Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Tag: General Medicine

Over 1000 Deaths On Respiratory Diseases In Sri Lanka

Over 1000 Deaths On Respiratory Diseases In Sri Lanka

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...

Final Donation For Man Whose Blood Saved 2.4 Million Babies

A man in Australia helped save the lives of more than 2 million babies by donating his "special" blood, which was used to make...
Mistakes Can Boost Your Blood Pressure Readings

These Mistakes Can Boost Blood Pressure Readings

Talking while the cuff is on can boost your blood pressure reading. So can a full bladder or crossing your legs, the American Heart...

Mystery of Knuckle Cracking Sound Revealed

The characteristic pop can be explained with three mathematical equations, say US  and France researchers. Science student Vineeth Chandran Suja broke class in France when she...
Suicide rate in srilanka

Sri Lanka is The No.1 Country for Suicides – WHO Statistics...

Sri Lanka Police and the World Health Organization recently published the suicide rate in Sri Lanka for 2017. The result is that, Sri Lanka is...
Eating Eggs Not Associated with Cardiovascular Risk

Eggs Are ‘Not Linked to Cardiovascular Risk’

Consuming up to 12 eggs per week for a year did not raise the heart risk factors in patients with pre-diabetes and type 2...

45% Sri Lankan Women Are Obese: UNICEF

Over 45 per cent of women in Sri Lanka are overweight or obese indicating a serious double burden of malnutrition within the adult population,...
World Thalassemia Day 2018

World Thalassemia Day 2018

Highlights: World Thalassemia Day is marked on 8th May each year as a sign of solidarity with the many thalassemia patients and...
Blood group o

Having Blood Type ‘O’ Makes Patients Almost Three Times More Likely...

Severe injury patients with an O blood type are almost three times as likely to die than patients with any other blood type, according...

Drugs to avoid during pregnancy – Must Know List

1)Antibiotics Drugs to avoid during pregnancy Fluoroquinolones (such as ciprofloxacin, ofloxacin, levofloxacin, and norfloxacin) Nitrofurantoin Streptomycin Sulfonamides (such as sulfasalazine and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole) Tetracycline Abnormalities Caused...
side effects of anti-hypertensives

Death risk increased with two anti-hypertensives

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a major risk factor for heart disease. But a new study has found that two classes of medication...
Types-of-diabetes

Updated Classification for Diabetes – It has five types !

Adult-onset diabetes consists of five types of disease that have different physiological and genetic profiles, rather than the traditional type 1 and 2 classification,...

Dengue Prevention Week from 2 – 9 April

Leading News from Sri Lanka:: * Dengue Prevention Week in Sri Lanka from tomorrow Mon, Apr 2, 2018, 09:28 am SL Time,...

The Largest Organ In The Body May Have Just Been Discovered...

Researchers have identified a network of fluid-filled spaces surrounded by connective tissue that fills the spaces between our organs, surrounding and potentially protecting our...

Fasting diets reduce important risk factor for cardiovascular disease

Intermittent energy restriction diets, such as the 5:2 diet, clears fat from the blood quicker after eating meals than daily calorie restriction diets –...

Which Physicians Are Happiest? National Physician Burnout & Depression Report 2018

Nearly two-thirds of U.S. physicians report feeling burned out, depressed - or both - with one in three physicians admitting that their feelings of...
When a patient dies, do you cry?

When a Patient Dies, Do You Cry?

When a patient dies, do you cry? An internal Medicine Physician writes on blog. Apparently, I wanted to become a doctor since I was four....
Antivenom for snake bite sri lanka

Antivenom for snake venom-induced neuromuscular paralysis (Protocol)

Snakebite leads to significant morbidity and mortality globally, with an estimated burden of 421,000 to 1,841,000 envenomings and 20,000 to 94,000 deaths per year....
Blood Test for Concussion

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 test, which measures levels of...
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 may often take antacids...

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