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· August, 2009

Stories about Health from August, 2009

Israel: Advocating Breastfeeding in Public

A Mother in Israel weighs in on breastfeeding in public. “The idea that public breastfeeding should be prohibited because it makes people uncomfortable is as absurd as keeping pregnant women...

Online Campaigns To Combat Spread Of HIV/AIDS

To combat the spread of AIDS, many organizations and activists worldwide are engaged with innovative and localized campaigns and initiatives. Today we will discuss some of them who use ICT...

Anguilla: The Fly

Corruption-free Anguilla says that a fly infestation at a particular garbage dump “results from a failure to deal with the garbage correctly”, adding: “The culprit is one of our biggest...

Myanmar: Cooking oil ban removed

According to The Irrawaddy News, seven brands of cooking oil that had been banned for health reasons in Myanmar are now on sale again in Yangon after government authorities recommended...

South Africa: Health Advisory for Highway Africa participants

For those of you traveling from abroad to South Africa for the Highway Africa conference, here’s a health advisory on the pandemic Influenza A/H1N1 2009, commonly known as swine flu,...

Barbados: Dialysis Crisis

As news breaks about a shortage of supplies at the hospital's dialysis unit, Barbados Free Press wonders “if politicians, civil servants and administrators in Barbados really get the fundamentals of...

Japan: Robot nurse bear

Pink Tentacle featured a new machine – robot nurse bear which is designed to assist nurses by lifting patients in and out of their beds and wheelchairs.

China admits organ harvesting as main source of transplantation

C.A. Yeung highlights China Daily's recent report which admitted that executed prisoners had been the source of more than 65 percent organ transplantation performed in China. The blogger points out...

Japan’s Medical System

In response to the New York Times’ blog Q&A about the health care systems of the world, Cruzon from Mutant frog blogs about his experience in Japan's medical system, which...

Laos: Expensive face masks

As A(H1N1) panic continues to grip the world, the cost of face masks continues to rise as well. Laos citizens are complaining.

Cambodian Acid Survivors Charity

The Cambodian Acid Survivors Charity is an organization in Cambodia working with survivors of acid attacks. Many victims of acid attacks in Cambodia are women.

China: The Death of the Internet Addict Youth

ESWN translated a Southern Metropolis Daily article about the death of a young man at an Internet addict healing camp. The article got the editor fired from his job.

Hong Kong: Poll on drug tests

Libertines Hong Kong has a very interesting post on the background of research institute, Hong Kong Research Association, which recently released a research founding that 70% of Hong Kong pupils...

Ecuador: Continuing to Face the H1N1 Virus

With the number of deaths due to the H1N1 virus across the region reaching 1300, Ecuadorians provide their opinions on how the media is informing citizens, as well as a...

Hong Kong: School drug testing scheme

The Hong Kong government insisted to go ahead in implementing the school drug testing scheme despite a growing concern over its violation of children's rights.

Moroccan single moms situation ‘highlighted’

Elisabeth Hague, a Washington University graduate and Rabat-based blogger links to what she called an “interesting New York Times article“. The article,she explains on her blog, focuses upon the Moudawana...

Bloggers Reflect On HIV/AIDS Awareness In Arab World

While some bloggers in the Arab world report encountering ignorance about HIV/AIDS, others are impressed at the progress being made in destigmatising the disease.

Bahrain: Choosing A Natural Path

In Bahrain, Alia Almoayed describes the natural toiletries she uses – including a crystal deodorant: “Older members of my family, they tell me that everyone used it in the old...

Haiti: H1N1 Vaccination

“The H1N1 virus is not as deadly as the common cold. The panic and fear being generated…stands to enrich the powerful pharmaceuticals who will make gianormous profits from any mandated...

Trinidad & Tobago: Counting the Cost

Trinidadian Rhea Mungal's photo blog entries question the ecological cost of the proposed aluminium smelter.

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