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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
08/07/2014 - Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) are a group of conditions that can occur in the children of women who consume alcohol during pregnancy.1 FASD refers to a range of disorders, with fetal alcohol syndrome representing the most severe end of the spectrum. Symptoms of FASD may include: Abnormal facial fea
Alcoholism and mental illness: overlapping diseases requiring a renewed focus
08/07/2014 - This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Mental Health and Substance Use on June 17, 2014, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/ 10.1080/17523281.2014.939220 Abstract Alcohol addiction and psychiatric disorders frequently occur together, and individuals affected by both conditions represe
2004 School Lunch Report Card: Background
04/04/2013 - background | the criteria | the report card | As elementary school students return to the classroom this fall, many face more than academic challenges. These children stand on the threshold of obesity, diabetes, and other health problems tied to unhealthful
2004 Golden Carrot Award Winners
01/28/2013 - The Golden Carrot Awards go to food service professionals who approach child nutrition in an innovative way that encourages children to eat more healthfully. The winning programs feature low-fat meals; encourage kids to eat lots of fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains; provide vegetarian or vegan menu items; resp
Nutrition and Prostate Health
10/23/2012 - The prostate is an organ that sits snuggled up under the bladder. Its biological purpose is to produce semen. As time goes on, however, many men have an enlargement of their prostates, causing annoying and sometimes painful urinary problems. The prostate is also the number-one cancer spot in a man’s body. Th
2012 PCRM School Lunch Report Card: Results
10/16/2012 - A Report by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine October 2012 Background | Criteria | Report Card | INDIVIDUAL DISTRICTS Pinellas County Schools: A+ (100) State: Florida 2008 Score: A (98) This is the first time in the 11-year history of the School Lunch Report Card that a school district received
Nutrition and Prostate Health
07/17/2012 - By Neal D. Barnard, M.D. The prostate is an organ that sits snuggled up under the bladder. Its biological purpose is to produce semen. As time goes on, however, many men have an enlargement of their prostates, causing annoying and sometimes painful urinary problems. The prostate is also the number-one cancer spot
The Roles of Exercise and Stress Management
07/13/2012 - Healthy foods, physical activity, and reducing stress are increasingly recognized as vital ingredients of cancer prevention and survival. While genetics play a role in predisposing some people to cancer, other factors play a much greater role. In fact, much of what appears to "run in the family" results from
Come Clean: Skin Irritation and Corrosion Tests Resources for Companies
06/12/2012 - Come Clean: Skin Irritation and Corrosion Tests FAQs | Come Clean: Skin Irritation and Corrosion Tests Resources for Companies | Commonly Conducted Animal Tests | Come Clean Home There are multiple reasons to transition your company from using in vivo methods to in vitro, or to require your ingredient suppliers to con
March of Dimes-Funded Animal Experiments: An Overview
07/15/2011 - March of Dimes-Funded Animal Experiments: An Overview EXTENT, COST, and TYPES of ANIMALS USED The March of Dimes does not report the number of animals used per year. The March of Dimes uses many different species of animals, including primates, cats, dogs, rabbits, pigs, hamsters, fe
March of Dimes-Funded Animal Experiments: Commonly Asked Questions
07/15/2011 - March of Dimes-Funded Animal Experiments: Commonly Asked Questions Animal Welfare 1. Does the March of Dimes still fund shocking animal experiments? 2. Is there any evidence for the poor treatment of animals in March of Dimes experiments? 3. How can there be any pain or suffe
Section Two: Caring for Patients Living with HIV/AIDS
05/11/2011 - Barriers to Care Universal Precautions Taking a Sexual History Giving HIV Test Results Terminal Illness
Section Three: When Is Surgery Unnecessary?
05/11/2011 - Circumcision Circumcision as a Preventive Measure Complications Pain Making a Choice Hysterectomy Cost Surgical Complications
Section Four: Physician-Assisted Suicide And Capital Punishment: What Role Should Physicians Play?
05/11/2011 - Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia Arguments AGAINST Permitting Physician-Assisted Suicide Arguments FOR Permitting Physician-Assisted Suicide
Your Right to Know: Understanding Animal Experiments in Your Community
04/29/2011 - Selecting a Facility or Experiment Animals in Education Collecting Information Bringing in the Law
Testimony on High Production Volume Chemical Tests to the House Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment
03/06/2011 - Neal D. Barnard, M.D. June 17, 1999 As a physician and president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, I would like to thank Chairman Calvert and the members of the Committee for the opportunity to comment on the EPA’s High Production Volume Challenge program. We are greatly concerned about seve
Analysis of the HPV Challenge: Industry Violations and EPA Negligence
03/06/2011 - By Nicole Cardello, M.H.S. Executive Summary The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) High Production Volume (HPV) Challenge encourages chemical companies to volunteer to conduct screening-level animal toxicity tests on 2,800 industrial chemicals. Pursuant to this program, companies have committed to
An Examination of Animal Experiments
02/27/2011 - Inaccurate Results Money Lost, Attention Diverted The Time Factor
Section Two: Cancer Prevention
02/26/2011 - Breast Cancer Fat Increases Estrogens How Much Fat is Too Much? Fiber Reduces Estrogens Other Risk Fa
Section Six: Nutrition and Renal Disease
02/26/2011 - Nephrotic Syndrome Diet for Nephrotic Syndrome Acute Renal Failure Diet in Acute Renal Failure Chronic Renal Failure
Animal Care and Use Committees: Structural Problems Impair Usefulness
11/03/2010 - Animal Care and Use Committees: Structural Problems Impair Usefulness Introduction The Animal Welfare Act (AWA) requires that institutional animal care and use committees (IACUCs) be established at research facilities that use animals covered under the Act. The Public Health Service and the Interagency Research
Frequently Asked Questions About Chemical Regulation
10/31/2010 -   Frequently Asked Questions About Chemical Regulation What is toxicity testing? What are some concerns with the use of animals in toxicity testing? What is the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)? Is TSCA in need of modernization? How can chemical regulatory legislation be more effective? What is the Che
Frequently Asked Questions About Nutrition
10/13/2010 - Frequently Asked Questions About Nutrition 1. Do you recommend a vegetarian or a vegan diet? 2. I want to try a vegan diet. How should I start? 3. Is it healthy for children to be on a vegan diet? 4. How do I get protein on a vegan diet? Do I need to combine proteins? 5. How do I get enough calcium on a vegan diet
Nutrition and Renal Disease
09/24/2010 - Nutrition and Renal Disease The kidneys’ job is to keep the body’s fluids, electrolytes, and organic solutes in a healthy balance. Their functional units are the million or so nephrons in the renal cortex which filter most constituents of the blood other
2004 School Lunch Report Card
08/01/2004 - 2004 School Lunch Report Card   A Report by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine August 2004 background | the criteria | the report card | As elementary school students return to the classroom this fall, many face more than acade

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