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Lutheran World Relief Responds to Escalating Conflict in Sri Lanka

BALTIMORE, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lutheran World Relief is responding to the urgent humanitarian needs of people displaced by fighting between the Sri Lankan government and the separatist group Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). Armed conflict in Sri Lanka continues to esca...

Sri Lanka Gold Hope Shadowed by Jayasinghe's Illness

Sri Lanka's gold hope in the Doha Asian Games suffered a major blow as Olympic bronze medallist Susanthika Jayasinghe is suffering from viral flu.// Maxwell de Silva, the deputy chef de mission of Sri Lanka, said that the 31-year-old Sri Lankan sprint queen failed to come with them to Doha du...

Bird flu affects the export of poultry products to Sri Lanka and Nepal

In Sri Lanka the Health Ministry Epidemiology Unit Director Dr Nihal Abeysinghe said that the country has banned import of all the poultry products from India. This is due to the result of the confirmation of the first bird flu infection death in India. // They are requesting the public to avoid im...

Sri Lanka Gets The Help Of Healthcare Professionals

Several disabled people in Sri Lanka will derive the benefits from the skills of five healthcare professionals who have returned to the country after receiving training // in the field of prosthetic and orthotic devices for the disabled. With their graduation from the program at the Cambodian Schoo...

Chikungunya Reaches Sri Lanka

An outbreak of the dreaded mosquito-borne fever, Chikunguniya in Sri lanka has been confirmed by health officials. Around 5000 people are feared to be infected.// Symptoms of Chikungunya are high fever,severe joint and muscular pain, headache, body ache and vomiting in some cases. Health expe...

Yellow Oleander Plants Fuels Suicide Rates In Sri Lanka

A British doctor has said that suicide rates in Sri Lanka has increased in multifold with people consuming the poisonous seeds of the common roadside// yellow oleander plants even for the most trivial reasons. This is an ornamental plant often used for hedging that grows all over the island. It...

Bayer HealthCare Awards $2.5 Million to Advance Hemophilia Research and Improve Patient Care

... Piet de Kleijn, University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands Geethani Kuruppuarachchi, Medical Research Institute, Colombo, Sri lanka Hassan Fathelrahman Mahdi, Sudan University of Science and Technology, Khartoum, Sudan Sanjeev Padankatti, Christian Medical College, ...

Kidnapped Nonviolent Peaceforce Civilian Peacekeeper Released Unharmed

...that Jaleel and his family will be reunited in Sri lanka in the very near future," added Duncan. Atif ...is working. He began working for NP in 2004 in Sri lanka to resolve disputes among communities in the Trinc...apolis, NP has worked in the conflict areas of Sri lanka as well as the Philippines and Guatemala. ...

Southern California-Based Shangri La Tea Company Captures Four International Awards at the 2009 World Tea Expo

...reputation for fine specialty teas produced from its own tea estates in Sri lanka and India. Shangri-La is an international, vertically integrated tea...r its commitment to various social programs on its estates in India and Sri lanka which include schools, health care, housing and fair labor practices. ...

Physicians for Human Rights Calls for the Release of Sri Lankan Doctors

...een on the morning of 16 May at the Omanthai crossing point in northern Sri lanka are:   Dr. Thangamutha Sathiyamoorthy, Regional Director of...ent-controlled areas during the final 72 hours of fighting. Sources in Sri lanka reported to PHR they are gravely concerned of the state and security of the...
Lanka in Medical Definition

Medicine

...e most highly developed of these are traditional Chinese medicine , Traditional Tibetan medicine and the Ayurvedic traditions of India and Sri lanka . Various non-mainstream traditions of health care have also developed in the Western world. These systems are sometimes considered companions to Hipp...
Lanka in Medical Dictionary

Spur

...used to urge a horse forward ... Called also metatarsal spur . ... SPUR NZ home ... SPUR NZ News Letter - Friday, 6 February 2009. Save Sri lanka from LTTE Tamil Tiger Terrorism ... and Mistreated -- SPUR news release. read ... Spur - Definition of Spur at Dictionary.com a free online ...
Lanka in Biological News

Salt marshes: A natural and unnatural history

...portance of wetlands. In August 2005, Hurricane Katrina produced a catastrophe in New Orleans in part because of the loss of tidal wetlands and in Sri lanka in December 2004, the Indian Ocean tsunami caused much less devastation in areas where mangroves were not removed. ...

