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August 19, 1989 | From Associated Press
A Defense Department research program in which cats are shot in the head to study war-related brain injuries is inhumane, scientifically flawed and unnecessary, a group of doctors says. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine on Thursday asked Defense Secretary Dick Cheney to cancel the contract for the research, conducted at Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans. "The study under question is superfluous and extraordinarily expensive," Dr.
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August 19, 1989 | From Associated Press
A Defense Department research program in which cats are shot in the head to study war-related brain injuries is inhumane, scientifically flawed and unnecessary, a group of doctors says. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine on Thursday asked Defense Secretary Dick Cheney to cancel the contract for the research, conducted at Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans. "The study under question is superfluous and extraordinarily expensive," Dr.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 1989
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has protested the Defense Department's research program at Louisiana State University Medical Center in which cats are shot in the head in order to study the injured brains (Aug. 19, Part I). Perhaps the $2 million could be better spent to study the brains (or lack thereof) of Defense Department officials. HARRY CIMRING Los Angeles
BUSINESS
March 4, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Doctors Protest McDonald's Meat Ad: A physicians group wants the Federal Trade Commission to investigate a McDonald's promotion that tells children that meat "can make it easier to do things like climb higher and ride your bike farther." Dr. Neal D. Barnard, president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, said the statement "is a false claim and should be withdrawn." The group says meat should be used only as a garnish or flavoring. A McDonald's Corp.
TRAVEL
December 8, 1996
Who has the healthiest food in the air? That can always be debated, but here's one group's ranking, from best to worst, for seven airlines, based on availability of low-fat and vegetarian foods. United was lauded for cholesterol-free vegetarian steak with pasta and only 6% fat; Delta was dinged for a vegetarian ragout containing 48% fat. HOW THEY RANK: 1. United Airlines 2. Continental Airlines 3. TWA 4. American Airlines 5. USAir 6. Northwest Airlines 7.
TRAVEL
July 22, 2001
San Francisco International airport offers the most healthy food choices among 10 major U.S. airports, according to a recent survey. Scores equal the percentage of an airport's restaurants that offer at least one "healthy" entree. *--* San Francisco 96% Minneapolis-St. Paul 66 Chicago (O'are) 64 Denver 61 Los Angeles 60 Phoenix 58 Dallas-Ft. Worth 50 Las Vegas 45 Atlanta 40 Detroit 33 *--* Source: Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 1996
The cuisine at Los Angeles International Airport is better than you think. For the second time in a row, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine ranked the airport's food No. 1 among 25 airports surveyed in North America. The committee said that passengers have an opportunity to buy fare such as low-fat vegetarian food, salads, Chinese mixed vegetables and vegetarian tostadas. "We've got a diverse menu here.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 6, 1993
What Rosenberg fails to grasp is that the segment on Dr. Michael E. Carey's research was actually a revelation of the overall philosophy of the animal rights movement--to stop all use of animals in medical research, whether humanely carried out or scientifically and medically valid or not. In fact, "60 Minutes" should be applauded for its courage in exposing the tactics of animal rights groups such as the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine....
NEWS
November 2, 1989 | United Press International
A controversial military research project that involves shooting hundreds of cats in the head will continue at least until the findings of a government investigation are released, the Army announced Wednesday. The statement of support for the project was issued as an animal protection group asked for a moratorium on the research project at Louisiana State University until a report on the Government Accounting Office's investigation is released.
HEALTH
February 9, 1998 | ROCHELLE O'GORMAN FLYNN
Dr. Neal Barnard of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is pushing a message of vegetarianism and exercise intended to lower our risks of heart disease and cancer. Although this may be too radical a dietary switch for most Americans, he and his mini-interviews with experts may at least persuade you to make a few changes. Barnard's approach is clear and energetic. His manner is chatty and friendly, while his message is decidedly unlike a lecture.
NEWS
December 20, 2010 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times
Caution: Reading these cookbooks may be hazardous to your health. That's what the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine suggests in releasing its list of the five worst cookbooks of 2010. "They use some of the worst possible ingredients in terms of nutritional profiles," Susan Levin, nutrition education director for the nonprofit organization, says in a Hartford Courant story.  "They're using lots of heavy cream and butter and going all out in terms of fat and calories. " Gordon Ramsay’s "World Kitchen" tops the list.
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