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Stories about Health

29 March 2015

Ebola Veterans Warn That Vigilance Is Still Needed as Case Numbers Drop

It's been a year since the WHO declared an Ebola outbreak in West Africa. A doctor and health journalist compare notes on what has been a long and traumatic year.

18 March 2015

The Ebola Epidemic Isn't Only Threatening Guineans’ Health

The epidemic has lead to outbursts of violence and slowed the country's economic growth, increasing the potential for food insecurity.

8 March 2015

Jamaica's Marijuana Decriminalisation: Will the Rest of the Caribbean Follow Suit?

Jamaica has finally 'freed up the herb', prompting Caribbean netizens to debate which other states in the region might soon 'pass the dutchie'.

7 March 2015

Why the Roof of the World is Covered in S**t

Foreign climbers and Nepalese authorities share the blame for a famous mountain covered in different kinds of debris, including lots of the human kind.

Does Tajikistan Need Sex Education?

In a country where a girl is expected to be a virgin before marriage, the idea of sex education in schools is controversial. But it is going ahead anyway.

3 March 2015

Gazan Doctor Aims to Rebuild Strip's Only School for Disabled Children

A Gazan doctor teams up with human rights activist to rebuild Gaza's only school for disabled children.

28 February 2015

Macedonian Girl Dies Awaiting Grand Opening of Medical Center

Independent media sources have alleged that authorities intervened in the girl’s case because they wanted to open the new medical center and showcase the child as their first successful case.

27 February 2015

Oil and Water Don't Mix—Except in Trinidad

Residents noticed a strong smell of oil coming from their taps - but why was was the water supply still operational if authorities could not contain the threat?

26 February 2015

How I Helped Get Zoja's Law Approved By Serbia's Parliament

The Bridge

Vuk Visnjic is too young to vote. But when politicians in Serbia's National Assembly ignored a law that would help sick children, he found a way to make a difference.

How Did Palm Oil Become Such a Problem—and What Can We Do About It?

Production of palm oil is devastating for the environment. Solutions are complex, but they exist.

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