Healthcare

Asiri Hospitals offers lifeline to patients with blood disorders including cancers at Bone Marrow Tr

Views - 16 Tuesday, 10 October 2017 00:00

In Sri Lanka, today, not only are new cases of cancer identified every year, the disease is considered the third most common cause of death.


Digital Health Sri Lanka 2017 and 2nd Commonwealth Digital Health Conference and Awards today

Views - 85 Tuesday, 10 October 2017 00:00

The Digital Health Sri Lanka 2017 and 2nd Commonwealth Digital Health Conference and Awards will be inaugurated by Minister of Foreign Affairs Thilak Marapana and the Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne on Tues


The Kingsbury Nurtures Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign 2017

Views - 16 Tuesday, 3 October 2017 00:00

Building on the successful campaign held in October 2016, The Kingsbury will embark on another breast cancer awareness campaign under The Kingsbury Nurtures – the CSR arm of The Kingsbury in collaboration with the Cancer Care Association of Sri Lan


Bypass surgery with total arterial revascularisation

Views - 10 Tuesday, 3 October 2017 00:00

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) operations are one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures worldwide. Progressive advances in surgical techniques and perioperative care has led to an increasing number of patients undergoing bypass surg


President kicks off construction of Rs. 2 b Cardiac and Critical Care Complex at Lady Ridgeway Hosp

Views - 38 Tuesday, 3 October 2017 00:00

The construction works of the Cardiac and Critical Care Complex, which consist of the Cardiac and Thoracic Critical Care Unit and the ICU at the Lady Ridgeway Hospital, was commenced under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena recently.


Hemas Hospitals unveils innovative healthcare product ‘Upahara’ for Govt. employees

Views - 11 Tuesday, 3 October 2017 00:00

Recognising the immense role of Sri Lanka’s public sector employees in the day to day administration and operations of the country, leading private healthcare provider, Hemas Hospitals and laboratory chain launched their unique ‘Upahara’ scheme


Prof. Rohan Jayasekara appointed Medical Director of Ceylinco Healthcare Services

Views - 22 Tuesday, 3 October 2017 00:00

Ceylinco Healthcare Services Ltd. (CHSL) has announced the appointment of Vidya Jyothi Emeritus Prof. Rohan Jayasekara, immediate past Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Colombo, as its Medical Director. A pioneer in the specialty


‘Biological clock’ scientists win 2017 Nobel Medicine Prize

Views - 12 Tuesday, 3 October 2017 00:00

Stockholm (Reuters): US-born scientists Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael Young won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling our biological clocks, the award-giving body said on


Undetected fractures linked to back pain in older men

Views - 12 Thursday, 28 September 2017 00:45

Reuters Health: About three in five older men with tiny spinal fractures related to osteoporosis reported new or worsening back pain in a new study.


Egg freezing may not delay chemo for breast cancer patients

Views - 10 Thursday, 28 September 2017 00:00

Reuters Health: Women diagnosed with breast cancer who want to freeze their eggs and embryos before tumor treatment leads to infertility can do this without delaying the start of chemotherapy, a U.S. study suggests.


Poor sleep associated with higher risk of chronic pain

Views - 12 Thursday, 28 September 2017 00:00

Reuters Health: People who sleep poorly may be more likely to develop a chronic pain condition and have worse physical health, a study from the UK suggests.


Escalating drug problem: Prevention and treatment not just law and order

Views - 21 Thursday, 28 September 2017 00:00

Addressing the escalation of the drug problem in Sri Lanka is not only about developing new anti-narcotic forces but also about evolving education, prevention and treatment. The International Colloquium of Addiction Related Organizations or ICARO, he


TechMedImpact Forum 2017 successfully concludes

Views - 24 Thursday, 28 September 2017 00:00

The TechMedImpact Forum 2017, held at the Wimalsurendra Auditorium of the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL), was organised by the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (IEEE EMBS) at the University of Moratuwa (UoM).


Maharagama Nawinna Medicare Hospital establishes new high tech Endoscopy Unit

Views - 18 Thursday, 28 September 2017 00:00

Nawinna Medicare Hospital Ltd. which oversees health-related services of the international standard has joined hands with Premium International, a celebrity in supply of hospital equipment to establish a state-of-the-art endoscopy machine of the worl


A daily half hour’s exercise could prevent 1 in 12 early deaths, study shows

Views - 12 Wednesday, 27 September 2017 00:00

London (Reuters): People who exercise five days a week for 30 minutes significantly reduce their risk of dying early and of developing heart disease, even if a sports club or gym is not an option, according to a new international study.


