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· July, 2009

Stories about Health from July, 2009

Paraguay: As the H1N1 Virus Spreads

Even though the Paraguayan Health Department claims that "everything is under control" in regards to the H1N1 virus, many Paraguayans wonder whether this is actually true as the number of...

Egypt: Doctors without masks

Egyptian Leftist [Ar] describes the paranoia gripping people over swine flu or H1N1 and bird flu. The blogger, who has been to three hospitals, notes: “Despite the horror spread in...

Bahrain: Livestock Dying

Bahraini Khalid [Ar] comments on the death of livestock in Bahrain this summer. “There are sheep that die, goats that die and cows that die of the heat and thirst;...

Jordan: Swine Flu Reactions “Funny”

Jordanian Osama Romoh [Ar] is surprised with the mania surrounding swine flu (H1N1) in this part of the world. “The reaction of people towards swine flu or any other epidemic...

Argentina: Contracting the AH1N1 Virus

In Argentina, Leandro Zanoni of E-Blog [es] writes about his experience of being diagnosed with the AH1N1 virus and provides tips to his readers how to prevent contraction.

Philippines: Testimony of a worker with HIV

Rina, a former domestic helper from the Philippines, shares how she acquired HIV while working in Dubai.

Estonia: Comparing 1989 with 2009

Gedanken über Estland presents [GER] a number of statistical figures comparing Estonia in 1989 and 2009, against the background of financial crisis, showing a decline in almost every sector of...

Kenya: Circumcision: a question of health or politics?

HIV Kenya discusses HIV and circumcision: “If I were a Kenyan man and someone said, “hey, you could reduce your chances of contracting HIV by 60% if you get circumcised”,...

USA: One Step Closer to Lifting HIV Travel Ban

Last week the U.S. government initiated the final steps required to lift long-standing travel and immigration restrictions imposed on HIV-positive foreigners.

Russia: History of handling vodka

English Russia tells the story of how the vodka issue was dealt with by political leaders during the soviet era.

Jamaica: H1N1 Sub-Type?

Jamaica's reports that “health care professionals…are questioning whether the country has been seeing mutated forms of the virus.”

Arab World: Swine Flu Fever Continues

Swine flu or H1N1 is still making headlines across the Arab world as new cases continue to be discovered by health authorities and announced in the Press on a daily...

Dominican Republic: The 2nd Happiest Country in the World?

The recent news that the Dominican Republic is the 2nd happiest country in the world has “caused hilarity and even skepticism” and Rocío Díaz of Monaco [es] takes a look...

Alcohol use rises in Cambodia

Vutha cites a study which mentions an increase in number of Cambodians who are drinking beer and alcohol. Majority prefers to drink the locally-produced white rice wine

Haiti: HIV Infection Rates

Both Repeating Islands and Haiti Innovation comment on a mainstream media article which claims that Haiti's HIV infection rates are down.

Palestine: Gaza Medical Appeal

Dr. Mona Elfarra writes: “The number of patients who have died because they were not allowed to seek medical care outside of Gaza has surpassed 400. As a response to...

Jordan/US: Patient Mix Up

Jordanian blogger Hareega, who practices medicine in the US, writes about a patient mix up in this post.

Dominica: Not Happy

Steve's Dominica is “not Happy” about “The recently released ‘Happy Planet Index’ report”, which seems to have forgotten about the Caribbean.

Trinidad & Tobago: Alutrint Accounts

“We badly want to see…what the State has spent on Alutrint, what it will spend, and what it will gain”: A Trinidad and Tobago-based anti-smelter blog is concerned that “the...

Paraguay: Health Park in Asunción

Muna Annahas discovers the Parque de la Salud (Health Park) in Asunción, Paraguay, which is a open space for residents to exercise and to be surrounded by nature.

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