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2009-11-20 13:45:00

A new U.S. study showed that movie theater patrons who order a bag of popcorn or soft drink are consuming more calories than they may be aware of, AFP reported. Some of America's biggest cinema chains offer customers mind-boggling calorie counts, according to nutritional analysis of popcorn servings. The Center for Science in the Public Interest, a non-profit group, compared some popcorn and drinks combos to consuming three McDonald's quarter-pounders topped with 12 pats of butter. In fact, a...

2009-11-09 16:17:00

Protections for Gulf Coast Shellfish Industry Would Increase Death Toll WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Science in the Public Interest was joined today by victims, consumer advocacy, and public health organizations in urging Congress to support the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) efforts to protect consumers from contaminated oysters that each year cause scores of serious illnesses and deaths. The blood infection caused by Vibrio vulnificus bacteria in...

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2009-07-31 05:45:00

Americans spend $34 billion every year on forms of alternative medicine, says the first national study on this kind of spending. Chiropractors, acupuncturists and other herbal remedies are making a lot of money as people look for simple care in a high-tech world, a report by the government indicates. "We are talking about a very wide range of health practices that range from promising and sensible to potentially harmful," wrote Dr. Josephine Briggs, director of the National Center for...

2009-07-14 13:52:00

Event Focused on Ensuring Patient Safety is Top Priority of Follow-on Biologic Legislation Being Debated on Capitol Hill WASHINGTON, July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tomorrow, Wednesday, July 15th, on Capitol Hill, the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest will host a briefing followed by a question-and-answer session for media and Congressional Staff entitled: "A Follow-on Biologics Legislation Update; Congressional Leaders and Medical Experts Discuss Patient Safety." The event will...

2009-07-08 15:54:00

WASHINGTON, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Next Wednesday, July 15th, on Capitol Hill, the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest will host a briefing followed by a question-and-answer session for media and Congressional Staff entitled: "A Follow-On Biologics Legislation Update; Congressional Leaders and Medical Experts Discuss Patient Safety." The event will be co-hosted by two high-ranking members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and...

2008-11-11 15:00:22

Center for Medicine in the Public Interest (CMPI) has released a statement by its Vice President and Director of Programs Dr. Robert Goldberg regarding the recent coverage by CBS Evening News linking vaccines and autism: "In recent years Katie Couric and the CBS Evening News have gone after vaccine makers and the make-believe link between vaccines and autism, taking up the cause of trial attorneys on the one hand and glossing over the scientific data demonstrating no relationship on the...

2008-06-24 02:30:29

WASHINGTON, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Medicine in the Public Interest (CMPI) today launched BigGovHealth.org, a new initiative to expose the consequences of greater government control in health care. BigGovHealth.org features powerful, first-person video testimonials from patients, health care workers and health policy experts from Canada and the United Kingdom -- two socialized systems often pointed to as models for reform. These candid interviews look at how...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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