Sexist jokes favor the mental mechanisms that justify violence against women
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Sexist jokes (and all the variants of this kind of humour) favour the mental mechanisms which urge to violence and battering against women in individuals with macho attitudes. Those are the conclusions of a study carried out at the University of Gran...
America Speaks Out in Favor of Affordable Healthcare and Biogenerics in Teva's Fourth Video
WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, the leading generic pharmaceutical company, today released its fourth video in a series as part of the "Year of Affordable Healthcare" campaign. The video, developed in "man on the street" style asks individuals what they th...
Court Rules in Favor of HealthSouth in Litigation Involving General Medicine, P.C.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- HealthSouth Corporation (NYSE: HLS ) today reported that the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan granted the Company's motion to set aside a consent judgment in the amount of $376 million between Horizon/CMS Healthc...
Louisiana Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Board Certified Interventional Pain Physicians
Interventional Pain Management Techniques to be Performed Exclusively by Trained Medical Physicians to Ensure Patient Safety
NEW YORK, April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) announced that the Louisiana Supreme Court has denied a c...
U.S. House of Representatives Again Votes with a Strong Bipartisan Majority in Favor of Granting the U.S. FDA Regulatory Control Over Tobacco Products
American Lung Association Urges Senate to Quickly Pass this Important Lifesaving Legislation
WASHINGTON, April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement of Charles D. Connor, American Lung Association President and CEO:
Today in Washington, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly v...
United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) Rules in Smith & Nephew's Favor and Confirms Patent Claims Infringed by Arthrex Inc.
ANDOVER, Mass., March 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) overruled Arthrex's validity challenges to the claims of a medical device patent exclusively licensed to Smith & Nephew (NYSE: SNN ; LSE: SN) by Dr. John O. Hayhurst of Portland, Ore. ...
Physicians Favor Patient Involvement in Decision Making, But Cite Barriers Such as Time and Money
Reform movement could break down barriers and reduce over-treatment and waste in system
BOSTON, March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Most primary care physicians would like their patients to be better informed about their medications, the tests they undergo, the lifestyle changes that would improve their...
Women With Breast Cancer Gene Favor Preventive Mastectomy
Most carriers view the procedure as best security against the disease, study finds
MONDAY, March 9 (HealthDay News) -- Women who know they carry a gene that puts them at higher risk of breast cancer tend to opt for preventive mastectomy, a new study concludes.
Several type of risk ...
AAJ Statement on Supreme Court Decision in Favor of Diana Levine
WASHINGTON, March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Supreme Court in a 6-3 decision upheld a Vermont jury's decision that Diana Levine, the plaintiff in the Supreme Court case Wyeth v. Levine could hold the drug manufacturer accountable for the injuries she suffered -- which included the loss...
Parents of Autistic Children Fight Back - Warn HMO Regulator Against Changing Rules to Favor Insurers That Deny Access to Medical Treatment
Kaiser, Blue Cross and Other Health Insurers Are Illegally Denying Treatment to Autistic Children
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Consumer Watchdog:
Who: Guillermo Arce , father of Andrew Arce
John Nagle, father of Frank N...
Overwhelming Majority of Virginia Voters Favor Increasing the Cigarette Tax to the National Average
New Poll Shows Strong Support for Cigarette Tax To Reduce Youth Smoking and Address the State's Healthcare Needs
RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new poll released today by a coalition of Virginia health leaders shows that 72 percent of Virginia voters support an 89-cent inc...
Employees Have Yet Another Reason To Lose Their Office Chairs In Favor Of A Treadmill Desk: Their Brain
Use of Treadmill Desks May Increase Production of Small Blood Vessels in the Brain
Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) December 2, 2008 -- Numerous studies in recent years have shown that walking on a regular basis lowers an employee's incidence of stroke, dementia and Alzheimer's Dise...
Nationwide Poll Shows 84% of Americans Favor Significant Restrictions on Abortion
71% of self-described pro-choice voters would significantly restrict
WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new nationwide poll
shows that 35 years after the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision
in Roe v. Wade, public support for the court's unrestricted access to
U.S. Senate Votes in Favor of H.R. 6331
Bill Includes Three Provisions That Protect Patient Access To Community
ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Senate
today voted by unanimous consent in favor
of H.R. 6331. The Medicare
Improvement for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 contains three critica...
