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· August, 2010

Stories about Health from August, 2010

Barbados: Back in the Saddle

South Korea: Government Plan To Increase Cigarette Price Meets Public Backlash

South Korea’s health department announced on tripling the price of cigarettes to curb the nation’s high smoking rate, prompting a new round of cigarette price disputes online. Many Koreans agree...

Taiwan: Learn Wing Chun with blog

Russia: Adventures of Israeli Blogger in Russian Hospital

Sometimes it takes a foreigner blogging about her experiences in a hospital to pinpoint the "shocking truth" about your country.

India: Uncontrolled Alcoholic Liquor Consumption

Russia: West Nile Virus Hits Volgograd Region

Thailand: Yellow Fever Vaccination

Pakistan: Field Notes From Doctors Of A Relief Team

Russia: Blog Posts on Hospital in Russian Town Lead to Debates on Russian Healthcare

China: Food poisoning -Crayfish

Puerto Rico: When Legalizing Abortion is not Enough

Guinea Bissau: Videos about Water Scarcity

Japan: Hikikomori as a global issue

Sao Tome & Principe: Revolt Against Water Diverted from Hospital

In the past few months, a heated discussion animated the blogosphere of Sao Tome and Principe, on a public health problem that apparently has already been solved. Until last week,...

Russia: Bloggers Expose Death Rate Increase

Until the emergence of Web 2.0, the Russian government had enjoyed a monopoly on death rate information and could manipulate it. Gregory Asmolov investigates how the Russian bloggers have changed...

India: Plights Of The Deaf Students

Bhutan: An Inspiring Man

Mexico: Parents to be Reminded About Vaccinations through SMS

China: Did powdered milk cause infant breast development?

Recently across China, more than 20 infant girls have been found to have begun developing breasts in what has been called “mini-puberty”. Reports also indicate that at least 3 infant...

China: GDP rising, public spending too?

We keep hearing that China's economy is still booming; has public spending increased in step? Private savings are staying in the bank, writes one blogger: from hospitals to schools to...

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