culture, Sanskrit and Yoga: A Realistic Approach’ by Silpakorn University Bangkok Sanskrit Studies Centre’s Visit


Janashakthi ‘Live Life’ emerges victorious at National ICT Awards 2019

Views - 23 Thursday, 7 November 2019 00:00

Janashakthi’s revolutionary Life Insurance solution ‘Live Life’ emerged a winner at the National ICT Awards 2019 (NBQSA) held recently at the Galadari Hotel. ‘Live Life’, a wellness-based digital Insurance solution by Janashakthi Insurance


Ruhunu Hospitals awarded President’s Funds for spinal cord compressions and brain surgeries

Views - 18 Thursday, 7 November 2019 00:00

Ruhunu Hospitals Ltd., which is spearheading the task of transforming Galle into a centre for excellence in neurosurgery and neurosciences in Sri Lanka, makes yet another meaningful intervention in its healthcare services by linking up with the Presi


wOw.lk partners with Little Hearts to help save lives of children

Views - 16 Friday, 25 October 2019 00:00

wOw.lk has joined the national fundraising project ‘Little Hearts’ in a bid to save lives of children with heart disease and critical illnesses by helping fund the building of a Cardiac and Critical Care Complex at the Lady Ridgeway Hospital Cent


Ceylinco Healthcare to offer Proton Therapy in milestone tie up with Apollo Proton Cancer Centre

Views - 76 Friday, 25 October 2019 00:00

Proton Therapy, the most advanced form of radiation treatment available in the world, has become more accessible and affordable for cancer patients in Sri Lanka following the appointment of Ceylinco Healthcare Services Limited (CHSL) as a Medical Aff


Mobitel offers subscribers critical illness insurance cover from Janashakthi Life

Views - 33 Friday, 25 October 2019 00:00

Upholding its credo of ‘We Care. Always’, Mobitel has partnered with Janashakthi Life to offer its subscribers an affordable, secure and hassle-free Critical Illness Insurance cover that protects them against up to 25 critical illnesses, includin


Rotarians across the country unite to keep Sri Lanka polio-free

Views - 64 Friday, 25 October 2019 00:00

Once considered a deadly plague, polio, a paralysing, incurable and potentially fatal disease that mainly threatens children invading their nervous systems and causing total paralysis within hours, is today a distant memory thanks to the undeterred i


Asiri AOI Cancer Care Centre’s advanced treatment modalities offer hope and restore lives

Views - 22 Thursday, 24 October 2019 00:00

Ranked among the top 10 leading causes of death globally, cancer is perhaps the most researched disease in the world with science and technology set on course towards an age of optimism inching closer to a cure. Launched in collaboration with America


HNB Finance Moratuwa conducts health seminar for expectant mothers

Views - 19 Thursday, 24 October 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka’s leading financial services provider, HNB Finance held a health and nutrition seminar for expectant mothers at its Moratuwa branch recently. Supported by the Moratuwa office of the Medical Officer of Health (MOH), the daylong seminar he


AV Digitech to facilitate AI-based teleradiology as per GOSL vision for advanced digital healthcare

Views - 29 Thursday, 24 October 2019 00:00

AV Digitech – a pioneer in offering end to end digital solutions recently signed an agreement with the Ministry of Health (MOH) initiating a landmark project to bring a new era of digital empowerment. Enabling the GOSL’s vision of revolutionising


The Joseph Fraser Memorial Hospital undergoes complete restoration

Views - 39 Thursday, 24 October 2019 00:00

For almost a century The Joseph Fraser Memorial Hospital has been at the forefront of women’s and children’s healthcare. Now, this time-tested institution gets a complete renovation and renewal, including state-of-the-art equipment, a host of ne


Healthy Life Clinic to conduct free awareness sessions for World Diabetes Day

Views - 16 Tuesday, 22 October 2019 01:26

Reputed Colombo-based medical centre, Health Life Clinic, is leading the charge in educating individuals and communities about diabetes in the month leading up to World Diabetes Day, held on 14 November.


‘Leave No One Behind’ policy must resonate at all levels, SL tells WHO Health Forum

Views - 15 Tuesday, 22 October 2019 01:25

Addressing the WHO Mental Health Forum held in Geneva on 14 October, Sri Lanka updated the global healthcare community, which comprised policy experts and representatives of member states and international organisations, on progress achieved in advan


Nawaloka Hospitals to open country’s first private sector Chest and Sleep Unit

Views - 48 Tuesday, 22 October 2019 01:23

In a continuation of its efforts to ensure specialised care for patients combating respiratory illness, healthcare leader Nawaloka Hospitals declared open the country’s first private sector dedicated Chest and Sleep Unit at its hospital in Colombo


Cochlear implants expand hearing possibilities for the hard of hearing in Sri Lanka

Views - 42 Tuesday, 22 October 2019 01:19

A cochlear implant is an established, effective and long-term solution for people with moderate to profound hearing loss. Unlike hearing aids, cochlear implants bypass the damaged part of the cochlea and provide stimulation to the auditory nerve. Coc


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Victory over the oppressed

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

The Presidential Election is over and the new President has taken his oaths. Although there were opinions expressed that there can be a second count of preference votes of the candidates other than the first and second, it was an easy victory for Got


The mantra of attracting high-end tourists

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

“Easier said than done!” is what many veterans of the tourism industry say whenever the subject of enticing high spenders to Sri Lanka is debated. That being so, some boutique brands have fetched high prices in the past though the current situati


Adopt high-impact interventions to secure future of antibiotics and rollback the global AMR crisis

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a global crisis that threatens the future of our most precious drugs: antibiotics. Across the world, AMR kills an estimated 700,000 people annually, including 230,000 from multi-drug resistant tuberculosis. By 2050,


A child’s guide to MCC Compact Sri Lanka

Monday, 18 November 2019

Intelligent children, unlike some of the adults, are curious, probing and questioning. They do not jump to conclusions until and unless they are convinced of facts that have been presented to them. Asani, a student in the Advanced Level class in a le


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