Stories about Health from June, 2008
The Omani Blogging Community grieves over the sudden death of Omani Blogger Sleepless in Muscat.
Maya's Corner writes about mistreatment of people with disabilities in Bulgaria.
Korea Beat translated a local report on how Korean AIDS patients live and die.
Timor Diver provides a peek into the medical care situation in East Timor.
New traffic measures aimed at reducing pollution in time for the Olympics are now in place, writes Austin Ramzy at The China Blog. The test run last year didn't impress locals much, and others doubt the measures will even make a difference.
zigzackly survives a heart attack, and now details his plan to quit smoking.
A Soviet-time joke in a post at Robert Amsterdam's blog: “… the man who goes to buy a car in Moscow, pays for it, and is told by the salesman that he can collect it on a particular date in 10 years’ time. The buyer thinks for a moment and...
Head of Sports Science and Research of the British Olympic Association Marco Cardinale looks back at recent posts on his blog and elsewhere as his preparations for the Beijing Olympics heat up.
Iraqi hospital care is improving, notes Inside Iraq in this post.
Iraqi Sunshine shares with us different aspects of her life in this post – the return of a kidnapped neighbour, sitting her physics exam and extracting her wisdom tooth.
Brain Engel from Japundit blogs about the Japan government's plan to slim down its citizens.
“Which one is wrong – HIV or homosexuality?” is the post of Egyptian blogger Mostafa Husein‘s post.
MoldovAnn writes about donating blood in Kyiv on World Blood Donor Day.
Belgrade 2.0 posts a video and writes about Katarina Vuckovic, a model who prevented a suicidal man from jumping off a Belgrade bridge.
CHUP! on the issue of polio in Pakistan.
Zeng Jinyan says that Hu Jia's application for release for medical treatment has been rejected by the Chinese authority [zh]. Hu Jia has liver disease since 2006 and hasn't been receiving medical treatment since he was sentenced to 3.5 years in April.
“The conversation about the rights of gays and lesbians in this country is stuck in a Christian fundamentalist scriptural war that cannot see gays and lesbians, bisexuals or transgender people as integral to the wide spectrum of human existence”: The Gaulin Wife writes a stirring tribute to slain AIDS activist...
Geoffrey Philp highlights the reporting of poet Kwame Dawes, who has been examining the HIV/AIDS crisis in Jamaica, while DigiActive says that “the Jamaican government went as far as preventing its country’s leading gay rights group from even attending the (UN AIDS) New York meeting”.
Matt puts together photos of the June 10 million people candle night vigil against the importation of unsafe U.S beef [zh].
Dupola introduces a Hepatitis B Forum for patients to share their experience and defend their rights. Unfortunately the forum has been blocked by the Great Fire Wall.
France banned students in its schools from wearing any religious symbols and dress denoting religious affiliations - including the Islamic headscarf or the Hijab for women - in 2004. Saudi woman are now protesting against the ruling, say bloggers.