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Newborn babies who suffered stroke regain language function in opposite side of brain

Newborn babies who suffered stroke regain language function in opposite side of brain

It’s not rare that a baby experiences a stroke around the time it is born. Birth is hard on the

Teenage indonesian boy lays eggs in last two years

Teenage indonesian boy lays eggs in last two years

Teenage boy, 14, lays an EGG in front of baffled doctors – and he says he’s squeezed out nearly two

Summery of Antimicrobials in Gynaecological practice

Summery of Antimicrobials in Gynaecological practice

Surgical site infections are a common complication of Gynaecological surgeries. Up to 8-10% of Gynaecological patients undergoing an operative procedure

Man gets two beating hearts after a successful heterotopic transplant operation

Man gets two beating hearts after a successful heterotopic transplant operation

An Indian man recently underwent a life-saving heart transplant and was left with two beating hearts after the procedure. This

1 in 10 Gets Wound Infection After Abdominal Surgery

1 in 10 Gets Wound Infection After Abdominal Surgery

Globally, more than one in 10 patients develops a surgical-site infection after a gastrointestinal operation, a new study finds. Rates

Metformin is Safe in Type 2 Diabetes With Moderate to Severe CKD

Metformin is Safe in Type 2 Diabetes With Moderate to Severe CKD

Treatment with metformin appears to be safe and efficacious in patients with type 2 diabetes and moderate to severe chronic

Blood Test for Concussion – FDA Approved

Blood Test for Concussion – FDA Approved

A blood test aimed at guiding management of patients suspected of having concussion won FDA approval on Wednesday, the agency said. The

College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists Applications are called for Oration 2018

SRI LANKA COLLEGE OF OBSTETRICIANS & GYNAECOLOGISTS   – Orations 2018 Applications are called for; 1). Dr. Nalin Rodrigo Memorial Oration

Maternal Use of Antacids Might Increase Risk of Developing Childhood Asthma

Maternal Use of Antacids Might Increase Risk of Developing Childhood Asthma

Indigestion is one of the most common conditions a woman can experience while pregnant, so it is no surprise she

The Amazing Power of Breast Milk Revealed by a Mother

The Amazing Power of Breast Milk Revealed by a Mother

A few weeks ago, Chelsea Pryce was dealing with something many of us are unfortunately faced with this time of

Research cooperation agreement with WHO’s Cancer Agency

Research cooperation agreement with WHO’s Cancer Agency

The Sri Lankan government has received the cabinet nod to enter into a research cooperation agreement with the World Health

Hypertension is Common One Year After Severe Preeclampsia

Hypertension is Common One Year After Severe Preeclampsia

More than 40% of women with severe preeclampsia have hypertension one year after delivery, according to a study published online

Peradeniya Teaching Hospital setup a record

Peradeniya Teaching Hospital setup a record

Peradeniya Teaching Hospital has become the first South Asian Hospital where 100 kidney transplants were performed on children successfully at

H7N4: World’s First Case of Bird Flu In China

H7N4: World’s First Case of Bird Flu In China

H7N4, a new type of bird flu sets foot in China. A 68-year-old woman in southern China came down with

Breastfeeding May Halve Diabetes Risk in Women

Breastfeeding May Halve Diabetes Risk in Women

Mothers who breastfeed their babies for 6 months or more reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by nearly

What Doctors Should Know on Sugar Substitutes/Artificial Sweeteners?

What Doctors Should Know on Sugar Substitutes/Artificial Sweeteners?

Srilankans now tend to buy foods and beverages those contain artificial sweeteners than pure sugar as these new type of

World’s Most Expensive Medicine –  Luxturna

World’s Most Expensive Medicine – Luxturna

Luxturna, a medication against hereditary degeneration of the retina that can lead to total blindness, will be sold for $850,000

Cellphones and Cancer Risk – Latest Updates

Cellphones and Cancer Risk – Latest Updates

Your odds for getting cancer from your cellphone are slim — but U.S. government researchers report that they can’t completely

British Society of Rheumatology Publishes Latest SLE Treatment Guidelines

British Society of Rheumatology Publishes Latest SLE Treatment Guidelines

The British Society of Rheumatology has published guidelines for the treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), an autoimmune condition The

