Sat August 6, 2011
Middle East

Doctors Without Borders Targeted In Bahrain

Tens of thousands of Bahrainis participate in an anti-government march on July 29 in Saar, Bahrain. The protest took place a day after authorities raided and shut down the local office of an international medical aid group, highlighting the way the government crackdown has included medical workers who have treated injured protesters.
Hasan Jamali AP

In Bahrain, the local office of the international medical aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres has been raided, its local driver has been arrested, and the operation has been shut down.

The government has largely suppressed a mass protest movement, and the security forces in Bahrain have carried out a crackdown on those who continue to demonstrate against the country's rulers.

MSF has been aiding injured protesters who were too afraid to go to the hospital, for fear they'd be arrested.

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Sat August 6, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Your Health Podcast: The Illness of Kings and Scorpion Stings

Poultry farms and other livestock operations often use antibiotics to promote growth, which can lead to antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria such as salmonella.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

Hosts April Fulton and Rebecca Davis talk turkey this week on the podcast, among other things.

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Sat August 6, 2011
Middle East

After The Revolution, Arab Women Seek More Rights

Tunisian blogger Lina Ben Mhenni says that rather than being heralded as part of the solution, women are now being vilified as the source of corruption in the now-overthrown regimes.
Cyril Folliot AFP/Getty Images

At the Muslim Brotherhood's headquarters in Egypt's port city of Alexandria, 23-year-old May Kamel found herself arguing with one of the group's senior members.

Kamel, a journalist, had traveled to the Muslim Brotherhood's office to ask about their upcoming political campaign. But she found herself arguing as a woman concerned for her rights.

"You need to explain to the people what you are doing. You need to explain to women what your party wants from them," she told Sobhi Saleh, a senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood.

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