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Asia Must Overcome HIV Stigma, Say Research Chiefs

...o pay for sex. "In Asia, they're stigmatised and discriminated populations. The trick is to get into these vulnerable populations and provide non-judgemental healthcare." Cooper cited China as an example of a country that had overcome its initial denial of an HIV problem but could go further if discrimination ...

Sharon Stone to Raise AIDS Awareness in Dubai

... by the US state department, 'government officials discriminated against prisoners with HIV by not granting commuted sentences or parole that other prisoners with similar records had received'. Gay people on tour have been asked to be careful about their sexuality during the visit to UAE, for the country has str...

Germany, Greece Hold Gay Rights Marches

...iation criticised German legislation which he said discriminated against homosexual couples and called for them to receive the same state benefits as heterosexual couples. The annual march commemorates the June 1969 clashes between homosexuals and police in New York's Christopher Street. In Athens, 1,000 people ...

Hundreds of Thousands Attend Madrid Gay Pride Parade

... in 1993, will help countries where gays are still discriminated against to usher in similar legislation. Homosexual rights are "still regularly flouted in Russia and Poland," said Antonio Poveda, president of the Spanish Federation of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transsexuals. Europride is also a chance for ...

Making Change: The Cost of Being Transgender

...le obviously in the middle of transition are often discriminated against when looking for work. Those with jobs often cannot get their health insurance to cover the cost of hormone therapy. "They're often turned away from places like McDonald's if they're visibly trans -- the most basic workplaces and most basic...

Bird Song Study Provides Clues to Human Speech Disorders

...esearch showed that the right side of their brains discriminated sounds better. If we can link what we find in birds to what we already know about human brains, then we could better understand the causes of speech disorders and, in the long-run, be able to provide treatments to patients," said Santosh A. Helekar, ...

Qigong Help Chronically Ill People to Cope With Anxiety and Discrimination

...a way of coping with the emotional burden of being discriminated against during the SARS crisis, when chronically i...n was seen as a "super virus spreader" and heavily discriminated against. Other comments included how peer support from other chronically ill people reduced isolat...

Gene Study To Reveal Radiation Poisoning

... compared with healthy subjects. The gene profiles discriminated between those who had and had not been exposed, with 90 percent accuracy.Chute speculates the false positives and missed exposures were caused by exposure to radiation during previous cancer treatments. Chute believes that with current gene-chip t...

More Evidence of Racial Discrimination in the NHS

...he claim of fairness when they have over the years discriminated against & sabotaged these very same doctors'. It further adds - 'Not-withstanding the public posturing in the aftermath of the disgraceful way in which permit-free training was abolished & overseas doctors were asked to leave, many of whom had made...

Black and White in ‘Shades of Grey

... important roles in an individual being favored or discriminated against, // but the mother of all reasons is, the person’s skin color . Recently, the voyeuristic world reeled under the impact of the venom spewed on Shilpa Shetty by fellow contestants on UK’s reality show, ‘Celebrity Big Brother’. The partic...

Tamil Nadu Checks AIDS Spread

...sitive Mothers Development (SPMD) that has brought discriminated women under its umbrella. Mothering an intensive and large-scale support programme in 14 high prevalence districts of Tamil Nadu, TAI, administered by the Voluntary Health Services, has in two years managed to reach out to 50,000 male and female se...

Smokers Warned to Give up else Face Denial of Operations

.... However the smokers claim that they are being discriminated against. Neil Rafferty of the pro-smoking group Forest says, 'This is blackmail, pure and simple. Smokers pay their taxes like everyone else. In fact, because of the very high duty on tobacco, they probably pay a lot more tax than the average person....

'Young and their Reproductive Health' - Theme of World Population Day

... their social fabric of existence. These women are discriminated against, and are victims of male chauvinism even in issues regarding their marriage, fertility or making reproductive choices. They bear the brunt of unwanted pregnancies because their partners could be averse to the usage of condoms or because there...

Reserved category doctors seek President's intervention

...ctors and students of reserved category were being discriminated against in the institute and victimised and demanded an end to it. Forum also said government must fulfill its promise of increasing the number of seats in higher education so that the interests of general category of students were also safeguarded...

Zambia Struggling To Identify AIDS Sufferers

...ecting others," he said. Fear that they would be discriminated against had prevented people from testing themselves. But then treatment options available meant that testing had become almost mandatory. "The availability of treatment has generated hope because of an underlining close linkage between testing, trea...

UK Decision To Cancel PLAB Test To Benefit Jobless NRI Doctors

...e training for international medical graduates and discriminated against non- EU medicos, unemployed NRI doctors here were suffering,' he said. 'Hence, we have been pressing the government to put off the PLAB test. They have done it as a short-term solution,' he added. (Source:PTI News)...

Children Are Indifferent To Obesity

...ildren put on more weight even as obese people are discriminated against.// There are signs in the UK that more ch...ered as illnesses. Oversized people are reportedly discriminated against at their places of work also. Denying obese people healthcare that others are entitled to is...

CPHA Offers HIV Information Packages To Canadian Football League Teams

...to disclose their HIV status without fear of being discriminated against or shunned by their teammates, the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) is offering information packages to all Canadian Football League (CFL) teams//. The idea is to help educate players about HIV and AIDS and to encourage team manage...

Study points out that HIV vaccine may not be accepted easily

...ts on reproductive organs, and whether they’ll get discriminated if they vaccinate themselves or not. Reference: University of Toronto, news release, July 200...

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