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Ban on Cell Phones for Nurses and Teachers

Owing to the abuse of cellphones by employees, the provincial government of NWFP in India has imposed a ban on the use of cellphones by teachers and nurses in public during work hours.

US manufacturer can't supply real cost of Joint Strike Fighter

A group of Dutch MPs has visited the American aircraft maker Lockheed Martin in Texas to find out the real long-term cost of the Joint Strike Figher jet. The MPs report on Dutch radio that they failed to obtain a clear answer from Lockheed.

Is the US Joint Strike fighter too loud for Dutch airports?

The Dutch are in the market for new fighter jets to replace their aging Lockheed Martin F16s. There are only two candidates: the Swedish Gripen, and the Joint Strike Fighter from the US. And under Dutch law, residents warn, the JSF may be too loud.

Op-Ed: The iPod earbud noise problem isn't simple, nor are your ears

There’s been plenty of talk about iPods and hearing problems. Sort of ironic, in a world where noise pollution is extremely common, and most of the daily racket doesn’t get a mention. Hearing loss is common, and it's just not on the health radar.

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