Whistleblowers should be entitled to financial support. But that has potential costs as well as benefits.
When people living with HIV in Nigeria receive support from close friends, they are less likely to experience stigma and associated poor health outcomes.
Discrimination, isolation and stigma related to sexual orientation or gender identity likely contribute to the higher rates of depression and lower quality of life of LGBTQ+ caregivers.
Stigma and shame around menstruation can be found as far back as the Bible.
Obesity is out and ‘adipose-based chronic disease’ is in, according to a recent paper. But a name change alone won’t fix entrenched stigma.
Australian of the year Taryn Brumfitt has called for doctors to avoid raising the issue of weight in consultations about other matters. We asked the experts if they should – or not.
The success of anti-smoking campaigns has come with growing stigma around lung cancer. Over one quarter of Australians admit they have less sympathy for lung cancer sufferers.
A backlash against progress in gender and sexual rights is common.
For those who need it, Adderall and other stimulants can be game-changing medications that help restore the chemical imbalances underlying ADHD. But for those who don’t, these drugs can be harmful.
You can make an enormous difference by asking someone the right questions and being there for them.
The mass casualty commission report into the Nova Scotia mass murders outlines the perpetrator’s history of sexual abuse toward sex workers and what should be done to prevent it from happening again.
Mental health still carries significant stigma in Ghana.
The mortality rate of people with eating disorders is six times higher than the general population, and they are five times more likely to attempt suicide. However, few people seek treatment.
There is a dire need to prevent child sexual abuse in Canada. It is critical to intervene early, and provide those at risk for offending with support through an anonymous helpline, as well as therapy.
While excess weight arises from a complex interplay of genes, environment, diet and activity, new research finds Americans hold parents responsible for excess weight in their kids.
Under South African law, girls have the right to continue their schooling through and after their pregnancies.
Although chronic pain is recognized by scientists as a disease in its own right, it remains largely under-recognized, under-diagnosed and, above all, associated with numerous prejudices.
The next step in HIV prevention — long-acting injectable pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) — is not yet available in Canada, a year after its approval in the U.S.
Prejudice and stigma can discourage the communities most affected by infectious diseases from seeking care. Inclusive public health messaging can prevent misinformation and guide the most vulnerable.
A UK survey found most long COVID sufferers have experienced discrimination, prejudice or shame related to the condition.