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· October, 2013

Stories about Health from October, 2013

South Korea Wants to Regulate Online Gaming Like Drugs and Alcohol

Earlier this month, South Korean lawmakers proposed a bill that regulates online gaming in a similar fashion to drugs and alcohol because of its addictive elements.

Council of Europe Condemns Deterioration of Human Rights in Spain

The Council of Europe denounces the serious situation of human rights in Spain, largely as a result of social spending cuts, and disproportionate police violence.

Mapping Recent Reports Of Dengue Fever In India

Vidyut at Aam Janata blog has created a map of the Dengue outbreak in India from various reports published in print media in the last couple of months.

92 Countries Sign Minamata Convention to Prevent Mercury Poisoning

The Minamata Convention on Mercury, a global legally binding instrument on mercury was adopted in Minamata, Japan. The city known for tragedy now hopes to be known for solutions.

South Korea: Labor Worker's Posthumous Victory Over Samsung

South Korean conglomerate Samsung has come under fire for their notorious labor violations. ‘International Campaign for Health and Labour Rights of Samsung Electronics Workers‘ explains about South Korean Court's recent ruling that orders...

#OccupyMyself: Confessions Of A Social Media Deserter

She misses the interactions, but values even more the time and mental space she's regained. Will social media "deserter" Paula Góes ever return to Facebook and Twitter?

Infant Girl Who Sparked Bosnia's ‘Babylution’ Dies

Seven-month-old Belmina Ibrišević passed away in a hospital in Germany. A lapse in Bosnian passport law prevented her earlier treatment.

Saving Mothers and Babies in Laos

The group CleanBirth.org is committed to improving the maternal health care situation in several Laos rural villages by providing birth kits, training of new nurses and mobilizing village volunteers. In...

Fresh Air for Guinea-Bissau: A Country in Search of Prosperity

In a country isolated by coups d'etat, political tensions and economic imbalances, what are the future alternatives for the people of Guinea-Bissau?

Man Saws Off Own Leg In Rural China

Fauna from China SMACK translated a terrible news story about a man in rural China who sawed off his own leg at home because he had no money to go...

China's Air Pollution Monitoring Network: Too Little, Too Late?

Heavy smog descended on Beijing and the surrounding area over the recent week-long holiday, pressuring Chinese authorities to unveil a pollution monitoring system. Netizens were not satisfied.

Argentina's President to Undergo Surgery

A través de un comunicado oficial, la presidente Cristina Fernández será intervenida quirúrgicamente.

Oktoberfest in Lomé, Togo

The month of October is most often associated with Beer fest in Germany. Yet it seems that it is also slowly becoming a tradition in Togo. LoveJoyce Amavi, a blogger...

Sticky Rice is Bad for Babies, Lao Mothers Told

@LaotianMama reminds Lao mothers not to give sticky rice, a traditional Lao food, to hungry babies: Sticky rice for infants is the Laotian equivalent to what we know as rice...

India: Happy Hours At Hospitals To Lure Patients

Kamayani at Kracktivist reports that the Happy hours discount concept, which is popular across bars, restaurants and multiplexes, is now catching up in the Indian health care sector. A Bangalore...

#EauSecours: The Hashtag Poking Fun at Water Shortage in Dakar, Senegal

Dakar, the capital city of Senegal, has been plagued with water shortage for the past 15 days [fr]. Senegalese on social media are coping with this dire situation with humor and...

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