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New Illinois Prosecution Unit Helps Protect Women Against Violence

... to help fight domestic violence, sexual assault SPRINGFIELD, Ill., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- ... to help combat domestic violence and sexual assault across Illinois. Under the new grant, the ... on National Crime Victims Rights Week and Sexual assault Awareness Month. "This grant is giving counties ...

Certain Facial Injuries Point to Domestic Violence

... Of the 45 (13.8 percent) patients who were assault victims, 18 were documented victims of domestic abuse, while 24 of the 26 remaining assault victims could not or did not identify their ... (10.7 percent). The researchers found that assault was typically associated with jaw (mandible) ...

MU researcher calls for increase in sexual assault awareness programs on college campuses

... COLUMBIA, Mo. The statistics for sexual assault are unsettling; the Department of Justice reports ... will be the victim of attempted or actual sexual assault during their college years. In a new study, ... often are unaware of drug-facilitated sexual assault and fail to recognize the risk of certain ...

RAINN Helping Victims of Sexual Assault Online

... 1.2 million people through the National Sexual assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE). Help is now also available through the National Sexual assault Online Hotline at http://www.rainn.org . ... style format, the National Sexual assault Online Hotline allows sexual assault victims to ...

FRC Says Planned Parenthood, Desperate to Hide Agenda, Attacks Hatch and Hides Intent

... their goal, Planned Parenthood is launching a spurious and erroneous assault on Sen. Hatch. In fact, it is the insistence of Planned Parenthood and ... Connor's Law' to allow federal penalties in certain cases when a lethal assault upon a woman results in the death of her child in utero, voted for the ...

Joint Committee on Judiciary Holds July 14 Hearing On Bill to Increase Criminal Penalties for Assaulting Nurses

... that will make it a crime, punishable by up to two years in prison, to assault a registered nurse while s/he is providing health care. Currently, only ... drivers are covered under such a law. The bill, An Act Relative to assault and Battery on Health Care Providers, recognizes and addresses a growing ...

Center for Reproductive Rights Deeply Saddened by Murder of Dr. George Tiller

... physicians' physical security -- including murder, attempted murder, and assault and battery -- without adequate protection from the state. Physicians ... to physicians' physical security--including murder, attempted murder, and assault and battery--without adequate protection from the state. Physicians ...

NEWSWEEK: Media Lead Sheet/April 20, 2009 Issue

... of killings, the president and fellow Democrats choose not to wage war on assault weapons. Running for president in last year's Democratic primaries, Barack Obama promised to restore a federal ban on certain semiautomatic assault guns -- a position that's still on the White House Web site. The ban was ...

Counseling Can Combat Youth Violence

... a new study says. The study included 10- to 15-year-olds treated for assault injuries -- including gunshot, knife and fist-fight wounds -- at emergency ... Children's, said in a Hopkins news release. "When we see youth with assault injuries in the ER, we have a golden window of opportunity to step in and ...

Memo to ER docs: Send young victims of violence for 1-on-1 counseling

... in Washington, D.C., was conducted on 10- to 15-year-olds treated for assault injuries, including gunshot, knife and fist-fight wounds, in their ... and adolescent medicine at Hopkins Children's. "When we see youth with assault injuries in the ER, we have a golden window of opportunity to step in and ...

Patient Who Was Raped by Doctor Is Now Facing Motion for Sanctions Being Sought by Health System

... in a medical malpractice and negligence case arising out of a sexual assault by defendant Dr. Anthony Baisden during a gynecological exam at a Henry ... for their attorney fees and costs totaling over $100,000.00. The sexual assault occurred on September 27, 2004. HEARING: Motion for case evaluation ...

High Levels of Stress After 9/11 Raised Heart Disease Risk

... represent a formidable form of stress for many people because it's an assault on their country," said lead researcher E. Alison Holman, an assistant ... for people not directly involved. "This type of tragedy -- this type of assault on our country -- highlights the psychological national identity that this ...

Transcript of Elizabeth Mazzocchi Press Conference

... difficult, and you're fearful, but if you have been a victim of a rape or assault at the hands of Esai Morales, I encourage you to come forward and contact ... else out there that may have information concerning a prior rape or sexual assault by Esai Morales. If you come forward and gather the courage to speak out ...

