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· March, 2014

Stories about Health from March, 2014

Embattled Opposition Blogger's Insanity Defense?

When attempts to silence Alexey Navalny, Russia's top blogger and anti-corruption activist, don't work quite as planned, it's time to shovel the dirt.

Putin Brings Back Soviet-era Civil Defense Certification

Bringing back "Readiness to Labor and Defense" would "pay homage to [Russia's] national historical traditions."

Thrive Show: On Living Well With Chronic Illness

Ebola Virus Outbreak Kills 59 in Guinea, Closes in on Conakry

Macedonian Students Demanding Better Living Conditions Called ‘Unpatriotic’

While most have supported Macedonian university students' online campaign to raise awareness about the unlivable conditions of dormitories in Skopje, one columnist called their efforts "unpatriotic".

Tajik MP Comes Out Against Cousin Marriage

Saodat Amirshoeva, a female MP in Tajikistan, has a passion for trying to regulate marriage. She is now urging the parliament to ban cousin marriage.

State Stops the Opening of Free Clitoral Repair Hospital for FGM Victims in Burkina Faso

The Land of Fires, Italy's “Gateway to Hell”

For years the land between Naples and Caserta has been used for the illegal dumping of dangerous waste products that are poisoning the environment and causing tumours.

Fathers in the Caribbean Have to Fight to See the Birth of Their Kids

Fathers are still routinely denied the right to witness the birth of their children in Trinidad and Tobago and many other Caribbean territories.

New Macedonian Public Service Campaign Calls Drug Users “Mules”

When Daughters Don't Count: Social Media Prays Pakistani Cricketer Have a Son

On this year's International Women's Day on March 8, some fans of Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi, who has four girls, are praying that he have a son.

Higher Medical Fees, Another Burden for Malaysian Consumers

The Malaysian government has raised medical fees by 14 percent which many believe would hurt the poor who are still reeling from rising food and petrol prices.

Trinidad & Tobago Carnival in Danger?

By all accounts, Trinidad and Tobago Carnival 2014 was a rousing success, but a couple of bloggers have concerns about the sustainability of the festival in its current form.

VIDEO: A “Waiting House” for Pregnant Women in Peru

Macedonian Twitter Community Organizes Second Annual Blood Drive

Funding Challenges for Scientific Research in France, African Countries

Funding for research is wanting worldwide.What is the impact of the stagnation on the economy and where are the solutions

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