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· June, 2007

Stories about Health from June, 2007

Japan should work with China to tackle photochemical smog problem

Some scientists have been arguing that air pollution in China is responsible for increased incidents of photochemical smog in Japan. Kaz points out Japan's responsibility as a nation which suffered...

Pakistan: Hospitals and Profit

The Pakistani Spectator on hospitals being runs as for-profit businesses.

China: Bloggers take on drugs

June 26 was the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, how did your local blogsphere cover it? China took an integrated approach this year: celebrities, posters, online video,...

Egypt: Beware of Summer Fruit

Egyptian Zeinobia warns us about her country's summer fruit.

Russia: “Weaponization of Psychiatry”

Another article from Yezhednevniy Zhurnal on “the increasing weaponization of psychiatry” in Russia – translated, at Publius Pundit.

Nigeria: who is lying about meningitis outbreak?

Ike Anya and chikwe ihekweazu look at the controversy surrounding Pfizer and the 1996 meningitis outbreak in Nigeria in “Who is lying?, and 9 other questions.”

Lebanon: Almost Non-Political Questions

What are we eating? Why are our banks flourishing? Who are those clearing cluster bombs? How will Brazil help in recycling Lebanese wastes? Where are some of the children who...

Africa: Traditional medicine in Africa

Ugo Daniels writes about traditional medicine in Africa: In sub-Saharan Africa at least 80 per cent of the people rely on traditional healers.

Japan: Anti-freeze Toothpaste and Toxic Thomas

Last week, reports emerged that two Japanese companies were recalling thousands of Chinese toothpaste products sold to hotels across the country after the health ministry reported finding that they contained...

HIV-positive women abandoned by their husbands

Reaseau sida Afrique writes about HIV-positive women who have been abandoned [Fr] by their husbands or families, and are left to raise their children on their own.

Egypt: Smoking Ban

Egypt partially imposes a ban on smoking, announced Issandr El Amrani.

Hungary: “Gloomy Sunday” in Budapest

Pestcentric writes about a Budapest restaurant where “arguably the most famous Hungarian song was written: ‘Gloomy Sunday.’ Rezső Seress wrote the original lyrics here back in the 1930s.” What's known...

Kyrgyzstan: Men's Health

Genderstan discusses men's health as a gender issue in Kyrgyzstan, noting that deleterious cultural attitudes about masculinity are often ignored.

Bulgaria, Libya: Tripoli Six Update

Declan Butler posts an update on the Tripoli Six case: “This morning, Libya’s Supreme Court heard the appeal of the six. There will be no further hearings, and it will...

Bulgaria, Libya: Tripoli Six Update

Declan Butler posts an update on the Tripoli Six case: “This morning, Libya’s Supreme Court heard the appeal of the six. There will be no further hearings, and it will...

Jordan: Sicko Review

Jordanian Naseem Al Tarawnah reviews Michael Moore‘s Sicko here.

Barbados: Drilling for Oil

Twenty-five companies are in a bid to drill for oil off the coast of Barbados. Barbados Free Press puts forward its opinion about which firms should be disqualified based on...

El Salvador: Protests Against Health Care Privatization

Tim's El Salvador Blog writes about the recent protests against health care privatization. The march was sponsored by the opposition party, FMLN and other NGOs.

Haiti: Reflections on the beauty of life

Note d'Or writes about a new-found appreciation for the beauty of life after a nine day hospital stay. “As I greet each tree, each bird, each blade of grass and...

Togo: Possible avian flu outbreak

Togo iTunes writes about a suspected case of avian flu in Togo [Fr]. On a semi-commercial farm 45 km outside of Lome, 2,000 of 3,000 chickens died in two days.

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