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SEIU Seeks Damages for CNA's Effort to Silence Workers, Suppress Criticism of Anti-Union Tactics

Service Employees International Union files anti-SLAPP motion against the California Nurses Association, submits application to vacate TRO publicity stunt OAKLAND, Calif., April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) today filed an anti-Strategic Law...

FTC Attacks Infomercial Marketer to Silence Best-Selling Author's Weight-Loss Tips

Direct Marketing Concepts, Inc. et al. Fights FTC for First Amendment Rights BOSTON, Mass., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) expanded its campaign to silence best-selling author and activist Kevin Trudeau's criticism of the government b...

Perfect Father's Day Gift: The Sound of Silence

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- What's the best gift-giving strategy if you're a woman trying to figure out how to please her man on Father's Day? Do what little kids do - give him the gift you really want for yourself. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090603/CL2682...

Christina Aguilera's Silence Fuels Pregnancy Rumours

Singer/songwriter Christina Aguilera is fuelling her pregnancy rumours by keeping mum about her expected mommyhood . The 26-year-old is reportedly pregnant with hubby Jordan Bratman's child and the rumours fuelled following her visit to maternity doctor recently. Aquilera's rep has also d...

Residents Of Gas Patch In Colorado Suffering In Silence

So far it is an insurmountable wall they have come across, feel residents of the west Garfield County, near Silt, Colorado, where hundreds of wells are dug up everyday, in the search of natural gas. Indeed this area is a treasure trove for natural gas investors- but sadly, the lure of big bucks bl...

White House Launches 'Fishy' Expedition

... 'Is the White House looking to intimidate and silence opponents?' asks FRC's Tony Perkins WASHINGTON,Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-...ey are simply looking to use this information to intimidate and if possible silence their opponents?" Tony Perkins' video response can be viewed at: ...

Quark Pharmaceuticals to Participate in IBC's Oligonucleotide Therapeutics: From Concept to Implementation Conference

...c.; Klaus Giese, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, Vice President, Research, silence Therapeutics AG; and Tod Woolf, Ph.D., President and CEO, RXi Pharmaceutica...ransplantation. For the structure of these products Quark has licenses from silence Therapeutics and from Alnylam Pharmaceuticals. QPI-1007, a siRNA th...

Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority Supports 'National Patient Safety Day'

...his year the group is asking that all patient advocates observe a moment of silence at 6 p.m. in their time zone and drive with their headlights on. The "Candlelight Moment of silence and Hope" is this year's theme to remember patients and families who have l...

Stem Cells' "Suspended" State Preserved by Key Step, Scientists Report

...y occurring process in which small RNAs bind to other RNAs to increase or decrease their activity.) In this case, the scientists used the technique to silence Chd1. When they did so, embryonic stem cells could not make the full range of specialized cells. In a laboratory test used to simulate normal cel...

New Moms Urged to Take Care of Postpartum Health

... Fenner urges women to take care of their own health after delivery, not solely their infant's. "Unfortunately, I think many women suffer in silence in that they don't really complain or know that something can be done," Fenner said. Luckily for Phare, she went in to see a U-M nurse about her ...

First Book Focusing on How "The Secret Pain Women Won't Talk About" Affects Relationships

... million American women, sex hurts. Most suffer in silence because they are too embarrassed or ashamed to spe...lion American women, sex hurts. Most suffer in silence because they are too embarrassed or ashamed to spe...ctors, and researchers demanding that the cloak of silence be lifted and the issues surrounding pelvic and ge...

Unspoken memories of Holocaust survivors find silent and nonpathological expression

...presence of the Holocaust death-world in the everyday life-world," Dr. Kidron explained. This study disputes the more common views that a survivor's silence results in a damaged relationship with his or her children, or in the absence of an inter-generational Holocaust legacy transmitted to the second gene...

Quark Pharmaceuticals Announces the Presentation of Data Indicating Potential Utility of QPI-1002 in Chronic Kidney Disease at the RNA Interference Summit

...on of the gene RTP801 discovered by Quark through the gene discovery platform BiFAR(TM). For the structure of these products, Quark has licenses from silence Therapeutics and from Alnylam Pharmaceuticals. QPI-1007, a siRNA that utilizes a proprietary structure developed by Quark, is being evaluated in IND-...

Stranger's Cell Phone Ring May Thwart Your Thinking

...dergraduate class on child psychology. At a pre-designated time, Shelton's cell phone rang for about 30 seconds while she made no move to answer or silence it, prompting a number of displeased looks from her lecture-hall mates. Immediately afterwards, students performed 25 percent worse on a pop quiz c...

