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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2064

Life & Health

GMOA and University lecturers to fight for patients' rights

A discussion between the Executive Committee of the Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) and the Unions of the lecturers of all the faculties of universities in Sri Lanka, was held at the Medical Faculty, Colombo.

Dr Naveen de Soysa, Secretary of the GMOA
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SLMC to appeal court verdict on SAITM - President SLMC

Professor Carlo Fonseka, President of the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) said that the members of the SLMC convened today and decided to submit an application to the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka within the next 42 days to appeal against the ruling of the Appeal Court regarding the private medical college in Malabe.

Professor Carlo Fonseka
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Standardization of medical practices is a timely requirement

The Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) Executive Committee met President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday morning, to discuss about SAITM issue and handed over a letter with proposals to revoke the situation and demanded to stop further admissions immediately. President will appoint a Special Expert Committee and action would be taken according to their recommendation.

Standardization of medical practices is a timely requirement
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We must bequeath good air to our next generation...

So said award-winning Dr Chitra Chandrashekar, Director of Dr Iravatham’s Clinical Laboratory, Hyderabad. I met her in Mumbai during NAPCON 2016 and was struck by her modesty and her passion for working in the field of TB. Chitra spoke with CNS (Citizen News Service) about her study titled 'Host susceptibility to Mycobacteria and Transmission dynamics', related to the transmission dynamics of TB, which won her the prestigious Professor OA Sarma Oration Award at NAPCON 2016.

Shobha Shukla, CNS (L), Dr Chitra Chandrashekar (R)
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Early cancer diagnosis saves lives, cuts treatment costs – WHO

Each year 8.8 million people die from cancer, mostly in low and middle income countries, the World Health Organization states. Late diagnosis is one problem and even in countries with optimal health systems and services, many cancer cases are diagnosed at an advanced stage, when they are harder to treat successfully.

Dr. Etienne Krug, Director of WHO's Department for the Management of non-communicable diseases
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World Cancer Day: Ensure the right treatment at the right time to every patient

Lung cancer is the most common cancer worldwide. In 2012, there were an estimated 1.8 million new lung cancer cases (13% of all cancers diagnosed), and 1.59 million deaths (19.4% of the total cancer deaths). According to the latest cancer registry data released by the Indian Council of Medical Research, 0.114 million new lung cancer cases (83,000 in males and 31,000 in females) are estimated during 2016 in India.

Dr Navneet Singh, PGIMER (L), Shobha Shukla, CNS (C) and Dr Marzi Mehta, surgical oncologist (R)
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Serious about a "Smoke-Free Future," stop marketing cigarettes - stop interfering tobacco control policies!

The world's largest non-governmental cigarette manufacturer, Philip Morris International has launched a new website which claims the company is committed to a "smoke-free future", say Matthew L. Meyers, the President of Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and Robin Koval, CEO and President of the Truth Initiative of Washington DC.

Serious about a "Smoke-Free Future," stop marketing cigarettes - stop interfering tobacco control policies!
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Tobacco use does not contribute to economic development - Report

A landmark global report titled The Economics of Tobacco Control which provides another powerful reason why the fight against tobacco must be a priority for countries around the world is just released, says Matthew L. Myers, the President of Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

Tobacco use does not contribute to economic development - Report
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Cigarettes sale ban within army premises effective from 1st January 2017

Our salutation to the President and the Army Commander of Sri Lanka for taking the bold decision to ban sale of cigarettes within army premises with effect from 1st of January 2017.

President Maithripala Srisena
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e-cigarettes are dangers to young people - Surgeon General's Report states

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The US. Surgeon General's report on electronic cigarettes issued today, delivers a clear and unmistakable message to our nation’s policy makers: E-cigarettes pose a serious threat to the health of kids and young adults, and we should be doing everything we can to prevent young people from using these products, states President of Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, Washington, Matthew L. Meyers.

e-cigarettes are dangers to young people - Surgeon General's Report states
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