World Cancer Day – 4th Feb

World Cancer Day – 4th Feb

World Cancer Day is an international day marked on February 4 to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its

Pioneer plastic surgeon Dr. Joe Fernando passes away

Pioneer plastic surgeon Dr. Joe Fernando passes away

Dr Joe Fernando, who gave leadership to Plastic Surgery in Sri Lanka through the 1970’s-’80’s, and established the first Burns

Wolbachia Project for Dengue Control in Sri lanka

Wolbachia Project for Dengue Control in Sri lanka

The intermittent rains experienced in many parts of the country right now has increased the threat of a dengue outbreak,

PET Scanner for Maharagama Apeksha Cancer Hospital Arrives

PET Scanner for Maharagama Apeksha Cancer Hospital Arrives

Indigenous Medicine, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne says the PET (Positron Emission Tomography) scanner purchased for the Maharagama Apeksha Cancer Hospital has

Osteoarthritis is Not Due to Ageing and It’s Preventable

Osteoarthritis is Not Due to Ageing and It’s Preventable

The researchers at Harvard scoured across the United States for skeletons in a quest to further understand osteoarthritis. Ian Wallace,

U.S. Life Expectancy Has Fallen – CDC

U.S. Life Expectancy Has Fallen – CDC

The economy may be growing and the stock market booming, but Americans are dying younger — living shorter lives than

Vitamin C With Tuberculosis Drugs Assist in Quick Recovery

Vitamin C With Tuberculosis Drugs Assist in Quick Recovery

Supplementing vitamin C along with tuberculosis drugs could reduce the unusually long time it takes these drugs to eradicate the

Ideal Amount of Exercise for Healthy Life – Sri Lankan Study

Ideal Amount of Exercise for Healthy Life – Sri Lankan Study

Debate remains just how much exercise is too little, too much or just right to improve health and longevity. This

Should Not Ban Use of Asbestos – Prof. Ravindra Fernando

Should Not Ban Use of Asbestos – Prof. Ravindra Fernando

Asbestos is a set of six naturally occurring silicate minerals.They are, thin fibrous crystals, with each visible fibre composed of

Latest Lipid Management Guidelines with ‘Extreme’ CVD Risk Category

Latest Lipid Management Guidelines with ‘Extreme’ CVD Risk Category

In a departure from recommendations by cardiology societies, two endocrine groups have issued new lipid-management guidelines that bring back LDL-cholesterol

ASEAN Collaborative Training on Cancer – March 2018, Bangkok, Thailand

Applications are invited from eligible persons for short training fellowships as mentioned below. If a person applying for more than

Srilankan Patients Now Using ‘Donald Trump’ Stents

Srilankan Patients Now Using ‘Donald Trump’ Stents

The use of stents on heart patients had gone up nearly 10 times after tax payer financed state hospitals started

Lady Pregnant For 9 Years !!! Is That Possible?

Lady Pregnant For 9 Years !!! Is That Possible?

The social networking sites in Morocco are in a state of controversy over a recent video that shows a pregnant

Demographic and Health Survey Report – 2016

Demographic and Health Survey Report – 2016

The Department of Census and Statistics (DCS) takes steps to identify, collect, analyse and communicate the information needed for the

Prevalence of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Sri Lanka

Prevalence of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Sri Lanka

A Sri Lankan research team found that Prevalence of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease is high in Sri Lankan adolescents, and is

Should Sri Lanka continue to use Asbestos ?

Should Sri Lanka continue to use Asbestos ?

What is asbestos? Asbestos is a group of naturally occurring fibrous minerals. These are useful because of their excellent tensile

Neonatal Transport Service in Sri Lanka is the best in South Asia

Neonatal Transport Service in Sri Lanka is the best in South Asia

At a glitzy award ceremony held in New Delhi last month the innovative work by Dr. Ramya de Silva of

CDC Guidelines on SSI Prevention Released

CDC Guidelines on SSI Prevention Released

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued updated evidence-based recommendations for preventing surgical site infections (SSIs). Summery

Sri Lanka’s MMR is the Lowest in South Asia

Sri Lanka’s MMR is the Lowest in South Asia

According to report handed over to the Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, Sri Lanka’s rate

