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· August, 2011

Stories about Health from August, 2011

26 August 2011

Russia: Cigarettes Branded for Young Women Spark Controversy

RuNet Echo

A recent advertising campaign and carton redesign by one of Russia’s largest tobacco manufacturers has riled Russan bloggers and sparked a debate on responsible marketing and advertising. Ashley Cleek looks...

25 August 2011

Guyana: Whole Lotta Love

Somalia: Food Security Emergency Spreads Despite Aid

As the Horn of Africa deals with what the Food and Agriculture Organization is calling the “most severe food security emergency in the world today,” experts warn that conditions in...

17 August 2011

Guyana: Chemical Yellow

Philippines: Tokay Gecko Hunting Craze

In recent months, the hunting of Tokay Geckos has become a craze in the Philippines because of reports that online traders have been buying these lizards for a large amount...

11 August 2011

Russia: A Psycho-Neurological Patient's Photo Stories

RuNet Echo

Pasha Kyshtymov, a lifelong psycho-neurological patient in Siberia, cannot communicate through speech, but had no problems learning to express himself through photography. On his blog, the Russian photographer Oleg Klimov...

Japan: “Plutonium is safe,” they say