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The Daily Rhino
Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Little Mermaid + Big Problem
FROM the BBC:





Peru's 'mermaid' girl doing well: A Peruvian baby born with fused legs is making good progress six months after having surgery to separate them, her doctors have said. [Link]

Her abdomen was connected to her legs, trapped in a sack of tissue and fat down to her heels and her feet were splayed in a "V" - like a mermaid's tail.



Delhi barbers lead AIDS campaign: Barbers in India's capital, Delhi, are part of a unique project aimed at increasing Aids awareness. [Link]

The men-only atmosphere has been identified as a useful place to spread the message due to its relaxed atmosphere. A pilot launched in 2001 has proved successful and now the Barbers Intervention Project is rolling out across India, with 10,000 barbers involved. Keen barbers distribute condoms and advice whilst giving their customers a short back & sides (with a clean blade, of course). They are not paid, they’re just keen to help. Cool dudes.



"I mostly bring up the topic myself," [Suresh Kumar Sain] says, as he gives a customer a haircut.


"But sometimes when I feel awkward, I point them to the posters in the shop. I have also trained others in my shop.
It helps, though, that nowadays most people are aware of the disease due to the media. [but] many young people simply turn a deaf ear.


"They say whatever will happen is their destiny. You can't do much for such people but I try my best to convince them."
 


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