Helping or heightening vulnerability? Midwives as arbiters of risk for women experiencing self-directed violence in urban Sri Lanka - Palfreyman A.
The response of midwives to women engaging in self-directed violence (SDV) may affect women's care and outcomes. The author explored midwives' understanding of SDV through semi-structured focus groups and in-depth interviews with 11 Public Health Midwives ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Quiet Casualty of Sri Lanka ’ s Political Crisis: A Sugar Tax
In an effort to increase public support for the disputed prime minister, the government is reducing a tax on sugary drinks that experts say is vital for the country ’ s health. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MIKE IVES Tags: Sri Lanka Sugar Politics and Government Rajapaksa, Mahinda Soft Drinks Medicine and Health Diabetes Obesity Source Type: news

Get rid of your gastric ulcers NATURALLY with snake gourd
(Natural News) Research has found that snake gourd (Trichosanthes cucumerina), a plant common to the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, has gastroprotective activity, which can prevent damage caused by conditions such as gastric ulcer and similar conditions. In the study, the team from Sri Lanka looked at two things: The mechanism behind the plant’s ability... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prevalence and correlates of depression among older urban community-dwelling adults in Sri Lanka - Rajapakshe OBW, Sivayogan S, Kulatunga PM.
AIM: As the population ages, mental health issues among the elderly are becoming a major concern worldwide, including in Sri Lanka. With rapid globalization, the coping and adapting skills of elderly individuals are tested, potentially revealing predisposi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Coffee Rust Threatens Latin American Crop; 150 Years Ago, It Wiped Out An Empire
The fungus, which has no cure, is destroying harvests in Latin America. In the 1800s, it devastated Sri Lanka's powerhouse coffee industry. And scientists say it's only a question of time.(Image credit: Jeff Koehler for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeff Koehler Source Type: news

Food science: Cinnamon can be used to treat various illnesses
(Natural News) Researchers at the University of Colombo and the Industrial Technology Institute in Sri Lanka confirmed that Cinnamomum zeylanicum (commonly referred to as Ceylon cinnamon) can be used to treat various diseases. The study, published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, provides scientific support for its use a treatment for many ailments.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patterns and outcome of acute poisoning among children in rural Sri Lanka - Dayasiri MBKC, Jayamanne SF, Jayasinghe CY.
This study describes the patterns of demographic characteristics, poison related factors, clinical management and outcome following acute poisoning among childr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Monsanto facing lawsuits over kidney disease deaths in Sri Lanka
(Natural News) Monsanto has made enemies all around the world with its toxic products and dirty business tactics, and now they’re finally having to answer for their misdeeds in courts of law across the planet. The firm has been facing a slew of high-profile lawsuits here in the U.S. filed on behalf of cancer patients... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists find Ayurvedic medicine can help treat Type 2 diabetes
(Natural News) Patients with Type 2 diabetics may have a new, natural means of treating their complicated disease. Sri Lankan researchers tested the leaves of the red sandalwood for anti-diabetic properties. They reported that the leaves of this Ayurvedic medicinal plant possess potent anti-diabetic and antioxidant activity. Nine out of every 10 diabetics have Type... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Application of a flood inundation model to analyze the potential impacts of a flood control plan in Mundeni Aru river basin, Sri Lanka - Yoshimoto S, Amarnath G.
Capturing inundation extent by floods is indispensable for decision making for mitigating hazard. Satellite images have commonly been used for flood mapping, but there are limitations such as unavailability due to satellite's orbital period or cloud cover.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Three-in-one pill lowers blood pressure significantly, study says
A triple pill of different medication lowered blood pressure in a significant number of clinical study participants in Sri Lanka. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hyponatraemia and seizures in Merrem's hump-nosed pit viper (Hypnale hypnale) envenoming: a case report - de Silva U, Sarathchandra C, Senanayake H, Pilapitiya S, Siribaddana S, Silva A.
BACKGROUND: Hump-nosed pit vipers (Genus: Hypnale) are medically important snakes in Sri Lanka and South India. Merrem's Hump-nosed pit  viper (Hypnale hypnale) frequently leads to potentially fatal envenomings in Sri Lanka and India. Venom-induced consump... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

