Healthcare

‘Good Heart Good Health’ screening at Durdans Hospital

Views - 9 Monday, 30 October 2017 00:00

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in Sri Lanka. Heart disease includes stroke and other cardiovascular diseases, with coronary artery disease (CAD) being the most common.


Effects of cancer don’t simply end when treatment does

Views - 9 Monday, 30 October 2017 00:00

CAN – SUR – VIVE Trust conducted the seventh support group forum on 15 October for breast and gynaecological cancer survivors.


Hemas Hospitals Thalawathugoda launches ‘Hemas Diabetes Clinic’

Views - 9 Monday, 30 October 2017 00:00

Hemas Hospitals Thalawathugoda recently launched ‘Hemas Diabetes Clinic’ – a special clinic to diagnose and treat patients with diabetes and other diabetic-related ailments, as well as raise awareness about the rising non-communicable disease a


Hemas Hospital Wattala commits to fight against breast cancer

Views - 10 Friday, 27 October 2017 00:00

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women in Sri Lanka and the world over; and if detected at the early stages the type of cancer that can be nipped in the bud with proper treatment and care. As the cancer


President opens 75-bed epilepsy hospital, 90% sponsored by Saudi Fund for Development

Views - 19 Friday, 27 October 2017 00:00

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena opened a 75-bed epilepsy hospital, which is 90 percentage funded by the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD).


Clinically-proven all-natural cough syrup to address cough and cold now in Sri Lanka

Views - 14 Friday, 27 October 2017 00:00

All of us have experienced a cough that troubled us the whole night or a runny nose that kept us away from the delights of life.


Cushioning against health risks!

Views - 9 Friday, 27 October 2017 00:00

The nation’s public health care delivery system no doubt is remarkably successful in providing a universal service, but despite its efforts, limitations prevail in the existing structure.


Browns Hospital, Ragama hosts workshop on Endoscopic Ultrasound Scanning

Views - 39 Wednesday, 25 October 2017 00:08

Browns Hospital Ragama successfully concluded an informative workshop on Endoscopic Ultrasound Scanning (EUS) recently, with the participation of over 20 consultant surgeons, gastroenterologists and gastroenterological surgeons.


Lanka Hospitals joins with Sri Lanka Heart Association to mark World Heart Day

Views - 6 Wednesday, 25 October 2017 00:07

The internationally accredited, multi award-winning healthcare provider Lanka Hospitals Corporation PLC joined the ‘Heart Walk’ organised by Sri Lanka Heart Association, held in commemoration of the World Heart Day which


Viber joins hands with Sirasa FM and Ministry of Health to combat dengue

Views - 24 Wednesday, 25 October 2017 00:05

Helping Sri Lanka control and fight against the dreaded dengue disease, Viber recently launched a novel awareness sticker pack.


Can insulin pumps work better than injections for kids with diabetes?

Views - 6 Wednesday, 25 October 2017 00:01

Children and teens with type 1 diabetes who use insulin pumps may have better-controlled blood sugar and fewer complications than youth who inject insulin, a new study suggests.


Aggressive breast cancer treatment tied to more missed work

Views - 7 Wednesday, 25 October 2017 00:01

Many women with early-stage breast cancer have full-time jobs when they’re diagnosed, and they are more likely to miss at least a month of work when they receive aggressive treatment that includes surgery, a US study suggests.


Sri Lanka’s efforts to eradicate non-communicable diseases praised at World Health Summit

Views - 20 Monday, 23 October 2017 00:16

Sri Lanka’s political commitment and efforts to eradicate non-communicable diseases (NCDs) received praise at the 9th World Health Summit held from 15-17 October in Berlin.


TMI Solutions appreciated by largest hospital in Maldives

Views - 9 Monday, 23 October 2017 00:14

TMI Solutions Ltd., who is the authorised dealer for Nihon Kohden Corporation – Japan products in Maldives was appreciated by the Indira Ghandhi Memorial Hospital for the contributions made for the upliftment of the hospital’s doctors and nurses


Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill ambassador after outcry

Views - 7 Monday, 23 October 2017 00:09

GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday following outrage among Western donors and rights groups at the appointment.


Mahela and Kumar bat for awareness of violence against women

Views - 11 Monday, 23 October 2017 00:05

Cricketing legends Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara last week joined a nationwide school awareness campaign on violence against women in partnership with the Ministry of Education and the European Union.


