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Word Aids Day: Best Comment Seen (so far)

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Is it already another year down the drain – World AIDS DAY again – did we miss something? Certainly not with regards to that topic.

Business as usual – story telling, promises, shoulder rubbing and clapping wherever you look. But less and less are looking. They have problems – much more problems themselves today than a year ago – and they don’t want to listen to promises of if-you-give-us-another-xxx-billions-we-will-do-something-you-could-have-for-a-few-millions-with-no-problem-anywhere-else stories anymore.

Maybe this time around even some politicians and top bureaucrats that all the years before have happily looked “…the other way…” are starting to understand that some “real” results might even forward them.

Maybe there is some common sense reappearing. That funding mass murderers, torturers, mass rapists, organized crime and – you name it – actually might not change the situation of those that suffer from this fatal disease. Maybe someone who has the power will finally stand up and say: It’s enough – we will not fund the perks of parasites and clowns anymore – we will actually do something for the people…

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Health: Millions of lives to save – XDR-TB

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…Legendary photojournalist James Nachtwey sees his TED Prize wish come true, as we share his powerful photographs of XDR-TB, a new, drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis that’s touching off a global medical crisis…

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AIDS: Condom ringtones

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A new Anti-AIDS campaign in India is utilizing a quite unusual approach to overcome the reluctance of Indians to use condoms.

Supported by the BBC World Service Trust and the Gates Foundation the campaign provides a ringtone for mobile phones called “condom a cappella” that – when the phone rings – is loudly advertising the use of condoms. The objective of the campaign is to make condoms more socially acceptable and…

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Books: Self Diagnosis for Hypochondriacs

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While for many Hypochondriacs the Merck Manual of Medical Information might be a bit like a bible for daily / nightly reference, there are other books that help to fulfill the information needs (attention: could already be part of a disease pattern) of Hypochondriacs.

Some take an unusual and in-depth look in scary, unusual and horrible diseases in a slightly humorous way like “The Hypochondriac’s Pocket Guide to Horrible Diseases You Probably Already Have” and others provide general information on diseases.

In difference to these books “The Manual of things that might kill you” is written specifically to address…

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Microsoft Health Future Vision

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A video providing some insights into Microsoft’s vision on the future of health care. The video has recently been used by Bill Gates on conferences and is also shown to visitors of the “MS Executive Briefing Center”.

Outstanding pictures like always from that shop and some rather good ideas. But there’s still a long way to go – particular with the IS/IT features.

More information at the…

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Guerilla Advertising: Cancer Scratch-Cards

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In Hong Kong special scratch-cards were handed out to remind people of the high risk for women to develop breast cancer and urging them not to gamble with their lives…

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