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· September, 2007

Stories about Health from September, 2007

Iraq: Possible Cholera Cover Up?

Ladybird from Iraq links to a news article about a possible cholera cover up in Iraq.

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: HIV/AIDS Awareness

“As far as am concerned, fighting the HIV war calls for effective use of all available tools”: Blogging from St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Abeni comments on a steamy ad...

Barbados: STIs

Barbados Underground refers to an article which suggests that “Barbados maybe losing the battle against the spread of sexually transmitted infections among the youth.”

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Healthy Living

“Alarmed by the rising rates of non communicable diseases in the Caribbean the Heads of Govermnents recently held a summit dedicated to addressing the issue”: Abeni puts in her two...

Belize: Carnival Time

“Due to our most recent hurricane scare, Carnival was rescheduled to yesterday”: Belize-y Livin’ mixed fun with responsibility as she “handed out the condoms and HIV/AIDS literature to adults when...

Japan: Impatient patients

In recent years, harsh criticisms have been focused at hospitals and healthcare workers about the quality of medical care. An example of the target of criticisms was a doctor conducting...

Japan: Abe Double in Hospital?

Blogger Kikko passes on the rumor [Ja] that the Abe Shinzo currently in hospital is not the real Japanese prime minister but a double, and that the real PM is...

Nepal: Kidney Racket

Deepak's Diary on the human organ trading racket in Nepal.

Bermuda: Government to Tackle Obesity

Shawn and Sue's Island Adventure has a theory about Bermuda: “This island is fat, and not with a “ph” like the kids say. It turns out that 63% of the...

The rise of the Zambian blogsphere

The Zambian blogsphere is growing. Two years ago one would struggle to find a regularly updated blog covering any meaningful issues. I am happy to report that is now changing....

Hong Kong: Living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Frankenchoi writes his experience in living with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) (zh). The disease is related with pressure and anger and the patient needs to regulate his / her diet...

Arabeyes: Homophobia in Kuwait

Kuwaiti blogger Frankom (Ar) writes an explosive post about what he thinks of homosexuals in his country, sparking a debate among his readers. Amira Al Hussaini translates his post from...

Banned Chlordecone Pesticide in Used in Martinique

le blog de [moi] writes that the pesticide chlordecone has been used in the French Antilles as recently as 2002, despite being banned in the United States since 1976 and...

Russia: President Lugovoi?

The Accidental Russophile writes about presidential ambitions of Russia's “polonium man” Andrei Lugovoi.

Dominica: Safe Sex

“Carnival in the Caribbean is a ribald time. Lots of drinking, lots of dancing, lots of s-e-x”: Living Dominica is happy to see condom use being promoted on the island.

Bahamas, USA: Health Insurance

“I do not believe that my health is a commodity that the ‘market’ — any market — should determine. That’s what I elect my governments for,” writes Nicolette Bethel, as...

Japan: Monju reactor trial to begin Sept. 20th

Blogger tokyodo-2005 writes about the famous sodium leak and fire at the Monju fast-breeder reactor in Fukui Prefecture (Japan) in 1995 [Ja] and about the subsequent cover-up of a video...

Botswana: Nata Village Blog wins ICT contest

Nata Village Blog wins Peace Corps ICT contest: “Back in January, we entered the Peace Corps Information and Technology Contest. We learned in June that we were one of 9...

China: A Censored Lung Cancer Story

Minjian released an exclusive investigative story (as it has been censored by the Propaganda Department) about 4 mysterious deaths from lung cancer (zh). The 4 victims were workers in a...

Egypt: Corruption Stories

Whisper of Madness shares with us horror stories about corruption in Egypt's Interior Ministry hospitals in this post.

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