Leprosy

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Name: Leprosy
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated 14 hours ago - 6 reports

Why do millions of Indians still suffer leprosy, asks Supreme Court

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre and states why leprosy, a curable disease, continued to afflict millions of Indians and make them and their family members face social stigma, stunting their professional and personal lives.A bench ... [Published Times of India - 14 hours ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 21 hours ago - 1 reports

PRO/AH> Squirrel leprosy, red squirrel - UK: (Scotland) new threat

Leprosy -- Worldwide/UnknownScotland's red squirrels are facing a new threat from a form of leprosy, according to scientists in Edinburgh. Since 2006, 6 cases caused by a bacteria similar to _Mycobacterium lepromatosis_ have been confirmed in the squirrels. ... [Published HealthMap Global Disease Alerts - 21 hours ago]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 1 reports

Congratulations, Mabel, you deserve it

Romeo Koku Dowokpor17 hrs ·“Manasseh is my GJA Journalist of the Year 2013″ is a Leprosy that must be cured.For the past three days,l have fought for my life on my sick bed. It got to a point on Thursday where l felt death was near me. But thanks be to ... [Published Spy Ghana - Sep 01 2014]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 1 reports

SRTC scraps concession to physically disabled

The Uttar Pradesh state road transport corporation (UPSRTC) remained unfazed of the pleas by physically challenged seeking revocation of the decision of scrapping the concession provided to them due to heavy losses to the corporation. However, the 100% ... [Published Times of India - Sep 01 2014]
First reported Aug 31 2014 - Updated Aug 31 2014 - 1 reports

Soz takes up Leprosy Hospital issue with Taj

Excelsior CorrespondentSRINAGAR, Aug 30:  PCC president and Rajya Sabha MP Prof Saif-ud-Din Soz has taken up the issue of poor condition of Leprosy Hospital in Srinagar with the Minister Incharge Health and Medical Education, Taj Mohi-ud-Din today.Accompanied ... [Published Daily Excelsior.com - Aug 31 2014]
First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 1 reports

Local red squirrels facing leprosy threat

Squirrels infected with leprosy have been discovered in Dumfries and Galloway, according to a recent report.And while experts say the disease poses no threat to humans, it does to the fragile red squirrel population.Scientists in Edinburgh say that while ... [Published Galloway Gazette - Aug 30 2014]
Entities: Squirrel, Leprosy, Threat
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

NHRC summons State over leprosy patients’ plight

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued conditional summons to the State Government after its failure to submit action-taken report (ATR) on the plight of 40 leprosy patients in Dipal Nagar, Kukudakhandi in Ganjam district.The Commission passed ... [Published New Delhi Pioneer - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 3 reports

Endangered Scottish red squirrels facing new threat from leprosy

At least six animals have died after catching the disease, which does not affect grey squirrels, Edinburgh University researchers have revealed.ENDANGERED Scottish red squirrels are facing a new threat from a form of leprosy, experts have revealed.At ... [Published Scotland Now - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 9 reports

Leprosy threat to red squirrels

Prof Anna Meredith of the Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies at Edinburgh University, said: "There have been six cases in Scotland but there is not any reported anywhere in the UK as far as we know. "There is no pattern to the distribution so it ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 2 reports

Stigma Stymies India’s Leprosy Battle

Medical advancements in the treatment of leprosy have greatly diminished its impact around the world, largely eliminating the disease from most countries. India made great strides in combating leprosy, but still accounts for a majority of the world’s ... [Published VOA News - Aug 27 2014]
Entities: Leprosy, India, Infectious
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 2 reports

US Federal Business Opportunity: Department of Health and Human Services: ILLUMINA MISEQ SYSTEM AND REAGENTS

Agency: Department of Health and Human ServicesOffice: Health Resources and Services Administration Location: National Hansen's Disease ProgramDate you need to respond by: 25-August-2014Solicitation Number: 14-258-SOL-00052 Naics code: 334516 Computer ... [Published ITbriefing - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 2 reports

Lena Dunham reveals childhood fears …

By ANI | ANI  –Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): Lena Dunham has made revelations about her childhood fears in her upcoming memoir 'Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's Learned.'The 28-year-old actress described that at the age of 8, she ... [Published Yahoo! India - Aug 27 2014]

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...advocate Colin Gonsalves said multidrug therapy (MDT) available since 1981 could cure a person of 99% of leprosy bacteria yet three decades later, "due to apathy of Union government and the states, people are still suffering the disease, which is treated as a social stigma"
The court was told that leprosy patients were not allowed to have "education, sanitary benefits, community based rehabilitation as a result of which they are driven to streets and eventually turn to begging or compelled to live in so-caled leprosy homes where they are treated as unpersons or aliens"
“'I read your letter,' said the Pope. He said he was very sorry for everything that was happening to us and he said, "Know that I am with you in prayer always. I never forget you" ” Fr. Benoka told CNA Aug. 31
"Despite of an effective cure, namely Multi-Drug Therapy (MDT), which has been available since 1981 that can completely cure 99 per cent of leprosy bacteria, due to apathy of the Government of India and the State Governments, people are still suffering from the said disease, which is treated as a social stigma" the petition said

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Congratulations, Mabel, you deserve it [Published Spy Ghana - Sep 01 2014]
Mark your calendars — here’s your perfect Septe... [Published New York Post - Sep 01 2014]
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Drug Repurposing [Published In the Pipeline - Aug 28 2014]
A reader has sent along the question: "Have any repurposed drugs actually been approved for their new indication?" And initially, I thought, confidently but rather blankly, "Well, certainly, there's. . . and. . .hmm", but then the biggest example hit ...
How Plagues Really Work [Published 3quarksdaily - Aug 23 2014]
Wendy Orent in Aeon (Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters): It was the great Australian virologist Frank Macfarlane Burnet who argued that the deadliest diseases were those newly introduced into the human species. It seemed to make sense: the parasite ...
Leprosy returns in Burma, thousands of new case... [Published Drudge Report Feed - Aug 22 2014]
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Leprosy: Myanmar struggles with ancient scourge [Published The Malaysian Insider - Aug 21 2014]
High in the hills of Myanmar's war-torn borderlands, a clutch of new leprosy cases among communities virtually cut off from medical help is a sign that the country's battle with the ancient disease is far from over.It took six days by plane, boat, motorcycle, ...
Myanmar: Leprosy: Myanmar struggles with ancien... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 21 2014]
Source: Agence France-PresseCountry: Myanmar 08/21/2014 03:03 GMT by Kelly MACNAMARA MAWLAMYAING, August 21, 2014 (AFP) - High in the hills of Myanmar's war-torn borderlands, a clutch of new leprosy cases among communities virtually cut off from medical ...
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