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Hundreds attend mass for saint's return to Hawaii; St. Marianne Cope cared for ...
She was 80 when she died of natural causes in 1918 at the remote Kalaupapa peninsula on the island of Molokai, where leprosy patients were exiled. Her remains were exhumed from Kalaupapa in 2005 and taken to Syracuse, New York, where her religious ...
The Denver Channel - Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:49

Exhumed remains of saint who cared for exiled leprosy patients return ...
Comox Valley Echo - Thu, 31 Jul 2014 04:26

Herbal practitioner urges use of leprosy drug for cure
FORMER Secretary of Kwara State chapter of the Association of Nigerian Herbal Practitioners (ANHP), Emmanuel Tawose, has urged the Federal Government to prevail on public health authorities to treat Ebola patients with drugs used for leprosy patients.
The Guardian Nigeria - Sun, 10 Aug 2014 18:07



What's That Stench? 10 Ways to Get Yourself Kicked Off a Plane
Is your flight to visit the family in Cleveland a little too boring? Want to irritate the rest of the people on the plane, cause a ruckus, possibly get arrested, and have the smartphone video footage go viral rather than munching on some pretzels and ...
Yahoo Travel - Thu, 28 Aug 2014 02:56



Parasites Practicing Mind Control
The bacteria that cause leprosy, for example, invade certain kinds of neurons and change some of their molecular caps. This methylation causes the neurons to change into stem cells much like those in an embryo. In this new state, the infected cells ...
New York Times - Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:46

Drug Repurposing
It was, infamously, a sedative and remedy for morning sickness in its original tragic incarnation, but came back into use first for leprosy and then for multiple myeloma. The discovery of its efficacy in leprosy, specifically erythema nodosum laprosum ...
Corante - Thu, 28 Aug 2014 06:30

Kampur area becomes leprosy-free
KAMPUR, Aug 20 – Kampur is now supposed to be a leprosy-free area with only two leprosy patients in the entire area who are now undergoing treatment at the FRU (First Referral Unit) of Kampur and are now convalescing rapidly as revealed by the Kampur ...
Assam Tribune - Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:41



Charity seeking to buy 20000 Ebola suits for health workers
The Leprosy Mission estimates €5 will cover the cost of buying and shipping one suit to an aid worker in an affected area. Chief executive Ken Gibson said: “Our colleagues working with the Leprosy Mission across Africa are on the frontline every day ...
Irish Times - Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:29

Sierra Leone News: as another Salone Doctor dies…WHO closes
Awoko - Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:00

Killer Virus, Killer Policy Measures: Liberians Beleaguered
Perspective (press release) - Thu, 28 Aug 2014 07:03



UP Governor meets PM; discusses flood, rehabilitation
During the meeting, Naik also discussed problems of leprosy-affected people and requested that recommendations of parliamentary committee on his petition in 2007 should be implemented. In the past, Naik has been the chairman of International Leprosy ...
Indian Express - Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:15


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