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· July, 2010

Stories about Health from July, 2010

Vietnam: Agent Orange at Danang Airbase

Thuy Vu of Vietnam Reporting Project visited the Danang Airbase where Agent Orange was stored. Agent Orange is the highly toxic herbicide used by the U.S. military during the Vietnam...

South Korea: Court Reaffirmed Its Strict Stance on Chinese Medicine Licencsing

South Korean Constitutional Court ruled in favor of a law that allows only licensed acupuncturists and Oriental medicine doctors to perform Chinese medical practice of moxibustion. The court dealt with...

Taiwan: Build a home for bats

Green architect, book author, and blogger Alin(阿羚) introduces how to build a home for bats and decrease the rampant trouble of mosquitoes in Taiwan[zht] because each bat can feed on at least 1000...

Cuba, U.S.A.: Reason to Smile?

Ariel Sigler Amaya arrives in the United States from Cuba to undergo medical treatment; Uncommon Sense applauds his resolve.

Vietnam: Pale skin and beauty

Reacting to the uproar in India over a Facebook app which allows users to lighten their skin color, Andy Engelson observes that the idea of equating pale skin with beauty...

East Timor: Eye care health situation

mivision cites the aim of the East Timor Eye Program to improve the eye health care in East Timor. There are only 11 eye care nurses, one ophthalmologist and no...

Nepal: No Toilet, No Citizenship

XNepali Blog reports that as a part of the sanitary awareness program in rural Nepal, the Kaikot district council “has formulated a requirement in which every citizenship certificate applicant need...

Nigeria: Reflections from AIDS2010

Nigerian blogger's reflections of AIDS2010: “It has been my pleasure to share with you some of my reflections from AIDS2010, from a Nigerian perspective. I have not covered in detail...

Brazil: Limits on Food Ads Shake Market Forces

The Federal Brazilian Health Surveillance Agency has ruled changes in food advertising to include warnings printed on packages, amidst strong industry reaction. Do consumers have a say in this debate?

Japan: Eating unagi eel to battle the heat

It's Doyo No Ushi in Japan today – the day to eat grilled eel to bolster your energy for battling the summer heat. TsukuBlog gives a comprehensive explanation of the...

South Korea: Addiction Mutates and Permeates Korean Society

A revolting incident caused by the internet addiction has recently shocked South Korea, and the government and non-profit organizations are rushing for solutions. Korean bloggers share their analysis on the...

Africa's Hunger Hardships Spur Biotech Debate

Many solutions have been proposed to help combat hunger in Africa, but one in particular remains controversial: biotechnology. Many experts suggest that genetically modified organisms could help ensure food security....

Armenia: FrontlineSMS and health care for all

FrontlineSMS says that more than 50,000 alerts on health care service have been sent using its open source software by international development organization Oxfam. The post includes a video report.

Philippines: Manila Water Crisis

Metro Manila, the national capital region of the Philippines, is now experiencing a water shortage crisis with millions enduring water supply rationing. Filipino bloggers try to make sense of the...

Mexico: Women Sent to Jail in Guanajuato for Spontaneous Abortions

Ximena Vega reports [es] on the ongoing incarceration of women who go through spontaneous abortions (miscarriages) in Guanajuato; she writes that women who have abortions (spontaneously or otherwise) can get an average of...

Portugal: Seagulls Invade the city of Porto

A seagull problem has been occurring in Porto's historical center. Portuguese netcitizens report that the birds are hungry and fearless and have even killed pigeons. For Cristina Santos, they are...

North Korea: Amnesty International Reveals Crumbling Health Care

A bleak picture of North Korea's disastrous health care system has revealed in Amnesty International's new a report “The Crumbling State of Health Care in North Korea” [Ko] disclosing a...

Russia: Heat to new highs

Yuri Mamchur of Russia Blog writes about the extreme heatwaves that have hit Russia this summer, and the consequences of high temperature in a country not accustomed to tropical climate.

Philippines: Discrimination Against Filipinos in Baltimore Hospital

Four Filipina staffers of the Bon Secours Baltimore Health System in Baltimore City were recently fired from their jobs for speaking Filipino during their lunch break. Bloggers share their views...

Singapore: Discrimination against obese health workers

Ravi Philemon writes about the reported discrimination against overweight health workers in Singapore

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