Controversy on Female Circumcision in Sri Lanka – Medscape

Controversy on Female Circumcision in Sri Lanka – Medscape

Members of Sri Lanka’s Muslim communities have strongly condemned criticism of ancient cutting rituals performed on girls, saying it should

Nearly half of Sri Lankan doctors are not aware of symptoms of autism, study finds

Nearly half of Sri Lankan doctors are not aware of symptoms of autism, study finds

Recent research study has found that nearly half of doctors in Sri Lanka unaware of the symptoms of autism and

The Most Popular Medical Research Of 2017

The Most Popular Medical Research Of 2017

As the sun starts to sets on 2017, we take some time to reflect on the remarkable breakthroughs that were

Glyphosate not likely to be carcinogenic – U.S. EPA

Glyphosate not likely to be carcinogenic – U.S. EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has said that glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto Co’s top-selling weed killer Roundup, is

ERPM Preparatory Course for Part B & C Surgery

Guidelines and Information for the participants The course will be held on 18th and 19th of January 2018 in the auditorium of

MOU with the RCS Glasgow

MOU with the RCS Glasgow

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka have signed a

Take-away Meals Link to Heart Disease and Diabetes in Children

Take-away Meals Link to Heart Disease and Diabetes in Children

Frequent and regular consumption of take-away meals increases risk for heart disease and diabetes in children. Regular consumption of take-away

Blood Pressure More Than 130/80 mmHg is Now Hypertension!!! (AHH /ACC)

Blood Pressure More Than 130/80 mmHg is Now Hypertension!!! (AHH /ACC)

Highlights: The American Heart Association / American College of Cardiology (AHH /ACC) along with several partner organizations have released guidelines

How Sri Lanka is striving to stop NCDs – WHO

How Sri Lanka is striving to stop NCDs – WHO

Shamima Marikar’s children are like most below the age of six: They have a taste for sugar that must be

NHSL’s Cardiac Surgeries to be Moved to Privet Hospitals

NHSL’s Cardiac Surgeries to be Moved to Privet Hospitals

Cardiac surgeries in National Hospital have been suspended due to renovations being undertaken at the operation theatres. As a result,

Journey of Ending Malaria in Sri Lanka

Journey of Ending Malaria in Sri Lanka

The journey towards malaria elimination was turbulent. At the peak of the most devastating outbreak during the 1930s, 1.5 million

Dead Fetus Inside a Woman For 15 Years -‘Stone baby’

Dead Fetus Inside a Woman For 15 Years -‘Stone baby’

A 52-year-old woman from Nagpur, Maharashtra, in northern India, was found to have carried a calcified fetus in her abdomen

World AIDS Day 2017 – Everybody Counts

World AIDS Day 2017 – Everybody Counts

World AIDS Day is observed on the 1st December each year to raise awareness, end the prejudice associated with the condition

Surgeons find 263 coins and 100 nails in man’s stomach

Surgeons find 263 coins and 100 nails in man’s stomach

Surgeons treating a man with suspected food poisoning were stunned to discover 263 coins and 100 nails in his stomach.

Mobile App to Track Child’s Milestone from CDC

Mobile App to Track Child’s Milestone from CDC

Now people can track their child’s milestones from age 2 months to 5 years with CDC(Centers for Disease Control and

World’s First Artificial Kidney is Ready to Implant

World’s First Artificial Kidney is Ready to Implant

A team of cientists has developed the world’s first artificial kidney technology to be implanted in the body. Their bio-hybrid

Recommendation for Annual Transfer of Consultant Dental Services – 2018 (Revised List)

Recommendation for Annual Transfer of Consultant Dental Services – 2018 (Revised List)

This has reference to the letter no. D/DS/CAT/126/2017, dated 2017.08.11 and 2017.10.31 Fol lowing consultants are recommended for Annual Transfer

WHO Published World Health Statistics for 2017

WHO Published World Health Statistics for 2017

The World Health Statistics series is WHO’s annual compilation of health statistics for its 194 Member States. The series is

Early childhood adversities linked to health problems in tweens, teens

Early childhood adversities linked to health problems in tweens, teens

Adverse experiences in childhood — such as the death of a parent, growing up in poverty, physical or sexual abuse,

