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Sexist jokes favor the mental mechanisms that justify violence against women

This release is available in Spanish . 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 abortion 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 a...

U.S. Senate Votes in Favor of H.R. 6331

Bill Includes Three Provisions That Protect Patient Access To Community Pharmacies 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 Pharmacies 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. commit...

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 e...

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 weight manag...

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 c...

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 suit a...

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 Priority 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 ex...

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) (lanthanum...

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...
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