Prince Harry, Elton John to launch coalition against HIV in men

Views - 11 Tuesday, 17 July 2018 00:00

London (Reuters): Britain’s Prince Harry and music star Elton John are joining forces to launch a “global coalition” focused on treating HIV infections in men, the singer’s AIDS charity said last week. The Elton John AIDS Foundation did not g

Ruhunu Hospital introduces IVF treatment

Views - 34 Tuesday, 17 July 2018 00:00

Ruhunu Hospital Ltd., the leading Southern Province private healthcare provider, introduces ‘In Vitro Fertilization’ (IVF) which is the latest form of assisted reproductive technology available, at an affordable cost with state of the art facilit

Colombo National Hospital first to install Masimo Root with SedLine Brain Function Monitoring device

Views - 26 Tuesday, 17 July 2018 00:00

Medical professionals in the country can now receive in-depth information regarding the brain functionality of patients under sedation. The Surgical Intensive Care Unit of the Colombo National Hospital is the first to have installed and operated the

Dengue early detection kit ‘CareStart’ hits market

Views - 421 Tuesday, 17 July 2018 00:00

By Ruwandi Gamage A qualitative rapid diagnostic kit designed for early diagnosis to help lower the risk of mortality and medical complications for dengue was introduced to the market. This FDA-approved dengue combo kit will retail at a price of Rs.

Finance Ministry gets Budget proposals focused on Early Childhood Development

Views - 32 Tuesday, 17 July 2018 00:00

By Shannon Jayawardena Several Government ministries together with UNICEF joined hands to present three Budget proposals focused on Early Childhood Development (ECD) to Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera yesterday. Samaraweera sai

UNFPA urges accurate sexuality education for youth

Views - 71 Monday, 16 July 2018 00:00

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) last week highlighted the need for accurate sexual education as a priority for youth in Sri Lanka at the fifth Generation-to-Generation dialogue held at the BMICH.

Host of new measures to improve government health service

Views - 20 Friday, 13 July 2018 00:00

The Government plans to introduce an E-health card, an electronic card containing all the health-related information

AIA’s ‘Healthiest Workplace Survey’ in Sri Lanka for the first time

Views - 28 Friday, 13 July 2018 00:00

AIA Insurance announced the launch of Sri Lanka’s Healthiest Workplace Survey (HWS) at the Great Place to Work conference yesterday.

JICA extends support to SL health and medical services

Views - 42 Friday, 13 July 2018 00:00

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a loan agreement with the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic

Sunshine Healthcare Lanka partners 3M Global Channel Services

Views - 67 Friday, 13 July 2018 00:00

In a bid to further strengthen its product portfolio and offer quality healthcare products to every Sri Lankan, Sunshine

Spa Ceylon spearheads positive living with #MyWellnessGoals campaign

Views - 22 Friday, 13 July 2018 00:00

In celebration of Global Wellness Day which took place on 9 June, the global luxury ayurveda chain Spa Ceylon has

Family planning is a human right

Views - 27 Wednesday, 11 July 2018 00:00

50 years ago, the world declared that “parents have a basic human right to determine freely and responsibly the number

Health Ministry Circular against female circumcision comes under flack

Views - 319 Wednesday, 11 July 2018 00:00

A recent Health Ministry circular prohibiting medical practitioners from carrying out female circumcision has been condemned as an affront to Muslims who practice it.

Mom’s healthy lifestyle lowers child’s risk of obesity

Views - 11 Wednesday, 11 July 2018 00:00

Reuters Health: Children whose mothers stick to healthy lifestyle practices are less likely to be obese than children of less healthy moms, researchers report.

Illegal cigarette trade costing S. Africa $ 510 m a year: Study

Views - 20 Wednesday, 11 July 2018 00:00

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters): South Africa has become one of the biggest markets for illegal cigarette sales and is losing

Subway Sri Lanka partners with VACD as charity partner

Views - 25 Wednesday, 11 July 2018 00:00

Subway Sri Lanka, with retail outlets in Kollupitiya, Fort, Rajagiriya and Mount Lavinia has partnered with VACD (Volunteers to Assist Children with Disabilities Ltd.)

