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Do science and medicine help us better understand why the Bible designates some animals as unfit for human consumption? Why did God, in the Scriptures, distinguish between clean and unclean meats—the animals people may or may not eat? Is there more to the story? Can we find a health connection? The specific reason God gave the Israelites for forbidding them to eat any unclean animals or even touching their carcasses was to "be holy, for I am holy" (... Read more...
Fred Wesley Monday, March 26, 2012 THE Land Transport Authority made an undertaking earlier this year. It adopted a positive attitude and set plans to reduce road fatalities in the country by 30 per cent this year. That is a massive undertaking and will need the assistance and concerted efforts of every stakeholder. It will not be an easy task. But early indications ... Read more...
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National Fire Authority Monday, March 26, 2012 1. Get a certified Fiji Electricity Authority electrician for fire safety inspection of your electrical equipments and wirings. 2. Turn off electricity at main fuse box or circuit breaker if you see sparks or broken or frayed wires, or if you smell hot insulation. 3. Call an electrician for advice if you have to step in water to get to the fuse box or cir... Read more...
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Avinesh Gopal Monday, March 26, 2012 Take heed of fire warnings and advice ... fire engulfs a building on Extension St in Suva destroying everything. Picture: FILE MORE than half-a-million dollars has been lost through structural fires in the country so far this year. What's of concern to the authorities is that despite numerous advice... Read more...
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Serelisoni Moceica Saturday, March 24, 2012 TB ambassador Miss South Pacific Alisi Rabukawaqa chats with the youngest TB patient Usaia Dugu, 14, at the PJ Twomey Hospital in Tamavua yesterday. Picture: IVAMERE ROKOVESA SUVA recorded 30 per cent of all tuberculosis cases nationwide last year, the highest from within al... Read more...
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Salaseini Vosamana Saturday, March 24, 2012 THE Ministry of Health yesterday confirmed receiving increased reports of waterborne diseases in Vanua Levu. Although they have yet to confirm a figure, divisional health inspector Rakesh Kumar said the recent flash floods and continuous bad weather triggered the rise in cases. Responding to the situation, health officials have started awareness programs aim... Read more...
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Serelisoni Moceica Saturday, March 24, 2012 LIVE well, eat well and drink well. That was the message conveyed yesterday by deputy secretary of Public Health Dr Joe Koroivueta at a press conference at Suva's PJ Twomey Hospital. "We all have a role as far as wellness is concerned, we want to drive people back to wellness," Dr Koroivueta said. He ... Read more...
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World TB Day 2012 Each year, we recognize World TB Day on March 24, often with a variety of activities leading up to the official day. This annual event commemorates the date in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced his discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacillus that causes tuberculosis (TB). World TB Day provides an opportunity to raise awareness about TB-related problems and solutions, and to support worldwide TB-control efforts.  CDC and ou... Read more...
World TB Day 2012 Stop TB In My Lifetime On March 24, 1882, Dr. Robert Koch announced the discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria that cause tuberculosis (TB). During this time, TB killed one out of every seven people living in the United States and Europe. Dr. Koch’s discovery was the most important step taken toward the control and elimination of this deadly disease. In 1982, a century after Dr. Koch's announcement, the first... Read more...
Salaseini Vosamana Monday, March 19, 2012 TEACHERS are not responsible for imparting ethical behaviours and discipline to children. Instead, it is the duty of parents to look after their children. The message was given to villagers of Naqai outside Labasa town on Friday night as part of the ongoing residential community policing program by police in the Northern Division. "The school i... Read more...
Avinesh Gopal Monday, March 19, 2012 Aids awareness advocate Joeli Colati looks through a red ribbon sign. The Health Ministry says more people in the Pacific are now open talking opening about the killer disease. Picture: FILE PHOTO Many find it (very) difficult to abstain from sexual activity until marriage as advised by parents, religious and t... Read more...
Zero children dying from tuberculosis by 2015 is possible, if… Posted by Bobby Ramakant - CNS under General |... Read more...
You have heard about the Hare and the Turtle now here is another: Once upon a time there was a sea turtle and a wolf who became friends. Now you might think that these are two animals who wouldn't have much to do with each other. And you'd be right. One was a plodding, oddly-shaped ocean dweller, while the other was a sleek predator who prowled the forests for unwary deer. Their friendship began when the wolf was out hunting and saw the turtle sunning himself ... Read more...
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Tevita Tuiwavu Tuesday, March 13, 2012 THE Fiji National University's College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Services, in partnership with the Colonial War Memorial Hospital, is recycling and repairing unserviceable and obsolete store and equipment. The items will be reused in the Tailevu-Namosi Ward and the proposed Maternity Ward in the West Wing. The project is an initiative of the university ... Read more...
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Salaseini Vosamana Monday, March 12, 2012 FOUR Nadroga soccer players were admitted for a night at the Labasa Hospital after they suffered from food poisoning over the weekend. This was confirmed yesterday by Health Ministry spokesman Peni Namotu who said medical test results revealed the group contracted food poisoning from eating canned fish curry. "They arrived at the Labasa Hospital's Eme... Read more...
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Each Monday provides a fresh start and gives us the opportunity to plan the week ahead. Mondays focus our attention on goals and weekly to-do’s which is why it’s also a great day to do something healthy like taking the stairs, getting more sleep, setting a limit on alcohol use – decisions that can pay off all week and longer. So, here’s a Monday motivator, a brief health-enhancing action step which you can apply to school, work, relationships and life, Monday &ndash... Read more...
By: Christopher J Siga On Tuesday, 13 March 2012 Comments Comments(0) Read more...
It doesn’t take much. Maybe you lugged the trash bag to the curb or loaded heavy groceries into the car. Back pain – the most common medical disorder in our modern society – is often triggered by simple, daily activities like these. Statistics shows that people will experience at least one episode of back pain in their lifetime. How your back works You may not realize it but you use your back constantly &nd... Read more...
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The first few weeks of the school year can actually be the most unsafe. Starting in a new place or city or just entering a new academic year can be exciting and yet stressful. Often there is much to do and many decisions to make. During this period of adjustment, be sure to think things through and make smart choices. Remember, while making new friends, exploring new freedoms, and learning one’s boundaries may all be welcome challenges, they ca... Read more...
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Safety Tips – 10 Commandments of Safety The responsibility for your personal safety begins and ends with you. These guidelines will help you identify common safety problems and develop good safety habits to reduce your risk of accidents.  1. Look at the big picture Recognize that accidents hurt everyone – an accidental injury can have a far-reaching impact, not only on you, but also ... Read more...
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What is Marijuana? Marijuana is a product of the plant cannabis sativa. Also known as weed, pot, grass, reefer, ganja, hash or Mary J, it is the most commonly used illegal drug. A hallucinogen, marijuana tends to accelerate heart rate, suppress muscle coordination, and can induce hallucinogenic effects. Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, THC for short, is the psychoactive component of the plant, and can be distilled into pill form, known as Marin... Read more...
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