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AGM-88 HARM The AGM-88 High-Speed Anti-radiation Missile (HARM) is an air-to-surface tactical radar-equipped air defense...
Harm principle The harm principle is attributed to On Liberty".
Harm reduction Harm reduction is a set of policy beliefs, essentially stating that people always have and always will pe...
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /topics/harm.html   (119 words)

 Harm Reduction Project
The Harm Reduction Project, bravely hosted in Salt Lake City this past week by Mayor Rocky Anderson, is in the enlightened public health model of dealing with drug abuse and addiction.
Harm Reduction abandons the pipe dream of a world without drugs and concentrates instead on educating people on how to avoid drugs, how to avoid overdosing on drugs and what to do if someone has overdosed.
Harm reduction seeks to prevent the harms caused by risk-taking behavior rather than attempting to eliminate that behavior altogether.
www.ihrproject.org   (522 words)

 WHO | Harm Reduction Approaches to Injecting Drug Use   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-20)
Successful harm reduction is based on a policy, legislative and social environment that minimizes the vulnerability of injecting drug users.
Harm reduction for injecting drug users primarily aims to help them avoid the negative health consequences of drug injecting and improve their health and social status.
To this end, harm reduction approaches recognize that for many drug users total abstinence from psychoactive substances is not a feasible option in the short term, and aim to help drug users reduce their injection frequency and increase injection safety.
www.who.int /hiv/topics/harm/reduction/en   (1541 words)

 Do No Harm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-20)
The principle ethic of the oath is "first, do no harm." This ethic has become a cornerstone of other branches of human service over the years including psychology, social work, and other healing therapies.
f we examine the "do no harm" concept at the societal level, we find public policies and laws written to minimize harm to the people of a city, county, state, province or country.
hen we begin to apply harm reduction principles in the area of alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drug abuse there are detractors who cry out for purism.
www.realsolutions.org /donoharm.htm   (1195 words)

 Guidelines do not prevent deliberate self harm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-20)
The intervention comprised a letter from the general practitioner inviting the patient to consult, and guidelines on assessment and management of deliberate self harm for the general practitioner to use in consultations.
After 12 months, the level of repeat episodes of deliberate self harm was no different for patients in the intervention group compared with the control group.
The high proportion of patients who make contact with general practitioners after an episode of deliberate self harm suggests that more research is needed on how best to manage such patients in primary care to reduce the incidence of repeated episodes, they conclude.
www.eurekalert.org /pub_releases/2002-05/bmj-gdn052202.php   (225 words)

 International Harm Reduction Association
This new briefing paper from the Beckley Foundation Drug Policy Programme looks at changing approaches to the drug problem in Iran where there is growing recognition of the limits of an enforcement driven approach, and the importance of the medical and social dimensions of drug misuse.
The International Journal of Drug Policy, Elsevier and the International Harm Reduction Association are pleased to announce for the third year running, the IJDP prize for the best young author of the year.
As part of the campaign to defend harm reduction in the UN system the International Drug Policy Consortium (of which IHRA is a member) has produced a briefing on this issue.
www.ihra.net   (1951 words)

 HaRM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-20)
These are run as required to create geometry as its needed by the renderer, rather than generating a whole load of potentially unnecessary geometry (which may be obscured or out of shot).
The source for harm, is pretty short, and it just begs to be extended.
HaRM works fine for PRMan, but there seems to be some kind of problem when using BMRT, as it starts off the hscript, then hangs.
www.dctsystems.co.uk /Houdini/harm.html   (319 words)

 Doing vs. Allowing Harm
This account is sometimes used to support the claim that doing harm is worse than allowing harm, on the grounds that, on this account, allowing harm is simply a matter of letting nature take its course, which, other things being equal, is good, or at least permissible.
An agent's most direct contribution to a harmful upshot of his agency is the contribution that most directly explains the harm.
To say that one has a negative right against being harmed is to say that it is (at least, prima facie) wrong to harm one unless one wishes to be harmed.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/doing-allowing   (6697 words)

 Self harm, a factsheet from the Mental Health Foundation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-20)
Self harm is causing deliberate hurt to your own body, most commonly by cutting, but also by burning, abusing drugs, alcohol or other substances.
This is because self-harm itself is not an attempt at fatal injury, but rather an attempt to inflict harm without the need for medical intervention.
Having a better understanding of why and when you self harm - and identifying those people who are supportive and make you feel good about yourself - building up your support network.
www.mentalhealth.org.uk /html/content/selfharm.cfm   (693 words)

 AGM-88 HARM -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-20)
The AGM-88 High-Speed Anti-radiation Missile (HARM) is an air-to-surface tactical (Rocket carrying passengers or instruments or a warhead) missile designed to seek out and destroy enemy (Measuring instrument in which the echo of a pulse of microwave radiation is used to detect and locate distant objects) radar-equipped air defense systems.
The HARM missile was approved for full production in March 1983.
It proved effective against Libyan targets in the (Wide inlet of the Mediterranean Sea on the north coast of Libya) Gulf of Sidra in 1986, and was used extensively by the Navy and the Air Force in Operation (Click link for more info and facts about Desert Storm) Desert Storm in 1991.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/a/ag/agm-88_harm5.htm   (314 words)

