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· September, 2009

Stories about Health from September, 2009

Barbados: First H1N1 Death

Barbados Free Press reports on the island's first death from the H1N1 Virus.

Pakistan: Banned drug available at pharmacies

Hina Safdar at Chowrangi informs that a banned drug called Metamizole is readily available at pharmacies in Pakistan.

South Korea: Kids Lack Sleep

Korea beat translated a local news report on a survey about Korean kids’ sleeping time, which is the shortest among the 6 surveyed countries.

Romania: “20 Years After the Revolution”

David Sasaki/El Oso writes about his trip to Romania and the country's recent history, and posts a video interview with the executive director of Casa Sperantei hospice.

Trinidad & Tobago: Thinking & Drinking

Trinidadian blogger Andre Bagoo republishes an article he wrote in which he “began to think in earnest about the reasons why I drink.”

Trinidad & Tobago: The Price of Progress is High

“As if the stink of the uselessness of the building weren’t enough…here comes talk that toxic fumes from the Performing Arts Academy are making people in the neighbouring buildings fall...

Philippines: Helping flood victims through social media

A tropical storm hit many parts of Metro Manila and nearby provinces in the Philippines last Saturday. Social networking sites were flooded with personal stories, photos and videos of the...

Hungary: Healthcare

Hungarian Spectrum writes about healthcare in Hungary.

Arab World: Artificial Virginity Made in China

Moroccan blogger Mounir writes on Des maux à dire [Fr] about artificial hymens, made in China, apparently much appreciated by a growing base of Arab customers. “In the Arab region,...

Israel: New Organ Donation Law Passed

The Chief Rabbinate (Court) and Knesset (Congress) of Israel have ruled that a patient who is brain dead is legally dead, allowing for his organs to be harvested more effectively...

Kuwait: The Trouble with Non-Smokers

Mark blogs at TwoFortyEightAm about the dilemma facing non-smokers in Kuwait.

Uganda: When health care system in Bundibugyo works

A moving story of how life was saved at Nyahuka Health Center in Bundibugyo, Uganda.

South Korea: Foreign English teachers and AIDS

Matt from Gusts of popular feelings writes a post on the anti foreigners sentiment and how such sentiment has turned English teachers into an AIDS threat.

Russia: Valery Shchekoldin Asylum Photos

Russian photographer Oleg Klimov reposts (RUS, ENG) three graphic and disturbing photos of mental asylum patients in Ulyanovsk region, taken by his colleague Valery Shchekoldin in 1998 for Stern.

USA: Video Contest Promotes “Swine Flu” Prevention

In anticipation of flu season, which officially kicks off October 4, the U.S. government announced the winner of a video contest today to encourage flu prevention, including stopping H1N1 or...

Tourism and HIV Infection in Thailand

A report titled “Why Japanese and Western people are infected with HIV in Thailand” by Doctor Kyo Taniguchi from NPO Gina covers statistics about sex workers and “Love, Marriage, and...

Omani Bloggers Take the Streets To Combat Swine Flu

Omani bloggers have started their Swine Flu Awareness Campaign yesterday by going through Souq Matrah to spread the message and educate people.

Bermuda: decriminalising cannabis?

21 Square joins the debate over decriminalising cannabis in Bermuda. “Our present stance on cannabis has created a black market intent on fulfilling demand that is consuming our island and...

Omani Bloggers Swine Flu Campaign

Omani bloggers are joining hands to prompte more awareness and protect their people from the dangers of swine flu. So far, 16 people have died from the disease in the...

USA: Video contest on H1N1 flu prevention

Corine Clesnes, on her blog Big Picture, notes [fr] that the US government launched the 2009 Flu Prevention PSA Contest, to promote the best ‘viral’ videos’ on flu prevention.

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Juhie Bhatia is the Global Health editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.


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