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2014-03-06 12:27:00

The pharmaceutical company is committed to donating a portion of its Medicis® and Obagi® product sales every quarter for a combined donation goal of $1 million in one year. NEW YORK, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America, LLC, today announced it has donated $250,000 to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV). The donation is a reflection of Valeant's ongoing support and commitment to the wellbeing of women, and is the first of four checks the...

2014-03-05 23:29:55

The International Bullying Prevention Association is holding their annual conference, November 16-18, 2014 at the San Diego Sheraton Hotel & Marina. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 05, 2014 This event will bring together 800 professionals from schools (pre-k through post-secondary) and community organizations interested in stopping bullying. The conference is designed for school counselors, health educators, researchers, coaches, lawyers, school administrators, social workers, community...

2014-03-05 11:10:00

Intimate partner violence (IPV) among men who have sex with men (MSM) is linked to greater risk of mental and physical health symptoms, substance misuse, and sexually transmitted infections, according to a research article published in this week's PLOS Medicine. The study, led by Ana Maria Buller and Loraine Bacchus from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK, working with experts from King's College London, identified associations with negative health indicators for both...

2014-03-04 23:31:20

HealthForumOnline’s (HFO) new online continuing education (CE) course, Substance Abuse Across the Lifespan: A Biopsychosocial Perspective, is anchored in the biopsychosocial approach, but this Ebook for mental health professionals extends beyond this model to present a lifespan approach to the prevention and treatment of substance abuse. HFO offers over 90 online CE courses for mental health professionals that are fast, convenient and especially cost-effective - with free ongoing access...

2014-03-04 13:42:21

People's racial prejudices are influenced by where they live, reports a new study led by Oxford University psychologists. The researchers found that levels of racial prejudice among white people drop significantly when they live in ethnically mixed communities, even when they do not have direct contact with minorities. Simply seeing white strangers interacting positively with ethnic minorities is enough to reduce racial prejudice. The researchers have called this positive effect...

2014-03-04 13:13:08

-Sexual aggression has become a common experience in bars. -New findings show that approximately 90 percent of the incidents involve male initiators and female targets. -The initiators' level of invasiveness was related to intoxication of the targets but not their own intoxication. -This suggests that intoxicated women were being targeted, perhaps perceived as easier or more blameworthy. Meeting people within a bar scene is not usually difficult. Unfortunately, not all contact –...

2014-03-03 12:26:36

BOSTON, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Its education and awareness that is driving girl children in India to stand up against abuse and forced marriage As she talks about girl child empowerment, the grit and determination in her voice is unmistakable. She speaks with a vehement fervor advocating the importance of education to the children's collective council in her village, of which she is the Vice President. She is Shravani, 16. It is hard to believe that she...

2014-02-28 23:23:57

With education and prevention, Narconon Freedom Center gets the message out about how to reduce teen violence during this one-month observance. Albion, Michigan (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 This month, Narconon Freedom Center observed Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month with a campaign to encourage teens to educate themselves on the issues of teen dating violence to help them to avoid it in the future. Far too many teens experience dating violence every day, and they need help to start...

2014-02-28 23:02:48

Michigan’s Logan’s Law, a package of bills that prohibit convicted animal abusers from adopting pets for five years, passed the House Judiciary Committee and now awaits consideration by the full House and Senate. The bills’ creator appreciates the support of Animal Support as they now look for final legislative approval to make the bill a new state law. (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 Matthew Falk the creator of Logan’s Law thanks Animal Support and its cofounders Dr. Michael Omidi and...

2014-02-28 16:23:14

New Documentary Shows Honor Violence Persists In All Parts of the World, Including US, UK and Canada WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to draw attention to the prevalence of honor violence - including forced marriage, disfigurement and female genital mutilation - in advance of International Women's Day, and to promote passage of the International Violence Against Women Act now pending in the U.S. House of Representatives, two Muslim women and human...


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2009-04-28 16:36:07

Chicago police sergeant, Louis R. Vitullo, focused his career in the city's crime lab and eventually because chief microanalyst. He created an organized method by which to collect and analyze evidence in sexual assault cases. The tools necessary to follow this process are all contained together in a standardized kit, originally called a Vitullo kit. Today, they are more commonly referred to as SAEK or rape kits. Louis Vitullo died on January 3, 2006 at Good Shepherd Hospital in...

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