May 29, 2014

Samsung on Wednesday announced the pending launch of a wristband and software platform it hopes developers will use to create health trackers that “can't even be imagined yet,” Young Sohn, Samsung's chief strategy officer, said, according to published reports.

May 28, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Wednesday announced the addition of four new companies to its membership roster — voting members Arizona Nutritional Supplements and Ingredion and associate members­ AccentHealth and UL Consumer Products.

May 28, 2014

Sanofi and Eli Lilly and Co. on Wednesday announced an agreement to pursue regulatory approval of nonprescription Cialis (tadalafil).

May 27, 2014

The American Academy of Pediatrics on Monday reported that many pregnant and breast-feeding women in the United States may be lacking iodine in their diets, which is an essential element for their babies’ brain development, according to a new policy statement, “Iodine Deficiency, Pollutant Chemicals, and the Thyroid: New Information on an Old Problem,” published in the June 2014 issue of Pediatrics.

May 27, 2014

According to a Gallup poll released last week, the adult obesity rate is 27.7% thus far in 2014.

May 27, 2014

Pfizer on Tuesday announced the introduction in the United States of over-the-counter Nexium 24HR, making the "Purple Pill" available for the treatment of frequent heartburn in adults.

May 27, 2014

Solara Labs on Tuesday announced the launch of its BariMelts line of dietary supplements produced for bariatric surgery patients.

May 23, 2014

How do you spell relief? Chattem on Thursday announced it is revitalizing the venerable Rolaids ad campaign that suggests relief is spelled "R-O-L-A-I-D-S" with a spelling bee challenge.The first-ever Rolaids “Eat Your Words” Spelling Bee challenge will be taking place at food festivals across the country, and online on the Rolaids Facebook page.

May 23, 2014

Omnis Health recently announced the launch of EmbraceEVO, a new blood-glucose meter.

May 22, 2014

Procter & Gamble is ready to fire up the grill and bring Prilosec OTC "Zero Burn Barbeque Events" to some of the hottest celebrations this summer, the company announced Thursday.

May 21, 2014

AsthmaMD recently launched its first retail product, the AsthmaMD Peak Flow Meter. The AsthmaMD Peak Flow Meter works with the newest AsthmaMD app and MyAsthmaMD secure cloud portal for physicians to help asthma patients more accurately track symptoms and medication adherence to preempt an attack.

May 21, 2014

KT Tape on Wednesday announced that KT Tape PRO is now available in Target stores nationwide.

May 20, 2014

Tiger Balm U.S. has formalized an endorsement deal with professional flatland BMX rider Terry Adams, the company announced Tuesday.

May 20, 2014

On May 23, two-time Indy 500 winner Arie Luyendyk and his son Arie Luyendyk, Jr. will introduce fans to a new form of heartburn relief as the official ambassadors for Relief OTC, a fast-acting liquid antacid, Tummy Co. announced Friday.

May 19, 2014

Ansell on Monday announced the expansion of its LifeStyles Skyn Condom Collection with the introduction of Skyn Intense Feel, which features deep studs in a unique wave-like pattern.

May 19, 2014

New research published in Diabetologia, the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, found that brief bursts of intense exercise before meals — termed exercise "snacking" by the study authors — helps control blood sugar in people with insulin resistance more effectively than one daily 30-minute session of moderate exercise.

May 19, 2014

Taking olive oil supplements may counteract some of the adverse cardiovascular effects of exposure to air pollution, according to a new study presented at the 2014 American Thoracic Society International Conference on Monday.

May 19, 2014

The American Podiatric Medical Association on Monday reported that while 77% of Americans experienced foot pain, only a third of them sought care from a podiatrist.

May 16, 2014

Arctic Ease earlier this week announced a three-year partnership with Ironman, where its cold and compression therapy product will be integrated into the Ironman North American triathlon series.

May 16, 2014

These are interesting times to be in the OTC business, Matt Mannelly, Prestige Brands president and CEO, told analysts Thursday.

May 16, 2014

A soft cough-cold season has given way to a robust allergy season, Bill Simon, Walmart U.S. president and EVP, told analysts Thursday, which was one contributing factor to improving overall health and wellness by more than 150 basis points.

May 15, 2014

Eos, the Evolution of Smooth, a line of niche fashion-savvy lip balms, has been flying off of retail shelves lately, generating almost $85.5 million in brand sales on triple-digit growth — 125.2% to be exact — for the 52 weeks ended Jan. 26 across total U.S. multi-outlets, according to IRI.

May 15, 2014

The VMS and diet aid/sports nutrition markets together command $11.9 billion in total retail sales, excluding specialty channels, and is growing at a steady clip.