 Ohio Laws Addressing Harm to Farm Property
An act of harm to farm property could be a criminal act, a violation of civil law, or both.
In the case of harm to property used in the owner's occupation, vandalism occurs if a person knowingly causes harm to the property, regardless of its value or the loss in value.
Where an act of harm might not rise to the level of vandalism, it might fall under the crime of "criminal damaging or endangering." This crime is a misdemeanor and a less serious crime than vandalism.
ohioline.osu.edu /als-fact/1004.html   (3166 words)

 AGM-88 HARM (high-speed antiradiation missile) - Smart Weapons
The HARM Missile uses these parameters and relevant attitude data to process incoming RF energy to acquire and guide the HARM Missile to the desired target.
Thrust for the HARM Missile is developed by a dual thrust rocket motor utilizing a low smoke propellant.
HARM Block 3a and 5 software updates have completed testing and were incorporated as a software only engineering change starting in August 1999.
www.fas.org /man/dod-101/sys/smart/agm-88.htm   (2088 words)

Various problems were encountered in the development of the seeker and guidance system, including inability to distinguish between emissions from behind and in front of the aircraft.
The first operational use of HARM occurred in April 1986, when the type was used to destroy Libyan radars.
The current upgrade effort for HARM is known as Block VI, an international collaboration by the U.S. (Raytheon), Germany (BGT), and Italy (Alenia).
www.astronautix.com /lvs/harm.htm   (1618 words)

 Replace The Blade: Self Harm Support
Self harm is a behaviour that has many forms.
It can affect anyone at any time in their life but studies have shown that it is most common among young people such as teenagers.
The majority of people who self harm do it in order to keep themselves alive, because its the only way they think is possible.
www.freewebs.com /replacetheblade   (942 words)

 BBC NEWS | Health | Teenage self-harm widespread
The study, commissioned by the Samaritans and conducted by the Centre for Suicide Research at Oxford University, found youngsters were more likely to harm themselves if they had friends who had already done so.
Rather than employing positive strategies such as talking to someone about the situation, they were more likely to blame themselves, sit in their room or drink alcohol.
For example, only 20% of those who self harmed felt they could speak to a teacher about something that was really bothering them.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/health/2884119.stm   (493 words)

 Harm Reduction; Psychotherapy and Training Associates, substance abuse counseling and psychotherapy local and nationwide
Harm Reduction; Psychotherapy and Training Associates, substance abuse counseling and psychotherapy local and nationwide
is an alternative treatment approach which views the reduction of harm as a legitimate goal for substance users.
In harm reduction treatment, any treatment goal is valid that helps reduce harm to an individual.
www.harmreductioncounseling.com   (227 words)

 intrinsic satisfaction and when rewards harm - psychological self-help
Here are a couple of examples of studies: young children lost some interest in their favorite art work if they were asked to "do good work for 2 weeks" to get a reward.
According to the Freudians, we are selfish and driven by sexual and aggressive urges that we can not stand to think about, things like the desire for forbidden sexual activity, the urge to harm ourselves or others, the wish to dominate others, and so on.
It would be possible for unseen parts of our brain to have these urges, other parts could detect these urges and develop some defenses against the urges, defenses that seem irrational and look neurotic or psychotic.
www.mentalhelp.net /psyhelp/chap4/chap4q.htm   (5357 words)

 Harm reduction: needle exchange, drugs, drug treatment, methadone, heroin and drug treatment information
We had to develop the citric ourselves because the legal problems (and commercial risk) meant that despite our urging, free advice and encouragement the companies, charities and voluntary bodies serving the harm reduction field were either unable or unwilling to fully respond to the equipment and information needs of drug users.
We were conspicuously alone in the field of commercial paraphernalia supply at this time before the law change in August 2003, which allowed the supply of selected items.
These new developments can often be technically, legally and ethically difficult, expensive to develop and commercially risky, and because of this are ignored by companies that are driven only by a profit motive.
www.exchangesupplies.org   (657 words)

 Consumer Harm in the Microsoft Case
Every time the Microsoft antitrust case moves forward, one observes a new wave of "where is the harm?" opinion articles in daily newspapers, presenting Microsoft's anticompetitive practices as harmful to competitors but not consumers.
However, Judge Jackson's findings of fact are limited by the scope of the government lawsuit against Microsoft, both in terms of the types of anticompetitive conduct and the harm to consumers, and therefore understates the harm of Microsoft's monopoly to consumers.
But it is one thing for that decision to be made on the basis of competition for consumer satisfaction, based upon product quality and price, and something else when consumers are forced to pick Microsoft, by an endless array of underhanded, coercive and non- meritorious tactics.
www.cptech.org /ms/harm.html   (2718 words)

