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· November, 2007

Stories about Health from November, 2007

China: Relation Between Doctor and Patient

Zengying points out (zh) that the relation between Medical practitioner and patient is very tense in China. A major reason is the marketization of medical care, which turns the relation...

China: Visiting AIDS’ Village

Today (Nov 30), the Premier of the State Council Wen Jia-bao visits the AIDS village in Hunan, his last visit was three years ago. AIDS activist Hu Jia pointed out...

Czech Republic: Discussion of Actress’ Son's Death Banned

When a Czech actress’ infant son died, a number of Czech newspapers closed down discussions of this story on their sites, a step the Czech Daily Word disapproves of: “Being...

Cuba: Human Development Index

Child of the Revolution blogs about Cuba's ranking on the United Nations’ 2007-2008 Human Development Index.

Haiti: Going Solar?

Denise Green writes in to Haiti Innovation wondering “if the government ever thinks about solar thermal technology as an alternative to electrical power? We should exploit the one resource that...

Bahamas: Paradise Lost?

Craig Butler at Bahama Pundit likens the current state of the island to John Milton's Paradise Lost.

Iran:2nd Weblog Competition on Aids

Zendegimosbat[Fa] (means positive life),an organization that fights against Aids in Iran, has invited bloggers to write about Aids.This Thursday, the best ones get an award.

Haiti: Progress against HIV

As World AIDS Day approaches, Haiti Innovation assesses Haiti's progress in the fight against the disease: “I hope that by this time next year, I can write that we've all...

Bahrain: Sad News

Bahraini blogger Qassem Abdulrasool mourns the death of a friend in this post.

China: Signature for Operation

A pregnant woman was sent to the Beijing hospital. Even though she didn't have any money, the hospital was willing to give a free operation as she and her unborn...

Palestine: Patient's Plight

Palestinian blogger Haitham Sabbah posts a video highlighting the plight of Palestinian patients, who cannot seek treatment abroad because of the closure of borders. Medicine supplies are also running out.

Japan: Joi Ito on the Tokyo Metro

Joi Ito ponders about “train accident” suicides in Japan in a post entitled Life and death on the Tokyo metro.

Macau: Back to the middle age when it comes to AIDS

Leocardo [pt] is disgusted at decision by a Portuguese court to back a hotel chain that sacked a HIV-infected cook. “We are back to the middle age when it comes...

Russia: “Health Care”

La Russophobe re-posts a TOL story on Russia's prescription medicine and “the nightmarish ordeal of millions of cancer, diabetes, and heart patients.”

Kuwait: Afghani Hashish Oil on Sale

Kuwaiti blogger bo9agr discovered a strange find at the local supermarket – where Afghani Hashish oil is on sale.

Haiti: Picture Show

Alice Smeets posts a selection of her “12 best Haiti pictures”.

Brunei: Putting on Weight

The Old Man is concerned that Bruneins are putting on excess weight.

Russia: Alcohol Consumption

According to Window on Eurasia, Russians drink three times what the World Health Organization says is dangerous and […] eight times the amount Americans drink.

Bahamas: Future Shock?

Bahama Pundit‘s Larry Smith refers to the work of Alvin Toffler and Dr. James Canton to underscore the importance of the Bahamas being prepared for the inevitable challenges of the...

Libya: No Sick Days for Mothers

Mothers are not allowed to be sick, writes Khadeja Teri from Libya. Find out why in this post.

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