Sanjiva Wijesinha -writer and physician

Short stories, Travel and Health Information

COVID 101 – some Frequently Asked Questions about COVID

With many of my patients now having been vaccinated against COVID or having recovered from a mild episode of COVID (or both), I am now accustomed to being accosted by … Continue reading

March 14, 2022 · 1 Comment

Can Diabetes be Reversed?

For centuries, Diabetes was considered an incurable disease, the result of the affected person’s body not having enough of the vital hormone Insulin that is required to utilise the sugars … Continue reading

December 15, 2021

THE POST-COVID WORLD

Can we predict the new ‘Normality’?  The two countries that I have been most interested in during this Covid pandemic -Sri Lanka and Australia – have both been lagging behind … Continue reading

October 2, 2021 · 1 Comment

Dr. David (Devendranathan) Chanmugam – an Eulogy

One of the best teachers I had in Medical School was Dr David (Devendranathan) Chanmugam. He was someone who simplified complicated medical subjects for us students. His lectures were succinct … Continue reading

September 11, 2021 · 4 Comments

To Vaccinate or Vacillate?

It is gratifying for us to note that Australia is finally beginning to get its population efficaciously vaccinated against COVID – having bungled the initial roll-out of its vaccination programme. … Continue reading

August 21, 2021

Living in Covid Times

A conversation with Prof Leon Piterman: I was having a chat the other day with my friend Professor Leon Piterman. Now Leon, former head of the department of General Practice … Continue reading

July 31, 2021 · 1 Comment

Tips For New Diabetics

Why Diabetes starts with’ D’ One of the most important thngs I tell patients when they are newly dignosed with Diabetes is that is important for the person having a … Continue reading

July 22, 2021

COVID vaccination – the facts explained

I am taking the liberty of sharing on my web-page this excellent article by Dr Champa Ratnatunga – a Sri Lankan immunologist and senior lecturer working at the Department of … Continue reading

June 6, 2021 · 1 Comment

Urgent – a strategy to control COVID 19 in Sri Lanka

I am sharing this link on my webpage because I am of the opinion that this article should be disseminated to the widest audience possible. It is a timely article … Continue reading

May 21, 2021 · 1 Comment

A Good Night’s Sleep

All of us need a good night’s sleep. This might sound obvious, but it is surprising to learn how many people actually do get a good night’s sleep – which … Continue reading

May 9, 2021 · 1 Comment
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