Cod Liver Oil: Nature elixir for healthy hair and skin and overall wellbeing

Views - 23 Friday, 29 March 2019 00:00

Cod Liver Oil is known and trusted for generations due to its unique properties of healing and restoration. Rich in natural source of vitamins A and D which help maintain healthy skin, hair, nails, teeth and bones, Cod Liver Oil also enhances and in

Nawaloka Hospitals promotes early detection among women through special screening offers

Views - 22 Friday, 29 March 2019 00:00

In the midst of juggling a sizablelist of personal and professional commitments, most women find that they have little time to focus on their health. Given the effects of heightened stress and unhealthy lifestyles, this takes on an additional dimensi

FDA rejects Sanofi-Lexicon add-on pill for Type 1 diabetes

Views - 25 Tuesday, 26 March 2019 00:00

Reuters: The US Food and Drug Administration declined to approve a drug developed by Sanofi SA and Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Inc. intended for use with insulin in patients with Type 1 diabetes, the companies said on Friday. The decision comes about tw

Seminar on ‘Global Health Outlook; Challenges and Implications for Sri Lanka’

Views - 38 Tuesday, 26 March 2019 00:00

The Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS), Colombo is organising a seminar on the theme ‘Global Health Outlook; Challenges and Implications on Sri Lanka’ on Thursday, 28 March at the BCIS Auditorium, BMICH, Colombo. Ministry of Hea

eChannelling joins hands with Helakuru

Views - 26 Tuesday, 26 March 2019 00:00

eChannelling, the largest doctor channelling network in Sri Lanka, has joined hands with Helakuru Mobile App, the most downloaded local app on Google Play Store and Apple App Store, empowering over five million Sri Lankans with localised digital serv

Kosala of Hemas wins Swashakthi Abhimani National Award

Views - 27 Tuesday, 26 March 2019 00:00

Kosala Perera of Hemas Holdings PLC won the award for the Best Swashakthi Memberat the Swashakthi Abhimani National Awards Ceremony organised by the Ministry of Social Welfare and Primary Industries. Organised in collaboration with the Department of

When lymph nodes turn deadly

Views - 33 Tuesday, 26 March 2019 00:00

The lymph system consists of lymph nodes and vessels that carry lymph fluid in the body. The system is structured to protect our body through its lymph fluids which contain infection-fighting white blood cells while the lymph nodes act as filters, ca

WHO panel calls for registry of all human gene editing research

Views - 24 Thursday, 21 March 2019 01:40

LONDON (Reuters): It would be irresponsible for any scientist to conduct human gene-editing studies in people, and a central registry of research plans should be set up to ensure transparency, World Health Organization experts said on Tuesday. After

Bileeta’s Entution Vesta powers health commodity supply management in Nepal

Views - 42 Thursday, 21 March 2019 01:39

Managing the supplies of lifesaving medicine across a country with 4000+ health facilities is a huge challenge. Ensuring the medicine supplies reach those in need whilst maintaining the stock of medicine at optimum level without wastage or expiration

Preventive health screening at Durdans Hospital

Views - 31 Monday, 18 March 2019 00:00

Chronicillnesses such as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, osteoporosis, etc. develop over time. Detecting the warning signs for an impending condition or illness can lower the risks of the disease and create a better outcome following management.

California jury orders J&J to pay $ 29 million in latest talc cancer trial

Views - 30 Monday, 18 March 2019 00:00

Reuters: A California jury on Wednesday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $ 29 million to a woman who said that asbestos in the company’s talcum-powder-based products, including Johnson’s Baby Powder, caused her mesothelioma. The verdict, in Calif

Friends Adult Diapers from Darley Butler & Company

Views - 232 Monday, 18 March 2019 00:00

Darley Butler & Company launches Friends Adult Diapers, the number one adult diaper brand in India. Darley Butler & Company, the Sri Lankan giant with the most efficient distribution network for consumer items and pharmaceuticals joins hands with the

Ceylinco Healthcare offers discounts on cancer treatment to 2.7 m people

Views - 33 Monday, 18 March 2019 00:00

Ceylinco Healthcare Services Ltd. (CHSL) has announced that public servants holding ‘Agrahara’ insurance policies of the National Insurance Trust Fund (NITF) and their dependents are eligible for discounts of up to 25% on cancer treatments offere

Kinross Dental Care installs cone beam CT imaging unit

Views - 265 Monday, 18 March 2019 00:00

Dentistry has witnessed tremendous advances in all its branches over the past decade. With these advances, the need for precise diagnostic tools, especially imaging methods, has become mandatory. From the simple intra-oral periapical X-rays, advance

WHO unveils sweeping reforms in drive towards “triple billion” targets

Views - 22 Wednesday, 13 March 2019 00:00

WHO last week announced the most wide-ranging reforms in the organisation’s history to modernise and strengthen the institution to play its role more effectively and efficiently as the world’s leading authority on public health. The changes are d lauds clients’ wins at Sri Lanka Corporate Health and Productivity Awards

Views - 53 Wednesday, 13 March 2019 00:00

Following the conclusion of the first Sri Lanka Corporate Health and Productivity Awards, the country’s leading smartphone health and fitness app,, applauded the success of two of its clients – Hemas Holdings Plc and H-Connect Ltd. –

NMRA launches integrated user-friendly website

Views - 32 Wednesday, 13 March 2019 00:00

National Medicines Regulatory Authority (NMRA) recently launched their updated and newly integrated user friendly website. This is in-line with the Authority’s new initiative to digitalise its workflow processes. The new website ( o