The relative impact of traumatic experiences and daily stressors on mental health outcomes in Sri Lankan adolescents - Ponnamperuma T, Nicolson NA.
Prior trauma, current stress, and poor social support contribute to youth mental health problems. As daily stressors often increase in the aftermath of traumatic events, trauma could plausibly impact psychopathology not only directly but also indirectly vi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Self-harm and suicide coverage in Sri Lankan newspapers - Brandt S ørensen J, Pearson M, Andersen MW, Weerasinghe M, Rathnaweera M, Rathnapala DGC, Eddleston M, Konradsen F.
BACKGROUND: Irresponsible media reporting may influence suicidal behavior. Adherence to guidelines for responsible reporting of suicide has not been examined in Sri Lanka in recent times. AIMS: To examine the quality of reporting on self-harm and suicide i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Cultural adaptation, translation and validation of the ISPCAN Child Abuse Screening Tool - Retrospective Version (ICAST-R) for young adults in Sri Lanka - Chandraratne NK, Fernando AD, Gunawardena N.
The aim of the present study was to adapt and validate the ISPCAN child abuse screening tool-retrospective version (ICAST-R) in Sri Lanka with a view to investigating the experiences of physical, sexual and emotional abuse during childhood. The adaptation ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Knowledge and perception of falls among community dwelling elderly: a study from southern Sri Lanka - Gamage N, Rathnayake N, Alwis G.
The knowledge and perception of falls facilitate a better pathway to improve the health status among the elderly. Knowledge and perception of falls among community dwelling elderly were assessed in 300 participants (175 females) aged 65 years and above usi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Burnout subtypes and associated factors among police officers in Sri Lanka: a cross-sectional study - Wickramasinghe ND, Wijesinghe PR.
Even though policing is associated with very high levels of occupational stress and burnout, no studies have been conducted to explore burnout subtypes among police officers globally. Hence, this cross-sectional study was conducted among 750 police officer... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Infrastructure designs and traffic safety: the road to vision zero - Tiwari G.
This volume presents studies which have focused on the impact of infrastructure designs. This includes evaluating the impact of roundabouts in Ghana, spatial analysis of traffic crashes in three different locations – Galle, Sri Lanka, Shanghai, China ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

£ 1.7 million awarded to tackle domestic violence in low and middle-income countries
Professor Gene Feder at the University of Bristol ’ s Centre for Academic Primary Care has been awarded £ 1.7 million by the National Institute for Health Research to fund a Global Health Group for research into health systems responses to violence against women in Palestine, Brazil, Nepal and Sri Lanka. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Business and Enterprise, Health, Grants and Awards, International; Faculty of Health Sciences Source Type: news

Potential interventions for preventing pesticide self-poisoning by restricting access through vendors in Sri Lanka - Weerasinghe M, Konradsen F, Eddleston M, Pearson M, Jayamanne S, Gunnell D, Hawton K, Agampodi S.
BACKGROUND: In South Asia, up to one in five individuals who use pesticides for self-harm purchase them immediately prior to the event. AIMS: From reviewing the literature we proposed four interventions: (a) farmer identification cards (ID); (b) prescripti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

What ’s in my name: tales that cross continents and generations
Stories behind Sheela Banerjee ’s name go from Aryan invaders via sacred black stones to 70s dinner ladiesIt ’s funny the little things that stick in your mind. I was in the back of a cab with my friend Denise, decades ago, when we were both young TV researchers. The driver was having a bit of a flirt, and asked us our names. “Sheela and Denise,” I replied with my London twang. He checked us out agai n in his mirror, as we sat there: two young Asian women, brown skin, black hair. My parents are Indian and my friend’s father was Sri Lankan. The driver thought we were having him on. How could we...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 1, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sheela Banerjee Tags: Life and style Psychology Science Health & wellbeing Source Type: news

