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In Wake of ICRC Report, Health Professionals Must Be Held Accountable for Torture

Physicians for Human Rights responds to the publication of a long-secret report by International Committee of the Red Cross which concludes that health professionals who participated in interrogations in CIA secret detention centers committed gross violations of medical ethics and in some cases...

Teen Torture iPhone App Discontinued Due to Public Alarm

Company Reiterates Intended Usage of Controversial App (PRWEB) January 20, 2009 -- It has come to Inner Four's recent attention that there is some very unfortunate confusion as to the intentions of its iPhone application previously for sale on Apple's iTunes App Store e...

Cruel and inhuman treatment causes more mental damage than physical torture

New research findings published today by Dr Metin Başoğlu, Head of Section of Trauma Studies at King's College London and the Istanbul Centre for Behaviour Research and Therapy, examines the psychological impact of war captivity, 'cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment' (CIDT) and physi...

Media Advisory: PHR Experts Available to Comment on Torture

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) and its Campaign Against Torture have a number of internationally recognized experts on the physical and psychological effects of torture who are available to comment on the participation of health professionals in abusive and illegal interrogations. ...

OLC Memos Confirm Integral Role of Health Professionals in US Torture

Physicians for Human Rights Analysis of CIA Interrogation Tactics Confirms Severe and Long-Lasting Harm of Techniques Cambridge, MA (Vocus) April 17, 2009 -- The newly released Bush Administration's Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) memos are detailed confirmation of the in...

Music to Some, Torture to Others

Finally there is some scientific research to explain mysteries like why some people cannot hear things that seem to be said in a perfectly audible volume to them. //It has always perplexed people that what seems like a reasonable volume to them is sometimes inaudible or thunderous torture for someo...

New Evidence that Bush Administration Impeded 3 Investigations into Alleged Massacre of Up to 2,000 Prisoners in Afghanistan

...e alleged crime and awareness of the execution and torture of witnesses to the incidents; Helped iden... the rule of law and the Geneva Conventions led to torture of prisoners in Guantanamo and many other secret p...d the systematic use of psychological and physical torture by US personnel against detainees held at Guantana...

Blue Cross Foundation Grants Focus on Improving Immigrant Health

... strengthen programs that provide basic needs services and build health equity for the refugee and immigrant community. Center for Victims of torture , Minneapolis , $10,000 for the Refugee Mental Health Assessment project to develop and pilot a culturally appropriate way for mental health screen...

National Autism Association Teams Up With 12 Organizations to End Abusive Restraint and Seclusion in Schools

... country of disabled children being handcuffed, locked in closets and bathrooms, and restrained with chemicals and lemon spray. "These are essentially torture tactics that are outlawed for terrorists, but children with autism and other disabilities have no federal regulations in place protecting them," says ...

Push-ups 'I've got a Secret'

...e 1 /PRNewswire/ -- "Will this shocking fitness secret finally be revealed? I've discovered the #1 exercise on the planet," said Ted Skup. "You could torture me, and I still won't spill the beans. I am not going to tell you that this one exercise is like using 10 health club machines. I'm not going to tal...
Torture in Medical Technology

GAA Calls on Secretary Clinton to Speak Out Against Gender-Based Violence During Her Africa Trip

...(VAC) are issues in each of the countries she is visiting; for example: Tens of thousands of women and girls have suffered systematic rape and torture in Democratic Republic of the Congo since conflict there began in 1998. Liberia has a culture of sexual violence that is a carry-over from year...
Torture in Medical Dictionary

Electrical shock

... An electric shock can occur upon contact of a human body with any source of ... During the Vietnam War, electric shock torture is said to have been used by both ... Electrical energy flows through a portion of the body causing a shock . Exposure to electrical ... Ele...
Torture in Biological Technology

Covert Torture, Surveillance Jeopardizes the Freedom of American Citizens

...hearing regarding covert surveillance and advanced torture technology. The issue may seem like science fictio... news media, there is a little-known aspect of the torture issue that some would find surprising and hopefull...anced today; to learn that remote manipulation and torture of the human mind and body is now possible and tha...

Dream Thieme

...need for change get visceral, much like the September 11 disaster made terrorism and preventing it visceral. Post-9/11, all kinds of things including torture of suspected terrorists move from unthinkable to subjects of serious debate, Thieme pointed out. It also requires thinking differently about powe...
Torture in Biological Definition

Charles Darwin

...vages," and professed in Descent of Man that he felt more kin to certain altruistic tendencies in monkeys than he did "from a savage who delights to torture his enemies." He further agreed with Galton and Herbert Spencer that asylums for the "imbecile, the maimed, and the sick", as well as welfare laws a...
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