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Stories about Health

27 August 2015

Medical Workers Dance to Celebrate Release of Sierra Leone's Last Ebola Patient

The Ebola outbreak has killed 3,952 in the West African nation, according to the World Health Organisation.

22 August 2015

This Doctor Has Written Thousands of Postcards to Get Health Advice to India's Poor

He spent his career trying to deliver health care outside of expensive hospitals. Now, he's sick — but he doesn't want to get treatment.

21 August 2015

Netizens Think Official Explanations for Tianjin's Dead Fish Are as Likely as Fish Drowning

"These fish felt ashamed. They saw that so many people had died. They felt sorry and drowned themselves."

20 August 2015

That's the Last Time This Cafe Owner Messes with a Supermodel's Autistic Sister

RuNet Echo

What happened when a cafe owner tried to eject from his business a 27-year-old customer named Oksana, diagnosed with autism and cerebral palsy, saying she was scaring away customers?

16 August 2015

Bolivian Restaurant Wins Praise for Welcoming Breast-Feeding Moms With Open Arms

Bolivia is reportedly the South American country with the highest proportion of mothers who exclusively breast-feed, but mothers who do so in public don't always find support.

15 July 2015

Developer, President, Gamer: the World Says Goodbye to Nintendo President Satoru Iwata

Popular Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has died, leaving gaming fans around the world to mourn his loss.

14 July 2015

The Consequences of India’s Lack of Toilets Go Beyond Hygiene

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.

11 July 2015

Hospitals in Buenos Aires Are Getting Their Own ‘Patch Adams’ Clowns

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.

7 July 2015

Film Explores Haiti's Only Free School for Children With Disabilities

"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..."

2 July 2015

Every Year, 100,000 People in India Suffer From Tuberculosis and HIV

"India has been able to eradicate polio with its mission modedness. Why cant such urgency be brought to anti-TB/HIV program? #tickingTimeBomb"

In Deadly Heatwave, Karachi's Citizens Adopt Neglected Government Hospitals to Save Lives

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.

1 July 2015

As Karachi Succumbs to a Record-Breaking Heatwave, Social Media to the Rescue

The Bridge

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.

21 June 2015

Citizen Media Shows Why India Is Unlikely to Reach Its Millennium Goals Target for Maternal Mortality

India is behind both Nepal and Bangladesh in terms of reducing maternal mortalities. States where the caste system is embedded, religious minorities and migrants suffer most.

19 June 2015

Sickle-Cell Disease Has Hit Nepal’s Tharu Indigenous Community Particularly Hard

The disorder, which is inherited from parents, makes it difficult for the blood vessels to deliver oxygen to the body, causing intense pain.

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.

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