NCPA Applauds U.S. House Vote in Favor of H.R. 6331
Bill Includes Three Provisions That Protect Patient Access To Community
ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. House of
Representatives voted 355 to 59 in favor
of H.R. 6331, which represents a
veto-proof majority. The health care bill contains three critical...
PacifiCare 'Rescission' Settlement Gives Lip Service to Patient Losses But Stacks Legal Deck in Favor of Insurers
"Reform" Legislation Given Green Light by Insurers
SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A settlement
announced today by California health regulators acknowledged that patients
should be able to recover unpaid medical bills following illegal
cancellations of their health c...
Jury Rules in Favor of Glycoproducts International, Inc.
RIGGINS, Idaho, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Glycoproducts International,
Inc., a provider of nutritional supplement products, today announced that a
federal court jury sitting in the Northern District of Texas returned a
mixed verdict relating to claims that Glycoproducts International, Inc.
ABMS Assembly Votes in Favor of Three-Year Initiative to Enhance Public Trust in the Board Certification Process
EVANSTON, Ill., May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Board of
Medical Specialties (ABMS), the not-for-profit organization that oversees
physician certification in the United States through its 24 Member Boards,
announced today approval of a new initiative designed for the public to
Research Converging in Favor of New Approach to U.S. Weight Problem
TAMPA, Fla., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- A complete review of trends in
weight loss research suggests the value of a multi-disciplinary and
collaborative approach to weight loss, according to Edward Zbella, M.D.,
Medical Director of Medi-Weightloss Clinics(R). The use of several proven
Recipients in Mexico Favor Receiving US-Sent Remittances Through Companies that Contribute to Local Economic Development and Job Creation Projects
Finding that families in Mexico support innovations to extend the local
productive impact of remittances shines spotlight on companies engaged in those efforts
- Economic issues top concerns for Mexicans in Mexico and the US. - Broad
support in communities of orig...
Oregon Supreme Court Rules in Favor of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in Medical Monitoring Suit
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., May 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Oregon State
Supreme Court today issued its ruling in Lowe, a proposed statewide class
action in which plaintiff sought to make cigarette manufacturers, including
R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, pay for medical monitoring of all Oregon
Indiana University study finds majority of US physicians favor national health insurance
INDIANAPOLIS The largest survey ever of American physicians opinions on health-care financing has found that 59 percent of doctors support government legislation to establish national health insurance while only 32 percent oppose it. A similar survey conducted by the IU researchers in 2002 found ...
VaxGen Provides Updates and Encourages Stockholders to Vote In Favor of Proposed Merger With Raven
Only 7 Days Remain to Vote on the Proposed Merger
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VaxGen
Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: VXGN)
Dear VaxGen Stockholder,
March 28th marks the date of the Special Stockholder meeting and the
conclusion of the VaxGen stockho...
Court of Appeals Reverses Lower Court Decision in Favor of TriMed, Inc. Patent Infringement Case
VALENCIA, Calif., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- TriMed, Inc., a Valencia,
CA-based developer and manufacturer of orthopaedic fixation devices, has
announced that the United States Court of Appeals has ruled in its favor
and reversed a lower court's summary judgment in its patent infringement
Maryland Voters Overwhelmingly Favor Funding for Tobacco Prevention
ANNAPOLIS, Md., March 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The State Senate's
Budget and Taxation Committee heard testimony yesterday on Senator
Nathaniel McFadden's Senate Bill 513. Senate Bill 513 requires that
Maryland increase its commitment to preventing and reducing tobacco use to
$63 million, t...
March of Dimes Implores Legislators to Vote in Favor of Hearing Screen
In continued fight for the health of all babies, March of Dimes
volunteers spend a day at the Capitol
ATLANTA, Feb. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The March of Dimes is
making a House call -- House of Representatives that is. On February 21,
2008, the March of Dimes and volunteers from arou...
84 Percent of Utah Voters Favor Cigarette Tax Increase
Voters Overwhelmingly Prefer Increasing the Cigarette Tax to Fund
Critical Health Care Programs
SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new poll released
today shows that Utah voters overwhelmingly support HB355. The bill
sponsored by Rep. Paul Ray calls for a .50 increase in ...
