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· March, 2007

Stories about Health from March, 2007

South Africa: Busisiwe, Rest in Peace

Earlier this month, the South African blogosphere lost a blogger, writer, artist and poet, Busisiwe Sigasa (25). She started her blog, My Realities, at the end of last year with...

Morocco: Death of a Frenchman

Writing in a View From Fez, Moroccan blogger Samir reports that a “Frenchman participating in the 22nd edition of the Sand Marathon died of heart attack in his tent Thursday...

Ukraine, Belarus: Chernobyl

MoldovAnn attends the opening of a photo exhibition of Belarus-based American photographer Kristina Brendel, held at the Chernobyl Museum in Kyiv; she discovers that the Belarusian government's treatment of the...

Bangladesh: Development Against All Odds

Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. Bideshi Blond provides the relevant statistics proving the claim. Being a developing country with limited resources it is...

Russia: Blood Tests, Work Permits

The Turkish Invasion reports on the blood tests one is required to undergo to be allowed to work in Russia.

Armenia: The Water's Fine

Notes From Hareinik says that Armenian mineral water is probably perfectly safe and says that the recent US ban on Jermuk brand water may have been politically motivated.

Poland: Anti-Abortion; Iraq War

The beatroot writes about Poland's anti-abortion politicians (21 comments so far) and the country's involvement in Iraq (70 comments!).

Egypt: Gamal Faints

Egyptian blogger Ibn Al Dunya links to an article which claims that Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak's son and heir-apparent Gamal fainted for five minutes prior to a NDP General Secretariat...

Bulgaria, Libya: Tripoli Six in the Economist

The Economist's Edward Lucas reposts his piece on the “Tripoli Six”: “Bulgaria has tried hard to make the scandal an international issue, and has also raised money to help the...

Uganda: Why didn't Ugandan bloggers write about the nation's biggest story?

The Ugandan blogosphere was silent on the country's biggest story over the last few weeks. On March 5th, the Ugandan judges and lawyers went on strike after presidential security agents...

Mauritius: the abortion debate

Christina Meetoo's take on the abortion debate in Mauritius. “On the whole, their discourse is basically geared towards instilling a feeling of guilt in people, specially women. And today, Mgr...

Malaysia: AIDS Stigma

MM links to a New York Times story on AIDS in Afghanistan and compares Malaysia to Afghanistan. “

Japan: Nostril flush

The Nostril flush is for dealing with cedar pollen allergies, JP explains how to use it at Japundit.

Lebanon: Meanings and Consequences

This week's summary is a selection of posts that focus on meanings and on repercussions. For example, what does it mean to be a modern man or a leftist in...

Gambia: President claims to have found cure for AIDS

Ask This Blackwoman comments on the report that President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia claims to have found a cure for AIDS, “President Yahya Jammeh has no formal medical training and...

South Africa: a blogger passes away

Black Looks writes about Busi, the writer of My Realities blog, who passed away this week, “

Tamil Blogosphere: Reflecting on Women and Gender

International Women's Day evoked quite a lot of posts in the Tamil Blogosphere. Living Smile Vidya is a transgender blogging from Madurai, South India. Through her posts she has been...

China: Euthanasia blog

Jeremy Goldkorn from DANWEI introduces an Euthanasia blog written by a 28 years old woman, Li Yan, who has been suffering form cancer since very young age.

Liberia: floating hospital

Liberia Ledger blogs about a giant floating hospital in Monrovia: “giant floating hospital has arrived in the Port of Monrovia, carrying 400 staff for the purpose of repairing cleft upper...

Japan: self-injury

James blogs about a recent survey by Japan Health Ministry: 15% of Japanese women between the ages of 20 and 24 cut themselves.

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