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Here, pink is for saving lives

Here, pink is for saving lives

A dedicated team of doctors and nurses are carrying out ground-breaking work at the state-of-the-art Bone Marrow Transplant Unit of the Nawaloka Hospital, that marks three years. Kumudini Hettiarachchi reports A posy of pink, yellow, orange and red flowers is gently offered to us by nurses clad in pink, as we bid goodbye……….all made by [...]

Check out all that’s fine with pine

Check out all that’s fine with pine

By Dr. Nirmala M. Pieris Did you know that the delicious healthy pineapple is a composite of many individual fruitlets fused together around a central core? Each fruitlet is identified by an “eye,” on the rough spiny marking on the surface of the fruit. The fruits have scaly green, brown or yellow skin and a [...]

The mighty mineral

The mighty mineral

In this 2nd in our series on ‘Essential Minerals’, we feature the important trace mineral Zinc  The following foods are not onlydelicious but are also high in zinc: By Dr. Nirmala M. Pieris Zinc is a vital trace mineral second only to iron in the important role it plays in our body. As it is [...]

Glaucoma: Regular eye checks only way to detect

By Dr. Madhuwanthi Dissanayake With the world focusing on glaucoma during the Glaucoma Week from March 12-18, what needs to be reiterated is that proper treatment and monitoring can control this eye disease and prevent blindness. As there are no definite symptoms, getting your eyes checked is the only way to detect glaucoma. What is [...]

Don’t wait till you get there to age happily

Don’t wait till you get there to age happily

Though much is taken, much abides; and though We are not now that strength which in old days Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are, One equal temper of heroic hearts, Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield. Ulysses [...]

Doc’s lesson to students: “Make stress work for you”

Doc’s lesson to students: “Make stress work for you”

Continued from last month “One of the difficulties about stress is that it can work for you or against you, just like a car tire. When the pressure in the tire is right, you can drive smoothly along the road: If it is too low, you feel all the bumps and the controls feel sluggish. [...]

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