February 25, 2013

Mars Petcare will use responsible sourcing of fish for its fish-based Sheba product lines, the company said Monday.

February 25, 2013

As spring approaches, people with allergies can blame global warming for some of their suffering, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Weather conditions have a significant effect on the levels of pollen and mold in the air, which affects the severity of allergies.

February 25, 2013

Meijer is sourcing tomatoes from a greenhouse that can grow them year-round, including during the famously frigid winters of the Midwest, the mass merchandise retailer said Monday.

February 25, 2013

Americans love to snack, but they don't always have to settle for treats sacrificing good taste for healthier ingredients. Sunsweet — a leading brand of dried plums, specialty dried fruits and fruit juices — bolsters that advice with its newest offerings: Amazin' Berry Blend and Amazin' Cranberries.

February 25, 2013

When Supervalu announced this past summer a review of strategic alternatives, its goals were to improve its business, better position the company for the future and create the best opportunity to deliver shareholder value. This effort has led to the sale of 877 stores to AB Acquistion.

February 25, 2013

Speck recently launched a line of cases for the iPad Mini. New CandyShell cases have a hard outer shell in a stylish glossy finish and a soft interior that absorbs shock from bumps. A raised bezel protects the iPad's screen and rubberized covers shield its buttons.

February 25, 2013

Weevil Away, a 100% organic pest repellant, is a new product that prevents infestations of weevils, roaches and pantry moths that's safe to use around food, the company said.

February 22, 2013

Chobani, maker of the popular yogurt brand, will launch a new national campaign that is "a movement to empower consumers to choose a brand that stands for something more – an authentic strained yogurt that's made with only natural ingredients by people who have passion for bringing better food options to the masses," the company stated.

February 22, 2013

"Hart of Dixie" star Jaime King appeared at Rembrandt's Red Carpet Party Prep Event Wednesday night, a pre-Oscars celebration that took place at Blo salon in West Hollywood, Calif.

February 22, 2013

Actress and reality personality Tami Roman announced the launch of her spring 2013 nail polish and lip gloss line, “Spring Love,” by TR ‘Love’ Cosmetics, with an exclusive custom nail polish shade called “#WERK” with daytime talk show host, Wendy Williams.

February 22, 2013

Royal Ahold may be one step closer to acquiring Harris Teeter, though the Dutch supermarket conglomerate has yet to make a formal bid, according to a story published by Bloomberg.

February 22, 2013

This year's triumvirate influenza vaccine was less effective in seniors as compared to the general population, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's "Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report."

February 22, 2013

The YMCA is offering a demonstration project to show that its YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program — part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's broader National Diabetes Prevention Program — can lower the incidence of Type 2 diabetes and reduce medical costs incurred by Medicare. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation is funding the project, whereby YMCAs in 17 communities that deliver the program will offer it at no cost to 10,000 Medicare enrollees over the next three years, and the YMCA expects it to save Medicare $4.2 million over three years and $53 million over six years.

It's been said that, "It takes a village to raise a child," and because chronic disease is an issue that affects communities as a whole - not just individuals - it would make sense for community-based organizations to target a growing national health crisis like the diabetes epidemic.

February 22, 2013

Daisies and Dukes, inspired by the fresh air and natural beauty of the American countryside, has introduced a new line of bath and body products, the company announced.

February 22, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new treatment for late-stage breast cancer, the agency said.

February 22, 2013

One of the FDA's chief duties is ensuring the quality of food and drug products, and that was the focus of a keynote address delivered at the GPhA annual meeting.

February 22, 2013

The high heat produced by flat and curling irons can damage your hair, but Hairfree brushes by GroomeeZ can provide the same results without the damaging side effects.

February 22, 2013

Harris Teeter Supermarkets elected Mark Ordan to its board at its annual shareholders meeting.

February 22, 2013

The head of a trade organization for retail pharmacies critiqued the conclusions of an op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal that cast doubt on some of the potential benefits of accountable care organizations.

February 22, 2013

Matrixx Initiatives partnered with design firm Beardwood&Co on the redesign of Zicam Cold Remedy.

February 22, 2013

Patients around the country "strongly" oppose laws that have been proposed to change popular OTC drugs to prescription-only, according to a new survey.

February 22, 2013

Safeway on Thursday reported a 1.3% annual sales lift to $44.2 billion for its fiscal 2012. The year-end sales lift was driven by increased fuel sales and a same-store sales increase of 0.5% (excluding fuel), the grocer reported.

However, from listening to this last conference call, coming out of a year that has been framed more by Safeway's challenges than Safeway's opportunity on Wall Street, you get the sense that 2012 was 2012 and that this 2013 party has only just begun.

February 22, 2013

While pharmacists are reported as the primary source of information on OTCs, doctors are the ‘go-to’ on vitamins and dietary supplements, according to an online survey of more than 900 AccentHealth viewers conducted in late 2012. Two-in-5 survey participants reported that they were primarily given information about their supplements from their doctor, followed by 28% who received that information from a friend or relative, and 18% who researched their supplements online.

February 22, 2013

Overall Medicare prescription drug costs will go down in 2014, but the so-called "doughnut hole" coverage gap will get bigger, according to published reports.