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· October, 2013

Stories about Health from October, 2013

30 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.

27 October 2013

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

23 October 2013

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

18 October 2013

#OccupyMyself: Confessions Of A Social Media Deserter

The Bridge

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?

16 October 2013

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

14 October 2013

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

9 October 2013

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.

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