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· June, 2008

Stories about Health from June, 2008

Omani Blogger Passes Away

The Omani Blogging Community grieves over the sudden death of Omani Blogger Sleepless in Muscat.

Bulgaria: Mistreatment of Disabled People

Maya's Corner writes about mistreatment of people with disabilities in Bulgaria.

South Korea: Life as a Korean AIDS Patient

Korea Beat translated a local report on how Korean AIDS patients live and die.

East Timor: Medical Care

Timor Diver provides a peek into the medical care situation in East Timor.

China: Measures to cut down on Beijing smog implemented

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...

India: Quitting

zigzackly survives a heart attack, and now details his plan to quit smoking.

Soviet History: Political Jokes

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...

China: Prepping for Beijing

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...

Iraq: Hospitals Getting Better

Iraqi hospital care is improving, notes Inside Iraq in this post.

Iraq: Return of a Kidnapped Neighbour

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.

Japan: Slimming Down Policy

Brain Engel from Japundit blogs about the Japan government's plan to slim down its citizens.

Egypt: HIV or Homosexuality?

“Which one is wrong – HIV or homosexuality?” is the post of Egyptian blogger Mostafa Husein‘s post.

Ukraine: Donating Blood in Kyiv

MoldovAnn writes about donating blood in Kyiv on World Blood Donor Day.

Serbia: Model Prevents Suicide

Belgrade 2.0 posts a video and writes about Katarina Vuckovic, a model who prevented a suicidal man from jumping off a Belgrade bridge.

Pakistan: On Polio

CHUP! on the issue of polio in Pakistan.

China: Release for Medical Treatment Rejected

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...

Bahamas: Somewhere Over The Rainbow

“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...

Jamaica: Living with HIV

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...

South Korea: A Million People Protest

Matt puts together photos of the June 10 million people candle night vigil against the importation of unsafe U.S beef [zh].

China: Hepatitis B Forum

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.

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