Project Population: Addressing Asia ’s Ageing Societies
A seventy-year-old woman laughs with family members inside a grocery store in Tachilek, Myanmar. UN Photo/Kibae ParkBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jun 20 2018 (IPS)While populations have seen and undergone changes since the beginning of time, one trend in particular is unfolding across the world: less children, older people. In an effort to tackle the complex issue in Asia, government officials are convening to help create a sustainable society where no one is left behind.In Mongolia’s capital of Ulaanbaatar, 40 Members of Parliament (MPs) are gathering to discuss sound policy approaches to population issues...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs aging Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) Population Growth Source Type: news

Seeking help for harm from others' drinking in five Asian countries: variation between societies, by type of harm and by source of help - Waleewong O, Laslett AM, Chenhall R, Room R.
This study aims to measure the prevalence rates and patterns of help-seeking behavior as a consequence of being harmed by drinkers in five Asian countries (India, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Lao PDR and Thailand). METHODS: A total of 9832 respondents... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Project Population: Addressing Asia ’s Ageing Societies
Credit: Neeta Lal/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jun 12 2018 (IPS)While populations have seen and undergone changes since the beginning of time, one trend in particular is unfolding across the world: less children, older people. In an effort to tackle the complex issue in Asia, government officials are convening to help create a sustainable society where no one is left behind. In Mongolia’s capital of Ulaanbaatar, 40 Members of Parliament (MPs) are gathering to discuss sound policy approaches to population issues such as ageing and fertility transition which threaten the future of many Asian nations.&ldqu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Education Featured Gender Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) Source Type: news

