Is Your Blood Pressure Under Control ?

Out of the many illnesses that deteriorate the quality of human health, non-communicable d....


Chronic pain tied to faster memory decline in old age

Older people who suffer from persistent pain may experience a faster deterioration of memo....


Leptospirosis - Silent killer in the background of heavy floods

Sri Lanka faced one of the biggest natural disasters ever in its history with the recent f....


Water; Lethal or Life preserving? it all depends on the dose…

The word, ‘life’ is tightly bonded with the word ‘water’. The firs....


To juice or not to juice?

It’s nothing new that fruits and vegetables should be an  essential part of eve....


Margosa A miracle medicine to cure cancer

The Biology, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Institute of the Colombo University claim....


Tobacco kills 7 million a year, wreaks environmental havoc: WHO

Smoking and other tobacco use kills more than seven million people each year, the World He....


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Neck Pain

There are seven pieces of bone called cervical vertebrae in the inner core of the neck. Th....


The latest skin care magic: Honey bee venom

The world is moving faster than we ever thought it  would a few decades back. Similar....


Fibroids: Benign tumours that develop in the uterus

The development of fibroids is a common occurrence among women. This condition usually pre....


Keeping Your Hands Clean

People these days are too busy to remember to wash their hands, believing there will be no....


The barriers to obtaining

Vitamin D is considered an important vitamin which helps in the growth of teeth and bones.....


Myth Buster

MYTH: Sitting too close to the TV will damage your vision.   ....


Cervical cancer A simple screening test might save your life

Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer after breast cancer occurring in Sri Lank....


Walking linked to improved brain function

A moderate-intensity walking regimen may reduce symptoms of mild cognitive impairment that....


Myth Buster

MYTH: Popping a pimple will get rid of it faster    ....


Emerging Infections in Sri Lanka

Our country is a small island placed between 5° and 10° north of the equator and h....


Countering Cirrhosis

Cirrhosis is a complication of the liver which develops when scar tissue replaces the norm....


CKD: The silent Killer



Sunglasses: A Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde tale

Our tiny island sitting amidst the Indian Ocean receives strong sunlight all year round an....


The heart beat with a different tune

Have you ever listened to the rhythmic lub-dub of your heart beat, pondered over how it fu....


Are there alternative treatments for Osteoarthritis?

Q A doctor informed me of an alternative treatment for the ailment, Osteoarthritis recentl....


Myth Buster

MYTH: Shaving the head of a newborn can prevent baldness  ....


When to worry about your forgetfulness

Everyone stumbles upon confusion and forgetfulness at some point in their lives. It is oft....


Listen to your hair - it talks

A high chemical percentage in shampoos, conditioners, artificial foods, toxic lifestyle, s....


Night time terror; Insomnia

There is no shadow of a doubt in saying that every one of us has had our share of moments ....


Understanding tobacco addiction

You have heard time and time again that smoking is detrimental to health. It says it on th....


Have you ‘room’ for ‘Oral Wisdom’?

“At present, wisdom teeth have been identified as a problem for many patients. This ....


Hyperglycaemia in Pregnant Mothers

Hyperglycaemia during pregnancy is one of the main causes for the birth of large babies an....


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