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PHR Calls for Investigation of American Psychological Association's Ties to Pentagon

...calling for a "bright line" prohibition against health professional participation in interrogations. Though the APA membership passed a 2008 referendum banning psychologists from facilities that violate US and international human rights law, PHR believes that the PENS policy must be immediately revoke...

No April Fooling: Higher Taxes On Tobacco Really Do Reduce Smoking, Says American Lung Association of Upper Midwest

...in lawmakers are debating a statewide smoke-free law similar to the one recently passed in South Dakota. North Dakota is seeking to implement a public referendum passed last year that would make the state one of the few to nation to fully fund tobacco control and prevention programs at levels recommended by the...

Houston Northwest Medical Center and Surrounding Community Will Benefit From New Lone Star College-North Harris Health Professions Building

...n to start in October and completion in May 2010. Financial resources for the purchase and renovation come from the 2008 Lone Star College System bond referendum that was passed in May. "We are excited that next year the nursing lab at LSC-North Harris will be within walking distance of our hospital," say...

NorthShore University HealthSystem Launches Diabetes Outreach Program for Lake County's Medically Underserved

...ultiple national organizations for this notable achievement. About the Lake County Health Department/Community Health Center Established by referendum in 1956, the Lake County Health Department/Community Health Center is a state-certified public health department responsible for the prevention of dis...

North Dakota Personhood Bill Passes State House 51-41

...onhoodnorthdakota.com/ North Dakota Life League: http://members.tripod.com/NDLL/ Examiner: ND Pro-Lifers Hang Hopes on Personhood referendum (9 February 2009) http://www.examiner.com/x-2359-Evangelical-Examiner~y2009m2d9-North-Dakota-prolifers-hang-hopes-on-Personhood-Referendum ...

Fluoride and Organized Dentistry: Big Losers This Election Day

...ferenda on Election Day. Corning, NY residents passed a citizen-initiated referendum to rescind their city council's right to decide the issue for them -- effec...s can still opt out after petitioning 15 percent of registered voters for a referendum which must then pass by a majority of voters. Alamo Heights, Texas reject...

State Budget Discussions Must be Broadened to Include Revenue Options

...ady targeting Medicaid for cuts, the additional federal funding is necessary to prevent a swelling of the ranks of the uninsured. -- The Clean Water referendum on the Pennsylvania ballot in next week's election, if approved, will provide an infusion of funds into the Pennsylvania economy. It would authorize s...

Governor's Task Force Cites PA's $36.5 Billion Water Infrastructure Need; Report Underscores Call for Additional Investments

... Voters Asked to Approve $400 Million Election Day Bond referendum to Support Water, Sewage Systems HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell pointed to a report issued today tha...

Doctor Protests may Hinder Portugal's New Abortion Law

...nine public hospitals out of a total of 50 could not guarantee the procedure. Portugal's parliament approved the law in March after a February referendum found 59-percent support for change. The overwhelmingly Roman Catholic country previously had among the most restrictive laws in Europe, only ...

Talks Break Down in Polish Nurses' Pay Protest

...the medical workers' demands. He also reaffirmed his earlier call for a referendum to help resolve the crisis in the health sector, saying it would hinge on r...ay hikes for medical workers. However, Kaczynski did not specify when a referendum could take place, nor the question that would be put before voters. ...
Referendum in Biological News

A matter of density, not quantity

... volumes. The term, quorum sensing, is derived from the Latin quorum; in politics, this is the number of votes that must be cast for an election or referendum to be valid. In biology, quorum sensing is defined as a process by which cells are able to detect the accumulation of a released signal and then chang...

Scientists, policymakers and industry leaders gather to discuss ocean iron fertilization

...to share their scientific observations and discuss the range of issues involved in altering the chemistry of the ocean. It is not intended as forum or referendum for specific projects and ventures. In 20 hours of formal presentations and panel discussions over two days, participants will discuss: Efficacy...

Massive herds of animals found to still exist in Southern Sudan

...ldlife Service. After years of fighting northern Sudan, Southern Sudan formed an autonomous region as part of a 2005 peace agreement, and will hold a referendum on independence in 2011. “I have never seen wildlife like that, in such numbers, not even when flying over the mass migrations of the Serengeti,”...
Referendum in Biological Technology

How Wisconsin Can Maintain Its Lead in Stem Cell Research

...ar behind. The South Korea challenge may not be the most significant to Wisconsin, however. In California, voters are being asked to approve a bond referendum that would spend $3 billion over 10 years on stem cell research. The University of Minnesotas Stem Cell Institute recently announced a drive to expand...

The Great Offshore Outsourcing Debate

...the votes of workers to stay in their jobs (now theres an idea), but politicians do. For better or worse, it looks like this falls election could be a referendum on the offshore outsourcing question and the broader economic issues and policies that underlie it. Lets hope this debate rises above the rhetoric...

Referendum may pull California to the forefront of stem cell research

...g the Golden State at the forefront of stem cell funding. According to a recent Field Poll, 45 percent of surveyed voters in California support the referendum and 42 percent oppose it. Faced with California's proposed financial incentives, some fear Wisconsin may lose its leadership position gained in 199...

Low tech is good for local politics

... and reputation by its neighboring towns of Atherton, Menlo Park, and Palo Alto. In two weeks the residents will vote on ballot Measure Q, a re-zoning referendum that, if passed, will green light a massive, environmentally questionable, logistically nightmarish development to be built along the citys bayfront. ...

Critics say tax limits could handcuff tech investment

...by residents. Last fall, Colorado voters allowed the state to keep an estimated $3.7 billion that otherwise would have been refunded to taxpayers. The referendum allows increased spending on education, healthcare, and transportation. In addition, TABOR limits on revenue have been suspended for five years, wh...

Departure of nanotech researcher stings UW

... which candidate will occupy the governor's office, voters will also directly decide the question of same-sex marriage. The November ballot includes a referendum with the power to define legally recognized marriage as between one man and one woman. If the amendment passes, it would be left open for the courts t...

Siemens health services president calls IT benefits unassailable

...less secure. It's very difficult to get through some of those privacy and security issues. I was just in Germany last week and they have a national referendum to get to a common EHR across the country, and it's a key issue in Europe as well. It was a key issue in Asia when they tried to do it, so everyone is...
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