'When helpers hurt': women's and midwives' stories of obstetric violence in state health institutions, Colombo district, Sri Lanka - Perera D, Lund R, Swahnberg K, Schei B, Infanti JJ.
BACKGROUND: The paper explores how age, social position or class, and linguistic and cultural background intersect and place women in varying positions of control and vulnerability to obstetric violence in state health institutions in Colombo district, Sri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Selected correlates associated with test anxiety among 14-16 year olds in a Colombo district school - Gunawardena S, Zoysa P, Jayasinghe S, Manathunge A, Alles H, Shenoy V, Chamba T, Silva L.
Introduction: Worldwide studies have identified varied correlates associated with test anxiety in school children. Such studies are rare in Sri Lanka. Objective: The present study aimed to explore the association between test anxiety and selected correl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Health promotion approach to reduce unintentional home injuries of young children in rural villages in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka - Ihalahewage N, Fernando WMS, Weliange AASDS.
Background: South East Asian region reports a higher risk for deaths from injuries and in Sri Lanka 16% child mortality is due to injuries. Objectives: To describe the types and extent of unintentional home injuries among children below 5 years of age, t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Economic costs of alcohol use in Sri Lanka - Ranaweera S, Amarasinghe H, Chandraratne N, Thavorncharoensap M, Ranasinghe T, Karunaratna S, Kumara D, Santatiwongchai B, Chaikledkaew U, Abeykoon P, De Silva A.
This study quantified the economic cost of selected alcohol related disease conditions in Sri Lanka in 2015. METHODS: This... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Over-the-counter gel made from a Sri Lankan plant cured eye eczema after doctors failed
Exclusive: Elaine Wright, 51, from Castleford in West Yorkshire, found a natural cream derived from a Sri Lankan vine plant cured her eczema when modern medicine failed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India 145th among 195 countries in healthcare access, quality
India lags behind China (48), Sri Lanka (71), Bangladesh ( 133) and Bhutan (134) while its health index was better than Nepal (149), Pakistan (154) and Afghanistan (191). (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Physical, sexual and emotional abuse during childhood: experiences of a sample of Sri Lankan young adults - Chandraratne NK, Fernando AD, Gunawardena N.
Abuse during childhood is a human tragedy leading to lifelong adverse health, social, and economic consequences for survivors. This descriptive, cross-sectional study aimed to determine the prevalence of childhood physical, sexual and emotional abusive exp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Assessment of the co-benefits of structures in coastal areas for tsunami mitigation and improving community resilience in Sri Lanka - Samarasekara RSM, Sasaki J, Esteban M, Matsuda H.
A quantitative analysis of the co-benefits that structures in coastal communities can have to enhance tsunami disaster resilience is essential to identify the most economical disaster mitigation measures. This research assesses the contribution of a revetm... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Toward understanding posttraumatic stress and depression among trauma-affected widows in Sri Lanka - Lambert JE, Witting AB, James S, Ponnamperuma L, Wickrama T.
In this study, we applied conservation of resources theory (Hobfoll, 1989) to explain high rates of depression and posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) among war- and disaster-affected Tamil widows in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka. We hypoth... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Child abuse and neglect in the Jaffna district of Sri Lanka - a study on knowledge attitude practices and behavior of health care professionals - Sathiadas MG, Viswalingam A, Vijayaratnam K.
BACKGROUND: Victims and perpetrators of child abuse do not typically self-report to child protection services, therefore responsibility of detection and reporting falls on the others. Knowledge on child protection is essential for the first contact person ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Protocol for a cluster-randomised controlled trial evaluating the impact of a preschool-based capacity building intervention on intimate partner violence and substance misuse in Sri Lanka - Lokuge K, Wallace P, Subasinghe K, Thurber K, De Silva T, Clarke N, Waas D, Liyanage N, Attygalle U, Carron-Arthur B, Rodrigo K, Banks E, D'Este C, Rajapakse T.
BACKGROUND: Past research has identified links between intimate partner violence (IPV) and alcohol misuse and poverty in Sri Lanka. Services that address substance misuse are amongst the few interventions shown to reduce IPV in settings similar to Sri Lank... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Evidence for persistent forest reliance by indigenous peoples in historical Sri Lanka
(Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History) Working closely with Wanniyalaeto (Vedda) elders in Sri Lanka during the repatriation of skeletal remains, a team of researchers have demonstrated that while some indigenous hunter-gatherers in Sri Lanka made use of agricultural resources and trade connections with farmers and colonial power structures, others continued to subsist primarily on tropical forest resources as late as the 19th century. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Adaptation, translation and reliability of the Australian 'Juniors Enjoying Cricket Safely' injury risk perception questionnaire for Sri Lanka - Gamage PJ, Fortington LV, Finch CF.
OBJECTIVES: Cricket is a very popular sport in Sri Lanka. In this setting there has been limited research; specifically, there is little knowledge of cricket injuries. To support future research possibilities, the aim of this study was to cross-culturally ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Validation of Adolescent Suicide Assessment Protocol-20 (ASAP-20) to Sri Lankan adolescents - Malalagama AS, Tennakoon S, Abeyasinghe DRR.
PURPOSE: Youth suicide rates are rising worldwide, including Sri Lanka, where 46.5/100,000 among 15-19yrs was reported in 1986. Identifying high risk adolescents is vital. Dearth of trained professionals, demands an instrument utilizable by non-psychiatris... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Attempted suicide in Sri Lanka - an epidemiological study of household and community factors - Knipe DW, Gunnell D, Pearson M, Jayamanne S, Pieris R, Priyadarshana C, Weerasinghe M, Hawton K, Konradsen F, Eddleston M, Metcalfe C.
BACKGROUND: An individual's suicide risk is determined by personal characteristics, but is also influenced by their environment. Previous studies indicate a role of contextual effects on suicidal behaviour, but there is a dearth of quantitative evidence fr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: School Issues Source Type: news

