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Stories about Health

18 July 2014

Bangladesh Has Formaldehyde to Thank for Its Short Supply of Mangoes This Season

Police are confiscating and destroying truckloads of mangoes because they are contaminated with dangerous levels of formalin, a strong solution of formaldehyde sprayed on fruit to extend their shelf life.

16 July 2014

Zambia's President Tried to Prove That He's Hard at Work With These Facebook Photos. Some Aren't Convinced

Zambian citizens are becoming increasingly suspicious of President Sata's unannounced international trips, which the government calls working holidays.

13 July 2014

These Cubans Are Puckering Up in Support of LGBT Rights

The second kissing sit-in, or "besada" in Spanish, protested the New Cuban Labor Code, which excludes gender identity as a motive for workplace discrimination.

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.

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.

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".

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