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Suva :: Fiji Islands | updated 2014-07-27 13:47:56 -0700 | health-news

ONE years from now, the incidence of diabetes among Fiji's population could be 50 per cent, equating to a ratio of one diabetic patient for every healthy person. This was revealed by medical officer-in-charge and chair of Diabetes Fiji for...
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Suva :: Fiji Islands | updated 2014-07-27 13:46:27 -0700 | health-news

Consumer Council of Fiji keeps a very close tab on this people rush into buying a new phone, or even a second-hand one without really thinking it through. There are a number of things to consider apart from your personal...
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Suva :: Fiji Islands | updated 2014-07-27 13:46:27 -0700 | health-news

This was highlighted by the Prime Minister Rear Admiral (Ret) Voreqe Bainimarama during the Fiji Health for All Medical Symposium in Suva yesterday. He said government was playing a catch-up game in terms of the availability of equipment, local specialists,...
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Suva :: Fiji Islands | updated 2014-07-26 16:33:02 -0700 | health-news

Fiji Obesity Prevention in Communities last year showed about 17.8 per cent of adolescents in the country were overweight or obese. The study was carried out through the Pacific Obesity Prevention in Communities project established by the World Health Organization...
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Suva :: Fiji Islands | updated 2014-07-26 16:33:31 -0700 | health-news

The 20 contestants brought good cheer and happiness to the patients by giving them toys...Princess contestant Miss Tuvalu Tuliana Sarah Seveikau said she was happy with their visit at the hospital. "I just wanted to bring a smile to the...
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Labasa :: Fiji Islands | updated 2014-07-25 15:03:46 -0700 | health-news

Labasa and the North will benefit from surgical instruments worth $250,000 given by members of the Kiwi group, Friends of Fiji Health to the Labasa Hospital Board. The group comprises medical specialists from hospitals in New Zealand who sacrificed their...
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Suva :: Fiji Islands | updated 2014-07-25 15:02:23 -0700 | health-news

National adviser for non-communicable diseases Dr Isimeli Tukana said almost two-thirds of Fiji's population was also overweight or obese. "While we are talking about eating, 85 per cent of Fijians are not eating enough fruits and vegetables daily," Dr Tukana...
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Suva :: Fiji Islands | updated 2014-07-24 15:41:07 -0700 | health-news

Fiji have been screened for rheumatic heart disease (RHD) under the Cure Kids Fiji RHD Prevention and Control Program. Group, the Cure Kids Fiji Program has also helped identify about 600 children with the heart disease. Novotel Nadi general manager...
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Labasa :: Fiji Islands | updated 2014-07-23 14:48:00 -0700 | health-news

Labasa Hospital to be part of a prostate cancer screening exercise yesterday. The men, all above the age of 40, were given the opportunity to share to medical personnel their health conditions and in return, received medical advice. Urology Registrar...
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Suva :: Fiji Islands | updated 2014-07-22 18:31:11 -0700 | health-news

The bilateral initiative by the Suva Golden Oldies Rugby Club and the Ministry of Health also aims to create awareness about the cancer. Urology registrar Dr Rajeev Patel said the initiative was also conducted in Suva with more than 100...
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Suva :: Fiji Islands | updated 2014-07-22 13:38:58 -0700 | health-news

Fiji National Council for Disabled Persons director Doctor Sitiveni Yanuyanutawa. In an interview, Dr Yanuyanutawa said people needed to be realistic because stress was a number one killer now. He said people needed to be well-tuned to what was happening...
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Suva :: Fiji Islands | updated 2014-07-18 13:17:29 -0700 | health-news

Ministry of Social Welfare will be used towards the care and nutrition facilities provided to 14 children with disabilities living at the Hilton hostel. The grant is channelled towards the Hilton hostel, which provides hostel care for students of Hilton...
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Suva :: Fiji Islands | updated 2014-07-16 14:11:31 -0700 | health-news

Hilton Organisation to raise the standard of care provided to children and young adults living with disabilities at the Hilton Hostel. This is because of the severity of the disability and associated medical conditions of some of the high support...
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Suva :: Fiji Islands | updated 2014-07-16 14:11:30 -0700 | health-news

We feel it's important they have access to contraceptives and access to education," said Dr Zessler. "Fiji is working very actively. "The Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Health, they are working very hard with their family life education. "The...
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Suva :: Fiji Islands | updated 2014-07-16 14:11:23 -0700 | health-news

Mrs Chandra and four overseas doctors are in the country for the start of the breast cancer screening at Nadi's Pattan Health Clinic. She urged women to take advantage of the free clinics. "We are offering a full medical check-up,...
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