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· April, 2008

Stories about Health from April, 2008

D.R. of Congo: Penis Theft

Penis theft in the Democratic Republic of Congo: “It's pretty amazing that nobody commented on Penis Theft in Kinshasa, but despite the lack of popularity of this topic, I have...

Saudi Blogger in Coma

Last week, Saudi Jeans announced that female blogger Hadeel was found in her bed in a coma. Saleh Al Zaid (Ar) updates us about her condition in this post.

Bahrain: Sleep Troubles

From Bahrain, Umm Naief writes about her problems with insomnia.

Ukraine: Chernobyl

Belatedly, a link to Ukrainiana‘s extensive post on the 22nd anniversary of Chernobyl.

Southeast Asia: Rice and food price crisis

The Southeast Asian region, home to several emerging and developing economies, is also struggling to cope with the global food price crisis. Bloggers discuss the impact of the crisis in...

Russia: “Chernobyl's Other Victims”

Window on Eurasia writes about “Chernobyl's other victims” – “the thousands of people who exposed themselves to extraordinarily high levels of radiation while taking part in the clean up” and...

Japan: Suicide Phenomenon

Asiajin blogs a new suicide phenomenon by creating lethal hydrogen sulfide gas in Japan. The method is widely spread in the Internet.

Poland: Opposition to IVF

The beatroot writes about the attitudes towards in vitro fertilization (IVF) in Poland.

Israel: Modern Day Exodus, on African Refugees and their Right for Medical Care

Around 6,000 African refugees escaped the horrors in their countries, and seek refuge in Israel. Many of them live in harsh conditions and can be spotted shivering cold on the...

Mexico: Sales of Tobacco Products Fell After New Laws

According to a recent survey, cigarrette and other tobacco products sales fell 42% following the passage of new laws prohibiting smoking in public spaces in Mexico, writes Vivir México [es].

Bulgaria: “Options for the Disabled”

Maya Markova of Maya's Corner writes asks for help in finding a suitable institution for one disabled young woman – and describes the overall situation in Bulgaria: “After the BBC...

Egypt: Handcuffed Patients

From Egypt, Mostafa Hussein, who posts pictures of patients arrested in the Al Mahalla protests, tells us why handcuffing patients to beds is not a good practice.

Malawian Bloggers Discuss The Zimbabwe Crisis

As bloggers from across Africa write about the elections crisis in Zimbabwe, Malawian bloggers join in the condemnation of the delay in releasing the election results, with at least one...

AIDS – A Taboo in the Arab World

AIDS, the deadly acquired immune deficiency syndrome, is a taboo word in the Arab world. But the scary word has managed to crop up in many blog posts this week...

Philippines: Medical scandal

This Woman's Views is horrified that doctors in a Philippine hospital were caught laughing hysterically in an operating room while removing a can of cologne spray inside a patient’s bottom

Vietnam: Morning activities

Virtual Doug observes that the Vietnamese get up early in the morning and that they like to spend their morning hours in different ways.

Chilean Shorts: Micro and Mini Movies on the Web

From Chile, three examples of online video creation: first, a Chilean pre-candidate for the presidency takes advantage of online video tools to produce documentaries and interviews for web distribution, next,...

Pakistan: Food crisis

The Pakistani Spectator on the food crisis which is no longer a “local” issue.

Singapore: Contagious disease

Mr Wang Says So believes that the contagious hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) outbreak in Singapore is a good reason for his children to skip classes for a few...

Cuba: New Freedoms

Blogging from Havana, Circles Robinson Online writes about Cuba's “new freedoms”.

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