AARP Testifies in Favor of Bulk Buying and Rx Card Proposals in Executive Budget Proposal
Long Term Care Budget Proposals that Help 'Aging in Place' also a
ALBANY, N.Y., Feb. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, AARP recommended
that the New York State Legislature accept the Governor's proposal to
create a prescription drug discount card for uninsured New Yorkers and
New Poll Shows Virginia Voters Overwhelmingly Favor Funding for Tobacco Prevention
RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new statewide survey
released today shows that Virginia voters overwhelmingly support using
tobacco settlement and tobacco tax revenue for programs to prevent kids
from starting to smoke and help smokers quit.
The poll of 500 Virginia vote...
Michigan Senate Committee Votes in Favor of 'Opt-Out' Option for State's Helmet Law; AAA Says Deaths and Injuries Will Increase
DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The State Senate
Committee passed legislation today (October 17) that would enable
motorcyclists to ride without their helmets on Michigan roads. In their
latest bid to rid riders of their helmets, special interest groups in
Lansing have prop...
FDA Advisory Committee Votes in Favor of Earlier Use of Phosphate Binders in Stage 4 Kidney Disease Patients With Hyperphosphatemia
PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- At the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration's (FDA's) Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee
meeting today, the majority of members voted to recommend the use of
phosphate binders, including Shire Pharmaceuticals' non-calcium FOSRENOL(R)
Evolution Tips the Balance in Mom's Favor
Female spine has evolved to better accommodate pregnancy, study says,,,,
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Given that a woman's abdominal mass increases by a third during pregnancy, it's a miracle that such a significant shift in gravity doesn't have her tipping over during her fi...
Majority of Europeans in Favor of Smoking Ban in Public Places
An overwhelming majority of Europeans are in favour of a ban on smoking in workplaces and indoor public places, new data showed Tuesday.
Some 88 percent of citizens in the European Union want smoke free offices, restaurants and other indoor spaces, said a study by the European Commission, ...
Most Parents in U.S. Not in Favor of HPV Vaccine Mandates
While debate in several state governments continues to grow over school mandates for Gardasil a vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for girls ages 11 to 12 that is designed to provide protection against human papillomavirus, or HPV, the virus linked to cervical c...
Asthma Sufferers Favor Quick Relief Over Long-term Control
People who currently have asthma are much more likely to rely on drugs that offer quick relief for symptoms such as shortness of breath, wheezing, or coughing, // than medications for long-term control, according to the latest News and Numbers issued by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Qualit...
Tilt the Scales in Your Favor by Simply Weighing Yourself Everyday!
Weigh yourself everyday to keep weight gain at bay, says a Rhode Island researcher. Much like the apple a day …cliché, yet is not to be dismissed// as the fertile imagination of a maverick researcher, which can actually be the saving grace of many regimented weight control programmes. And while you...
Majority of Keralites Vote in Favor of HIV Certificate Before Marriage
An HIV certificate is a must before marriage, say an overwhelming 91 percent in an SMS survey in Kerala, which has over 70,000 HIV positive cases.//
The survey, conducted by manoramaonline/yuva, saw 22,578 people taking part. Of this, 20,546 people said an HIV certificate was a must before ma...
Heart Attack Care Continues To Be Biased In Favor Of Men
Despite major advances, differences in the treatment given to male and female patients suffering from heart-related problems persist, a new study has found//.
In all, the study shows, women were less likely than men to benefit from hospitals' quality-improvement measures -- and were less like...
Doctors Favor the Continued Publication of Free Drug Guide
The Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin (DTB) is a highly respected and influential journal. It doctors independent advice on the drugs they prescribe //. But the sad news is that it has to be closed as the government has withdrawing its funding after 40 years. This journal is sent to all doctors and of...
FDA Not In Favor Of Legalizing Medical Marijuana
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has categorically ruled out endorsing the use of marijuana for medical purposes.// This decision contradicts an Institute of Medicine report in 1999, which had said that marijuana, also called as pot, was useful in certain conditions like AIDS wasting, chemot...