04/01/2014 - 10:46am

A derivative of vitamin A, known as retinoic acid, found abundantly in sweet potato and carrots, helps turn pre-cancer cells back to normal healthy breast cells, according to research published this month in the International Journal of Oncology.

04/01/2014 - 10:35am

New research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center suggests that physicians are ordering vitamin D deficiency screening tests for preventive care purposes rather than after patients develop conditions caused by decreased bone density.

03/28/2014 - 7:22am

Fred's Super Dollar will be exiting a number of front-end categories — including footwear, televisions/home theater and select home furnishings — in an effort to expand seasonal, health, beauty, pharmacy and OTC, in line with reconfiguration plan strategies, Fred's CFO Jerry Shore told analysts Thursday.

03/26/2014 - 9:50am

Perrigo announced that its Nutritionals segment is partnering with KanPak to manufacture store brand adult nutritional drinks comparable to Ensure products.

03/21/2014 - 12:10pm

Skinnygirl brand has already made its foray into several categories, including a recent line of water flavor enhancers and a partnership with SodaStream to create new flavors. Now the brand will step into the supplement category with its new Skinnygirl Supplements.

03/20/2014 - 7:14am

Members of the board of directors of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Wednesday were elected at the association’s Annual Executive Conference at Amelia Island, Fla.

03/20/2014 - 6:45am

A study published earlier this week in the journal Pediatrics determined that the probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri helped substantially reduce episodes of diarrhea and respiratory tract infections among children in a daycare setting.

03/19/2014 - 10:53am

GNC Holdings on Wednesday announced the introduction of a new line of supplement superchargers called the GNC Accelerator Series.

03/19/2014 - 5:17am

The Electronic Retailing Self-Regulation Program on Tuesday announced it will refer direct response advertising for Dinamo to the Federal Trade Commission and the Food and Drug Administration after the marketer, Natures Flava, failed to respond to an ERSP inquiry.