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Fitness after fifty

Lal Hewapathirana (Daily Mirror) “Proper exercising of the body by the middle-aged and the elderly can turn the ageing clock back by as many as 10 to 25 years. No matter at what age a person starts exercising, changes and improvements will occur. Even moderate exercises can retard the negative effects of ageing, and can … Continue reading

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Stomach bug and probiotic bacteria produce electricity and……

…….. could build ‘living battery’, scientists discover Hospital superbugs to probiotic lactobacilli capable of ‘electrogenesis’ when deprived of oxygen in the gut Alex Matthews-King Health Correspondent, Independent, UK Bacteria use external minerals to transfer electrons out of the cell in the absence of oxygen ( Amy Cao / UC Berkeley ) Microbes in your stomach may have a … Continue reading

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Muslim groups call for female circumcision to be medicalised

Daily Mirror A number of Sri Lankan Muslim groups have called on the government to medicalise female circumcision. In representations made to the Parliamentary Committee on Women and Gender, members of the All Ceylon Jamiyathul Ulama, All Ceylon YMMA Conference, Centre for Islamic Studies and United Religions Initiative urged the Health Ministry to withdraw a … Continue reading

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Truth about clinical waste

Health Ministry clarifies facts over controversy : Nadira Gunatilleke (Daily News)   The National Hospital in Colombo was saddled with the enormous problem of disposing the clinical waste that had accumulated over a period of time, creating a severe health hazard. It was found dumped in the hospital premises and then moved to another place, … Continue reading

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Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food

Daily Mirror Kamani is a 34-year-old mother of three from Bandarawela. Following a surgery for a brain tumour she was partially paralyzed. A distraught husband who is a farmer then took her to an Ayurvedic doctor. The treatment took a few months. However, it helped the poor woman to walk around once again. Clarence is … Continue reading

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