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· July, 2013

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Philippines: Dengue Vector Surveillance Map

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...

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