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As stigma ebbs, college students seek mental health help

In this Nov. 14, 2019, photo, students walk on the campus of Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah. More college students are turning to their schools for help with anxiety, depression and other mental health problems. That’s according to an Associated Press review of more than three dozen public universities. …

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She lives with seizures, and public stigma, every day

Eva Wadvinski Most of the time, Eva Wadvinski is a typical college student. Then suddenly, she isn’t. Wadvinski has epilepsy and has disruptive seizure clusters as often as 40 times a day. They’re not typical “Hollywood” seizures where people convulse (tonic-clonic seizures), making it harder for people to understand what …

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Challenging the Alzheimer’s stigma

Credit: iStock The influential “World Alzheimer Report 2019: Attitudes to Dementia,” issued by Alzheimer’s Disease International, features input from Flinders Ph.D. candidate Jessica Young and Flinders researcher Associate Professor Christopher Lind. The release of the report during World Alzheimer’s Awareness Month serves as the major international spearhead during World Alzheimer’s …

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Morocco makes headway against HIV but stigma remains

Scanning electromicrograph of an HIV-infected T cell. Credit: NIAID In Morocco, the struggle against HIV has been so successful in recent years that campaigners worry about losing funding for combatting the virus, but for people living with the disease it remains a heavy stigma. In Casablanca, a group therapy workshop …

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