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· December, 2007

Stories about Health from December, 2007

Egypt: Medical Myths

Mostafa from Egypt reviews seven medical myths in this post.

China: Hospital Sues Local Governments

Last month a rural migrant worker set fire on himself after he failed to collect 1000 yuan wage from the boss. He was sent to the hospital with promise from...

Ukraine: House on Anthrax

Ukrainiana writes about a house being built on the mass burial site for victims of a 19th-century anthrax epidemics in Kyiv.

Africa: Dealing with AIDS in Africa

Black Looks discusses the fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa: “But I was quickly disappointed by the article, even if it spoke some truths that I would agree with. Shunning promiscuity...

Poland: Simon Mol

The beatroot writes again about Simon Mol, a “Cameroonian ‘refugee’, poet and human rights activist” charged with infecting 12 Polish women with HIV. (Many of the 213 comments to this...

Poland: Organ Donation

The beatroot writes about Polish boxing and kickboxing champion who donated one of his kidneys to his sick baby daughter: “The case has highlighted the lack of donors in Poland,...

China: Ant Story

Imagethief explains why the Yilishen ant story is a perfect China story in terms of its cultural, political and social elements.

Angola: Welcome to Cuban doctors

Orlando Castro [pt] welcomes the Cuban doctors that will work in Huambo, an Angolan province with a population of over 2 million people and a doctor for every 40,183 patients....

Iran:A poor musician in photos

Mohammad Tajik,blogger and photographer, has pusblished several photos of a poor musician in Tehran.It seems the musician is suffering from leprosy.

Dubai: New Smoking Regulations

Farrukh Ahmed writes about new smoking regulations in Dubai.

Japan: The battle of HCV victims

Stories about tainted blood products are nothing new in Japan. In the 1980s, patients with hemophilia contracted HIV from tainted blood products, the result negligence on the part of the...

Romania: Health Care

Transatlantic Politics writes about the disastrous state of Romanian health care.

Lithuania: Coffee and Health Care

Music and Life – Everywhere! writes about Vilnius coffee houses and health care costs.

Mozambique: Fighting AIDS with information

gotaelbr [pt] publishes some information, a video and educational links about AIDS, the most challenging disease to plague African countries. “Are we ready for this fight?”

Jordan: A Doctor's Journey

“People know that it takes a long time for a doctor to graduate, but they don't know about the whole process. I'll give you a brief description of how a...

Kuwait: Egg Crisis

Kuwaiti blogger Nibaq studies this country's egg crisis in depth in this post.

Iraq: The Suffering of Iraqis

While we have touched on the plight of Iraqi refugees in neighbouring Arab countries previously, nothing compares to the real misery they are facing away from their homes and jobs...

China: Pollution map of China released

Just days after organizers of next year's Beijing Olympics say the games might need to be rescheduled due to harmful pollution levels, prominent environmentalists release their China Air Pollution Map,...

Benin: Youth and tobacco smoking

Jackie writes about tobacco smoking among the youth in Benin: “According to a recent global youth tobacco survey report, more than twenty percent of school children (aged 13 to 15...

Kenya: 2007 Kenya predictions reviewed

Bankelele reviews 2007 predictions about Kenya: “In November 2006, I wrote some predictions in the Business Post December 2006/January 2007 issue, in which I put forward ideas, expectations, and wishful...

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