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· February, 2009

Stories about Health from February, 2009

Israel: Battling Cancer

Daughter of Cancer from Israel describes the suffering her 56-year-old mother is going through battling brain cancer.

Bolivia: Donations Other than Ambulances

With the recent crisis involving dengue fever throughout Bolivia, Carlos Gustavo Machicado of Guccio's [es] writes that there are more pressing health concerns in which donations other than ambulances are...

Trinidad & Tobago: Living for Carnival

This Beach Called Life suspects that Trinidad Carnival may have a positive impact on longevity.

Kyrgyzstan: Smoke Country

Elena published some information about smoking among the youth in Kyrgyzstan.

UAE: A great shame

“Before the boom, people would travel to South East Asia to get their sin fix and bring back AIDS. The only difference being the prostitutes are here, and all the...

Jordan: Smoking Ban?

Jordan has announced a ban on smoking in public places, beginning March 1. “In this kind of country, I’m forced to wonder what exactly were lawmakers smoking when they dreamt...

Nepalese doctors in the Philippines

Due to shortage of doctors in government hospitals, a province in the Philippines plans to import doctors from Nepal.

Japan: Alpha Blogger Awards 2008 (Part 1)

On the 20th of February, the 2008 Alpha Blogger Awards were held in Tokyo. Sponsored by Pringles Chips, the event this year was attended by close to 80 people (including...

Peru: Cholesterol Levels Rising for Lima Residents

Cholesterol levels for Lima residents are rising according to a report cited by Letra Suelta [es].

Palestine: Attacks On Gaza Continue

Despite the announcement of unilateral ceasefires by both Israel and Hamas, attacks by the Israeli military on Gaza continue while Palestinian factions have been launching rockets into Israel. In this...

Morocco: On HIV/AIDS

Duncan, a Peace Corps Volunteer, discusses the small but growing problem of HIV/AIDS in Morocco.

Morocco: On Sex

Abdelilah Boukili ponders the preaching of abstinence, and sex in general, in this provocative and meaningful post.

Global Health: Mobile Phones to Boost Healthcare

Three foundations have joined forces in an effort to provide better healthcare through the use of cell phones and computer technology. In particular, these mobile technology initiatives are aimed at...

Libya: At the in-laws

From Libya, American Khadija Teri attends a family gathering with her Libyan in-laws, and spills the beans in this post.

Philippines: Ebola-Reston virus

The Philippines’ Department of Health has added an information page on its website about the dreaded Ebola-Reston virus. It has instructed the public on proper meat handling and preparation to...

Exposing Egypt's drug trade

Randa Abu Shakra wrote an article for MENASSAT about an astounding report published by Al Badil newspaper concerning Egypt's drug trade.

Japan: Hay Fever Season is Here

If only it was just love that's in the air. Spring is slowly dawning, and pollen from Japanese cedars is starting to make its way around. Kafunsho (hay fever) season...

Pakistan: Water Pollution

Owais Mughal at All Things Pakistan writes about the water pollution in Phuleli canal in Hyderabad and wants to “raise awareness about pollution in canals taken out from lower Indus...

Brazil: Blogging from riverside communities in the Amazon

Encouraged by the NGO Saúde e Alegria, youngters from 31 riverside communities in the Amazon are learning the benefits of blogging. Armed with media kits – sound equipment, editorial desks,...

South Korea: Suicides and Statistics

Korea Beat translated two local news on suicide patterns and statistics in Seoul and Busan.

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