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· January, 2014

Stories about Health from January, 2014

Have Acne? South Korea Will Tax Your Treatment

Taxing your pimple outbreak? It is indeed a creative way to collect more taxes.

Landfill Smoke Continues To Hold Trinidad's Capital Hostage

For the fourth consecutive day, anyone venturing into Port of Spain has had to endure thick, toxic smoke drifting from the city's main landfill. Netizens are complaining on Twitter.

Supporting the Rights of Malian Youth to Education

Mali's education system faces multiple challenges, but activist groups are coming together to tackle them head on.

Trinidad & Tobago: Evading Exercise

Diaspora blogger Afrobella lists “the dumbest excuses we make to avoid exercising.”

Chikungunya on the Rise in the Caribbean

The Caribbean is used to its share of mosquito-borne diseases, but now there's a new one: Chikungunya, which has been spreading across various regional territories since late last month.

Kyrgyz Scholar: Marijuana Legalization Keeps Governments in Power

As US President Barack Obama's recent comments on marijuana reignite the liberalization debate across the world, including in Kyrgyzstan, a Kyrgyz scholar offers a non-mainstream explanation for the decriminalization of marijuana...

Cartoon Character ‘Meena’ Changes South Asian Attitudes Towards Girls

"Since her inception 14 years ago she has shown millions of women and girls what can be achieved."

Talking Trash In Chennai – Through Blogs

There are about 4,500 tons of waste generated in Indian city of Chennai per day. Talking Trash in Chennai blog discusses how to deal with them.

Unethical Practices In A Bangladeshi Private Hospital

Emma Clare Burton-Chowdhoury, an Englishwoman (married to a Bangladeshi) living in Dhaka, Bangladesh, blogs about her experience in giving birth to a daughter in a Bangladeshi private hospital: The pediatric...

Urging Indians to ‘Take the Poo to the Loo’

Sanitation and hygiene remain critical problems for India, with about 50% of its population still defecating in the open. UNICEF India's #poo2loo campaign aims to raise awareness about this issue.

China's Viral Sex Education Videos

A small team has released a collection of one-minute childhood sex education videos on China's youku, China's YouTube. The videos, involving topics such as “Why Are Boys Different from Girls”...

Voices from the Victims of Naphtha Cracker Pollution in Taiwan

A recent study found that residents in the area of a petrochemical processing plant have increased exposure to several toxic air pollutants, including carcinogens.

The Challenges of Daily Life in Conakry, Guinea

Life in Conakry, Guinea can get quite challenging for several reasons. Learn why and how things can change for the better.

A Year of Campaigns for Iran

Hope is alive in Iran for improving the situation for fellow citizens. Here are some of the campaigns we followed in 2013.

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