Trojan(R) Ranks U.S. Colleges and Universities in Second Annual Sexual Health Report Card

... columns -- Lecture outreach programs -- Student peer groups -- Sexual assault programs With a significantly expanded scope including more judging ... newspaper columns, lecture outreach programs, student peer groups, sexual assault programs and navigability and usability of website. In the event of a tie, ...

Researchers Produce First Nationwide Study of Homeless in ERs

... didn't have a primary care doctor," Dr. Oates explained. "Or it could be because the homeless population may be more prone to falls or injuries from assault -- injuries that may require x-rays." Studying emergency room use is important in the context of the current national healthcare reform ...

New DeKaye Article Identifies 'Hierarchy of Greed' in Healthcare Fraud

... and human resources arenas to offer additional perspectives on how healthcare providers can protect themselves from the internal and external assault of fraud, abuse and waste. He also provides insight from the prosecutorial perspective as law enforcement nationwide ratchets up the HEAT (new ...

Max Muscle Sports Nutrition Answers Call For Safe Science-Based Weight Loss

... fat oxidation and performance enhancing ingredients that share its makeup, the caffeine and Green Tea Extracts included as well are literally 'an assault on stored fat and a deterrent on the fat you consume'. Store orders for Max De-Lite Activated Weight Loss formula at the more than 150 Max Muscle ...

News from the Latest Issue of Molecular Medicine Kicking The Habit - It's In The Genes

... to type 2 diabetes and other medical conditions. It is the first study to measure the effects of a short-term high fat diet, and it shows that the assault of such a diet is already causing damage to the body's ability to regulate insulin . This study suggests a path for how diabetes may develop in ...

Stay Upbeat, Active to Keep the Mind Young

... seen as an inescapable part of aging, public perception is beginning to change, and recent studies back that up. "Most people's brains are under assault in old age, and the lifestyle stuff doesn't appear to stop that pathology," Wilson said. "But lifestyle does appear to help your brain tolerate that ...

Student Veteran Health Examined in First-of-Its-Kind Study by University of Minnesota/Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

... Minnesota Postsecondary Student Veterans," found that while student veterans experienced higher rates of some mental health issues and sexual assault (most notably among females), they did not differ substantially from the general student population in most measures of overall health. "These ...

NSVRC Honors 12 Individuals With Award for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

... range of individuals doing this critical work at the local level. Karen Baker, NSVRC Director, notes that April, nationally recognized as Sexual assault Awareness Month, is an appropriate time to acknowledge the commitment and success of these outstanding individuals. The 2009 award winners are: ...

April Rain is Protecting Skin with The Launch of Day Rainew

... that shield skin from wrinkle-causing free radical attack. The multifunctional antioxidants and vitamins defend against sun damage and environmental assault while promoting skin cell regeneration. Day Rainew® will be available in the second quarter of 2009 in prestige department stores, high-end ...

Leading Domestic Violence Expert Comments on New Developments in the Rihanna/Chris Brown Case

... 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Esta Soler, President, Family Violence Prevention Fund: "Sadly, the alleged violent assault of Rihanna by Chris Brown is not unique -- women and girls in every community experience violence every day. While there are many unanswered ...

AFRAID TO GO HOME, A Novel About Violence Against Women, Released By Tristan/Isolde Publishing

... will report physical or sexual abuse by a husband or boyfriend at some point in their lives. Four million American women experience a serious assault by a partner during an average 12-month period. Everyday in America, on average, three women are murdered by a husband or boyfriend. ...

AND Calls on DoD to Open All Military Units to Women, Grant Parental Leave to Service Members

... Obama's transition team urging revitalization of the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Service (DACOWITS), measures to eliminate sexual assault and improved access to reproductive healthcare are available at in their entirety at http://www.4militarywomen.org . ...

Final Economic Stimulus Bill Permits Americans' Personal Health Information to Be Sold for Research and Public Health Purposes WITHOUT Patients' Consent

... purposes without patients' consent," says Sue Blevins, president of the Institute for Health Freedom. "This is a historical and unbelievable assault on the privacy rights of all Americans. Personal health information should not be exchanged and sold for research and public-health surveillance ...

SEIU Impersonates Nurses in Hostile Takeover Campaign Against California Nurses Association/NNOC

... Regan was named by Stern to be an executive vice president of SEIU shortly after one of SEIU and Regan's most notorious exploits -- an assault on a peaceful union conference near Detroit last April at which DeMoro was scheduled to speak about the campaign for healthcare reform. ...

