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· January, 2008

Stories about Health from January, 2008

Russia: Khodorkovsky on Hunger Strike

Robert Amsterdam posts updates on Mikhail Khodorkovsky's hunger strike in protest against the treatment of jailed former Yukos executive Vasily Alexanyan – here and here.

Brazil: More on the yellow fever panic caused by the media

“If I know well the Brazilian media, far from apologizing for having made a mistake and encouraged Brazilians – all Brazilians – to get vaccinated, there will be an attempt...

Israel: First Anniversary

Rahel, from Israel, brings us the touching tale of a cat which was rescued in this post.

Bangladesh: Cinema, politics, health, photography and history

Cinema: The Bangladeshi film industry nicknamed Dhallywood used to produce decent films for the Bangladeshi society. But with the competition of superior quality pictures from Hollywood and Bollywood, which conquered...

Jamaica: Safe Sex?

Stunner's Afflictions blogs about the controversial issue of distributing condoms in Jamaican schools.

Bahrain: Save the Patients

A doctor by profession, Bahraini in Alaska is appalled with the inhumane manner in which certain patients are dealt with at the main government hospital in Bahrain.

Japan: Videotape from 1995 Monju reactor leak

The infamous Monju fast-breeder reactor leak of 1995, an accident that long ago earned itself a place in the history of nuclear power in Japan, has returned one more time...

Philippines: Dengue In Philippines

Parallel Universes looks at Dengue in Philippines and highlights possible causes for the spread of disease.

Philippines: Dengue In Philippines

Parallel Universes looks at Dengue in Philippines and highlights possible causes for the spread of disease.

India: On Breastfeeding

IndieQuill on breastfeeding, and what the fuss is all about in India.

Morocco: Female Genital Mutilation

Braveheart does the Maghreb shares her opinion on how to deal with female genital mutilation globally.

Poland: More on Healthcare

The beatroot visits a state-run and a private clinic in Warsaw to get a sick note and a medicine – and ends up writing about disadvantages of each option.

Singapore: Young Women Fighting Cancer

Molly Meek writes about how she found out that she had Ovarian cancer.

Indonesia: Bird Flu

Martin Manurang asks why no one is talking about the bird flu in Indonesia.

Botswana: Patients’ chair at Nata village

Nata village clinic has news chairs: “Before we show you the new chairs that arrived today at Nata Clinic we wanted you to see one of the old ones. To...

Egypt: Gaza In the Headlines

Eman Abd Al Rahman brings us the latest headlines from the Egyptian blogosphere decrying the suffering of Palestinians in Gaza. A four-day blockade has plunged Gaza in darkness, sparking international...

Pitch Black Gaza: Jordanian Bloggers React!

As the Israeli onslaught in Gaza continues this week, the death toll continues to climb. With many of the dead being civilians and the European Union labeling the Israeli offensive...

Palestine: Gaza Under Seige

Bloggers around the region are adding their voices to an international outcry as the Gaza Strip falls into darkness. A four-day Israeli blockade on the strip has led to the...

Brazil: Ten facts about yellow fever in Brazil

“In the face of continuing misinformation on the current yellow fever situation in Brazil, I’ve dedicated some time to gather together a few facts about the crisis”, says Brazil Travel...

Libya: Gitmo Prisoner Infected with Aids

A Libyan detainee at Guantanamo Bay could have been infected with the deadly Aids virus after a blood transfusion, says his Chicago-based lawyer H Candace Gorman.

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