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· April, 2010

Stories about Health from April, 2010

Brunei: Salaries of hospital doctors

Brunei Doctors Mess Club writes about the salaries received by hospital doctors in Brunei.

Jordan: The Nursing Profession

Emi, an American in Amman, reflects on the nursing profession in Jordan in this post.

China: Hospital holds newborn hostage

DANWEI translated a frontpage story from Dongguan Times about a local hospital holding newborn hostage when the parent can't pay the bill.

Myanmar: Mystery disease outbreak

A mystery disease has broken out in Myanmar. Symptoms include a high fever, bruising and swollen face and legs.

Ukraine: Chernobyl's 24th Anniversary

April 26 marked the 24th anniversary of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. Ukrainiana writes about a 1990 movie, “an irony-packed perestroika-era drama offers an X-ray of Soviet crisis mismanagement.” Chernobyl and...

Brunei Foodies Go Pink 2010

Brunei Foodies Go Pink 2010 is a charity recipe book project of Brunei bloggers for 2010. Bloggers and foodies alike have agreed to raise funds and create awareness about breast...

Bhutan: Perils Of The Smoking Ban

Penstar writes about the perils of the recent ban on smoking in Bhutan as it has proliferated black markets, which led to cancellation of licenses of some shop owners. “I...

Cuba: Hunger Strikers

El Cafe Cubano links to a story which claims that imprisoned hunger striker Guillermo Fariñas is close to death, while Uncommon Sense reports that yet another Cuban political prisoner has...

Egypt: Hashish Crisis adds to Nation's Woes

Alongside bread, fuel and cooking gas, Hashish (cannabis) has been added to the list of things which Egyptians are starting to miss. Bloggers argue why this narcotic is the one...

Turkmenistan: Healthcare system in shadow of secrecy

Turkmenistan’s healthcare system is decrepit but veiled in totalitarian secrecy, says a report by humanitarian organization MSF. “Trying to scare off criticism by baring its teeth will not save our...

Afghanistan: Grapples with drug problem

Nasim Fekrat says that there are more than two million drug users in the country, and this number has doubled over the past two years.

Haiti: Controversial Statistics

The Haitian Blogger contends that, contrary to some mainstream media messages, “Haiti does NOT have the ‘worst HIV infection rate in the region’.”

Bahamas: How's the Weather?

“The nonsense that has paraded as commentary since the tornado tragedy in Freeport two weeks ago has taken political pantomime to new levels”: Bahama Pundit‘s Larry Smith blogs about weather...

India: ‘The First Cry’ Blog Contest

Chennai Moms.com has announced a blogging competition to celebrate International Mother's Day in May. The contest has been named as “The First Cry”, which will choose the best from mothers’...

Macedonia: Blogs and Other Web Sources on Cooking

A short overview of the current situation regarding availability of gastronomical information within the Macedonian blogosphere.

Haiti: Red Cross Presence

The Haitian Blogger questions the presence of the American Red Cross in Haiti.

Cuba: Hunger Strike Victory

Cuban political prisoner Dr. Darsi Ferrer has ended his hunger strike “after officials said they would meet his demands”, which Uncommon Sense says is “good news for freedom in Cuba”...

Saudi Arabia: Poverty and Suicide

Saudi blogger Trad Alasmari (Ar) writes about suicide in Saudi Arabia (Warning: post contains picture of graphic nature). He claims that poverty could be to blame for its higher levels.

Lebanon: A Bold Move

Lebanese blogger Mireille shares her friend Rita‘s plan of shaving her head to “break the chemo-therapy taboo and the conventional beauty standards” and to “raise awareness and funds for cancer”...

China: Appeal for Hu Jia's release amid fears of liver cancer

Wife of imprisoned blogger and activist Hu Jia, Zeng Jinyan, has issued an appeal calling for Hu's release on medical grounds following reports that he might have developed a form...

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