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· September, 2010

Stories about Health from September, 2010

Iraq: Inside a Hospital

Inside Iraq reports in the daily carnage in Iraq from a hospital corridor.

Iraq: The Little Boy Who Could Not See

Iraqi Layla Anwar writes about the “little boy who couldn't see.”

Egypt: Cancer Statistics Alarm

“The former head of tumors institute revealed in a medical conference recently held in Cairo that between 150,000-200, 000 get cancer annually because of Insecticides, the carcinogenic insecticides used in...

New video from the Global Poverty Project

The educational and campaigning organisation Global Poverty Project has released a two-minute video that depicts how each of us, not world leaders, can actually end extreme poverty within a generation.

Armenia: LGBT round table

Pink Armenia reports on a round table on the LGBT community held in Yerevan, the Armenian capital, last week. The blog says that although government ministries accepted invitations to attend,...

Haiti: Disease Trends

The Haitian Blogger says of the launch of a National Surveillance system for illnesses following the January 12 earthquake: “Given that the U.S. participants were affiliated with the U.S. President's...

East Timor: Stories on Health Care for the Poor

Bairo Pite Clinic blog shares stories about daily work on community health care “for the poorest of the poor in East Timor”.

Vietnam: Nutrition education

The Final Word suggests that many adults in Vietnam need to be educated about basic dietary facts since many people continue to associate obesity with good health. He also observes...

Thailand Medical Tourism Blog Contest

The Tourism Authority of Thailand has launched a new blog contest to promote medical tourism. The decision of tourism officials to embrace social media is appreciated by many bloggers but...

Barbados: PM's Ailment Confirmed

Barbadian bloggers finally have a name to put to their Prime Minister's illness.

Ecuador: Twitter Campaign Against Car Accidents

#sitomasnomanejes [if you drink, don’t drive] is the recent Twitter campaign to reduce the number of deaths from traffic accidents in Ecuador. Twitter users have been hashtagging #sitomasnomanejes amidst the...

India: The Silver Tsunami

“Unlike in the rich world geriatric care in India is virtually non-existent,” informs Proloy Bagchi. The blogger fears that India awaits a tsunami of old people and they will be...

China: A Law Professor for Sale…

"My name is Yang Zhizhu and I was originally an assistant professor at the China Youth University for Political Sciences. My wife got pregnant by accident and did not have...

Global: If there is no water, there is no life

The Twentieth gathering for the World Water Week (WWW) took place in Sweden's Capital Stockholm from the 5th to the 11th of September 2010 with the theme The Water Quality...

Sri Lanka: Migrating Birds And Bird Flu

Do migrating birds spread Bird Flu? Sri Lanka Birds blog analyzes the possibilities.

Africa: HIV Positive Women Sterilized, Discriminated Against and Stigmatized

Forced sterilization of HIV positive women is alas still a reality in many African countries. Recent testimonies were shared by many through personal experiences and a few African bloggers weighed...

Asia: Videos on Drug Abuse and Detention Centers

Drug abuse detention centers in Asia are in the spotlight. Although some Asian drug addicts go in voluntarily to kick their habit, in some places, this has led to routine...

Brazil: The Political Spectrum of Narcotics

On Futepoca [pt] blog, Anselmo debates over the possibility of a political spectrum of narcotics. He quotes a cartoonist who believes that “marijuana is left-winger and cocaine is right-winger”.

South Korea: Number One Suicide Country

Suicide is South Korea's chronic disease- celebrities, businessmen and even the former President is believed to have committed suicide. A study by Korea Statistics shows that the suicide rate has...

Taiwan Without Petrochemical Industry…

What would have happened had petrochemical industry ceased to exist in Taiwan? The Industrial Development Bureau (IDB) under Taiwan's Ministry of Economical Affairs has tried hard to convince Taiwanese citizens...

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