Quantcast
Last updated on April 17, 2014 at 10:48 EDT

Latest the Public Interest Stories

2014-02-19 12:28:55

Advisory: Nutrition Facts 2.0 WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Experts from consumer groups, industry, and the designer of the original Nutrition Facts label will discuss how the label might be revised to help Americans select healthier diets. The discussion is hosted by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, the nonprofit nutrition and food safety advocacy group that lobbied for passage of the law requiring Nutrition Facts on packaged foods. Who:...

2013-12-04 16:25:36

Milestone Demonstrates the Value of Research, Development and Investment in Medical Innovation NEW YORK, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. life expectancy for people with cancer hit another all-time high, rising over 50 million life-years after diagnosis. The estimate of approximately 50 million life-years saved is based on the number of additional years of life that each person diagnosed with cancer since 1990 has experienced as a result of advances in science and broader access...

Long John Silver Worst Meal In America
2013-07-02 15:31:00

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While most fishermen are admired for reeling in the big catch, restaurant chain Long John Silver's is under scrutiny for its new menu item: Wild-Caught Haddock. The lobbying group Center for Science in the Public Interest calls the chain's "Big Catch" menu item the "worst restaurant meal in America." The non-profit group conducted its own lab tests that revealed Long John Silver's Big Catch meal - which includes a piece of fried...

2013-06-04 08:28:23

Value of Medical Innovation Campaign To Focus on Making Cancer Treatment Predictive, Personalized, Preventive and Participatory CHICAGO, June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Citing a world free from cancer by 2050 as its goal, a partnership of patients, researchers, advocacy groups and innovators led by the Center for Medicine in The Public Interest (CMPI) today launched the Value of Medical Innovation (VOI) (ValueOfInnovation.org) initiative. The initiative advocates for...

2013-04-12 15:45:13

Post-traumatic stress disorder affects nearly 8 million adults in any given year, federal statistics show. Fortunately, clinical research has identified certain psychological interventions that effectively ameliorate the symptoms of PTSD.  But most people struggling with PTSD don´t receive those treatments, according to a new report published in Psychological Science in the Public Interest. In the report, internationally renowned trauma expert Edna Foa of the University of...

2013-04-10 23:01:45

Report sponsored by The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Interfaith Medical Center´s IM Foundation and New York State Department of Health Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) April 10, 2013 In conjunction with the proposed redesign of Brooklyn´s Health Care System the Community Health Planning Workgroup (CPHW), a consortium of community stakeholders, healthcare providers and community health planners, today released The Need for Caring in North and Central Brooklyn, A Community Health Needs Assessment,...

2013-03-06 16:28:57

Open source champion wins public interest computing's highest honor for his work to open up the legislative redistricting process SAN FRANCISCO, March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Politicians have been gerrymandering legislative districts -- and distorting democracy -- for almost as long as the United States has been a nation. But average American citizens now have a powerful tool to challenge those distortions, thanks to the talent and vision of the seventh annual winner of the...

2013-02-20 12:27:03

Letter to Treasury Secretary-Designate Jack Lew Cites Recent Federal Trade Commission Order as Setting the Stage for Final Action WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than thirty years after first urging the federal government to require meaningful labeling on alcoholic beverages, a coalition of consumer advocacy and public interest groups is appealing to incoming Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to make 2013 the year in which the Treasury Department issues final rules...

2013-01-14 12:25:15

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Xtreme Eating Awards--given occasionally by the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest to chain-restaurant meals staggeringly high in calories, saturated fat, sodium, and/or sugar--will be published in the January/February edition of the group's Nutrition Action Healthletter. Experts from CSPI will be available by appointment to discuss the findings in CSPI's offices in Washington on Wednesday, January 16, 2013. Please...

Caffeinated Cracker Jacks Are All Jack'd Up
2012-11-16 12:02:12

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Perhaps the Mayans were right. After all, in just 2 days we´ve heard that Twinkies (once thought to be able to outlast the apocalypse) will soon cease to exist and Cracker Jacks will soon be available in a caffeinated coffee version. Frito-Lay, maker of the iconic and American favorite announced yesterday that they´d be rolling out a new line of Cracker Jacks called “Cracker Jack´d.” New flavors...