Latest Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine Stories

2010-12-02 15:16:00

Senate Child Nutrition Bill a Step Forward but Congress Must Do More to Help Schools Fight Obesity with Healthy Vegetarian Options WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Congress finalizes child nutrition reauthorization legislation, doctors with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) are urging lawmakers and President Obama to find additional ways to reduce fat and cholesterol in school lunches and give every child access to healthy vegetarian meals....

2010-09-17 15:17:00

Even McDonald's Meals Marketed as Healthful Mostly High in Cholesterol, Sodium WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- How unhealthy is the McDonald's menu? The world's largest fast-food chain serves a long list of high-fat, high-cholesterol items and offers almost no healthful choices, according to an analysis from dietitians with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). Even many McDonald's items that consumers may believe are healthful--salads, for example--are...

2010-09-15 07:40:00

A new television ad produced by a Washington-based health group is taking aim at McDonald's high-fat menu, enraging the fast food giant. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine produced the new commercial, which is set to be aired in Washington DC during the airing of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Thursday. The ad centers around an overweight, middle-aged man seen lying dead in a morgue holding a half-eaten burger as a woman weeps over his body. McDonald's omnipresent golden...

2010-06-30 10:34:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recognition of its leadership in the optimization, validation and routine use of non-animal testing methods, The Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS), Inc. has been awarded the first Mark Twain Ethical Science Award. This honor, presented by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), recognizes IIVS for its successes in helping hundreds of companies world-wide utilize testing strategies that minimize the use of animals,...

2010-03-05 07:45:00

User-Friendly Graphic Emphasizes Low-Fat Vegetarian Foods, Eliminates Confusing Portion Suggestions; New Approach Could Influence Dietary Guidelines WASHINGTON, March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fill your plate with fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes each day to keep the doctor away, say doctors and dietitians with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. The nonprofit organization is running a full-page advertisement in March's Today's Dietitian urging nutrition...

2010-01-14 15:45:00

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Authors Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin knew they were onto something when they wrote their bestselling manifesto Skinny Bitch. It was clear to them that people were tired of looking and feeling bad, and they were more than happy to assist -- but with a twist -- dispensing admonitions like "don't be a big fat pig anymore" and "eating carcasses all day while avoiding fruit is a recipe for disaster." Their honesty and bully tactics worked, laying the...

2009-12-10 12:04:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Inspired by a National Academy of Sciences' report calling for a new toxicity testing strategy, the Institute for In Vitro Sciences, Inc. (IIVS) and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) announce the formation of a new scientific society to promote the development and use of non-animal toxicological testing methods. This will be the first scientific society in North America devoted to such a mission. The American Society...

2009-05-04 16:50:08

The 15-year-old daughter of Montel Williams is featured in a television ad urging that vegetarian options be offered in U.S. public schools. In the TV commercial, Wyntergrace Williams urges Congress to amend the Child Nutrition Act to include meatless meals. Some of us don't eat right, Wyntergrace says in the commercial. Fast food, junk food -- sometimes, even our school lunches have too much fat and cholesterol. More than 80 of Americans believe that vegetarian meals should be available in...

2009-03-03 09:08:48

Nutrition experts available for comment in response to Pediatrics study about B12Well-planned vegetarian and vegan diets are healthful choices for pregnant women and their children, and vitamin B12 needs can be easily met with fortified foods or any common multivitamin, say doctors and dietitians with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). PCRM nutrition experts are available for comment in response to a new Pediatrics study showing that low levels of vitamin B12 may...

2008-08-07 21:00:29

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) responds to news releases published recently by the "Center for Consumer Freedom" (CCF), a group funded by the tobacco, meat, and junk food industries, and the American Meat Institute (AMI), a meat-industry organization that promotes consumption of processed meats and other unhealthful products. Both organizations, which are funded by the meat industry, aim to confuse consumers about the...

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  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
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