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Stories about Health

18 June 2014

Comas Make for Comedians on Russian Twitter

RuNet Echo

Until yesterday, racing driver Michael Schumacher was in a 6-month coma. After he regained consciousness, Russian Twitter users welcomed the story with a flood of jokes about sports and politics.

17 June 2014

44,000 Malagasy Children Die Every Year for Lack of Care. How Can We Stop It?

Children's healthcare is dismal in Madagascar, but some organizations are doing their best to change this terrible reality.

10 June 2014

China's Dog Meat Festival – Cruelty or Culture?

Animal rights activists in China are campaigning hard to ban the consumption of dog meat, but traditionalists and dog meat lovers say that it infringes on their culture and rights.

30 May 2014

Rwanda: The Good, the Bad and the Hopeful

Although Rwanda has made great strides in recovering from the 1994 genocide, advocacy groups continue to report human rights violations.

22 May 2014

Were Jamaican Professor's Statements Supportive of Anti-Homosexuality Laws?

Esteemed medical professor Brendan Bain was sacked from the University of the West Indies over court testimony in which he suggested that homosexuality can be a danger to public health.

21 May 2014

Why are Saudis Kissing their Camels?

Saudis are defying the Coronavirus by kissing their camels and posting their photographs on Twitter and videos on YouTube.

17 May 2014

Being Gay in a Homophobic Caribbean

Today is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. Two regional bloggers have taken note; one shares his experience of what it is like to be gay in the Caribbean.

6 May 2014

The Pakistani Blogger Who Couldn't Walk But Inspired Others to Run

Sarmad Tariq never let his paralysis stop him from traveling the world as a motivational speaker and marathon athlete. He died April 30 at age 38 in Pakistan.

4 May 2014

Dominican Republic: Infant Dies After Drug Police Raids the Ambulance She Was In

With her untimely death, four month-old "Carla Michel Ruiz Arias couldn't learn to smile, nor mention mom".

3 May 2014

The Pissing Tanker is on a Mission to Stop Public Urination in India

Public urination is a problem in India, and efforts to solve the issue haven't had much impact. Enter the Pissing Tanker.

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