Cancer diagnosis tied to increased risk of diabetes

Views - 15 Tuesday, 10 July 2018 00:00

Reuters Health: People who get diagnosed with cancer may be more likely to develop diabetes, a Korean study suggests. The study included 524,089 men and women, aged 20 to 70, who didn’t have cancer or diabetes at the start. By the time, half the pa

AIA research reveals Sri Lanka facing critical illness ‘financing gap’

Views - 35 Tuesday, 10 July 2018 00:00

AIA Healthy Living Index 2018 also shows a sharp decline in the number of people who are satisfied with their health AIA Group (AIA) has found that people in Sri Lanka face a considerable ‘financing gap’ where savings, current levels of insuranc

Sunshine Holdings’ inaugural Agri and Healthcare Awards Night celebrates top achievers

Views - 109 Tuesday, 10 July 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s diversified conglomerate, Sunshine Holdings PLC recognised their best-performing employees of agribusiness and healthcare sectors during the financial year of 2017/18 recently at the Sunshine Holdings Awards 2018 held at the Cinnamon Gr

Ninewells expands women’s healthcare services

Views - 73 Tuesday, 10 July 2018 00:00

 By Ruwandi Gamage Ninewells Hospital announced yesterday that they would be expanding into gynaecological services for women of all ages and care for older children to meet their patients’ needs throughout their lifetime.     Introducing a ne emphasises ROI benefits of corporate wellness

Views - 21 Friday, 6 July 2018 00:00

In an ever-expanding and competitive business world, the success of a corporation is often dependent upon the potential

LHD offers world-class standards in laboratory testing

Views - 44 Friday, 6 July 2018 00:00

Whether as a preventive measure or to facilitate treatment, diagnosis forms the cornerstone of every medical procedure.

Pannipitiya Private Hospital offers special benefits for credit cards

Views - 44 Friday, 6 July 2018 00:00

Pannipitiya Private Hospital has tied up with the island’s prominent banks to offer many services to the public. Accordingly

HNB contributes towards a new Accident & Trauma Unit for Batticaloa Teaching Hospital

Views - 27 Friday, 6 July 2018 00:00

Batticaloa Teaching Hospital Emergency and Accident Project (BEAP), the exemplary humanitarian project by the Government of Sri Lanka

Lanka Hospitals inaugurates fully-fledged Medical and Speciality Centre in Seychelles

Views - 100 Friday, 6 July 2018 00:00

Lanka Hospitals PLC, internationally accredited healthcare provider offering world class tertiary medical care, recently

Ruhunu Hospital to invest in first neuro microscope outside Colombo in private sector

Views - 36 Thursday, 5 July 2018 00:00

Ruhunu Hospital is set to invest on a state-of-the-art neuro microscope in Karapitiya while further expanding its services in the Southern Province of the country. Ruhunu Hospital has taken a strategic decision to invest in neurosciences and is work

SLPA joins walk to mark Drug Prevention National Week

Views - 22 Thursday, 5 July 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) held an acknowledgement walk on 2 July to mark the Drug Prevention National Week. The walk took place with the participation of employees of SLPA and was attended by several higher management officials including S

Colombo Tea Traders Charity Trust and Akbar Brothers donate medical equipment to Eye Hospital

Views - 57 Thursday, 5 July 2018 00:00

The National Eye Hospital (NEH) of Colombo was gifted a state of the art machine for Vitrectomy surgery worth Rs. 6.5 million recently. The funds for this equipment was raised jointly by the charity arm of The Colombo Tea Traders’ Association (CTTA

71st World Health Assembly concludes, shedding no light upon asbestos or related diseases

Views - 20 Thursday, 5 July 2018 00:00

One of the world’s biggest health summits, the 71st World Health Assembly (WHA), recently concluded its annual summit in Geneva, graced by the newly appointed Director General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. C

Sri Lanka’s first-ever Haplo-Identical Bone Marrow Transplant for Thalassaemia

Views - 25 Thursday, 5 July 2018 00:00

Doctors at Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai, have successfully performed a Haploidentical BMT for Thalassaemia Major on a 17 year old Sri Lankan girl. Roshani Sandhya Kumari from Kurunegala underwent this procedure as a definitive treatment for

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Reaching global quality standards through Deming Award

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

The importance of quality in the contemporary competitive business environment cannot be over-emphasised. Total Quality Management (TQM)is a company-wide, all pervasive management philosophy, which organisations globally, in many business sectors hav

Ramsar accreditation of Colombo Wetlands: Rebranding Colombo as a Wetland City

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Colombo, once known to be “kolonthota,” has always been identified as a wetland complex at the heart of the Kelani river delta. Today this city is increasingly drying up, with around 20 sq km left as wetlands which continue to be threatened every

Coup Sri Lanka: some winners, mostly losers

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

As a president proves shockingly stubborn, a nation waits with baited breath as to what His Excellency the loose cannon on a rocky slope will do next. Two Prime Ministers and the fates of their respective parliamentary groups hang in the balance lik

Rising dollar and bank NPA, brothers in arms?

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

The rising Non-Performing Advances (NPA/NPAs) is a matter of concern to the entire financial industry. It is a nightmare. The weekend papers have published some articles based on interviews journalists conducted with respective bank CEOs and also bas

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