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Why do People Protests? Psychology of Protesting

As Sri Lanka plunged into a deep economic abyss in early April 2022, community uprisings and protests are still raging across the country. Protests are not the mindless mobs often depicted in the media and in movies, whether they are the result anger at a perceived injustice, or an active uprising against the government. Protests …

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The possible link between undetermined Chronic Kidney Disease (CKDu) and Acute Interstitial Nephritis (AIN) in the Dry Zone region of Sri Lanka

  O.S.S. Preamrathne1* N. Nanayakkara2 R. Chandrajith3 R.M.S.K. Rathnayake6 N. Ratnatunga4 M.Z. Badurdeen1 H.T.K. Abesundara5 N. Elladeniya2 D.P.G.S. Kumudumali1 K.P.S. Madushan2 K.O.C.U. Samarasiri2 H.P.M. Hewavitharane1   1Centre for Education Research and Training on Kidney Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya 2Nephrology and Kidney Transplant unit, National Hospital, Kandy, Sri Lanka 3Depatment of Geology, Faculty …

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Relationship between knowledge and treatment satisfaction with psychological well-being among haemodialysis patients: a single center study

Naduni H. G. Erandika, Nadeeka S. Gunarathne, Ayesha Nayanamali, Priyanthi S. Muthukuda, Nishantha Nanayakkara Background: Haemodialysis (HD) patients are subjected to bio-psychosocial stress in many ways even after successful hemodialysis session. Therefore, this study was designed to survey on relationship between knowledge and treatment satisfaction with psychological well-being among haemodialysis patients. Methods: This cross-sectional study …

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Promising Psychedelics as Therapeutic Drugs

The great majority of medications in psychiatrists’ treatment systems were produced decades ago, at a time when we knew relatively little about the pathogenesis of neuropsychiatric illnesses. As a result, even the most effective drugs for treating disorders like depression can only help a small percentage of patients, and only for a short period of …

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HYPOCALCEMIA, HYPOPHOSPHATEMIA AND NON-SPECIFIC ARTHRALGIA IN CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE UNKNOWN ORIGIN IN SRI LANKA

N. Erandika*, D. Basnayake, S. Hewapathiranage, C. Weerakoon, I. Hasantha, D. Herath, N. Nanayakkara Centre for Research, National Hospital Kandy, Sri Lanka Rationale: The kidneys play major role in maintaining the proper level of phosphorus and calcium in the blood which mainly helps to sustain healthy bones. The aim of this study was to evaluate …

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EFFECTIVENESS OF IMMUNOSUPPRESSIVE DRUG COMBINATION TREATMENTS ON DISEASE ACTIVITY IN LUPUS NEPHRITIS PATIENTS IN SRI LANKA

H.G. Naduni Erandika*1, B.M.D.B. Basnayake1, M.A.A. Nayanamali2, Rangi Kandane-Rathnayake3, A.W.M. Wazil1, H.P.M.A. Shanthi1, N. Nanayakkara1 1Department of Nephrology, National Hospital-Kandy, Sri Lanka 2Faculty of Nursing, University of Colombo 3Rheumatology Division, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia Introduction: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) disease activity index (SLEDAI) is utilized to assess the disease progression and to evaluate the clinical …

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විද්‍යාත්මක ක්‍රමයේ අවිද්‍යාව

අප කුඩා කල පටන් පාසලේදී විද්‍යාවේ මූලාරම්භය ලෙස  විද්‍යාත්මක  ක්‍රමය හදාරති. විද්‍යාත්මක ක්‍රමය පදනම් කරගනිමින් විද්‍යාත්මක සංකල්ප තේරුම් ගැනීමටත් නව විද්‍යාත්මක සංකල්ප ගෙනහැර දැක්වීමටත්  අප හට හැකියාව ඇත.එනමුත් මෙම විද්‍යාත්මක ක්‍රමය සර්ව සාධාරණ ක්‍රමයක්ද ? විද්‍යාත්මක ක්‍රමයෙන් විස්තර කළ නොහැකි සියල්ල ව්‍යාජ විද්‍යාවන් ද?ස්වභාදහමේ සියලු සංසිද්ධීන් විද්‍යාත්මක ක්‍රමයට යටත් ව සිදු වේද?. මෙම ලිපියේ අරමුණ …

විද්‍යාත්මක ක්‍රමයේ අවිද්‍යාව Read More »

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Will NFT rush put science at stake?

Is the practice of auctioning non-fungible tokens (NFT) based on scientific data an interesting art trend, a disaster for the environment, or the future of commercialized genomics? The strange market for non-fungible tokens (NFTs) is expanding, with anything from visuals to music recordings to all kinds of digital art. Science is also joining the bandwagon …

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Did Neanderthals discover antibiotics before us?

Neanderthals have used painkillers and penicillin antibiotics, according to a study of their teeth. The study found that a sick Neanderthal man was accustomed to peeling a plant containing the chemical aspirin. It also appears that Neanderthals used penicillin long before modern antibiotics were developed. Evidence of this can be found in the DNA of …

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