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HIV Positive Family Ostracized In Orissa

The people belonging to a village in Orissa ostracized a HIV positive woman and her two children, by confining the children to a corner of the classroom in their school//. Sanjukta, 34, lost her husband to AIDS two months ago. While she and her elder daughter have been infected, the younger d...

Leprosy Lingers in the U.S.

...e more likely you are to arrest and block it." The horrible stigma of contagious leprosy persists, Krahenbuhl and Scollard said, with its legacy of ostracized "leper colonies." The reality is that those who catch the disease almost always have been exposed for a prolonged period of time to a family member w...

Getting Tough on Bullying

...at this behavior is not OK." "Bullying used to give kids some sort of status at school, but a bully shouldn't receive special status, but should be ostracized for bullying behavior. The entire culture of the school has to change," he said. Gallagher said many school systems are now taking a zero-toleranc...

Cold and Lonely: Does Social Exclusion Literally Feel Cold?

...orted in the September issue of Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, the "unpopular" volunteers who had been ostracized during the computer game were much more likely than the others to want either hot soup or hot coffee. Their preference for warm food and drinks presum...

Making Change: The Cost of Being Transgender

... A third of the people here this Tuesday night, like most nights, are low-income transgender women who were born male. Kicked out of their homes and ostracized by their peers, they look to each other for solace and to the streets to make a living. In an effort to make their bodies more feminine, some "tr...

Ostracized HIV-affected Widow Turns to Begging

... An HIV positive widow has been reduced to begging for survival in Orissa after villagers ostracized her and her son out of fear that the disease can be passed on by social contact. And after her own parents also refused to provide support to...

Children With OCD Are Often The More Bullied Lot

...r day becomes filled with repeating behaviours," Storch said. "For a lot of kids, peers don't understand what is going on. They are isolated. They are ostracized because it doesn't make sense why they are washing their hands. Why they keep repeating questions." The researchers also found links between bul...

HIV Positive Girls Face Boycott

...ed by the HIV positive virus. The villagers barred them from attending school fearing that they might spread the disease. The children have been ostracized by other villagers as well. AIDS has killed 459 people in Orissa between January 2002 and September 2005. Edited (IANS) ...

General Anesthesia Safe For Children On Ketogenic Diet Suffering From Epilepsy

... Epileptic children have always been ostracized as children of a lesser God. The physical, mental, moral and social ramifications of these hapless children are beyond words. One stumbling handicap...
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New Urbanism: Community planning Feng Shui

...dont think young consumers are brand conscious, talk to the parents that have to buy super-expensive North Face jackets for them because they would be ostracized at high school wearing anything less. Or a pair of Nikes instead of Keds. Keds??? If anything, younger consumers will be hyper-sensitive to availab...
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