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Having fever, cough and a runny nose due to wet weather? Then you are possibly experiencing a seasonal influenza; also known as the viral flu. While it is a common occurrence, virologists observe this time of the year as a peak season for influenza a
Reported as the second most common killer in other countries, but only affects around 6% of those who suffer from cancer in Sri Lanka, colorectal cancer is a cancer that has a overall survival rate of 60%, if detected between stages 1- 3. Daily Mirro
Every time you ask your child to stay up late studying, you are inherently asking her to fight against his or her own biological design. Every time your child stares at his or her phone late in the night, he is endangering his psychological wellbeing
Have you ever wondered why your diet isn’t working for you? Or why you are back in square one a few months after you stop your low calorie diet?Well, the reason is simply because you are not following a proper diet plan. The conventional low calori
As Sri Lankan most of us start our day with a cup of tea. Some like to have lukewarm tea while others needs very hot tea. Both green tea and black tea are beneficial for our health since they contain plenty of health-related chemical compounds. Tea i
Chronic Kidney Disease of unknown aetiology, commonly known as CKDu is prevalent especially in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka. Today, many villagers have given up hopes on life because once diagnosed, they are unable to do anything on their
A life void of medical maladies is quintessential to lead a happy and fulfilled life. Among the many diseases already plaguing the people today, HIV and AIDS can also be listed as diseases that could not only deteriorate one’s live but is also incu
Have you come across your grandmother or grandfather complaining about a crackling sound in the knee with pain during movement? Have you noticed that this pain has been worsening over time and he or she prefers to be bed-bound rather than move around
The immune system of the body is like a natural body guard that comes as a bonus in life. It is the body’s defense against infectious diseases, ensuring a healthy and happy life. The immune system consists of a network of cells, tissues and organs
Breastfeeding is a natural practice that happens when a child is born. In fact it plays an important role in establishing a bond between the child and the mother. While breast milk is given during the first six months, today, many infant formulae are
Adolescence, the period between ages 10-19, is a very special age. This is because this is the period where a child is becoming an adult. During this period physical mental, social, hormonal and behavioral changes take place. It is important to see h
With the improvements in the standards of living people require more and more comfortable and healthful indoor environment. As a result air-conditioning systems have been widely used worldwide in order to provide thermal comfort and an acceptable in
Do you feel a little under the weather? Have yougot a common cold? Perhaps a slight fever? Well,that’s alright. Just get some antibiotics and everything will be fine, right? WRONG!
Ranging as one of the leading causes of illnesses that affects the lives of many today, diabetes is a chronic health condition that has risen over the years with the global prevalence nearly doubling since 1980 according to United Nations.
Conceiving a child is usually something of great happiness to both the parents. The mother always tries her best to take care of herself and the foetus in a manner that would facilitate the safety of the foetus within and the safe delivery of the chi
A somewhat rare disease that we encounter in patients with joint pain is vasculitis. This condition presents with a strange combination of features that usually baffles both doctors and patients alike. Unfortunately vasculitis is detected late and by
These days we all need to protect ourselves from mosquito bites due to the prevailing dengue epidemic. Mosquitoes are carrying the disease causing parasites such as malaria, yellow fever, encephalitis etc. Feeding of blood is an essential part of the
The human hand is made up of bones in the wrist (carpal bones), small muscles attached to the bones (digits) of the fingers, nerves and blood vessels.
These days we experience a heavy rainy season. The rainy season always invites infectious diseases. This is because water is a prominent source that distributes germs. A few main public health concerns are resulting from climate change such as vector
What could be worse than suddenly getting diagnosed with cancer? Cancer is a disease that shatters all hopes of living. It is well known that cancer patients are mostly incurable and their treacherous lifestyle that is filled with many hardships, pai
In the previous article titled ‘Mindless parenting : Nurturing a generation of unhappy adults’ the Mirror Health Capsule shed light on acceptance, strengthening the parent-child bond and allowing them to chase their dreams. While some children gr
Chronic cough and allergic rhinitis are two types of respiratory diseases often encountered by people. To shed more light on these areas, the Daily Mirror Health Capsule interviewed Consultant Paediatric Respiratory Physician at the Lady Ridgeway Hos
Do you ever look at your child all ready for school, carrying his or her schoolbag, and see the hunchback of Notre-Dame instead?
Cancer is defined as an uncontrollable, purposeless abnormal cell growth in any part of the body. When this growth takes place in the breast, it is known as breast cancer. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), breast cancer is one of the
What is a wound?
A wound is any damage or break in the surface of the skin. Wounds can be accidental, surgical or occur because of underlying disease (such as diabetes or vascular disease) or changes to the skin that occur with ageing.
Fluoride is considered as a trace mineral which is needed in small amounts for human growth and development. It is beneficial in the maintenance and solidification of our bones, dental health- especially in prevention of tooth decays. Also Fluoride
Every year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) celebrates World Mental Health Day on October 10. This year’s theme highlights the need to prevent suicides; since every 40 seconds someone loses his or her life as a result of suicide.
Contraception is not a widely spoken of topic among women and couples. Over 200 million women worldwide would like to avoid a pregnancy, but they are not using an effective method of contraception. The reasons for this vary from country to country. T
People face many challenges and hardships in the modern world. Sometimes, these hardships are caused when biting off more than one can chew. Or in the case of Obesity, biting off more than one can burn.
Almost all parents want to do the best for their children. But unlike many other professions or tasks, parenting doesn’t come with a guided set of instructions. As a result, parents take time to adjust in order to respond and react to their childre
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