Stories about Health from October, 2010
Zimbabwe: A Few Facts About Water in Zimbabwe
Today is Blog Action Day today, and the theme this year is ‘Water’. Here are few facts about water in Zimbabwe: * Only one fifth of Zimbabwe’s population has access to clean water * 900 cases and 25 deaths have been recorded as a result of cholera in Zimbabwe in...
Japan: Living a long life
Koichi at Tofugu has a few tips to live a long life [en] following the Japanese diet and habits.
Bhutan: Washing Hands For Better Health
“While we should continue ‘washing’ our hands with rice, let’s do so only after we’ve washed them with soap,” opines Tshering Tobgay on the occasion of the Global Handwashing Day pointing to the Bhutanese pre-meal ritual and the importance of washing hands.
India: Interview With A Blogger Who Fought With Breast Cancer
BlogAdda interviews Farida Rizwan, who has battled against breast cancer for 15 years with success and blogged about it.
Brazil: Abortion debate heats up in presidential runoff
The debate on abortion has taken centre-stage in the runoff of the Brazilian presidential elections, with bloggers concerned it is being used to win votes rather than foster discussion of a contentious issue.
Africa: On Traditional Healers
A light-hearted film with an important message about the relationship between modern medicine and traditional medicine: ‘When a Kenyan man discovers he is HIV positive, he turns to a traditional healer for help. But what advice will the witch doctor dispense?”
Ecuador: Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Pitonizza [es] writes about Breast Cancer Awareness Month, reporting on events that will take place in different Ecuadorian cities to try to raise awareness.
Puerto Rico: Stamps for Fast Food
“Puerto Rico has got to be the most bass-ackwards nation on Earth, canceling chess in schools because it's too passive while flinging federal funds around to promote fast food excesses”: Gil the Jenius hopes this is “the last of the mega-stupid ideas.”
Trinidad & Tobago: Easy & Lazy?
Do Trinbagonians take the easy way out? KnowTnT.com‘s Edmund Gall cites three instances in which he thinks “it's a case of doing what's easy and wrong rather than doing what's right and difficult.”
Barbados: Do the Shuffle!
As the Barbados government reshuffles its Cabinet for the third time since being elected (this time because of the Prime Minister's illness), Cheese-on-bread! says: “Public sentiment is behind PM Thompson, and that's that.”
Macedonia: Continuing Horror in Mental Health Institutions
On her blog Humans Null and Void, journalist Yana Buhrer Tavanier exposes the situation in the “institutions for adults with intellectual and mental health disabilities in Macedonia, where the lack of care, abuse, filth and neglect are all miserably present.” Reacting, Judith Klein asks: “How many more horror stories do...
Kenya: Kenyan Minister Fights for Gay Rights
Fighting for gay rights from the pulpit in Kenya: “Yesterday we had a Kenyan Minister make a very sensible argument towards protecting rights of homosexuals and sex workers.”