Author Archive for Health

One million in Sri Lanka suffer from blindness

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

Courtesy Bernama.com COLOMBO, Oct 9 (Bernama) — Nearly a million in Sri Lanka, out of its 21 million population, suffer from blindness or from conditions that could lead to blindness due to an increase in the number of cataract patients, local media reported on Tuesday. To commemorate the World Sight Day 2018 which falls on Oct 11, […]

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Female circumcision a Sri Lankan medical perspective

Sunday, October 7th, 2018

Professor A.H.Sheriffdeen FRCS, Emeritus Professor of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo. Dr. Ruvaiz Haniffa MD, Head, Family Medicine Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo October 7, 2018, 12:00 pm Introduction Female genital mutilation (FGM) comprises all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other forms of deliberate injury […]

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ශ‍්‍රී ලංකා ජාතික රෝහලේ ප‍්‍රධාන විකිරණ අංශයේ පටකවේදීය පරීක්ෂණ (biopsy test)  නැවතීමෙන් රෝගීන් දැඩි අවදානමක.

Sunday, October 7th, 2018

ජනමාධ්‍ය නිවේදනයයි සමස්ත ලංකා හෙද සංගමය රටේ ප‍්‍රධානතම රෝහල මෙන්ම සියළුම රෝග තත්ව හදුනාගැනීමට හා ඒ සදහා වූ විශේෂ ප‍්‍රතිකාර ලබාදෙන ස්ථානයක් ලෙසත් මෙරට අහිංසක රෝගී ජනතාවගේ විශ්වාසයට පාත‍්‍රව තිබෙන්නේ ශ‍්‍රී ලංකා ජාතික රෝහලයි. එහි ප‍්‍රධාන විකිරණ අංශය යනු රෝගීන්ගේ විවිධ රෝග පරීක්ෂාවන් සිදු කරන ප‍්‍රධාන ස්ථානයයි. නමුත් පසුගිය මාස 04ක පමණ කාලයක සිට ප‍්‍රධාන විකිරණ […]

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More than a fourth of world’s population are physically inactive and prone to ill health, says Lancet

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia London, September 5: (BDNews24): The data published in The Lancet on Wednesday showed that more than one in four adults globally (28 percent or 1.4 billion people) are physically inactive. This can be, however, as high as one in three adults inactive in some counties. Insufficient physical activity is a leading risk factor […]

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41 dead, over 36,000 infected by dengue in Sri Lanka till August this year

Friday, August 24th, 2018

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, Aug 24 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lanka’s Epidemiology Unit, on Friday said that 41 people had died and over 36,000 patients infected by dengue across Sri Lanka till August this year. So far in August, 1,075 patients have been diagnosed with dengue from across the island while 6,221 patients were reported last month. […]

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Weedkiller glyphosate ‘doesn’t cause cancer’ – Bayer

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

Courtesy BBC Pharmaceutical group Bayer has dismissed claims that an ingredient used in weed killers is carcinogenic. The German company, which owns agriculture giant Monsanto, says herbicides containing glyphosate are safe. On Friday, Monsanto was ordered to pay $289m (£226m) damages to a man who claimed the products caused his cancer. A Californian jury said […]

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ශ‍්‍රී ජයවර්ධන පුර රෝහලේ සිදු කරනු ලබන මරණ පරීක්‍ෂණ සඳහා මුදල් අයකිරීමට තීරණය කිරීම සම්බන්ධවයි.

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

වෛද්‍ය ජයන්ත බණ්ඩාර ප‍්‍රධාන ලේකම් සමස්ත ලංකා වෛද්‍ය නිළධාරීන්ගේ සංගමය වෛද්‍ය අතුල කහඳලියනගේ, සභාපති, ශ‍්‍රී ජයවර්ධනපුර රෝහල, තලපත්පිටිය, නුගේගොඩ. මහත්මයාණෙනි, ශ‍්‍රී ජයවර්ධන පුර රෝහලේ සිදු කරනු ලබන මරණ පරීක්‍ෂණ සඳහා මුදල් අයකිරීමට තීරණය කිරීම සම්බන්ධවයි. ශ‍්‍රී ජයවර්ධනපුර රෝහල් කළමණාකරන මණ්ඩලය විසින් 2018. 06. 28 දින කරන ලද තීරණයක් අනුව නිකුත් කරන ලද ලිපියක් අනුව ශ‍්‍රී […]

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Over 34,000 infected with dengue in Sri Lanka

Monday, August 13th, 2018

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, Aug 13 (newsin.asia) – The number of patients suffering from dengue in Sri Lanka has risen to over 34,000 so far this year, with capital Colombo reporting the highest number of infected patients, statistics from the Epidemiology Unit showed here Monday. So far in August, 1,075 patients have been diagnosed with dengue […]

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Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution by U.S. stuns World Health Officials

Monday, July 16th, 2018

Extracted from: Text reproduced verbatim by Dr. B. J. C. Perera, Specialist Consultant Paediatrician. A resolution to encourage breast-feeding was expected to be approved quickly and easily by the hundreds of government delegates who gathered this spring in Geneva for the United Nations affiliated World Health Assembly. Based on decades of research, the resolution says […]

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Lajja!

