· November, 2009

Stories about Health from November, 2009

Lebanon: Operation: Sex Change

  10 November 2009

Queer Arab Magazine Bekhsoos supports the Operation: Sex Change campaign, aimed to raise awareness about transgender issues across the world. The campaign started on November 8, the International day of action for sexual and bodily rights across Muslim societies, and ends on November 20, the Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Ukraine: Flu Stats, Panic, Gauze Masks (and Some Lingerie)

  10 November 2009

According to Ukraine's Health Ministry, 1,031,597 people in Ukraine have fallen ill with "flu, acute respiratory illness and their complications (pneumonia, etc.)" between Oct. 29 and Nov. 9 - and 174 of them have died. In the Ukrainian blogosphere, much of the discussion of the current medical emergency focuses on whether there are enough reasons to panic or not.

Ukraine: Internet Offers Swine Flu Common Sense

  9 November 2009

Inconsistency in health officials’ reports about the flu epidemic in Ukraine has led to rumors and gossip. The Internet has served as a medium for unbiased information about the epidemic, as well as professional advice on how to stay safe. .

Barbados: Dead Man Walking?

  6 November 2009

Barbadian bloggers are all over the story of a man claiming “he woke up in the morgue of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital after being declared dead”: Barbados Free Press: “It would be nice if Barbados reporters started asking some questions instead of ingesting and regurgitating whatever garbage is tossed their...

Ukraine: “Political Flu”

  6 November 2009

Today's updates on the flu situation: Greetings from Kyiv chronicles Day 5 and Day 6 of the epidemic; Chernobyl and Eastern Europe writes about the precautions taken at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant; Foreign Notes, What's up, Ukraine? and Wu Wei discuss president Yushchenko's address to the nation and other...

Ukraine: Yet Another Flu Roundup

  4 November 2009

More updates on the flu situation – Greetings from Kyiv: “Flu is all anyone is talking about in Ukraine right now.” Ukraine Today: “Ukraine's best hope now is to pray for an early winter in hope that the virus will not survive Ukraine's bitter cold winters.” Ukrainiana: “People are dying...

Lebanon: “Ain't No Smoking Tonight” A Failure

  2 November 2009

"Ain't No Smoking 2nite" was an event organized by Rotaract which took place in 28th of October in an attempt to spread awareness about the dangers of smoking and to encourage decision makers to promote non-smoking policies in Lebanon. Lebanese bloggers covered the event saying it was a failure.

Ukraine: Army Draft

RuNet Echo  2 November 2009

LJ user drugoi re-posts a photo story (RUS) by REUTERS/Gleb Garanich on the fall 2009 draft into Ukrainian army, which has now been suspended due to flu outbreak.

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