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10 simple tips to prevent bedsores

Following road traffic accidents, strokes, amputations or some other surgeries are few of the com...

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You can detect dengue on day 1

With a high incidence rate, the dengue has been reported from across the country since it was fir...

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When can I walk after a heart attack?

A heart attack or myocardial infarction is one of a leading killer of both men and women in the S...

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Am I having a normal waist size?

Your weight or body mass index may be normal, but still you may have noticed that you have a litt...

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Why we need to add 5 vegetables & fruits for daily meal?

Adding more than 400g of vegetables & fruits per day to your meals, reduces the risk of cance...

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Are you at risk of not getting air to your lungs during sleep?

For normal function of your body regardless of the sleep, your cells need oxygenated blood. That ...

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Why you need to lower your blood pressure? Know 3 benefits

Hypertension or in other words elevated blood pressure (BP) is a common disease affecting majorit...

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Doctor, when to start exercise after my child birth?

Your child may come to this world either by normal vaginal birth or by cesarean section surgery.....

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5 Common causes for childhood convulsions

Child getting convulsion is a one instance where parents often get panic. Yes, it can indicates a...

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What must be your weight gain during pregnancy?

Ideal weight gain during pregnancy is one of the challenge that every woman faces while expecting...

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Doctor how to check urine protein in my nephrotic syndrome child?

Nephrotic syndrome is kidney disease with protein passing with urine (proteinuria), low albumine ...

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Paracetamol overdose- 6 ways how it damages your body

Paracetamol toxicity is one of the most common causes of poisoning worldwide & it

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9 False contraindications to vaccination

Vaccination is very much essential for a child to protect himself against various diseases.

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8 things ALL MUST know about "ALL" presentation

A 5-year-old boy was complaining of leg pain for few weeks. But parents have attributed that to h...

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Doctor I missed pills. What should I do now?

This is a common complain to lot of women who are taking family planning pills. It is easy to for...

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Are you at risk of developing Post-traumatic stress disorder? Know 6 risk factors.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that’s triggered by a te...

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Know 9 injuries that are

 Forensic medicine or legal medicine is the branch of medicine that interprets and establish...

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Doctor how to tell if my prostate is enlarged? Assess by yourself with these 7 questions.

The prostate is a walnut-sized gland located between the bladder and...

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9 things every parent must know,when to take your febrile child immediately to a doctor.

Dengue is rising again taking few more innocent lives. And also a huge debate has created in curr...

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Know 7 causes why you get ulcers in your legs

Leg ulcers are twice as common in women as in men and are a major bu...

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10 things you need to know about Metformin

1. Metformin is a medicine which is commonly used in diabetes mellitus (type 2).....................

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Change your diet to a

Hypertension or high blood pressure(BP) has become a common health i...

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Mehendi Tattoo vs. Regular Tattoo

Ladies love to get a beautiful Mehendi tattoo on our hands. Then there is the other camp which sa...

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Using blogs as a portfolio

Blogs are a great way of expressing one’s self.

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Occupational Health

Depending on your job your workplace could be a comfortable room

 

or a bala...

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Work & Family Balance

We all love to make it in life. But the definition of success has changed a lot over the years. W...

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Psychological Illness

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all feel a little under the weather once in a while. But when is sad to...

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Laughter & Medicine

We all love a good laugh now and then. But could laughter be more than that? Could laughter actua...

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What is Depression by Dr. Yapa Wijeratne

Depression is now becoming a frequent complain of many people of tho...

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Lanka Doctor and Evolution of E Health By Prof. Carlo Fonseka

I was born in the first half of the last century. During my schoolda...

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5 Common causes for childhood convulsions

Child getting convulsion is a one instance where parents often get panic. Yes, it can indicates a...

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Are you at risk of not getting air to your lungs during sleep?

For normal function of your body regardless of the sleep, your cells need oxygenated blood. That ...

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Why we need to add 5 vegetables & fruits for daily meal?

Adding more than 400g of vegetables & fruits per day to your meals, reduces the risk of cance...

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When can I walk after a heart attack?

A heart attack or myocardial infarction is one of a leading killer of both men and women in the S...

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You can detect dengue on day 1

With a high incidence rate, the dengue has been reported from across the country since it was fir...

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Dr Rikaz Sheriff

MBBS PGCert MSc
Director, Western Hospital


Rikaz Sheriff is responsible for all aspects of innovation and strategy of health informatics solutions of LankaDoctor. Rikaz joined UniverSL Software after working for 5 years as a Senior Medical Officer at Western Hospital where he leads the business development unit with responsibility for marketing strategy, brand management, advertising, and consumer promotions.

He also serves as the chief coordinator for their kidney transplant programme. Rikaz is a life member of the Sri Lanka Medical Association and the Health Informatics Society of Sri Lanka. Rikaz holds a MBBS degree from Baqai University (Pakistan) and a Master's degree in Biomedical Informatics from the Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo. He also works as the Provincial Health Informatician for the Department of Health Services, Western Province.


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Dr. Yapa Wijeratne
MBBS University of Perdeniya.
Medical Officer, Mawanella Hospital.


Yapa entered Faculty of Medicine in 2008, following a successful career at the Dharmaraja College, Kandy. While continuing his undergraduate career, he joined UniverSL Software. He completed his MBBS degree from University of Peradeniya & worked as a Temporary lecturer at Department of Basic sciences, Faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Peradeniya. After completing his internship, he is still working at Teaching Hospital Peradeniya.