Thursday, September 14, 2017

Health-Poor Diet Is A Factor In One In Five Deaths, Global Disease Study Reveals

Study compiling data from every country finds people are living longer but millions are eating wrong foods for their health.
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Poor diet is a factor in one in five deaths around the world, according to the most comprehensive study ever carried out on the subject.

Millions of people are eating the wrong sorts of food for good health. Eating a diet that is low in whole grains, fruit, nuts and seeds and fish oils and high in salt raises the risk of an early death, according to the huge and ongoing study Global Burden of Disease.
The study, based at the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, compiles data from every country in the world and makes informed estimates where there are gaps. Five papers on life expectancy and the causes and risk factors of death and ill health have been  published by the Lancet medical journal.

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Colombo High Court Issued A Notice To Attorney General To Submit Facts Regarding The Appeal Of Sil Redhi Case

Colombo high court judge Gihan Kulatunge has today
(14)issued a notice to Attorney General to appear before the courts on 20th of September to submit facts related to the appeal filed by lawyers of former presidential secretary Lalith weeratunge and Director of Telecommunication Regulatory Commission Anusha palpita against the verdict of White religous  cloths (Sil Redhi)case.

The order was issued when the appeal filed by the above mentioned officers at Colombo High Court against the Sil Redhi verdict was taken into consideration today.

The verdict on the appeal is due to be delivered on 20th of September after the Attorney General submitting his submissions. 

Train Services In Kelani Valley Rail Track Had Delayed

Train services in Kelani Valley railway track had been
delayed today (14)due to a engine attached to a train detached from it's compartments .

The incident had occurred in Narahenpita .

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Arjun Aloysius Informed The Bond Commission That He Will Not Give Evidence Before The Commission

The main suspect of the Central Bank bond scam
Director of perpetual treasuries Arjun Aloysius had today (14)informed the presidential commission On inquiry inquiring on the scam that he will not give evidence  before the commission in future .

Aloysius had informed the commission on this as per the instructions of his lawyer it has been revealed.

Commission has yesterday (13)stated that it will not force Aloysius to give evidence before the commission regarding the bond scam.However if Aloysius not give evidence regarding the case Commission will take a decision based on verbal evidence gathered and submitted docuements it has been announced.

However the acting solicitor general of the Commission Dappula de liveira had opposed the statement of Aloysius .

Attanagalu Oya Reached Spill Level-People Living Around Advised To Be Vigilant

Due to the heavy showers prevailing in Attanagalu
Oya (River) in Gampaha district has reached it's spill level and minor flood situation has been reported in areas around the water indicator of the river according to the irrigation department.

Department has advised the public living in low land areas around the river to be vigilant as there is possibility to increase the flood situation if rain continues further .

Meanwhile due to heavy showers prevailed in many parts of the country including in Colombo yesterday (13) evening many roads had submerged causing difficulties for the public.

Seven Passangers Have Been Injured Due To A Bus -Tipper Truck Collision

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Seven Bus Passengers have been injured and hospitalized after the Private Bus they were traveling in from Trincomalee to Colombo had veering off the road and colliding with a Tipper Truck parked on the road side at Boyagane area on Colombo-Kurunagala main road.

The injured were admitted to the Kurunagala Teaching Hospital for treatment.The accident occurred as a result of  Bus driver  not been able to control the speed of the Bus it has been revealed.

Pothuhara Police are conducting an investigation on the accident.

FCID Had Questioned Former President's Second Son Yoshitha Around Two Hours

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The Police Financial Crimes Investigations Division(FCID) officers had questioned the second son of former president Mahinda Rajapakshe who was formally attached to the Sri Lanka Navy Yoshitha Rajapakshe around two hours over the allegations leveled against him regarding  illegally purchasing a property in Colombo.

Yoshitha Rajapakshe had given statement to the FCID Regarding an on going investigation on the way he got money to purchase a land in Kekatiya-Rathmalana and to purchase a luxary House with a land in Mihindu Mawatha,Mount Lavinia under the name of his grandmother Daisy Forest. 

FCID is due to summon Yoshitha's grand mother Daisy Forest on 20th of September over the allegations leveled against purchasing a house in Mount Lavinia with illegal means.

Airport Customs Arrested Two Females With More Than 07 Kilo Grammes Of Gold Jewelry-Fined Them Rs.2.5 Million

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Airport customs officers have yesterday(13) arrested two Sri Lankan females ,one who is an owner of a popular land company in Sri Lanka arrived in from Dubai with 07 kilo grammes and 700 grammes of Gold Jewelry concealed in  waste belts wrapped around their stomach .

The stock of illegal Gold Jewelry were stored in 08 small packs and stick them to the belts wrapped around the stomach of the two females  it has been revealed.

The two females who are residents of Colombo had fined  with Rs.2.5 million and the stock of Jewelry they brought to the country illegally had confiscated according to the reports.

How Clean Should Your Skin Be?

Soaps that strip away microbes aren't good, but it may be too soon to try products that add bacteria back.

You may have noticed that antimicrobial skin cleansers have disappeared from the shelves. In September 2016, the FDA ruled that over-the-counter antiseptic soaps and wash products containing triclosan, triclocarban, or 17 other antimicrobial agents could no longer be marketed because their manufacturers didn't demonstrate that the ingredients were both safe and effective in preventing the spread of infections. Moreover, the widespread use of antimicrobials is thought to promote the growth of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, like methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), which can cause infections that are difficult to treat and even life-threatening.
You may also have noticed some new sprays, creams, and lotions whose purpose is just the opposite. Rather than eradicating microbes from our skin, these products, called probiotics, are designed to aid the growth of certain beneficial skin bacteria.
In theory, probiotic skin products make sense, says Dr. Suzanne Olbricht, chief of dermatology at Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She cites a growing body of research showing how our commensal microbes — the native populations of bacteria, viruses, and fungi that colonize our skin — enhance our health. "It's time to stop thinking 'us versus our bacteria' and begin thinking 'us plus our bacteria,'" she says.

Why probiotics have potential

Just as physicians are using fecal bacteria from healthy people to treat intestinal disorders, so might dermatologists use skin bacteria from people with healthy skin to treat chronic skin conditions. In such cases, beneficial strains of bacteria multiply faster and leave less room for disease-causing strains. There are a few small studies indicating that probiotics may be useful in treating dry and sensitive skin as well as acne.

Should you try them?

Although probiotic skin products are already available online and in stores, many questions remain. Does any product have the right mix of bacteria to treat a specific condition? Is it safe? Is it effective? Manufacturers need to conduct randomized controlled clinical trials to provide the answers. None have done so to date.
"We're just at the cusp of understanding this. Someday — maybe in five or 10 years — we can wash our hands and apply some good bacteria to protect our skin," Dr. Olbricht says. For now, for most people with normal skin, plain old soap is still the best option.
-Harvard Medical School-