Rise of Dengue with prevailing weather condition

Rise of Dengue with prevailing weather condition

The ministry of health issue a warning that number of dengue cases are increase with prevailing weather condition in Sri

Dental surgeons declared Islandwide strike

Dental surgeons declared Islandwide strike

The Government Dental Surgeons Association (GDSA) planning to start island wide strike from tomorrow  onward  for supporting hunger strike by

Smoking causes extensive damage to DNA

Smoking causes extensive damage to DNA

Scientists have measured the catastrophic genetic damage caused by smoking in different organs of the body and identified several different

‘Unbelievable’: Heart Stents Fail to Ease Chest Pain

‘Unbelievable’: Heart Stents Fail to Ease Chest Pain

A procedure used to relieve chest pain in hundreds of thousands of heart patients each year is useless for many

Synthetic Beta Cells to Treat Diabetes

Synthetic Beta Cells to Treat Diabetes

Treating type 1 diabetes and some cases of type 2 diabetes has long required painful and frequent insulin injections or

Researches found Nerve centre for Alzheimer’s disease

Researches found Nerve centre for Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have for the first time convincingly shown where in the brain the earliest signs

Dietary Restriction Increase the Lifespan via Mitochondrial Remodeling

Dietary Restriction Increase the Lifespan via Mitochondrial Remodeling

Manipulating mitochondrial networks inside cells—either by dietary restriction or by genetic manipulation that mimics it—may increase lifespan and promote health,

Faster diagnosis key to fighting TB in Sri Lanka: WHO

Faster diagnosis key to fighting TB in Sri Lanka: WHO

Faster diagnosis key to fighting TB in Sri Lanka: TB review mission reveals Source:WHO Prasad* is a 19-year-old student studying

Paracetamol in Pregnancy Tied to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – ADHD

Paracetamol in Pregnancy Tied to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – ADHD

Women who use a lot of the common pain reliever Paracetamol during pregnancy may be more likely to have children

Do Humans Harbor Lymphatics in Brain?

Do Humans Harbor Lymphatics in Brain?

Lymphatic vessels are part of the body’s circulatory system. In most of the body they run alongside blood vessels. They

Microbiology – Guidelines

Microbiology – Guidelines

National Strategic Plan for Antimicrobial Resistance in Sri Lanka 2017 Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance Designing of Clinical Microbiology

Paediatric – Guidelines

Paediatric – Guidelines

Recommendations for Resuscitation of extremely premature / low birth weight newborns-22/05/2017 Measles, Rubella, Congenital Rubella Syndrome (CRS) elimination initiative –

Obstetrics & Gynaecology – Guidelines

Obstetrics & Gynaecology – Guidelines

Hyperglycaemia in Pregnancy National Consensus Document Guideline for Education and Demonstration of Condoms-2017 Breast Symptoms – Early Detection and Management –

Surgery – Guidelines

Surgery – Guidelines

Management of a patient with acute abdominal pain Management of Goitre Evaluation of Haematuria Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) Management

Medicine – Guidelines

Medicine – Guidelines

Screening Guidelines Chronic Kidney Disease Sri Lanka – 2017 Triage of Fever Patients with Suspected Dengue and Criteria for Admission

Depression tied to shorter lifespan – Canadian study

Depression tied to shorter lifespan – Canadian study

  Studies have shown depression to be associated with shortened life expectancy.There are 3 gaps in our understanding of the

Risk Factors for Acute Unintentional Poisoning among Children

Risk Factors for Acute Unintentional Poisoning among Children

BACKGROUND: Acute poisoning in children is a major preventable cause of morbidity and mortality in both developed and developing countries.

