Kerala social activist in India Book of Records
Thiruvananthapuram: A Kerala-based social activist has entered the India Book of Records for his years-long charitable initiatives in a leprosy sanatorium in the state. Johnson V Edicula, hailing from Thalavdy, set the record for "most charitable and ...
Deccan Chronicle - Thu, 18 Dec 2014 23:52

Leprosy: what are the final steps to elimination?
Global figures on leprosy released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) last month highlight these early successes, showing that the global burden of leprosy has been reduced by 95% since the 1980s. This is due in large part to the WHO's distribution ...
The Guardian - Sun, 02 Nov 2014 23:00

The gift of mercy, born in a stable, has come to heal us
In modern times, there is treatment for leprosy, known today as Hansen's Disease, but in the 13th century, sufferers were ostracized, even hated. Yet when Francis kissed a man disfigured by leprosy, he tasted sweetness. That sweetness is the ...
The Catholic Sun - Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:30

Ohio inmate with leprosy released from Columbus hospital
The first Ohio inmate ever diagnosed with leprosy has been released from Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, a state prisons spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday. The inmate, whose name was not released, was diagnosed with the chronic ...
The Plain Dealer - - Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:08

Ohio Prisoner With Leprosy Moved From Hospital
10TV - Thu, 23 Oct 2014 06:11

A Galilee Christmas tour, in the footsteps of Jesus
According to the gospel of Matthew, Jesus cured a man of leprosy immediately after the nearby Sermon on the Mount. Thus, the man's subsequent immersion in water would probably have been in one of the Tab'ha springs. Later pilgrims who visited the site ...
The Times of Israel - Sat, 20 Dec 2014 02:07

Leprosy No Longer A Death Sentence
For thousands of years, people have had an image of what life with leprosy is like. The disease hasn't changed, and yet, little is known about it. Leprosy — or Hansen's Disease — still affects about 2 million people in the world, in places like ...
WBUR - Wed, 24 Sep 2014 08:57

Leprosy Persists in Texas, But the Disease Is No Longer a Death Sentence
For thousands of years, people have had an image of what life with leprosy is like. You might think it's been eradicated, but leprosy — now referred to as Hansen's disease — still affects hundreds of people in the U.S. every year. Many of those ...
KWBU - Mon, 07 Jul 2014 09:52

Stigma Stymies India's Leprosy Battle
Medical advancements in the treatment of leprosy have greatly diminished its impact around the world, largely eliminating the disease from most countries. India made great strides in combating leprosy, but still accounts for a majority of the world's ...
Voice of America - Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:07

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