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- January 2, 2014
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Dengue fever is caused by the dengue virus of which there are 4 subtypes (a 5th subtype was recently identified). Infection with dengue virus subtype provides protection or immunity to that sub-type alone, and very limited cross-protective immunity to other subtypes. Hypersensitive immune response to a second dengue infection by a different subtype may cause severe and also life threatening complications amongst affected individuals, 5% of the time.
- March 11, 2013
- 2,334 comments
Health professional across Fiji have begun taking Pacific Open Learning Health Net (POLHN) seriously to establish Continuing Professional development.
POLHN was created in 2003 in partnership with Pacific Health Ministries and the World Health Organisation to ensure the availability of high quality training and education resources for health professionals, in order to improve health and health services in the region through online learning.
- September 5, 2011
- 854 comments
Non-communicable diseases are called lifestyle diseases. These diseases are generally chronic (long term) and last our lifetime. Meaning, that as long as we live, we will continue to suffer from these diseases. We can only control the symptoms by taking regular medication and changing our lifestyles to a healthy one with regular physical activity and healthier diets.
- April 28, 2010
- 424 comments
“We will promote the use of standards to strengthen production of high quality local foods and agricultural products and to facilitate trade, develop and strengthen the existing research & development capacity to increase local food production and reduce reliance on imported food, develop & promote new healthy food products including snacks, strengthen the capacity and outreach of extension services to farmers and to promote sustainable intensified production of safe and nutritious food and agricultural products”
- February 7, 2010
- 24 comments
When we think cancer, we think of death and dying. Collectively we need to review the subject from a different perspective. One needs to understand the impact of cancer on individuals, communities, society and nation. The need to reduce the burden of cancer is truly wanting at all levels.