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· August, 2010

Stories about Health from August, 2010

30 August 2010

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

29 August 2010

Russia: Adventures of Israeli Blogger in Russian Hospital

RuNet Echo

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

20 August 2010

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

RuNet Echo

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

17 August 2010

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...

16 August 2010

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...