Parkinson's, Crohn's and leprosy could share same gene, says U of O researchers
Parkinson's, Crohn's and leprosy may exhibit very different symptoms, but researchers at the University of Ottawa think there's a genetic link between the three. The university's Brain and Mind Research Institute is using a $2.5 million grant to ...
MetroNews Canada - Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:07

Ottawa team gets $2.5M to probe immune system
Ottawa Sun - Fri, 11 Jul 2014 08:11

Leprosy on the rise in interior Sarawak, says assemblyman
MIRI: Leprosy appears to be making a “dreaded comeback” in some interior pockets of Sarawak; infecting natives there, with the Penan community appearing the most susceptible. If left unchecked, the disease may spread as it is contagious and can be ...
The Star Online - Fri, 27 Jun 2014 04:26

Harefield reverend will run 100k for leprosy charity
A RUNNING reverend will jog 100 kilometres in one day in an attempt to raise money to help people suffering with leprosy. Martin Davies, vicar at St Mary's Church in Church Hill, Harefield will cover the distance - just over 60 miles - along the Grand ...
getwestlondon - Tue, 24 Jun 2014 02:52

Allcargo inaugurates 'Leprosy Elimination Action Project'
Allcargo Logistics, through its NGO Avvashya Foundation inaugurated the Leprosy Elimination Action Project (LEAP) on 30thJune 2014 at Koproli Primary Health Centre (PHC). The project was launched with a vision to support the people of Koproli who are ...
Equity Bulls - Wed, 09 Jul 2014 22:05

Inspections expose pathetic state of labour camps
The Health Department, which conducted health check-ups of the migrant labourers, has reported that a good number of the migrants could be harbouring leprosy and filariasis and that many of them had other untreated diseases too. In the capital, one ...
The Hindu - Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:11

The Right's Inflammatory Reaction to the Border Crisis
The American Family Association's Sandy Rios suggested the child refugees should be quarantined like lepers used to be, harking back to “biblical times” when the “lepers were separated” because it was “understood that leprosy was so contagious.
Free Speech TV - Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:41

The forgotten story of … Robert Maxwell's 1986 Commonwealth Games
He announced the Japanese businessman, who pumped in far more money than Maxwell himself, as a multimillionaire philanthropist who had “single-handedly funded the eradication of leprosy”. That claim was strange enough, given that more than 200,000 ...
The Guardian - Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:03

Why children are coming north from Honduras
But they don't get a warm welcome here; for instance, Fox TV commentators, a barometer of conservative sentiment, have fretted about diseases such as leprosy and TB that the kids might be bringing into this country, not to mention the possibility that ...
Chicago Reader - Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:56

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