Dengue Prevention Program in Colombo District wins international recognition at digital health award

Views - 46 Monday, 23 October 2017 00:04

The Dengue Prevention Program launched in the Colombo District has won the first place in the Commonwealth Digital Health Conference, according to the Deputy Health Director of the Western Province Anil Samaranayake.


Durdans Hospital encourages screening for breast cancer

Views - 23 Monday, 23 October 2017 00:02

The cancer incidence reports suggest that of all cancer types, Sri Lankan females are most susceptible to breast cancer.


Ruhunu Hospital opens new medical centre in Baddegama

Views - 16 Thursday, 19 October 2017 00:00

Ruhunu Hospital Ltd. is one of the leading private hospitals in Southern Province, which offers quality healthcare services at affordable cost. In their further expansion process, they opened a new medical centre at Baddegama in order to provide top-


Maharagama Nawinna Medicare Hospital unveils Ayurveda Medical Unit 

Views - 7 Thursday, 19 October 2017 00:00

Nawinna Medicare Hospital Ltd. in Maharagama which is equipped with state of the art medical services of international standard opened their unit for Ayurvedic medical services recently. This inauguration can be


MyDoctor.lk excels in Commonwealth Digital Health Awards 2017

Views - 22 Thursday, 19 October 2017 00:00

The second Commonwealth Digital Health Conference and Awards ceremony was held on 10 and 11 October at Cinnamon Grand Colombo, graced by the presence of Minister of Health, Nutrition, and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senarathne, Minister of Foreig


Navesta: Leading the charge in pharmaceutical manufacturing in Sri Lanka

Views - 1471 Friday, 13 October 2017 00:00

Regionally, South Asia is a formidable force in pharmaceutical manufacturing. India and Bangladesh especially have risen tremendously in the last few decades in the international arena


Nawaloka Hospital completes 30 successful bone marrow transplants

Views - 21 Thursday, 12 October 2017 00:11

September 2014 marked a historic moment for the nation as the county’s first ever bone marrow transplant procedure was successfully performed at Nawaloka hospital, setting a milestone in the country’s history of medical science.


Hemas Manufacturing launches safe and natural Mosguard lotion to provide protection against mosquito

Views - 35 Thursday, 12 October 2017 00:11

Addressing the urgent need for a safe, natural and highly effective lotion that protects users from mosquitoes without irritating the skin, Hemas Manufacturing Ltd. in collaboration with Colombo Science and Technology Cell, University of Colombo has


Mobile technology innovation in cancer care in Sri Lanka

Views - 22 Thursday, 12 October 2017 00:10

The national mobile service provider Mobitel, in collaboration with the University of Kelaniya and Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Modern Technologies, is launching two interactive mobile apps for stoma care and breast cancer care. As the first phase,


Pfizer weighs $15 b sale of consumer healthcare business

Views - 13 Thursday, 12 October 2017 00:08

Reuters: Pfizer said on Tuesday it was considering the sale or spin-off of its consumer healthcare business, shaking up the industry and potentially putting a headache pill to lip balm operation worth some $15 billion up for grabs.


US court reverses ban on sale of Regeneron, Sanofi cholesterol drug

Views - 17 Tuesday, 10 October 2017 00:00

Reuters: A U.S. appeals court last week threw out a ban on the sale of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc and Sanofi SA’s cholesterol-lowering drug Praluent, and ordered a new trial after finding a jury was given improper instructions.


Lanka Hospitals facilitates early detection of breast cancer through ultra modern digital mammograph

Views - 17 Tuesday, 10 October 2017 00:00

The internationally accredited, multi award-winning Lanka Hospitals Corporation PLC has always been at the forefront of local medical sector for incorporating advanced technologies into its medical practices. As a result, the dynamic hospital brand h


Oxford team to test universal flu vaccine in world first

Views - 14 Tuesday, 10 October 2017 00:00

London (Reuters): A seasonal flu vaccine that would be the first in the world to fight all types of the virus is to be tested in a two-year clinical trial involving more than 2,000 patients by researchers in Oxford. The so-called universal vaccine wa


SAJICA conducts 2-day workshop at ‘Acu Healers World Conference’ in Kerala

Views - 14 Tuesday, 10 October 2017 00:00

A two-day workshop was conducted by Sir Anton Jayasuriya Center for Acupuncture (SAJICA), at the ‘Acu Healers World Conference’ at Calicut, Kerala, India. Over 150 acupuncturists participated from all over India to refresh as well as broaden thei


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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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