Legal Eagles
When UNISON won its employment tribunal fees case in the Supreme Court last year, the landmark victory thrust the union’s in-house legal team into the limelight. U met two of them, head of legal services Adam Creme and his colleague Shantha David, the legal officer who ran the five-year case against the government. Shantha David It was two days after the biggest legal case in her life, the judicial review in which UNISON defeated the government in one of the most important decisions in the history of employment law. After a string of media interviews talking about the victory, Shantha David was finally sitting alone,...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 2, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article Magazine employment rights employment tribunal fees legal services Source Type: news

Domestic violence: a cross-sectional study among pregnant women in different regions of Sri Lanka - Muzrif MM, Perera D, Wijewardena K, Schei B, Swahnberg K.
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to assess the regional differences in domestic violence among pregnant women in the capital district and in the tea plantation sector of Sri Lanka, to explore potential contributory factors and to assess whether heal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Unnatural deaths of the elderly population of Sri Lanka: a descriptive analysis - Vadysinghe AN, Senasinghe P, Sivasubramanium M, Jayasooriya P, Premarathna BG, Rathnayake RMISD, Wickramasinghe WMMHP.
As people age, they may become more vulnerable to injury because of frailty, ill health, or dependency on others. Data from medicolegal death investigation including autopsy and statements from cases reported to 3 medicolegal units in Sri Lanka were analyz... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Metropolis Healthcare plans Rs 100 crore expansion
Currently, the lab chain has 2,000 collection centres and 150 labs across the country and Sri Lanka, Kenya, Mauritius and Ghana. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World leaders join new drive to beat noncommunicable diseases
WHO is announcing today a new high-level commission, comprised of heads of state and ministers, leaders in health and development and entrepreneurs. The group will propose bold and innovative solutions to accelerate prevention and control of the leading killers on the planet – noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) like heart and lung disease, cancers, and diabetes. The WHO Independent Global High-level Commission on NCDs is co-chaired by President Tabar é Vázquez of Uruguay; President Maithripala Sirisena of Sri Lanka; President Sauli Niinistö of Finland; Veronika Skvortsova, Minister of Healthcare of th...
Source: WHO news - February 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: communicable disease [subject], infectious diseases, noncommunicable disease [subject], chronic diseases, Press release [doctype] Source Type: news

Self-harm among young people detained in the youth justice system in Sri Lanka - Hettiarachchi LV, Kinner SA, Tibble H, Borschmann R.
We examined the prevalence and correlates of self-harm in a sample of 181 ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Kerosene oil poisoning among children in rural Sri Lanka - Dayasiri MBKC, Jayamanne SF, Jayasinghe CY.
This study aimed to describe clinical manifestations, reasons for delayed presentations, harmful first... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Wild Sri Lankan elephants retreat from the sound of disturbed Asian honey bees
(University of Oxford) A new study using playbacks, has for the first time shown that Asian elephants in Sri Lanka are scared of honey bees, much like their African counterparts.The study, led by Dr. Lucy King, a Research Associate with the Department of Zoology at Oxford University, showed that Asian elephants responded with alarm to the bee simulations. They also retreated significantly further away and vocalized more in response to the bee sounds compared to controls. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 22, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Suven gets product patents in China, Sri Lanka
The two patents are valid through 2033 and 2032, respectively, the company said in a BSE filing. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Battered wives or dependent mothers? Negotiating familial ideology in law - Kodikara C.
More than a decade after its passing, Sri Lanka's Prevention of Domestic Violence Act (PDVA) remains a remedy of last resort for female survivors of intimate partner violence, as there is little support to take on a rights-defined identity as a battered wo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

A rare long-term complication of physical torture - Ranil Sanjeewa HK, Vidanapathirana M.
The allegations made against custodians regarding ill treatments have been increased in Sri Lanka. However, their attention is grabbed by the immediate complications of torture, but not by late or delayed complications. A 35-year-old male was arrested for ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news