Ruhunu Hospital unveils first private sector vascular unit in Southern Province

Views - 81 Wednesday, 13 March 2019 00:00

Ruhunu Hospital announced that the hospital now offers laser treatments for varicose veins and has enabled the treatment to be performed as an outpatient for the first time in the Southern Province. With Ruhunu Hospital adapting to the latest and bes

Japan grants UNFPA $ 1.4 m to improve access to sexual, reproductive health services in Sri Lanka

Views - 38 Wednesday, 13 March 2019 00:00

The Government of Japan and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Sri Lanka yesterday signed an agreement, granting $ 1.4 million for improving access to information and services on sexual and reproductive health for women and girls in Sri La

Health sector to leap forward on important public health challenge

Views - 45 Wednesday, 6 March 2019 00:00

By Dr.Hathshya M.Munasingha Sri Lanka stands out among the regional counterparts in having good health indicators for which successive governmentshave contributed with social development policies. The high literacy rate is also seen as a major contri

Global health leaders adopt ‘Delhi Declaration on digital health for sustainable development’

Views - 38 Wednesday, 6 March 2019 00:00

Global health leaders and experts on Tuesday adopted ‘Delhi Declaration on digital health for sustainable development’, which called for the WHO to establish a specific mechanism to centrally coordinate digital health to assist its member states.

London HIV patient becomes world’s second AIDS cure hope

Views - 24 Wednesday, 6 March 2019 00:00

LONDON (Reuters): An HIV-positive man in Britain has become the second known adult worldwide to be cleared of the AIDS virus after he received a bone marrow transplant from an HIV resistant donor, his doctors said. Almost three years after receiving

Government of India reaffirms safety of Johnson & Johnson’s talc

Views - 24 Wednesday, 6 March 2019 00:00

(New Delhi, India): Johnson & Johnson has resumed production of its Johnson’s Baby Powder at plants in Baddi and Mulund, India after Government sanctioned testing reaffirmed that the product does not contain asbestos. This conclusion reinforces the

Nawaloka Hospitals re-opens new improved dental unit to offer best in class dental care

Views - 25 Wednesday, 6 March 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka’s pioneer private healthcare provider, Nawaloka Hospitals, re-opened its Dental Unit recently to provide preventive and curative dental care to patients, using a multidisciplinary approach. Led by Resident Dental Surgeon Dr. Manori Danthu

Asiri Group of Hospitals, Platinum Sponsor for Medicare 2019 – National Healthcare Exhibition

Views - 34 Friday, 1 March 2019 00:00

Showcasing its commitment to uplift the medical industry, Sri Lanka’s premier healthcare provider Asiri Group of Hospitals has stepped forward to support the 10th edition of Sri Lanka’s largest medical exhibition, Medicare 2019 – National Healt

India’s Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry partners Medicare 2019

Views - 24 Friday, 1 March 2019 00:00

The organising committee of ‘Medicare 2019 – National Healthcare Exhibition’ has announced its partnership with FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry), for the second consecutive year. FICCI is the largest and oldest ap

No cut, less trauma and minimal pain with ‘keyhole surgery’ for kidney stones

Views - 27 Friday, 1 March 2019 00:00

Kidney stones is a common condition faced by many people, however, having them removed by conventional surgical techniques can be painful. Kidney stones can range from the size of a grain of sand to the size of a golf ball. Some stones may partly or

Appeal to the Govt. to make organ donation mandatory

Views - 112 Friday, 1 March 2019 00:00

Having established the Kidney Transplant Support Foundation in 2007, the National Organ Donor Program was formally launched in 2009 by then-Health Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva, with the support of my consortium partner, the National Kidney Founda

Gynaecological cancers account for 30% of women’s cancers

Views - 47 Wednesday, 27 February 2019 00:58

The statistics for women’s cancers are relatively standard around the world; while the most common cancer in women is breast cancer, gynaecological cancers, though lower in incidences, pose a significant threat, with deadly consequences if not dete

‘Let the Blind See’ with Wickramarachchi Opticians and Orel IT’s OrCam

Views - 32 Wednesday, 27 February 2019 00:57

Sri Lanka’s pioneering vision and hearing care specialist, J.M. Wickramarachchi Opticians together with Orel IT, recently launched the revolutionary artificial vision technology in Sri Lanka. This technology which has taken the world by storm with

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Whither Sri Lanka?

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

On Easter Sunday, 21 April 2019, suicide bombers from an extremist group caused carnage in six separate locations in Sri Lanka. Over 250 lives were lost and as many injured. The magnitude and co-ordination of their operation indicate several months o

Our Cricket Board simply cannot deliver – why not they all quit honourably?

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

“It is necessary, therefore, for the Government to pay serious attention to the doings of Sri Lanka Cricket [board] and take immediate action to lift their game for the progress of our glorious game.” Question for Sri Lanka Cricket (board) Sri La

Yesterday Tamils, today Muslims and tomorrow who?

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

From the time of S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike’s election victory in 1956, one and only one issue had dominated political party campaigns in this country; and that was communalism. The Tamil community was the main focus of these campaigns for over 50 years

Those who go by social proof are easy prey to crafty schemers

Monday, 17 June 2019

Going after social proof Swiss writer and novelist, Rolf Dobelli, in one of the essays in his 2013 book ‘The Art of Thinking Clearly’, has given a fine warning to his readers. He has warned against going by ‘social proof’ or ‘majority view

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