Tuesday, May 3, 2016

HEALTH TIP

Image result for nail infectionsPicture of Onychomycosis (Fungal Nail Infection) Onychomycosis: Fungus infection of the nail bed under the fingernails or toenails. Onychomycosis makes the nails look white and opaque, thickened, and brittle. It usually produces no symptoms other than a cosmetic problem.

 There are many different causes of fungal nail infections, and each cause has a treatment of its own. Although many of the causes of a fungal nail infection are preventable, some risk factors increase the likelihood of developing it. You’re more likely to develop a fungal nail infection if you:
  • have diabetes
  • have a disease that causes poor circulation
  • are over age 65
  • wear artificial nails
  • swim in a public swimming pool
  • have a nail injury
  • have a skin injury around the nail
  • have moist fingers or toes for an extended time
  • have a weakened immune system
  • wear closed-toe shoes, such as tennis shoes or boots
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  •  PREVENTION 
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  • Making a few simple lifestyle changes can help prevent a fungal infection of the nails. Taking good care of your nails by keeping them well trimmed and clean is a good way to prevent infections. You should also avoid injuring the skin around your nails. If you’re going to have damp or wet hands for an extended amount of time, you may want to wear rubber gloves.
    Other ways to prevent fungal infections of the nails include:
  • using antifungal sprays or powders regularly
  • washing your hands after touching infected nails
  • drying your feet well after showering, especially between your toes
  • getting manicures or pedicures from trustworthy salons
  • using your own items for manicures or pedicures
  • wearing socks that minimize moisture
  • avoiding being barefoot in public places
  • reducing your use of artificial nails and nail polish

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Colombo Public Health Department To Distribute Rat Control Cubes Among Houses In Colombo City

The Colombo Public Health Department has distributed Rat Control Cubes to 53,000 houses within Colombo City Limits during last April in view of controlling the rat population in city of Colombo which increases rapidly according to the Chief Medical Officer in Colombo Dr.Ruwan Wijemuni. 

These Rat Control Cubes are due to be distributed among another  50,000 houses in Colombo within this month Dr.Wijemuni has stated.

Eight Passengers Were Injured And Hospitalized Due To The Private Bus They Were In Veered Off The Road At Rakwana

Image result for accident graphicEight Passengers  were injured and hospitalized  due to the Palmadulla bound Private Bus they were travelling in veered off the road and crashed into a Tree at Karanketiya in Rakwana(Rtanapura District) Area yesterday (03).

The injured including the Private Bus Driver and four females were admitted to Rakwana Hospital according to the Police.

Rakwana Police are conducting an investigations on the incident.

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Ministry Of Health Issued A Gazette Notification On Using Colorful Labels In Soft Drink Bottles/Cannes To Indicate Sugar Levels In Them

The Ministry Of Health,Nutrition And Indigenous Medicine has issued a gazette notification indicating in future local Soft Drink Manufacturers should pasted   Colorful  Labels  in Soft Drink Bottles/Cans   to symbolize the amount of sugar that contained in them .

This Gazette Notification is due to come into  effect on 01st of August according to Director General Of Health Services Dr.Palitha Mahipala,

Accordingly the Gazette Notification instructed the Soft Drink Manufacturers to use Red Colored Labels for Soft Drinks which contained more than 11 grammes of sugar,yellow colored labels for Soft Drinks contained  sugar level between 2 grammes to 11 grammes and green colored labels for Soft Drinks contained less than 2 grammes of sugar Dr.Mahipala has stressed.

By addressing a media briefing on 'Preventing Non Communicable Diseases in the Society" held at Health Education Bureau in Colombo yesterday(03) the Director General Of Health Services has stressed that the aim of the above mentioned gazette notification is to prevent the spreading of non communicable diseases in the society.

The Health Ministry had already  discussed with local soft drink manufacturers  on using colorful labels to indicate the sugar levels contained in soft drinks  he has further stated.

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Supreme Court Informed The Parliamentary Speaker That Some Sections Of Right To Information Draft Bill Are Not Consistent With Constitution

The Supreme Court has informed the Parliament that some sections of the Right To Information Draft Bill are not consistent with constitution and it needs two thirds majority to pass in Parliament the speaker Karu Jayasuriya has announced in Parliament yesterday(03).

The Right To Information Draft Bill which was presented to the Parliament by Minister Of Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media Gayantha Karunathilake on 24th of March had received positive responses from all the nine provinces to go ahead.

The Draft Bill provides specific grounds on which access may be denied the establishment of Right To Information Commission,setting out the procedures for obtaining information and  things related.


Parliamentary Proceedings Were Adjourned By The Speaker Due To A Brawl Occurred At The House Today(03)

Image result for sri lanka parliamentThe  Parliamentary Proceedings held today (03) was adjourned after few hours due to a tense situation occurred at a house following a brawl between a group of government and opposition MP's.

As a result of the brawl the Kegalle District MP of governing United National Party(UNP) Sandith Samarasinghe got injured and admitted to Colombo National Hospital it has been reported.

The brawl has occurred when the Minister of Regional Development Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka has made a statement  regarding the withdrawal of Army Personal from former president Mahinda Rajapaksha and replace with special task force officers.During Field Marshal Fonseka's speech several joint opposition MP's have raised objections followed by brawl.

Due to the tense situation speaker Karu Jayasuriya  adjourned Parliament till tomorrow and requested a report from deputy speaker and the deputy chairman of committees regarding the tense situation in Parliament.The speaker has informed the Parliament that an action will be taken against MP's who involved in the brawl,

Common drug could prevent thousands of head injury deaths

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