eChannelling ties up with MEDICARE 2018 as Official Digital Healthcare Partner

Views - 28 Wednesday, 28 February 2018 00:00

eChannelling PLC, the largest doctor channelling network in Sri Lanka as well as the pioneer software developer and ICT

Ninewells Hospital Lactation Centre marks six successful months of caregiving to new mothers

Views - 19 Wednesday, 28 February 2018 00:00

Being one of the only significant and fully-fledged lactation centres among private hospitals in Sri Lanka, the Ninewells Hospital

New diabetic drug launched by Harcourts

Views - 39 Wednesday, 28 February 2018 00:00

Harcourts recently launched a new diabetic drug Linagliptin (LINAPTIN) at Hotel Shangri-La Colombo. The symposium

Lanka Hospitals continues to foster in international relationships - ties with Health care Agency,

Views - 27 Wednesday, 28 February 2018 00:00

Lanka Hospitals PLC, an internationally accredited healthcare provider inthe forefront of medical industry, being the first ever local hospital

Free event on food and nutrition for busy corporate workers on 28 Feb

Views - 23 Tuesday, 27 February 2018 00:00 is organising a first-of-its-kind food and nutrition panel discussion on 28 February (Wednesday) at 6.00 p.m. at the MAS Innovation Centre (Hive, 50 Foster Lane, Union Place). Join this free informative talk with the experts, so that you

Nawaloka Hospitals introduces special breast, prostate screening packages

Views - 37 Tuesday, 27 February 2018 00:00

Nawaloka Hospitals, has introduced two special screening packages for breast and prostate cancer offering discounts. Nawaloka Hospitals has made a substantial investment in improving and purchasing the latest technology over the last decade, especial

Healthcare specialist Harcourts celebrates 20 years of success

Views - 38 Tuesday, 27 February 2018 00:00

Twenty nine years ago, in one man’s dream, on 1 January, Harcourts bud was born in a one room set-up. Thus the monopoly of importing, marketing and distribution of medicinal drugs in the island, enjoyed by multinationals and a few local giants wh

Ceylinco Life donates High Dependency Unit to Kalubowila Hospital

Views - 27 Monday, 26 February 2018 00:00

The Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Kalubowila – the second largest government hospital in the Colombo District – has received a fully-equipped High Dependency Unit (HDU) from life insurance leader Ceylinco Life.

eChannelling launches Self-Help kiosk machines at Lanka Hospitals

Views - 33 Monday, 26 February 2018 00:00

eChannelling PLC – the pioneer and largest doctor channelling network in Sri Lanka – announces its partnership with Lanka Hospital PLC – the most accredited hospital in Sri Lanka – to offer a new and unique Self-Help kiosk machine,

Sunshine’s Healthguard improves wellness offerings for Sri Lankans through GNC

Views - 29 Tuesday, 20 February 2018 00:00

Taking the next step to make world-class wellness products readily available among Sri Lankans, country’s leading value-added Health & Beauty retail chain, Healthguard, will improve their offerings through world’s leading wellness brand GNC, addi

Global Mindfulness Summit pre-events on mindfulness and yoga practice

Views - 25 Tuesday, 20 February 2018 00:00

Two special events have been arranged in the run-up to the Global Mindfulness Summit 2018, where experts will discuss the value of mindfulness in socially relevant and critical issues. The events will be held on 21 and 22 February at 4 p.m. at the Sr

Surgical infections in low-income countries linked to drug-resistant bugs: Study

Views - 26 Tuesday, 20 February 2018 00:00

Patients having surgery in low-income countries are more likely to develop an infection than those in wealthier nations, which may be linked to drug-resistant bacteria – according to a new study. There is also a higher antibiotic use among patient

Nawaloka Hospital Specialist Centre brings over 500 consultants under one roof

Views - 28 Tuesday, 20 February 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s pioneer in premium private healthcare, Nawaloka Hospital PLC set another benchmark in the country’s health sector by opening its dedicated ‘Specialist Centre’ for channelling and medical services which brings together over 500 con

Walk across four provinces to raise diabetes awareness

Views - 44 Tuesday, 20 February 2018 00:00

By Safna Malik Several organisations in Sri Lanka yesterday joined five other South Asian countries in launching a 310 kilometre walk to fight diabetes and promote a healthier lifestyle among people in four provinces. Sri Lanka Diabetes and Cardiova

Envisioning a path to more inclusive, affordable Sri Lankan healthcare system

Views - 202 Thursday, 15 February 2018 00:03

Sri Lanka has witnessed unprecedented growth and development over the recent past as evidenced by rising income levels which stood at $ 3,759.20 by the end of 2017. While the economic impacts of this remarkable growth trajectory are clearly defined,

