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· August, 2008

Stories about Health from August, 2008

Egypt: Orange Ambulances

The Egyptian Health Ministry has introduced orange ambulances to replace their white ones. Zeinobia is not pleased.

Cape Verde: Blogger takes picture of filthy hospital lavatory

De Olho na Praia [pt] publishes a picture the blogger took showing the unclean conditions of the washing room at the Praia Central Hospital, in the capital of Cape Verde.

Dubai: Nugget full of Bone

Writing in Dubai Consumer Mirror, moryarti found a bone in a KFC nugget.

Kenya: Reproductive Rights Bill Sparks Abortion Debate

A bill proposed by Kenyan women's rights groups, which would make it easier to have an abortion, has re-sparked the debate about legalizing abortion. The procedure is currently illegal in...

Japan: Ministry study on biological roots of withdrawal and rage

Starting next year, a team of researchers recruited by the Japanese Ministry of Education will commit themselves to studying the connection between brain structure and sociability. Their aim will be...

Bulgaria: Institutionalized Children With Disabilities

Maya of Maya's Corner follows up on her earlier posts on Bulgaria's institutionalized disabled children and posts an account by a woman who adopted two Bulgarian Roma children ten years...

UAE: Market for Fish Podiatrists

The Emirates Economist believes there is a market for fish podiatrists in Dubai.

Cambodia: Sex workers, 100% condom use and human rights

Cambodian sex workers have taken to the internet to make their plight and fight for human rights better known. In Cambodia, a 100% condom use law which states that sexual...

Breastfeeding in Thailand

absolutelybangkok.com is worried that Thailand has the lowest exclusive breastfeeding rate in Asia and one of the lowest in the world.

Morocco: Changing the Mentality Toward Traffic

A Moroccan About the World Around Him shares an interesting tale of two youth trying to make a difference in the Casablancan mentality toward jaywalking.

Lebanon: Waste water treatment

While the political situation in Lebanon is undeniably taking over the media’s focus, blogger Rami at Land and People turns his attention to a critical and rarely addressed issue: Waste...

Egypt: Death of Three Arab Cultural Icons

The Arab world lost three of its cultural icons in the spam of a month. They are Egyptians philosopher Dr Abdelwahab El Mesery and film maker Yousef Chahine and Palestinian...

Bhutan: Reduced Maternity Leave?

Recently Bhutan government has proposed reduction of maternity leave from 3 months to 45 days only in a draft revision of the labor act. Tshokey in Kuzu Bhutan weblog builds...

China: Liu Xiang is after all still a hero

“There are heroes in this world, but there are no supermen. And the hero is not necessarily the person who wins the gold medal.” My1510‘s Rose Luqiu looks at the...

Costa Rica: Cancer Patient Update

The anonymous cancer patient from Costa Rica that has been documenting his illness at Diario de Un Enfermo de Cáncer [es] updates his readers after his recent surgery, which indicated...

Trinidad & Tobago: Dengue Meggie?

Attillah Springer refers to a photo of the Minister of Health “looking for all intents and purposes like he’s giving the people of Trinidad and Tobago a great big meggie”,...

Flooding in Phnom Penh

Piseth complains about the flooding in Phnom Penh and the health risks it brings to the community.

China: Liu Xiang is out and we are sad

The news that Liu Xiang has injured his foot and temporarily unable to compete shocked China over lunchtime Monday. He Caitou has reposted the fastest-rising thread at Baidu (first posted...

Egypt's first Septuplets

Egyptian Blogger Zeinobia, writes about an Egyptian woman, from Alexandria, who gave birth to seven babies – even though she claims she did not take any medicine.

AIDS 2008: Lifting the Travel Ban on HIV-Positive People

The XVII International AIDS Conference ended in Mexico City last week, leaving participants with much to focus on until the next conference, which takes place in Vienna in 2010. One...

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