Stories about Health from July, 2015
"As a young girl I...used to carry a bag of rice to the market to sell and bring money home. I grew up running."
Popular Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has died, leaving gaming fans around the world to mourn his loss.
Open defecation leads to harassment among adolescent girls and women, and the country's discriminatory caste system means "the untouchables" are made to clean up waste in some areas.
Two students, Moctar Dembele and Gerard Niyondiko, might have just made a major contribution to reducing the morbidity of one of the deadliest diseases in Africa.
Inspired by the work of the American physician Hunter "Patch" Adams, Argentina's capital recently approved legislation mandating the use of clowns in hospitals to help children recovering from trauma.
"Only 1 in 50 Haitian children with disabilities attend school. This is a tremendous setback both for the children who stay home, and for parents..."
"India has been able to eradicate polio with its mission modedness. Why cant such urgency be brought to anti-TB/HIV program? #tickingTimeBomb"
Many of Karachi's 65,000 heatwave victims ended up in the city's poorly run government hospitals. Several organizations and individuals have stepped up to better the situation.
As a heatwave grips parts of Pakistan, dilapidated government hospitals struggle to cope with the influx of heatstroke patients. A tweet from Faisal Kapadia helps ease the situation in Karachi.