Regulations for health sector

Views - 22 Wednesday, 27 September 2017 00:00

The brave actions of Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne that reduced prices of 48 essential medicines and accessories used for treatments got praised by fellow lawmakers last week in Parliament.


Ninewells Hospital launches state-of-the-art Radiology and Imaging Unit

Views - 92 Wednesday, 27 September 2017 00:00

Ninewells, Sri Lanka’s leading woman and child care hospital, launched its new and fully-fledged Radiology and Imaging department at the hospital premises, recently. The unit is geared with a wide range of state-of-the-art diagnostic radiology equi


Sanofi tests three-in-one antibody to treat or prevent HIV

Views - 15 Wednesday, 27 September 2017 00:00

London (Reuters): A three-pronged man-made antibody, created by French drugmaker Sanofi and U.S. scientists, could offer a new way to treat or prevent HIV, following successful tests in monkeys.


Benefits of gastric bypass persist for 12 years

Views - 8 Wednesday, 27 September 2017 00:00

Reuters Health: Twelve years after gastric-bypass weight-loss surgery, the benefits persist in most patients, leading to long-term weight loss, less diabetes, lower blood pressure and fewer cholesterol problems, according to a study of the technique


GSK’s new triple lung drug beats other modern inhalers in study

Views - 15 Wednesday, 27 September 2017 00:00

London (Reuters): GlaxoSmithKline produced clinical data on Wednesday showing its newly approved three-in-one inhaler reduced life-threatening attacks in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients more than other modern treatments.


Deadly dengue down by 90%

Views - 35 Wednesday, 20 September 2017 00:00

After terrifying the nation with its deadly attacks this year, dengue is finally settling down with a 90% reduction in cases.


Lanka Hospitals continues to win awards for excellence

Views - 14 Wednesday, 20 September 2017 00:00

The internationally-accredited, multi award-winning Lanka Hospitals Corporation PLC continues to excel as an organisation by winning yet another series of awards, this time for annual reporting.


Sumithrayo marks World Suicide Prevention Day

Views - 10 Tuesday, 19 September 2017 00:00

Sumithrayo commemorated World Suicide Prevention Day at Independence Square, and a large audience gathered to participate in the event open to the general public. Many questions were directed to the panel of eminent persons who participated in the di


Hemas Hospitals Wattala revamps Radiology Department with state-of-the-art facilities and services

Views - 25 Tuesday, 19 September 2017 00:00

Hemas Hospital Wattala, the award-winning healthcare facility in the Gampaha District, recently upgraded its Radiology Department, thereby elevating itself to be the most up-to-date radiology facility in the country. The new upgraded Radiology Depar


Lanka Hospitals pioneers nuclear medicine in Sri Lanka’s private sector

Views - 28 Tuesday, 19 September 2017 00:00

The internationally accredited, multi award-winning Lanka Hospitals Corporation PLC has always been at the forefront of cutting edge, medical technology and innovations. As a result, the dynamic hospital brand is proud to be the pioneers of nuclear m


Secretariat of Asia-Oceania Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology shifts to Sri Lanka with Dr. Ha

Views - 115 Tuesday, 19 September 2017 00:00

Secretariat of the Asia Oceania Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (AOFOG) was opened by Prof. Sir Sabaratnam Arulkumaran Past President of FIGO (The World Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology), at the headquarters of Sri Lanka College of O


Amitabh Bachchan appeals for eradication of hepatitis from WHO South-East Asia Region

Views - 7 Thursday, 14 September 2017 00:00

Making a passionate plea to eliminate viral hepatitis from WHO South-East Asia Region, Amitabh Bachchan, WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Hepatitis in the Region, stressed increasing awareness about the preventable disease and ending discrimination agains


Luxurious gym opens doors at Malabe

Views - 983 Thursday, 14 September 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka’s wellness scale got a new boost with the inauguration of a 50,000 square feet BodyDoc fitness club in Malabe which is the largest and most technologically advanced fitness centre in the country. The grand opening; the recent VIP launch e


New approach to physical rehabilitation, pain and injury management: Remedial therapy

Views - 13 Thursday, 14 September 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka’s first and only Australian qualified Remedial Massage Therapist, Missaka brings with him over a decade of experience in deep tissue and sports massage therapy. Having obtained his qualification from the University of Victoria and La Trob


Lanka Hospitals first in SL to be reaccredited by Joint Commission International

Views - 28 Thursday, 14 September 2017 00:00

The internationally accredited, multi award-winning Lanka Hospitals Corporation PLC has received the prestigious and widely acclaimed accreditation from Joint Commission International (JCI). Lanka Hospitals is the first medical institution in Sri Lan


Today's Columnists

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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