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December 25
12:00 2010

Written By : NASIK SWAMI. As the whole nation enjoys the festive season the Health Ministry has once again reminded people to eat and drink responsibly.
Ministry of Health spokesman Peni Namotu has urged people to be safe and enjoy the Christmas season with their families.
“People should drink responsibly to prevent the associated burdens of alcohol such as accidents, brawls, STDs, teenage pregnancies and other health-related diseases.” Mr Namotu said.
In line with healthy living Mr Namotu has urged people to be diet-cautious.
“Unsafe food causes many acute and life long diseases ranging from diarrhoea and various forms of cancer,” he said.
Mr Namotu said food-safety and food-borne illness have been and would continue to be a concern.
“There have been recent incidents of food-borne illness across the country and a lot is related to poor hygiene practices,” he said.
Mr Namotu said these food-borne illness and threats to food safety constitute a growing public health problem, which needs a concerted effort from all members of the community.
He said that with the festive season in place, a lot of families and individuals will prefer eating out.
“There could be a risk of typhoid and other food-borne infection and intoxications of food.” Mr Namotu said.
He said in order to avoid the trauma one should follow basic health steps and take preventative measures.

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