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Announces Grant Recipients for $18 Million Dollar Initiative to Prevent Intimate Partner Violence

... for Families. 3. Catholic Charities, Wichita, KS: "Wichita Building Healthy Teen Relationship Project" Partners: Wichita Area Sexual assault Center, Wichita Public School District, Wichita State University Department of Sociology and the Center for Community Support and Research. ...

Eastern Wisconsin Residents Demonstrate Their Commitment to Being Good Neighbors

... recovery. -- The personal care items, new clothing and snacks will assist women and children who are being treated at Aurora's Sexual assault Treatment Center. -- The stuffed animals, teddy bears and coloring books will help comfort children who come to hospital emergency ...

Researchers identify toehold for HIV's assault on brain

... Scientists have unraveled in unprecedented detail the cascade of events that go wrong in brain cells affected by HIV, a virus whose assault on the nervous system continues unabated despite antiviral medications that can keep the virus at bay for years in the rest of the body. The new ...

New approach, old drug show promise against hepatitis C, Stanford research shows

... is not to use it on its own but as a cocktail component," Glenn said. Similarly it took a cocktail of research expertise to come up with this new assault on the hepatitis C virus, Quake said. "Neither Jeff's group nor mine could have done this on our own," Quake said. "It was enabled by both of us ...

Early trigger for type-1 diabetes found in mice, Stanford scientists report

... pancreatic beta cells. The scientists used silicon gene-chip technology to measure which genes are revved up in the CD4+ T cells just before they assault the pancreas. The measurements fell into a pattern: many of the upregulated genes were known to be controlled by interferon-alpha. To confirm the ...

Madrid Hospital Improves Employee Safety With Ekahau Wi-Fi RTLS

... its emergency room personnel with Ekahau Wi-Fi tags that include a "panic button" that can be pushed in the event of a security concern, such as assault or robbery. This panic button application will alert the hospital's security department, enabling them to know exactly where the incident has ...

Sex offenders register provides limited protection for children

... and for every one child identified as a victim of sexual abuse there are 549 child victims who have suffered in silence. "Most men who directly assault children do so in secret which makes contact sex offenders difficult to convict and without more police resources to tackle this problem the Sex ...

Exposure Therapy Effective in Preventing Post-Traumatic Stress

... changing thoughts and responses to a traumatic event. In an Australian study, 90 patients who developed acute stress disorder after a non-sexual assault or motor vehicle crash were randomly assigned to five weekly 90-minute sessions of exposure therapy or cognitive restructuring, or they were ...

Generation Rescue to Target Treatment-Based Research for Autism and ADHD - Jenny McCarthy, Deirdre Imus, and Katie Wright Join Board

... said Mrs. Imus. Before devoting her full-time efforts to recovering her son Christian, Katie Wright was the Clinical Director of the Sexual assault Crisis Center in Stamford, Connecticut. Her son was the inspiration for the formation of Autism Speaks. Ms. Wright also serves on the boards of the ...

CNA/NNOC: RNs Condemn Violent Service Union Attack at Michigan Event

... leaving in vans. The atmosphere was so tense that hotel cooks tried to climb into the vans to join them for fear of their own safety. The evening assault at Labor Notes followed a day of disruption by SEIU staff at workshops throughout the day at which various CNA/NNOC members were on panels or ...

Pennsylvania Legislators Attend Victim Services Rally

... victim services remained level in Gov. Edward Rendell's proposed Fiscal Year 2008-09 budget. This funding goes to 52 rape crisis centers and sexual assault programs that serve the 67 counties throughout the state. It's the second time in four years that victims' programs may be forced to operate without ...

PTSD associated with more, longer hospitalizations

... and PTSD have considerable impact on health care use and costs. Most of this research, however, has focused on male veterans and female sexual assault victims but the impact on healthcare use in other populations is uncertain. The researchers interviewed a sample of primary care patients to ...

Use of Methamphetamine Among U.S. Workers and Job Applicants Drops 22 Percent in 2007 and Cocaine Use Slows Dramatically, Reports Quest Diagnostics

... is having at impacting the nation's illicit drug supply," said DEA Acting Administrator Michele M. Leonhart. "DEA will continue its relentless assault on the drug supply to help keep these dangerous drugs out of our neighborhoods." While the 2007 Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index shows that ...
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