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· August, 2011

Stories about Health from August, 2011

Costa Rica: Bloggers on Anti-Tobacco Law

Blogger ‘El Chamuko’ from El infierno en Costa Rica [es] and María Luisa Ávila [es] comment on the anti-tobacco law that is up for debate in Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly....

Russia: HIV Activists Protest Against Medicine Shortages

Vitaliy Ragulin posts pictures [ru] of HIV activists rallying in front of the President's Staff office. The activists accused the Ministry of Health care in poor HIV/AIDS politics, and, more...

Bangladesh: Medical Negligence Go Unpunished

Ananta Yusuf writes about a few recent instances of alleged medical negligence in Bangladesh and investigates why medical practitioners involved in such cases almost always get away.

Russia: Cigarettes Branded for Young Women Spark Controversy

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...

Guyana: Whole Lotta Love

When her mother falls ill, Guyana-Gyal discovers “the scary side of loving”.

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...

Ethiopia: A Woman Dedicated to Serve Her People

EthioHealthCare writes about Liya Abera, Director of Bala Health Center in Ethiopia: “Basically ,what this health center focuses on prevention of diseases mostly on those which are pretty common in...

Russia: Intoxicating Economics

Streetwise Professor argues against the bad economics of promoting Russian wine production to turn consumption patterns from stronger to weaker alcoholic beverages in order to fight the country's rampant alcoholism.

Trinidad & Tobago: Honouring Pat Bishop

“Bishop would have wanted the government and corporate Trinidad and Tobago to act on their words, making real investments in sustainable, sensible projects that would educate our intellectual potential, promote...

India: The Root Cause Of Alcoholism

Sukant Khurana at Youth Ki Awaaz writes about the root cause of alcoholism in India and the possible solutions to prevent it.

Bermuda: Who's Driving the Bus?

a bermudian's view weighs in on the country's bus strike.

Lebanon: Smoking Banned

“The Lebanese Parliament endorsed a law that bans smoking in public or closed spaces. The law also bans any sort of tobacco advertising and promotions….” reports Moudz, who added that...

Ukraine: 47,000 Doctor Vacancies

There are 47,000 vacancies for doctors in Ukraine, Odessablog reports.

Brunei: Promoting Health Consciousness Online

Brunei's Health Promotion Centre taps the power of social media to advocate a healthy lifestyle among Bruneians. Its latest campaign is Diabetes Awareness.

Russia: Alcohol Consumption Down

Russland in der Krise! notes [ger] that alcohol consumption in Russia has decreased from 18 to 15 litres of alcohol, and attributes the decrease to a change in consumer habits...

Guyana: Chemical Yellow

“My Irish ‘auntie’ remember. She been napping that Thursday afternoon, windows open to let in blueness, sky, sea-wind. Thick chemical choke she dreams. She pelt out o’ she bed to...

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...

Blogging in Portuguese on Special Education

The blog Grito de Mudança (Cry for Change) [pt] gathers several articles and resources on special education and children with special needs in Portuguese language.

Russia: A Psycho-Neurological Patient's Photo Stories

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

Youtube user tokyobrowntabby has translated into English the video clips of three Japanese nuclear researchers who claimed safety for plutonium in a TV show. A blogger at EX-SKF – who...

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