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· May, 2013

Stories about Health from May, 2013

30 May 2013

New «Squadron» of Exorcists for the Archdiocese of Madrid

The Cardinal Archbishop of Madrid, Monsignor Rouco Varela, is assembling a team of eight exorcists to address "the high demand from his parishioners for help in being freed from demonic...

29 May 2013

Peruvian Physicians Separate Conjoined Twins

Independent Projects of Ecological Solidarity Flourish in Puerto Rico

Ecological solidarity is getting stronger every day, thanks to the people working hard to develop independent projects in Puerto Rico. Here are a few examples that confirm once again that...

Mozambique's Health Care Workers Strike for Higher Pay

Health professionals in Mozambique have been on strike for ten days leading to the halt of operations in many medical units throughout the country. The dispute with the government is...

28 May 2013

The Trouble with Counterfeit Medicines in France

There is an area in which the harmful effects of counterfeiting are even more devastating: the pharmaceutical industry. This activity is far from marginal: the World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates...

25 May 2013

After Probing Chemical Lake, Eco-Blogger Attacked in Russia

RuNet Echo

Environmental protection has become a dangerous area of public activism in Russia—at least where industrial pollution is concerned. This is because eco-activists often directly oppose regional business interests, who sometimes...

23 May 2013

PHOTO: Locusts Invade Madagascar After Cyclone

Peru: Is Junk Food Synonymous with Freedom?

The recent Law for the Promotion of Healthy Eating by Boys, Girls, and Adolescents, promulgated by Peruvian President Ollanta Humala, has generated debate about wether it restricts freedom of choice...

19 May 2013

“Lift your Skirt, Save a Life” Cervical Cancer Ad Divides Singapore

To remind Singapore women about the free Pap smear screenings this month and to promote awareness about cervical cancer, the Singapore Cancer Society came out with a “Lift your skirt....

7 May 2013

Remembering Dennis Kimambo

Rising Voices

We're sad to report the untimely death of Dennis Kimambo from the Rising Voices grantee project REPACTED in Nakuru, Kenya. Close friend and colleague Janet Feldman writes this tribute to...

Avoid Mycetism, Mushroom Pickers!

2 May 2013

Peru: A Little Girl's Sacrifice

Australia: National Disability Insurance Scheme Funding At Last

The funding of a National Disability Insurance Scheme has been a political football in Australia after legislation for the NDIS passed with unanimous support in Australia earlier in 2013. Both...

No Taxis for the Blind in Singapore?