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Stories about Health

21 October 2014

Online Tributes Pour in for Former Australian PM, ‘Giant’ Gough Whitlam

"Like so many of my generation I owe Mr Whitlam the privilege of a university education because he made it free of financial charges. MERCI."

16 October 2014

Too Late for Jamaican Government to ‘Kiss and Make Up’ When It Comes to Chikungunya

As the prime minister admits that Chikungunya has caused a "national emergency" in Jamaica, people remain dissatisfied with the government's efforts to educate citizens and contain the disease.

14 October 2014

Child's Murder Unveils Lack of Sympathy for Japan's Single Mothers

A babysitter is accused of killing a woman's young child while she picked up extra shifts at her job. A local politician implied that the mother is to blame.

13 October 2014

Hour-Long Total Lunar Eclipse Lights Up Japan's Sky

People in Japan greeted the astronomical phenomenon on October 8 with special yoga sessions and light shows.

11 October 2014

Guinean Cities Keep a Strong Heart Despite Ebola Epidemic

Ostracized from the rest of the world, Guineans cope valiantly with life's daily challenges, despite the risks, the sorrows, and the suspicion from the rest of the world.

10 October 2014

If Activists Were Prime Ministers, the Hunger Strike Over the Highway in Trinidad Would Be Over

A satirical video dealing with the Highway Re-Route Movement's protest over the construction of part of a bypass, calls out the government's "commitment to truth vs. spin”.

8 October 2014

Jamaicans Are Now So Familiar with Chikungunya Virus They're Calling It Chik-V

The country's health ministry has faced criticism for its handling of an outbreak of Chikungunya, a virus spread by mosquitoes that causes high fever and severe joint pain.

4 October 2014

Why Do So Many Women in Mexico Give Birth Via Caesarean Section?

In Mexico, nine out of ten births in private hospitals and four out of ten in public hospitals are performed via C-section, according to figures from National Health Information System.

2 October 2014

The Chikungunya Virus Brings Jamaica to Its Knees

Jamaica is confronting a dangerous health scare, as bloggers argue that social media can be used as an effective information channel to educate the public about risks.

30 September 2014

Surviving Sierra Leone's Three-Day Ebola Lockdown

Some point out that cultural practices in parts of Sierra Leone aggravate risks, such as bathing in water used to wash Ebola victims, believing it will bring good luck.

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