India cuts stent prices by more than 7%

Views - 10 Thursday, 15 February 2018 00:02

NEW DELHI (Reuters): India has cut prices of some stents by about 7.6%, a government body said on Monday, in the latest setback for the country’s $5 billion medical device industry. Prices of Drug Releasing Stents – small wire-mesh structures use

NCDs the reason behind 75% deaths in Sri Lanka

Views - 37 Thursday, 15 February 2018 00:02

By Shannon Jayawardena Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) have become a huge crisis in Sri Lanka with them leading to over 75% deaths in the country as per statistics of the World Health Organisation. Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne has also reve

Hemas Hospitals partners with Manipal Global Education Services to strengthen skills of nursing staf

Views - 17 Thursday, 15 February 2018 00:02

Sri Lanka’s leading private healthcare provider Hemas Hospitals announced its partnership with Manipal Global Education Services (MaGE) in India, with an aim to strengthen and raise the standards and skills of their nursing staff. The landmark par

Sri Lanka Chamber of Medical Devices Industry appoints new committee at 3rd AGM

Views - 44 Thursday, 15 February 2018 00:02

The Sri Lanka Chamber of Medical Devices Industry (SLCMDI) appointed its new committee for 2018 at the third Annual General Meeting held at the Cinnamon Grand Colombo recently. The Chief Guest at the event was Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne.

Even without nicotine, e-cigarettes can still damage lungs

Views - 12 Thursday, 15 February 2018 00:00

Reuters Health: E-cigarette liquids sweetened with flavourings like vanilla and cinnamon may harm the lungs even when they don’t contain nicotine, a US study suggests. Researchers examined what happened to monocytes, a type of white blood cell, upo

SLCPI calls for proactive measures to combat diabetes in Sri Lanka

Views - 36 Thursday, 8 February 2018 00:00

Commonly known as the silent killer, the spread of diabetes in Sri Lanka is alarming, to say the least. As disease that sneaks up on you approximately four million Sri Lankans are currently affected by it. It is also estimated that over 50% of the po

Long-lasting dengue prevention method gets go-ahead in Sri Lanka

Views - 39 Thursday, 8 February 2018 00:00

A self-sustaining program that helps provide long-term protection for communities from dengue has been given the official go ahead in Sri Lanka. Monash University’s World Mosquito Program (WMP) is set to be rolled out in Sri Lanka following the sig

Food and cancer: What is the link?

Views - 47 Thursday, 8 February 2018 00:00

Text and pic by Fathima Riznaz Hafi Cancer is not always hereditary; however, when there is no history of cancer in the family, people tend to fear less and take no precautions, oblivious that there are other factors that can contribute to the disea

Break-through in Chronic Kidney Disease of unknown etiology to be addressed in SL

Views - 104 Tuesday, 6 February 2018 00:00

By Shannon Jayawardena A break-through in Chronic Kidney Disease of unknown etiology (CKDu) has been made by world renowned Professor Mark de Broe from the University of Antwerp, Belgium. He is to discuss the information during 7-10 February 218 at t

Pioneer plastic surgeon Dr. Joe Fernando passes away at 90

Views - 36 Tuesday, 6 February 2018 00:00

Dr. Joe Fernando, who gave leadership to plastic surgery in Sri Lanka through the 1970s-’80s, and established the first Burns and Plastic Surgery Unit in Sri Lanka at the NHSL, passed away yesterday. He was 90 years. Having obtained his MBBS Degree

Philippines says anti-dengue vaccine may be connected to three deaths

Views - 13 Tuesday, 6 February 2018 00:00

MANILA (Reuters): The Philippines said on Friday the anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia may be connected to three deaths in the country, according to a government-ordered inquiry, and that the drug is not ready for mass immunisation. Sanofi revealed in No

Omega-3 supplements may not cut heart disease risk

Views - 24 Tuesday, 6 February 2018 00:00

Reuters Health: Omega-3 fatty acid dietary supplements may not help reduce the risk of heart problems in people already at high risk, a research review suggests. The American Heart Association recommends eating at least two servings of fish a week an

Just one cigarette a day can lead to heart disease

Views - 12 Tuesday, 6 February 2018 00:00

Reuters Health: Smoking just one cigarette a day carries half the risk for cardiovascular disease and stroke as a pack-a-day habit, according to research that concludes there is no safe level of smoking. The study team analysed data from 141 smaller

Lanka Hospitals offers special fixed rates for cardiac bypass surgeries via Agrahara Policy for 1st

Views - 60 Tuesday, 6 February 2018 00:00

Lanka Hospitals PLC, internationally accredited healthcare provider in the forefront of medical industry, is offering special fixed rates for cardiac bypass surgeries for the first time in Sri Lanka. In collaboration with the National Insurance Trust

Deceased donors vital in curbing deaths due to organ failure

Views - 47 Friday, 2 February 2018 00:00

Deterioration in the functioning of vital organs of the body – the heart, lung, kidney, liver, pancreas and bowel – eventually

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