Global consumer confidence edged up one index point in the third quarter to a score of 98 — an increase of one point from the previous quarter and two points from the start of the year.
Studies and Surveys
Halloween is not just an exclusive holiday for sweets-obsessed kids in costume — it has evolved into an all-inclusive family holiday, according to a Halloween 2014 preview from Fung Business Intelligence Centre.
A recent study of the consumables category revealed that weak promotional deals and a disinterest among women in the millennial age group are translating to sluggish sales.
The Food and Drug Administration last week announced plans to survey pharmacists and patients about their experiences resulting from changes in generic drug pill appearance.
Adult millennials ages 18 years to 32 years worry about their health and access to health care as much as their baby boomer elders.
A JAMA study noted that about two-thirds of dietary supplements recalled by the Food and Drug Administration still contained banned ingredients at least six months after being recalled.
A team of scientists, led by researchers at the Wistar Institute, has identified a possible explanation for why middle-aged adults were hit especially hard by the H1N1 influenza virus during the 2013-14 influenza season.
Over-the-counter painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs may also be effective in the treatment of people suffering from depression.
Advocate Health Care and Abbott on Monday announced a major research program to demonstrate how nutrition protocols can reduce both patients' readmission rates and costs in the hospital.
A new study published Thursday by the Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research identifies factors, based on an analysis of European models, that may affect the American launch of biosimilars and their marketplace potential in the United States.