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Thursday, February 14th, 2019


Guidelines unveiled to prevent hearing loss among young smartphone listeners

UN guidelines unveiled to prevent rising hearing loss among young smartphone listeners

Geneva, Switzerland – February 14, 2019: 3.40pm (UN NEWS CENTRE): More than one billion 12 to 35-year-olds, risk irreversible hearing loss from exposure to loud sounds such as music played on their smartphone, UN health experts said on Tuesday, unveiling new guidelines to help address the problem.

Brain drain from Fiji Health service stopped: Dr Waqainabete

Minister for Health and Medical Services Dr. Ifereimi Waqainabete accompanied by Opposition leader Sitiveni Rabuka during break between session at the Parliament complex in Suva on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

Suva, Fiji – February 14, 2019: 3.10pm (FBC NEWS): Fiji’s  Health Minister Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete says the public health sector is going through a revitalization with attrition rates now below 10 percent.

Drugs found on driver


Auckland, New Zealand – February 14, 2019: 2.50pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Police found drugs on a driver who had crashed onto a post at Fonongahina on Tongatapu on Monday.