Video: Plan for Long Term Care Before the Crisis Hits

...essity for nearly every family," said Colleen Goldhammer, senior vice president of Long Term Care insurance at Genworth. "There's nothing golden about silence on this issue; these family discussions take time. Understandably, many people are reluctant to have a frank conversation about the future. However, t...

'AIDS is DC's Katrina' Ad Challenges Obama to Act on U.S. Epidemic

...e of many AIDS groups nationwide that have been critical of the president's silence on AIDS during his first four months in office. (Photo: http://www....HIV rate first broke in March, President Obama remained silent. Despite his silence on AIDS to date, we hope this ad will prod President Obama to act forcefull...

Women's Health Foundation, POISE(R) Brand Look for Passionate Women's Health Advocates

...y-based programs and services, and events to encourage women to optimize their pelvic health and wellness. Dedicated to eliminating the Sisterhood of silence and creating a Sisterhood of Strength , WHF is becoming the nation's most visible and passionate champion of women's pelvic wellness issues. Women's...

Join Men's Health Network in Celebration of Men's Health Month

... "With prostate, cardiovascular, mental, and other health issues adversely impacting the lives of our men, awareness periods like this help end the silence surrounding men's health and make it OK for men and boys to talk and take action about their health," shared Theresa Morrow, Program Director for Wome...

Guess What Most Americans Don't Want to Talk About (Hint: It's Not Sex!)

... - Four Million Americans Suffer in silence ... From Constipation(1): From Connecticut to California, the United States is a Constipation Nation! - NEW YORK, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- While it...

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre Expands Cancer Research Efforts with Automation Tool from Caliper Life Sciences

...oughput gene knockdown technology that aids cancer research. By eliminating a gene's ability to express, gene knockdown techniques may uncover ways to silence specific genes associated with cancer, leading to new forms of treatment. Researchers at PMCC are currently working with the Dharmacon entire human an...

The future of personalized cancer treatment: An entirely new direction for RNAi delivery

...r-causing, without being toxic to the cells." For many years, Dowdy has studied the cancer therapy potential of RNA inhibition which can be used to silence genes through short interfering, double-stranded RNA fragments called siRNAs. But delivery of siRNAs has proven difficult due to their size and negat...

Chronic Pain Sufferers Find Hope in the Darkness

...ach, Manitoba Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada (Vocus) May 15, 2009 -- Each day throughout the world, countless people suffer in silence from chronic pain. Even pop singer, famed choreographer, and American Idol judge, Paula Abdul recently revealed her long struggle with chronic pain ...

Quark Pharmaceuticals Presents Data on Synthetic siRNAs for Prevention of Ocular and Inner Ear Sensory Cell Damage

...) following major cardiac surgery and of delayed graft function in kidney transplantation. For the structure of these products Quark has licenses from silence Therapeutics and from Alnylam Pharmaceuticals. QPI-1007, a siRNA that utilizes a proprietary structure developed by Quark, is being evaluated in...

Recent Study Disproves General Hospitals' Ongoing Criticism of Physician Owned Hospitals, Shows Little to No Effect on General Hospitals' Business, Reports Physician Hospitals of America

...t on health care in the communities they serve," said Molly Sandvig, Executive Director of Physician Hospitals of America (PHA). "These results should silence any remaining criticism from opponents of physician owned hospitals." Additionally, the authors point to the patient centered care offered at hos...

Global Health Leaders Gather to Address Urgent Crisis of Prematurity and Stillbirth

...ths occur because of premature birth. Premature babies who do survive, often suffer serious health problems." "It is time to break the silence that surrounds stillbirths," said Daisy Mafubelu, WHO Assistant Director-General for Family and Community Health, and board member of the Partner...

Colon cancer shuts down receptor that could shut it down

... with butyrate." Because the compounds that reactivate the receptor also reactivate the transporter, finding a way to mitigate cancer's attempts to silence the genes would create a two-prong attack against the cancer. Mega doses of butyrate reportedly taste bad. But Dr. Ganapathy believes taking large ...

New Survey Highlights the Significant Impact of the Economic Downturn on Europe's Sleep

... Colin Espie, Professor of Clinical Psychology Director, University of Glasgow Sleep Research Laboratory . "There is no need for people to suffer in silence when lifestyle changes and treatments such as cognitive behavioural therapies and medications can all help to tackle sleep problems." Interesti...

