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· May, 2010

Stories about Health from May, 2010

Sri Lanka: Where To Put Your Trash

Iromi Perera at Groundviews writes about the garbage problem in Sri Lanka and comments: “dumping your trash in front of another person’s house seems to be the common and recommended...

Sri Lanka: Buying A Condom In Colombo

London, Lanka And drums quotes a friend who shares his experience in Colombo: “to the average man buying condoms is a total nightmare.”

Mexico: 165 Mexicans Die Each Day Due to Smoking

The blog Vivir México [es] notes that 165 Mexicans die each day due to smoking-related illnesses and reflects on that statistic as the World Day Without Tobacco is upcoming on...

Jamaica: Situation Improving?

Four days into the state of emergency imposed on the Jamaican capital, the situation is becoming clearer - not simply in terms of statistics - but in understanding the chain...

Cape Verde: Using an Online Tool to Fight Dengue

The Government of Cape Verde is using the internet as a powerful tool to fight dengue [pt]. By creating an epidemiological watch online through which it is possible to insert...

India: River Bath Festivals

Ram Banshal at India in Peril writes about the Indian tradition of river bath festivals and the high risk of exposing to viral infections via polluted river water.

Africa: UNAIDS: Myth-makers or liars?

Simon of HIV In Kenya blog argues that UNAIDS publishes a list of recent HIV related publications. However, the list very rarely includes papers that discuss non-sexual HIV transmission, concentrating...

Sierra Leone: Reproductive health care in Sierra Leone

Nasratha explains why birth control is cheaper and better in Sierra Leone.

Trinidad & Tobago: On the Issues

Know TnT.com blogs about “four issues arising on the campaign trail this year.”

Haiti: Burning Seeds

Haitian farmers react to news of hybrid seed flooding the country – Repeating Islands links to a comprehensive report.

Russia: Crisis and demography in Eurasia

Anatoly Karlin of Sublime Oblivion discusses the relationship between economic and demographic crisis in Russia and Eurasia.

Nigeria: A debate on pedophilia, Sharia law, and the ‘two’ Nigerias

The headline is tabloid-esque: "Nigerian senator marries 13-year-old girl". It refers to 49-year-old Ahmad Sani Yerima, whose marriage a few weeks ago has drawn criticism from around the country, playing...

MENA: International Day Against Homophobia Celebrated

May 17th marks the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO). The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is still a region for concern according to the International Lesbian, Gay,...

“Black Planet Award” goes to…Formosa Plastics Group, Taiwan

“The Formosa Plastics Group is the world’s largest manufacturer of PVC, its CO2 emissions constitute one quarter of all emissions in Taiwan and with its special dispensations from the government...

Barbados: PM Unwell

Bajan Global Report links to a report on the ill-health of the nation's Prime Minister, while Barbados Free Press blogs about an upcoming national day of prayer in his name.

Secrets of a Chinese Restaurant

PH from Veggie discourse translates a post at MOP written by a Cook about how in general food is prepared in Chinese restaurant.

Saudi Arabia: Streets closed to women joggers

A street in Asir Province, Saudi Arabia, where many women liked to exercise has recently been shut off to female joggers, as it has been deemed unsafe by the Commission...

Morocco: Leishmaniasis outbreak

An outbreak of Leishmaniasis in Rachidya is met with shock by Lamia, who is outraged by the lack of movement in treatment by the Moroccan Ministry of Health. Read more...

Tanzania: Aids activists deported

Nine well connected AIDS activists were deported from Tanzania minutes after meeting up with South African singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka, reports Hot Secrets.

China: School killings and social pathology

Within 5 weeks, there were 5 school killings in China. All the victims are innocent primary and kindergarten school kids, while all the murderers are also victims of social injustice....

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