Sunday, July 15th, 2018

Editorial Monday 16th July, 2018 Courtesy The Island July 15, 2018, 10:50 pm Doctors have threatened to stop performing heart surgeries, at the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital (KTH), owing to a defect in the airconditioning system, as we reported the other day. An intensive care unit has been seriously affected by the defective AC plant, with […]

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Over 27,000 infected with dengue in Sri Lanka

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, July 13 (newsin.asia) – Over 27,000 people have been infected with dengue from January to July this year with capital Colombo reporting the highest number of infected patients, statistics from the Epidemiology Unit showed here Friday. So far in July, 1309 patients have been diagnosed with dengue from across the island while […]

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ඇමතිට නිවැරදි තොරතුරු ලැබී නැතැයි දකුණේ සෞඛ්‍ය ලොක්කා කියයි

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

සිරංගිකා ලොකුකරවිට උපුටාගැණීම ලංකාදීප ඉන්ෆ්ලුවන්සා රෝගය හේතුවෙන් මෙතෙක් මියගිය සංඛ්‍යාව පිළිබඳ තමන් සතුව ඇති නිවැරදි  තොරතුරු මෙතෙක් සෞඛ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය වෛද්‍ය රාජිත සේනාරත්න මහතා වෙත ලැබෙන්නට නැතැයි දකුණු පළාත් සෞඛ්‍ය සේවා අධ්‍යක්ෂ වෛද්‍ය ජී.විජේසූරිය මහතා පැවසීය. ඒ මහතා මේ බව කියා සිටියේ අද (06) දකුණු පළාත් ආණ්ඩුකාරවරයාගේ කාර්යාලයේ දී දකුණු පළාත් ඉන්ෆ්ලුවෙන්සා රෝගය පිළිබඳ සාකච්ඡාවක් අතරතුර මාධ්‍යෙව්දියෙකු නැගූ ප්‍රශ්නයකට පිළිතුරු […]

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Sri Lanka sounds ‘red alert’ over rat fever following monsoonal rains

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, June 5 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lanka’s Health Ministry has issued a ‘red alert’ on the spread of rat fever in several districts across the island in the aftermath of heavy monsoonal rains which killed 24 people and displaced over 75,000, the local Sunday Times reported. Health authorities said districts which were affected […]

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Namal requests govt. to intervene to protect children from epidemic in South

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

By Charunya Rajakaruna Courtesy Adaderana MP Namal Rajapaksa requests the government intervene to protect the children from the viral fever in the Southern Province. He stated this as a response to the questions raised by the media, at Hambantota. According to the MP, it is unfair to be asked to go to a private hospital, when a […]

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Influenza vaccine cannot be issued the way media says – Rajitha

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

By Yusuf Ariff Courtesy Adaderana Health Minister Dr Rajitha Senaratne says that the Influenza vaccine, which has been proposed to be given to the patients who have fallen victim to the viral fever spreading in the Southern Province, will only be provided to hospital based on the approval of a committee of specialist doctors and the National […]

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14 children die from viral flu in Sri Lanka

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, May 31 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lanka’s health officials on Thursday said 14 children had died from a viral fever which was spreading in southern Sri Lanka and urged the public to take health safety measures to prevent its spread. Director of the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital, in southern Sri Lanka, Dr. Jayampathi Senanayake […]

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Lancet study places Pakistan on 154th position, India 145th position behind China (48), Sri Lanka (71) in healthcare

Friday, May 25th, 2018

According to the Lancet study, Pakistan ranks 154th among 195 countries in terms of accessibility and quality of healthcare, far behind its South Asian counterparts India, Bangladesh, and Sri-Lanka. The study carried out by renowned journal The Lancet says that Pakistan has improved in health care access and quality since 1990. Pakistan’s Health Access Quality (HAQ) index […]

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British rugger players death: Police question trishaw drivers

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Darshana Sanjeewa Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Fort Police questioned several trishaw drivers in connection with the deaths of two British rugger players, after a visit to a nightclub in Colombo. Police are hoping to identify and arrest the trishaw driver, who is believed to have given brown sugar narcotics to the ruggerites, while they were […]

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New child-killing virus hits Sri Lanka’s south

Friday, May 18th, 2018

Source: Xinhua   2018-05-17 15:50:54 COLOMBO, May 17 (Xinhua) — Sri Lanka’s health officials on Thursday warned that a new virus affecting children was spreading in the island’s south and five deaths had already been reported. The Government Information Department quoting medical officials said the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital in Galle had been experiencing an increase in […]

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Sri Lanka records 1 million patients suffering from asthma

Friday, May 18th, 2018

Source: Xinhua   2018-05-16 17:03:13 COLOMBO, May 16 (Xinhua) — Sri Lanka has recorded a rise in asthma patients with at least 1 million affected by the respiratory disease and over 1,000 deaths reported per year, the government media information department quoting medical experts said here on Wednesday. Respiratory Physician Dr. Keerthi Gunasekera from the Sri […]

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