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Stories about Health

17 June 2015

Abortion in Chile, a Clandestine Choice

The Bridge

There are few topics in Chile as controversial as abortion, which is prohibited in the country under one of the most restrictive laws in the world.

13 June 2015

Urban Farming Is Booming in the US, but What Does It Really Yield?

Looking at city-based agriculture throughout the United States, the benefits go far beyond nutrition.

10 June 2015

What’s More Dangerous: ‘Probably Carcinogenic’ Herbicide or Argentina’s Government Inefficiency?

Monsanto, the agro-giant everyone loves to hate, has been at the center of recent protests in Argentina. But where are all the protests holding the country's government accountable?

9 June 2015

Wrongfully Detained at a Psych Ward, Trinidadian Cheryl Miller Gets Justice

"One of the greatest acts of bullying executed by members of the public service with the oversight of the line Minister."

1 June 2015

The Dangerous Lack of Health Care Facilities in Pasni, Pakistan

When the residents of Pasni are in need of any serious medical help, they have to travel more than a hundred kilometers to other cities because local facilitates are dilapidated.

27 May 2015

Americans Could Soon Benefit from a Lung Cancer Vaccine Developed in Cuba

Now that relations between US and Cuba are improving, the US wants to see if it can benefit from the vaccine.

20 May 2015

A Tale of AIDS, Love and Survival in Cuba

During the Special Period in Cuba, rock and heavy metal fans infected themselves with AIDS in order to have better living conditions, Radio Ambulante reports.

18 May 2015

HIV/AIDS Corruption Is a Business for Central Asian Bureaucrats

"The whole system is corrupt, starting with the government. The fish rots from the head."

6 May 2015

Gwadar's Thalassemia Patients Survive With ‘Hope’

Within the impoverished province of Balochistan, Gwadar is known for its well-financed strategic port. But its 249,055 residents lack basic health facilities.

4 May 2015

Risking Their Lives to Save Pakistanis From Polio

"According to media reports more than 60 people have lost their lives in the anti-polio campaign in Pakistan since 2012."

3 May 2015

The Wayúu Indigenous Community in Colombia and Venezuela Is Dying of Thirst

The main river running through the community's region was dammed with its water privatized for the world's largest coal mine and commercial agriculture.

2 May 2015

Mozambique's Life-Saving Surgeons Aren't Doctors at All

What do you do when there are only about 20 practicing surgeons for an entire country? Mozambique decided to train non-physicians to do surgery.

24 April 2015

Guyana's Health Minister Assails Women's Activist, Says He Would ‘Slap Her Ass’

The Minister of Health's tirade against a women's rights activist raises questions about gender equality, human rights and the political status quo in Guyana.

22 April 2015

Ecuadorian Woman Fights for Right to Save Sister-in-Law with Organ Transplant

Daniela Peralta fights an Ecuadorian law that prevents her from donating organ tissue to save her sister-in-law, who is suffering from kidney failure.

18 April 2015

What Are We Doing to Our Children's Brains?

Environmental chemicals are wreaking havoc to last a lifetime. Can we save our kid's from unnecessary exposure?

12 April 2015

For Ebola Patients in Liberia, a Way to See the Faces of Those Helping

Imagine being in a hospital with a deadly illness and you can't see the faces of the people caring for you. That's what Mary Beth Heffernan has tried to change.

5 April 2015

In Bangladesh, a Mobile App Provides a Platform Where Women Can Feel Free to Talk

Maya provides a platform where women can freely speak about their emotional, medical, legal, and social needs anonymously, without being judged.

4 April 2015

Uzbekistan's Tuti Yusupova May Not Have Been the World's Oldest Person. But Her Life Still Witnessed Phenomenal Change.

"May her place be in paradise. Let the world see and be astonished."

‘Artists With One Voice’ Are Using Music to Keep the Spotlight on Ebola

Ebola still remains a threat in West Africa, but media coverage is waning. A US-based collective of musicians from Cameroon, Liberia, Senegal, and the US is raising awareness of it.

29 March 2015

Ebola Veterans Warn That Vigilance Is Still Needed as Case Numbers Drop

It's been a year since the WHO declared an Ebola outbreak in West Africa. A doctor and health journalist compare notes on what has been a long and traumatic year.

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