Extreme nausea and vomiting varies among pregnant women from different countries

... Mothers born in India and Sri lanka are three times more likely to suffer from extreme nausea and vomiting in p... confidence in our findings says Vikanes. Mothers born in India and Sri lanka had the highest prevalence of hyperemesis gravidarum, followed by those bor...

Global trade in tiger shrimp threatens environment

... But the Swedish human geographer Daniel A. Bergquist has shown, using Sri lanka and the Philippines as examples, that a major portion of the local populati...sciplinary analysis, comparison, and visualization of the situations in Sri lanka and the Philippines. ...

The importance of mangrove conservation in tsunami prone regions

...oss varies according to country and time period. Their study found that the annual rate of deforestation was highest in Burma (~1%) and lowest in Sri lanka (0.1%) from 1975 to 2005. In contrast, mangrove forests in India and Bangladesh remained unchanged or gained a small percentage during the period. Si...

No-scalpel vasectomies by skilled surgeons may speed recovery

...ality of existing trials on a topic. The larger study, conducted in 1999, included 1,429 men in five countries: Brazil, Guatemala, Indonesia, Sri lanka and Thailand. All eight physicians ?general surgeons and urologists ?had experience with the standard vasectomy technique and three had experience wit...

Sustainable farm practices improve Third World food production

...uring the study, according to corresponding author Jules Pretty of the University of Essex in England. Working with colleagues in Thailand, China, Sri lanka and Mexico, Pretty found nearly all of the farm projects increased their yields, and harvests of some crops like maize, potatoes and beans increased 1...

Environmental lessons from tsunami as world's coastal population doubles

...ces where development went right up to the coastline. Sand dunes, mangrove forests and coral reefs helped reduce the energy of tsunami waves in Sri lanka by acting as natural barriers, the Stockholm Environment Institute discovered in a rapid assessment of the environmental impact of the tsunami. In ...

Scientists discover global pattern of big fish diversity in open oceans

... areas for big fish, as does the open ocean south of the Hawaiian Islands. The Southeast Pacific, particularly north of Easter Island; waters near Sri lanka in the Indian Ocean; and the ocean east of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia also contain some of the best areas left. "In fact, much of the east...

Tsunami-damaged coral reefs should be left to recover naturally, say scientists

...it funds to costly repair programmes that may have little long-term effect. About 20 per cent of the coral reefs in places such as Thailand and Sri lanka were badly affected by the tsunami that happened in December last year. The damage was mainly caused by the backwash ?waves returning to the sea that ...

Primates on the brink

...the dozens. The Horton Plains slender loris of Sri lanka has been sighted just four times since 1937. Perri...e Brazil and Indonesia have three, followed by Sri lanka and Tanzania with two each, and one each from Colo...der loris (Loris lydekkerianus nycticeboides) Sri lanka Miller's grizzled surili (Presbytis hosei canic...
Lanka in Biological Technology

GeoPharma Adds India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and South Korea as New Distribution Channels for Mucotrol(TM)

LARGO, Fla., July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GeoPharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: GORX) (the "Company") announced today the expansion of the distribution agreement between the Company and Cura Pharmaceutical Co. (Cura). The original agreement signed between Cura and GeoPharma provided Cura the exclusive...

Are we stingy on tsunami relief? Not when private giving is counted

... The tsunami waves had barely receded in Indonesia, Thailand and Sri lanka when the chief disaster coordinator for the United Nations called the wealthier nations of the world stingy for not providing more relief. Many Americ...
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