Soda Wars: How Big Beverage Targets Poor

Soda sales may be declining among the more affluent, but a complex battle over public health rages on. By Reynard Loki / AlterNet Photo Credit: Marcos Mesa Sam

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Kirthi Hewamanne Looking at potential homes to buy can be an exciting experience. First, you need to figure out what you can afford and how

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A way out for CKD

By Shihara Maduwage Chronic Kidney Disease-Uncertain (CKD-U), a fatal disease, has devastated the North Central Province of the country for several years. CKD-U is so widespread among the communities in the ...

Those Killer Robots

byRanil Senanayake -on 09/01/2015 The word ‘Robot’ to signify a self-aware machine with the capacity to destroy humans was first coined in 1920 by the Czech playwright Karel Capek in his play Rossum’s ...

Refugee feedback inspires flat-pack homes

There are more people displaced across the world and in need of shelter and support than at any point since records began, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) reported in June. At ...

Fast paper test detects three diseases at once

Copyright: Jose Gomez-Marquez, Helena de Puig, and Chun-Wan Yen​ A quick, paper-based blood test which can simultaneously detect the Ebola, dengue and yellow fever viruses has shown promising results in tests, ...

More than 340 plants identified for snake bite treatment

By Ifham Nizam   More than 340 plants had been identified as antidotes to the bites of top five venomous and mildly venomous snakes in the country, a top scientist said. Speaking at ...

Poop Is the Most Important Indicator of Your Health

Like it or not, our bowels are the ID cards of our bodies, charting our recent histories with terrifying accuracy. So, how do we ensure a healthy gut? By Anneli Rufus / AlterNet According to ...

Ceyoka’s needle-free injections set to revolutionise vaccinations in Sri Lanka

Ceyoka Health, a subsidiary of Ceyoka (Pvt) Ltd, an arm of diversified conglomerate Nawaloka Holdings has for the first time introduced advanced needle-free technology in Sri Lanka, revolutionising the future ...


by Sara Novak on December 3, 2014 in NEWS & CULTURE Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, may contain 10 times the amount of carcinogens when compared to regular tobacco, according to Japanese researchers. ...

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