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· September, 2013

Stories about Health from September, 2013

Doctors in Panama Launch Strike Over Foreign Recruitment Law

Law 611 has put local doctors on the warpath, while the government assures that foreign doctors will not pose a problem for national workers.

Saudi Clergyman Delivers Ground-breaking Science on Why Women Shouldn't Drive

Women in Saudi Arabia should not drive because driving will have adverse effects on their pelvis and ovaries, says a religious scholar. No Kidding.

When There's No Emergency Phone Number, Kenya Tweets For Help

When al-Shabab gunmen attacked Nairobi's Westgate Mall, Philip Ogola of Kenya Red Cross jumped to action – with a tweet.

Magnitude 7.7 Earthquake Kills Hundreds in Southeastern Pakistan

More than 327 people have been killed following a powerful earthquake that struck Balochistan Province on Tuesday.

Why Laos Has High Maternal And Infant Mortality Rates

No Longer Silent: “Queer Pakistan”

Pakistan’s shunned LGBT youth have a new place to seek support online. Global Voices speaks with one of Queer Pakistan's founders.

Indonesia's First Breastfeeding Video Animation

Peruvian Blogger with Parkinson's Disease Publishes Book

Coercive Population Control in Three Villages in Northern Sri Lanka

400 Cuban Doctors Go to Brazil

Racism Greets Imported Cuban Doctors in Brazil

To strengthen its lagging public health care system, Brazil has brought in hundreds of Cuban doctors to provide much-needed care throughout the country. Some of Brazil's doctors are not happy.

Tokyo's Hope for Improvements by 2020 Olympics

Some Japanese Twitter users are sharing their hope that the Olympics will mean an improved and more accessible Tokyo.

Don't Say Millions Starved During China's Great Famine. Try ‘Nutritional Death’ Instead

A professor recently claimed that previous estimates that 30 million people died during the Great Chinese Famine is rumor. According to him, the difficult period caused 2.5 million "nutritional deaths".

Kyrgyzstan Plagued by Bubonic Media Coverage

Last month an incident of bubonic plague in Kyrgyzstan sparked sensationalist coverage, particularly in the Russian media. Now the chances of an epidemic have been discounted, netizens appeal for calm.

China: Rural Superstition Leads to Horrible Baby Girl Abuse

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