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· January, 2007

Stories about Health from January, 2007

Russia: Conversation With Litvinenko's Widow, Part 10

Part 10 of the conversation with Aleksandr Litvinenko's widow is translated and posted at A Step At A Time.

Iranian Bloggers Talk About Their Prison Experience

Many people for political reasons have been sent to prison in Iran. A few of those former prisoners shared their stories in books, through painting or in their blogs. Some...

Botswana: Zebras4Life–Test4Life

Bots writes about anti-Aids campaign in Botswana using soccer to attract men, Zebras4Life–Test4Life, “The Zebras4Life–Test4Life project was offically launched at a press conference at the national stadium on Monday,...

China: internet addiction clinic

IFTF from virtual China found a video clip about the Internet addiction clinic in Beijing.

Russia: Conversation With Litvinenko's Widow, Part 9

Translation of part 9 of the interview with Marina Litvinenko is posted at A Step At A Time.

Maldives struggles with Chikungunya

Chikungunya, a viral fever accompanied with joint pains, is spreading throughout the Maldives. The disease was first noticed in the country in late 2006 and so far it has not...

China: university hospital

Kaie blogs about his experience in Beijing University's hospital, in particular the distribution use of medicine, to discuss about the possible impact of “government leading” medical reform. He concludes: government...

Russia: Open Letter to a UK Reporter

Copydude writes an open letter to Justin Penrose, a UK Sunday Mirror reporter who has written on Aleksandr Litvinenko's death.

Russia: Conversation With Litvinenko's Widow, Parts 6-8

David McDuff of A Step At A Time continues with the Marina Litvinenko's interview translation: part 6, part 7, part 8.

South Korea: plastic surgery

Matts at Gusts Of Popular Feeling discusses about plastic surgery in South Korea, for beauty or for speaking better English.

Slovenia: Hospital Experience

The Glory of Carniola is forced to spend one night at a Slovenian hospital with his daughter – and ends up hating the experience: “Unfortunately, the boy had pissed all...

Bahrain: Authorities Looking for Asian Aids Victim

Bahrain's top CID chief Farooq Al Maawda issued a warning against an Asian woman thought to be inflicted with Aids who may have sneaked back into the kingdom, wrote Mahmood...

Poland: The Pope's Miracles and Retirement

The beatroot writes on John Paul II, retirement and miracles.

Poland: HIV and Politics

The beatroot writes about the politics surrounding the case of the African refugee infecting women with HIV: “This time it's not AIDS and gays, however, it’s AIDS and Africans.”

Ukraine: Solotvyno Salt Mine

Ukraine List writes about the Solotvyno Salt Mine, located near the Romanian border, home to the deepest speleotherapy facility in the world: “Speleotherapy in Solotvyno essentially uses the micro-climates in...

Madagascar: Forest = Pharmacy

Says Harinjaka (Fr): “Malagasy forests are like medicine cabinets. You can find 75% of medicinal plants used in Madagascar. A vital ressource for those who, by and large, live tens...

Kazakhstan: Doctors on Trial

Mira Bakhytova reports that the trial of health care professionals said to be responsible for a wave of HIV infections in southern Kazakhstan has gotten underway.

Armenia: Love, Sex, and Relationships

Zarchka writes a spirited post on love, relationships, premarital sex, safe sex, double standards, and more in Armenia.

China: smoking ban

Dan Washburn in Shanghaiist reports about the smoking ban policy in major cities : If “World Cities” are banning smoking, then China must follow. It’s also relatively easy – much...

Ukraine: Hunters Discuss Yevhen Kushnaryov's Death

Evhen Kushnaryov, 55, former governor of Kharkiv region and the deputy faction leader of prime minister Victor Yanukovych‘s Party of Regions, died today from gunshot wounds suffered in a hunting...

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