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Stigma Fades but Leprosy Still a Threat in Senegal

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Along the Atlantic coast of Senegal lies the country's largest former leper colony. Officially designated as a "social rehabilitation village", MBalling's inhabitants wish it could return to being simply a village like any other.


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Leprosy: Myanmar Struggles With Ancient Scourge

Leprosy: Myanmar Struggles With Ancient Scourge

AFP (Aug. 20, 2014) — Myanmar's battle with leprosy is far from over, with around 3,000 new cases each year, and experts fear that the disease could be on the rise as the country's creaking healthcare system fails to reach those at risk. Video provided by AFP
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Men With Eating Disorders Have Tougher Time Getting Help

Men With Eating Disorders Have Tougher Time Getting Help

Newsy (Feb. 26, 2013) — A new study shows 10-15 percent of people who suffer from anorexia or bulimia are men, but stigma prevents them from seeking treatment.
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Being Transgender No Longer a "Disorder" in New DSM

Being Transgender No Longer a "Disorder" in New DSM

Newsy (Dec. 3, 2012) — The decision was praised by advocates as a step toward removing the stigma associated with the term "disorder."
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World Alzheimer Report Reveals Negative Perceptions About People With Dementia

World Alzheimer Report Reveals Negative Perceptions About People With Dementia

MultiVu (Sep. 21, 2012) — Seventy-five (75) percent of people with dementia and 64 percent of caregivers believe there are negative associations for those diagnosed with dementia in their countries, according to survey fielded by Alzheimer's Disease International and published today in the World Alzheimer Report 2012: Overcoming the Stigma of Dementia. The report was released on Alzheimer's Action Day as part of World Alzheimer's Month activities engaging people in the cause and raising awareness about the disease.
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