Use of Symbiotic Bacteria in Mosquito Gut to Combat Malaria

Use of Symbiotic Bacteria in Mosquito Gut to Combat Malaria

Even though WHO declared Sri Lanka as free of malaria, it is endemic in more than 106 countries,with 212 million

The second successful heart transplantation at Kandy hospital

The second successful heart transplantation at Kandy hospital

Another successful heart transplantation was performed by consultants in Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Units, Kandy Teaching Hospital on 26th of September

Compulsory Accident & Emergency Care Scenario Training for Pre Intern -Updated

Compulsory Accident & Emergency Care Scenario Training for Pre Intern -Updated

The Ministry of Health is committed to provide a comprehensive Health care Service to all the victims of Accidents and

Neobladder Stone As Big As an Ostrich Egg

Neobladder Stone As Big As an Ostrich Egg

A patient underwent an open neocystolithotomy to extract the neobladder calcium phosphate (80%) stone as big as Ostrich egg at

Noted List of Annual Transfers – Consultants in Dental Services -2018

Noted List of Annual Transfers – Consultants in Dental Services -2018

Noted List for Annual Transfers of Consultants in Dental Services -2018 (Revised List) Covering Letter Application Form Name List  

The Story of Artificial Heart and Jarvik-7

The Story of Artificial Heart and Jarvik-7

As Sri Lanka’s first cardiac transplant was performed on the 7th of July-2017 at the Kandy Hospital, we were overjoyed

Health service provision and promoting during drough

Health service provision and promoting during drough

Circular Guidelines for the health service provision and promoting health of communities during drought situations Drought is a natural disaster

Research Assistant – National Cancer Control Programme(NCCP)

Research Assistant – National Cancer Control Programme(NCCP)

Project on ‘Delays in breast cancer care’ data collection: August-September, 2017 National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP) invites application from eligible

Sri Lanka’s First Ever Successful Heart Transplantation

Sri Lanka’s First Ever Successful Heart Transplantation

The iconic event in Sri Lankan medical history was took place at teaching hospital Kandy on the night of July 7 –

Current Status of Dengue Vaccine Development

Current Status of Dengue Vaccine Development

What is the current status of dengue vaccine development? There is a growing public health need for effective preventive interventions

Accident & Emergency Care Scenario Training for Pre Interns

Accident & Emergency Care Scenario Training for Pre Interns

Compulsory Accident & Emergency Care Scenario Training for Pre Intern, The Ministry of Health is committed to provide a comprehensive

Global Strategy for dengue prevention and control, 2012–2020 -WHO

Global Strategy for dengue prevention and control, 2012–2020 -WHO

During the past five decades, the incidence of dengue has increased 30-fold. Some 50–100 million new infections are estimated to

Influenza in Bibila Controlled – DG Heath services

Influenza in Bibila Controlled – DG Heath services

Many people in the Bibila are reported to be contracting the influenza virus which is fast spreading in the area.

Raising the Age Limit for Provision of Paediatric Care Up to 14 Years

Raising the Age Limit for Provision of Paediatric Care Up to 14 Years

The World Heath Organization defines adolescence as and age group between  10 and 19 years and a period of rapid

Serological Evidence of hantavirus Infection in an Area Endemic for CKD

Serological Evidence of hantavirus Infection in an Area Endemic for CKD

Serological evidence of hantavirus infection in Girandurukotte, an area endemic for chronic kidney disease of unknown aetiology (CKD u) in

The Way We Are Living Is Killing Us

The Way We Are Living Is Killing Us

It is a common experience to feel that our body has let us down when we get sick. We may

Zika In Five Minutes – CDC/Updated April/2016

Zika In Five Minutes – CDC/Updated April/2016

What is Zika virus disease (Zika)? Disease spread primarily through the bite of an Aedesspecies mosquito infected with Zika virus.Many people infected

A Study On Skin Prick Test-Sri Lanka

A Study On Skin Prick Test-Sri Lanka

It is very hard to fing details on skin prick test amoung Sri Lankan patients as it is not widely

Annual Health Bulletin – Medical Statistics Unit

Annual Health Bulletin – Medical Statistics Unit

Annual Health Bulletin by Medical Statistics Unit, Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine, Sri Lanka. Annual Health Bulletin provides

No More Malaria In Sri Lanka-WHO

No More Malaria In Sri Lanka-WHO

SEAR/PR/1631 Colombo, 5 September 2016: In a remarkable public health achievement, Sri Lanka was certified by WHO on having eliminated

The Asthma – COPD Overlap Syndrome

The Asthma – COPD Overlap Syndrome

Approximately 1 in 12 people worldwide are affected by asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)once regarded as two distinct