'Listening Below the Noise'

... The Health Care Benefits of silence CHICAGO, March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --...rtain times of financial upheaval, the practice of silence will benefit them and why health-care professionals are incorporating silence into their practices. All the efforts of SAVE...

Nancy Brinker to receive 2009 Porter Prize

...n public. Few treatment options existed and funding for breast cancer research was scarce. Within a few years, Ms. Brinker succeeded in overcoming the silence surrounding the disease, changing the way it is talked about and treated. Today, the Komen organization is recognized as the nation's leading catalyst...

AirWare, Inc., Maker of Brez(R) Premium Breathing Aids Offers Tips for Safely and Soundly Springing Ahead During the Switch to Daylight Savings Time

... later so that you can commute after the morning rush. You'll be better rested so making up the extra hour or two will be easier and safer. 4) silence is Golden It is well known that sleeping next to a snoring bed partner, animal or child can cause people to lose about an hour of sleep each eveni...

NYU Langone Medical Center study shows that cochlear implant surgery is safe for the elderly

...tudy co-author. "The elderly are often incorrectly considered too fragile for this life transforming technology that can deliver them from a world of silence and loneliness to a world of hearing and engagement," says Dr. Lalwani. The new study is published in the February issue of the journal The Laryngosc...

New Texas Study Reveals Serious Flaws in Abstinence Programs

...tion," said David Wiley, who co-authored the report with fellow Texas State professor Kelly Wilson. "Our classrooms are perpetuating a conspiracy of silence that robs young people of the reliable information they need to make responsible life decisions." Wiley and Wilson worked with researchers to ana...

Travel Advantage Network Enjoys Silencing Co-Workers, Raising More Than $1,600 for Autism

...tage Network employees paid $1 toward the charity Autism Speaks in order to silence one co-worker for the day. Any silenced employees could buy back their voic... opportunity, but it turned into a popular fund-raiser. "I believe the silence increased productivity, so we may just have to schedule a few more silent d...

Transporter could help breast cancer cells commit suicide

...Muthusamy says. "But the cell death that occurs in normal breast tissue during involution does not occur in breast cancer. Tumor cells are smart; they silence the transporter to avoid death. No transporter means no pyruvate is getting into the cells." With new grants from the Department of Defense and the...

Psoriasis Cure Now launches StimulateResearch.com to Ensure That Medical Research is Part of Stimulus Bill

...signed to give everyday Americans a chance to be part of this debate as well. "Silence may be golden when it's time for my kids to go to bed, but silence by patient advocates is definitely not golden during this stimulus debate," Paranzino added. "The asphalt lobbyists, the honey bee lobbyists, the sta...

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

...nd takeover campaign, says Stern's goal, is "to destroy CNA/NNOC as the only effective national voice for RN patient advocates." "SEIU wants to silence the foremost critic of SEIU's program of aiding employer efforts to undermine patient standards, break down working conditions, cut wages, and elimina...

Statement by UHW on SEIU's Claims Regarding SEIU-Trusteeship Hearing Process Chaired by Ray Marshall

... More recent testimony from SEIU insiders and leaked documents revealed that Stern's real goal was to use the trusteeship process to chill dissent and silence reformers, what SEIU termed "implosion." Of course, none of us can know for sure what the Marshall report contains, because Stern and SEIU have r...

Xmark Sends Letters to Icagen's Board of Directors: Questions Company's Leadership as Well as Motives Behind Adoption of Poison Pill

... interest in benefiting the Company's shareholders. The Company has taken action to quell public market activity in its shares, while also requesting silence from its most active shareholder. We continue to be amazed by the behavior of the Board, one that includes luminaries such as Dr. Charles A. Sanders,...

Looking Years Younger, Raising a Few Brows

...l board certified cosmetic surgeon in Shelby Township, Michigan, uses a radiofrequency device named Relaxed Expressions(TM) (Bioform Medical, Inc.) to silence the nerves that signal the downward-pulling brow muscles. Dr. Kotlus says, "Radiofrequency has been used in healthcare for years, this is the first ti...

Researcher wins $1.2 million grant for gene regulation work

...d silencing complex (RISC) might interfere with or silence the genes assumed to be at work in nearly all form...said. "Imagine if you could target those genes and silence them in the tissue where they are. Here is one mor...volved in disease conditions very specifically and silence them." The fruit fly offers numerous advantages...
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