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· September, 2006

Stories about Health from September, 2006

Serbian Blog Roundup

A house at the Golija Mountain – by Bogdan Cirovic At English section of Serbiancafe discussion board, Toshiba blogs out: Village of Rudno at Golija mountain is at altitude of...

Russia: Cultural Misunderstanding

Russian Marketing Blog writes about cultural misunderstanding caused by the ad campaign of a health resorts and spas travel magazine.

India: Polio and Children

The dreaded Polio, despite best efforts still has to leave India. Pickled Politics has more. “Health workers report that the cause is a rumour circulating that the vaccine is in...

Myanmar: Local Sunscreen

Don Gilliland blogs about the white powder that the Burmese apply on their face to protect themselves from the sun.

Central Asia: HIV Conference

neweurasia reports on an HIV/AIDS conference in Bishkek that brought together officials from governments in Central Asia and other former Soviet States.

India: Politics of Chikungunya

Nandhu Sundaram on the disease that appears to have taken over quite a few cities in India thanks to mosquitoes. Chikungunya. “Are private and government hospitals recording the names and...

Bulgaria: More on “Tripoli Six” Blog Campaign

Declan Butler, a senior reporter at Nature, reports that the blog campaign to help free the “Tripoli Six” seems to be gaining momentum. Also, he writes that “Mickey Grant, a...

Cuba: Dengue fever

By making the eradication of the Aedes aegypti mosquito a government priority, Raúl Castro has more or less admitted that Cuba has a dengue fever problem, says Luis M. Garcia,...

Bulgaria, Libya: Save the Tripoli Six

Declan Butler, a senior reporter at Nature, draws attention to the plight of the “Tripoli Six” – five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor on trial in Libya: “Can the...

Reunion: Urban Health

Blogger and public official for the town of Saint-Andre Eric Fruteau posts an interview regarding the proposal that Reunion join “Ville en Sante”, a WHO urban health project. Stephanie Longeras,...

Ukraine: Loss of Face

Abdymok reminds the readers of the events two years ago by translating a non-published article about president Yushchenko's alleged poisoning.

Sri Lanka: Apollo Hospital and Business

Pradheep's Blog laments the takeover of an Apollo Hospital in Sri Lanka, implying that the hospital would lose its USP and the negative impact it could have in terms of...

Sports, Health and Politics in West Africa

We begin this week's blog round-up with sports. The Trials & Tribulations of a Freshly-Arrived Denizen…of Ghana blogs about the selection of a new coach for Ghana's senior national football...

Chile: Free birth control for teenagers

Liz Henry adds to Rosario Lizana's efforts of documenting Chilean bloggers responses to a federal program to distribute free birth control to teenagers.

Turkey is Typing:Best of Summer Edition

It has been quite a while since an update on the Turkish blogosphere has been done, and rather than trying to update you on every detail that I have failed...

Reunion: Mosquito Eradication

Pierrot Dupuy wonders (Fr) why mosquito eradication to help fight the Chikungunya epidemic in La Reunion is not done like in Camargue on mainland France, i.e. by air. It would...

Jamaica: Hormone plot?

Afflictedyard posts two curious photos of slogans spray-painted on walls in Kingston, Jamaica, referring to what would appear to be a plot involving hormone therapy. “Hormone imbalance cause cancer and...

Lebanon: Peace, Art, Humor and Politics

Topics discussed in the Lebanese blogosphere this week involved, among others, literature, war-art, the art of souvenir production and war-humor. Peace is a topic that is almost always present. A...

Russia: “Internet Against Cancer”

Laurence Jarvik has found a story by the Russian news agency RIA Novosti on “how weblogs are helping to save lives in Russia”: “Internet against cancer.”

Botswana: Blogging in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

Blogswana addresses HIV/AIDS stigma, promoting the internet as a tool for peer education and understanding to reduce stigma and encourage testing, treatment and disclosure.

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