Month: May 2020

Hypertension: The bringer of premature cardiac death

Did you know that around 10 million people die needlessly each year due to hypertension-related complications, but only half of the people with high blood pressure are aware of it? Hypertension or “high blood pressure” is a global public health challenge and is considered to be the No. 1 contributing risk factor for cardiovascular mortality …

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Med Career Fair 2020

The “Med Career Fair”, was an informative seminar held in collaboration with a senior lecturer from the Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo. Its main goal was to provide the medical students an opportunity to obtain information to plan their career once they pass from medical school. The main focus was on medical …

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Sports Injuries & POLICE

Depending on the severity, sports injuries can vary from simple bruises to life threatening conditions like spinal injuries and head injuries. Also the types of injuries we encounter vary from sport to sport. However soft tissue injuries like ligament injuries and muscle injuries without causing any mortality, keep an athlete away from playing for a …

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Still waters breed death

Dengue, also known as breakbone fever, is a fast emerging viral disease in many parts of the world. This mosquito-borne viral infection not only flourishes in urban areas, suburbs, and the countryside, but also affects more affluent neighbourhoods in tropical and subtropical countries causing a severe flu-like illness and sometimes lethal complications in its victims. …

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Overview on Heart Attacks

MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION – MI  (Heart Attack) What precisely is an infarcted myocardium? ‘Myocardium’ refers to the muscle of the heart while ‘infarction’ stems from the Latin word, infarcire, translating to “to plug up or cram”. In familiar terms, it means Heart Attack. It is a common form of synesthesia to coin heart attacks with words …

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How to identify Depression

Depression encompasses a spectrum of disease states where the person suffers from lowering of mood, reduction of energy, and decrease in activity. Capacity for enjoyment, interest, and concentration is reduced. (The ICD-10 classification of mental and behavioral disorders; WHO, 1992) Global burden The World Health Organization (WHO) reports in 2017 that 322 million people suffered …

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Diarrhoea in Children

Epidemiology  Affecting around 1.7 billion children worldwide, diarrhoea is the second leading cause of death in those under 5 years, globally. It’s impact to the health status of the world has made ‘the prevention of deaths caused by diarrhoea’ a priority in the eyes of the WHO. According to the Demographic and Health Survey report …

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Justice for her Tears

Justice for her tears is a joint club service project organized with the collaboration of Rotaract Club of Atugalpura. It was mainly focused on educating our members regarding the legal aspect of domestic violence and how to seek help from authorities when needed. The session was conducted by a renowned lawyer whose a specialist for …

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