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  December 2005 Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine  
News and Campaign Updates
Animal Tests

Biodefense Bill Proposes Cruel Animal Tests
The federal government is considering legislation to fund research to combat bioterrorism and pandemic disease, such as bird flu. Unfortunately, the bill also includes appropriations for gruesome experiments subjecting animals to radiation, chemical weapons, and other very harmful exposures. How to help >

complex carbohydrates

PCRM Launches Redesigned Low-Carb Diet Registry
The popularity of low-carb diets has plunged, but some desperate dieters still try Atkins and other fad eating plans. To learn more about the health effects of these meat-heavy diets, PCRM has launched a redesigned Low-Carb Diet Registry, which now includes a new research tool from the National Cancer Institute. Learn more >

Med School Animal Lab

Medical Schools Replace Animal Labs
For animals used in medical school education courses, 2005 was a hopeful year. PCRM confirmed that eight more medical schools have replaced these cruel courses with more effective teaching methods. The next few years might see all U.S. schools abandon these cruel experiments. How to help >

Healthy Fruits and Vegetables

New PSA Champions Healthy Vegetarian Diets
“Finally! A prescription with side effects you want,” says a new public service announcement from the Cancer Project. “Research shows that fruits, vegetables, and other low-fat vegetarian foods may help prevent cancer and even improve survival rates.” See the new PSA >

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Publications

PCRM consultant Aysha Akhtar, M.D., questions animal research in the Washington Post

Jennifer Reilly, R.D., on soymilk acceptability (abstract); American Public Health Association Annual Meeting

New “Beyond Animal Research” column on homeopathy and animal experiments

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Fox News covers PCRM’s volunteer work at animal sanctuary

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