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· December, 2011

Stories about Health from December, 2011

30 December 2011

Russia: AIDS Epidemic – “Shame Russia Shame”

RuNet Echo

International organizations are taking notice of Russia's AIDS epidemic and the hurdles the country faces in combating it. Recent international attention has been directed toward Russia's healthcare system, the stigma...

29 December 2011

China: Dairy Company's Website Hacked by Angry Netizens

The latest round of tainted milk scandals broke out last week in China. The country's biggest dairy producer, Mengniu Dairy Co., admitted that some of its milk products contained aflatoxin...

27 December 2011

Singapore: Animal Lovers Rally to Save Stray Dogs

Animal-lovers in Singapore have been rallying to save the lives of stray dogs in Punggol, after authorities stepped up efforts to round up the strays, possibly for culling.

China: Top 10 Problems in 2011

22 December 2011

Brazil: Proposal for the Legalization of Abortion Approved in Conference

Japan: Life Decisions in the Face of Radiation Fear

The decision to move away differs from the more reactive evacuations that occurred this spring after the initial nuclear disasters. A blogger who decided to stay calls for a more...

15 December 2011

Poland: Change to Drug Law, Change in Policy?

On December 9, an important change was introduced to Poland's drug policy: an amendment to the law on illegal drug possession came into force, which would allow prosecutors to abandon...

13 December 2011

Egypt: Using Twitter for a Healthier Life

7 Billion Actions

Can Twitter be used to save people's lives or improve their health? Tarek Amr looks at a Twitter account, ran by a couple in Egypt, aimed at increasing health awareness...

8 December 2011

Greece: “Giving Birth is Not a Privilege of the Rich!”

A newspaper has revealed some public hospitals in Greece have refused treatment to women in labour, because they did not have the money to pay hospital fees of 950 euro....

6 December 2011

Macedonia: Is Skopje Really the Most Polluted City in the World?

Unlike the authorities, social media users are reacting to the empirical information about high levels of pollution in Skopje, the capital of Macedonia. Filip Stojanovski reports.

Ukraine: Public Hospital Pioneers Social Media Usage

Founded in 1798, Dnipropetrovsk Regional Clinical Hospital is one of the oldest hospitals in Ukraine. It is also one of the first state medical institutions to use social media. Tetyana...

4 December 2011

Philippines: Red Whistle Campaign against HIV/AIDS

Madagascar: Debating the Worth of Foreign Direct Investment

While Madagascar attempts to find a way out of a prolonged political crisis, Malagasy bloggers are discussing the value of foreign direct investments. Many Malagasy believe that Madagascar, like many...

2 December 2011

Caribbean: Thoughts on World AIDS Day

December 1, was World AIDS Day. Bloggers from the Caribbean have weighed in with their own thoughts about and support for the ongoing battle against HIV and AIDS.

Zambia: How Netizens Observed World AIDS Day

Zambian netizens on various social media sites observed the World Aids Day, which falls on December 1, with a call for people to know their HIV status. Zambians, who say...