Temple Prostitutes: Culture Clash In India

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The term ‘devadasis’ or ‘servants of god’ is a centuries-old Hindu tradition in India, where young girls from the ‘low Dalit caste,’ also called ‘untouchables,’ are turned into prostitutes. Originally, devadasi were celibate dancing girls used in temple ceremonies where they also entertained members of the ruling class.

Sir Richard Branson Provides South Africans with Free Hearing Aids

Entrepreneur billionaire Sir Richard Branson has returned from a mission to South Africa, where he and partners at the Starkey Hearing Foundation provided hundreds patients with hearing aids.

Veteran AIDS Activist Kenneth Cole Uses Fashion Week to Raise Funds and Awareness

Kenneth Cole on the red carpet of Life Ball, Europe's biggest charity event supporting people with HIV/AIDS, in 2010.

Human Trafficking as a Public Health Crisis: Part 2

This is the second part of a three-part series focusing on human trafficking from a public health perspective.

A Safe Place to Shoot Up

Insite provides a safe place for intravenous drug users to get high.

Health texting provides social media support

A health study suggests that social media provide social support benefits just like f2f interactions

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