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Chimpanzees are vulnerable research subjectsChimpanzees are Vulnerable Research Subjects

A new paper co-authored by Neal Barnard, M.D., finds that chimpanzees used in experiments should be considered vulnerable subjects—in the same way that children are now.From cages to sanctuaries >

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Congress Introduces Landmark Cosmetic Animal Testing Ban

Congress Introduces Landmark Cosmetic Animal Testing Ban
Last month, Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., introduced the Humane Cosmetics Act, a landmark bill to ban the testing of cosmetics on animals. Take action >

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UW: Switch to Simulation

UW: Switch to Simulation
PCRM has filed a complaint against the University of Washington, calling out the school for its use of pigs in its paramedic training program. Take action >

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A Cure for Doctors' Lack of Nutrition Education

A Cure for Doctors' Lack of Nutrition Education
A deficiency in nutrition education is plaguing our country’s health professionals. At a Capitol Hill briefing that happened on April 4, doctors offered a prescription: the EAT for Health and ENRICH Acts, two new bills that will boost nutrition education for current and future physicians, respectively. Find out more >

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Don't Take the Bait-Fish is Not a Health Food

Don't Take the Bait—Fish is Not a Health Food
Fish is often promoted as a health food that can benefit heart and brain health. But a new PCRM report reveals that when it comes to these health claims, consumers are being reeled in by myths. Don't take the bait >

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Drop the Dog, Pick a Plant

Drop the Dog, Pick a Plant!
In honor of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, PCRM dietitians launched a new website and campaign: Drop the Dog. Want to help stop colorectal cancer in its tracks? Drop the dog, pick a plant, and save a life! Take the pledge >

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Hill Staff and Plant-Powered Athletes Talk Veggies

Hill Staff and Plant-Powered Athletes Talk Veggies
To celebrate the launch of a new PSA campaign, Teaming Up 4 Health, the Physicians Committee partnered with the Congressional “Veggie Caucus” to host professional and Olympic athletes and sports personalities at an April 1 event on Capitol Hill. Ode to kale >

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