Stories about Health from July, 2013
Free Assisted Reproduction Could Be Denied to Lesbians and Single Women in Spain
The government is accused of legislating according to their ideology and being strongly influenced by the Catholic church.
Bogus Doctors Apply for Qatar Hospitals
Group Qatari blog Doha News reports: Some 66 percent of job applicants for nursing positions at state hospitals last year were found to have forged their educational qualifications, the Supreme Council of Health has said. Some 13 percent of people applying for jobs as doctors and 21 percent up for...
Water Shortage Crisis Looms Large In Bangalore, India
With rapid growth, polluted bodies of water, and few solutions in place, water is becoming scarce in India's third largest city.
Residents Oppose Coal Project in Southern Philippine City
Coal plant could also undermine Davao City’s reputation as Southeast Asia’s first smoke-free city.
PHOTO: “Go Bald for a Cause” in Brunei
“Go Bald for a Cause”, a charity event to benefit the Brunei Breast Cancer Support Group. “The act of shaving their heads will also aid in creating public awareness on breast cancer, demonstrating that hair loss is just a temporary setback on the road to recovery for patients.”
Peru: From Prison, With All Our Heart
Every year, the Foundation Against Cancer of Peru [es] carries out a fundraising campaign called “Ponle corazón” [Put your heart in it] for children with cancer. Affected because in the last three years the collection has been unable to reach its planned goal, the inmates of Miguel Castro Castro penitentiary...
Taking ‘Long Walk of Hope’ Across Sri Lanka for Cancer Patients
A retired army major trekked more than 750 km to raise funds for cancer patients.
Ireland to Cancer Patients: Not Dying? No Financial Aid.
The anonymous Irish blogger behind the blog “Pieces of me” sends an open letter to the Irish minister of Health after the ministry decided to cut off medical reimbursements for cancer treatments, “unless their diagnosis is terminal.” As a cancer survivor, the blogger writes a poignant pamphlet: My “not such a bad diagnosis at all”, brought me...
Myanmar's Poor, Young Glue Sniffers
Inhalant abuse through the use of cheap glue is a worsening problem among poor children in Myanmar. Yin Yin Hnoung, a medical student from the University of Medicine in Mandalay, interviewed some of these children and analysed the causes and impact of this particular drug abuse.
Former Fukushima Plant Manager Passes Away
Masao Yoshida, the manager at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant at the time of the accident in Japan, died on July 9, 2013. He had esophageal cancer. Many people expressed condolences on social media, and EX-SKF blog translated more details on Yoshida's unfulfilled dream to speak for workers and stabilize the...
Iran: Opposition Leader's Health Problem
Bloggers and news sites reported Mir Hussein Mousavi, one of Iranian opposition leaders,went to Tehran Heart Hospital for a checkup on Tuesday but security forces did not allow him to be hospitalized.