 Self Harm
If you cause this harm to yourself when you are trying to deal with unpleasant, difficult or overwhelming emotions, obsessive thoughts, or when you are dissociated.
From talking to people who do cut on a regular basis i have come to realise that the reason they do feel the need to harm themselves is becuase it brings a rapid relief from tension, stress and emotional pain.
Self Harm Allience" A UK based voluntary organisation that provides support and information to people who self-harm, their carers and professionals working in this field.
www.survive.org.uk /selfharm.html   (860 words)

 The Centre for Harm Reduction
The Centre for Harm Reduction will be running two week-long short courses in the second half of 2005, and supervising students completing research projects in Harm Reduction.
In order to tackle the epidemic, the role of drugs and drug use must be acknowledged and concerted efforts made to respond to this complex problem.
Harm reduction offers an effective solution by focusing on the pragmatic goal of reducing risks to individuals and the community posed by the taking of drugs.
www.chr.asn.au   (115 words)

 UKHRA - The UK Harm Reduction Alliance
The United Kingdom Harm Reduction Alliance UKHRA is a campaigning coalition of drug users, health and social care workers, criminal justice workers and educationalists that aims to put public health and human rights at the centre of drug treatment and service provision for drug users.
We are a campaigning network spread across the UK, as well as promoting harm reduction and evidence based drug policy by writing policy proposals and responses to government consultations.
If you are interested in harm reduction, we would encourage you to join one or more of our lists.
www.ukhra.org   (758 words)

 Self Harm | Borderline Personality Disorder   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-20)
Most self harmers start harming in their teens and have been known to continue on until their forties and beyond.
Men self harm, women self harm from all sorts of different cultures, classes and creeds.
If you have self harmed or know someone that has then please read our self harm first aid.
www.bpdworld.org /self_harm.php   (191 words)

 Mind > Information > Booklets by series > Understanding > Understanding self-harm
You may harm yourself once or twice at a particularly difficult time in your life, and never do so again.
Keep notes of what is going on when you feel the need to harm yourself, so that you can identify, over a period of time, specific thoughts which come up.
NICE recommends that you should be offered a full assessment of your physical, psychological and social needs, by a professional who has been trained in the treatment of people who harm themselves, in an atmosphere of respect and understanding.
www.mind.org.uk /Information/Booklets/Understanding/Understanding+self-harm.htm?wbc_purpose=Basic&WBCMODE=PresentationUnpublished   (3201 words)

 Self Harm Help: The site for all those who want help, whether a self harmer or a family/friend or a self harmer!
Self Harm Help: The site for all those who want help, whether a self harmer or a family/friend or a self harmer!
I myself have been a self harmer for nearly 4 and a half years.
~This site will help all that come into contact with self harm, whether it be direct or through work or friends.
www.freewebs.com /selfharmhelper   (158 words)

 Harm from the Hague - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation (FSF)
A proposed treaty, now being negotiated, threatens to subject software developers in Europe and other countries to U.S. software patents -- and other harmful laws from around the world.
The problem is not just for programmers; authors of all kinds will face new dangers.
Verbatim copying and distribution of this entire article is permitted in any medium without royalty provided this notice is preserved.
www.gnu.org /philosophy/hague.html   (1554 words)

Harm covers so many different possibilities that the interpretation of what harm is will inevitably vary from person to person.
It may be impossible to prevent all injury, hurts or damage but the idea to orient your thinking toward the prevention of injury is what is vitally crucial.
If they are they will cause harm to occur.
www.steel-door.com /harm.htm   (647 words)

 What's The Harm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-20)
The phony congressional bill 602P that claims there will be a 5 cent tax on all email has been a major headache for U.S. Congressional representatives for over 3 years.
He says that in some cases, entire company email systems have have collapsed after dozens of users forwarded false alerts to everyone else in the system (wonder how it's bearing up with the onslaught of spam?).
Several clothing companies have been harmed by false rumors of racism.
www.truthminers.com /truth/what's_the_harm.htm   (1074 words)

 THE Self Harm Support Community
We strongly believe in a free and open atmosphere here and our non-judgemental approach to all things Self Harm has been a help to thousands of people already.
Mikhail Bakunin's infamous assertion, "The urge for destruction is also a creative urge," is as applicable to the voluntary Self Harm of oneself as it is to the destruction of physical objects.
There are few rules and few taboos, but we will not condone the encouragement of Self Harm or Suicide at any time.
www.recoveryourlife.com   (248 words)

 Harm Reduction Coalition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-20)
A diversity of individuals and agencies concerned with the lack of effective and respectful services for active drug users, particularly those underserved by traditional social and medical services --- youth, women, people of color, and people living in poverty.
'Harm reduction' is anything that reduces drug-related harm without creating further harm to active users, their families, and communities affect by drug use.
Drug-related harm includes HIV / AIDS and other infectious diseases, overdose, illness, death, dysfunction, violence, and community disintegration.
www.bapd.org /ghaoon-1.html   (137 words)

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