November 17, 2014

People being treated for COPD in the hospital who received nutrition treatment had reduced lengths of stay, hospital costs and chances of returning to the hospital within 30 days. 

November 17, 2014

A recent study by Field Agent examined what consumers are planning to do to keep themselves and their families healthy this fall.

November 17, 2014

In this issue, we explore the profile of health-seeking drug store shoppers, their pharmacy purchase behavior and the best times to reach this valuable audience with promotional messages.

November 17, 2014

People who received automated reminders were more likely to refill their blood-pressure and cholesterol medications, according to a study published in the American Journal of Managed Care.

November 17, 2014

Women. They make most of the healthcare decisions for their families, dominate U.S. consumer spending and are the breadwinners for nearly half of American households.

November 14, 2014

Almost 23% of high school students currently use a tobacco product, according to new data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

November 14, 2014

Each year Americans make nearly a million doctor visits for eye infections, resulting in $175 million in direct healthcare costs, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated.

November 13, 2014

IRI recently took a closer look at current shopping trends and provided a road map on how marketers can protect and grow share in the CPG marketplace in the new Times and Trends report, “Channel Migration: The Road to Growth Has Many Lanes.”

November 13, 2014

According to Nielsen’s 2014 Holiday Retail Sales Forecast, nearly 25% of consumers polled had already started their holiday shopping in September.

November 13, 2014

Procter & Gamble’s Olay has teamed up with dermatologists to reveal new insights into the impact of air pollution on skin health as it prepares to launch newly formulated anti-aging moisturizers from Olay Total Effects.

November 13, 2014

A new analysis released by Avalere Health Thursday found that Medicare Part D prescription drug plans are poised to increase significantly the use of coinsurance in 2015. 

November 12, 2014

Declining gas prices may increase holiday spending this year according to a new national survey measuring consumer optimism.

 

November 11, 2014

Some experts predicted last year's “polar vortex” would turn into a springtime “pollen vortex.” But the “pollen vortex” didn’t happen — at least not everywhere.

November 7, 2014

Kantar Retail’s recent analysis of Amazon Prime Pantry confirms that its merchandising approach, unique business model and pricing strategy have little in common with clubs.

November 6, 2014

New research evaluating the opinions of both the American public and healthcare professionals during the past year finds a shift in perception toward obesity as a community problem of risks related to food and inactivity.

November 6, 2014

It is a common practice for adults with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes to receive an offer for a free blood-glucose meter from manufacturers; however, satisfaction is significantly higher among meter users who are offered a choice from a selection of at least three free meter models than among those who are not offered a choice.

November 5, 2014

A new study by a Florida State University researcher found that a new dietary supplement is superior to calcium and vitamin D when it comes to bone health.

November 5, 2014

As many as 60% of shoppers wait until November before they start their holiday gift buying, with 31% hitting the stores around Nov. 1 and 29% waiting until Black Friday.

November 4, 2014

Boston Retail Partners on Monday released a survey that highlights the issue of social media and technology solutions to deliver the products consumers want in an uninterrupted shopping experience. 

November 3, 2014

A potentially breathable, respiratory vaccine in development has been shown to provide long-term protection for nonhuman primates against the Ebola virus.

 

November 3, 2014

Research shows that 140 million American adults (about 65%) are recommended for behavioral weight-loss treatment, with 83% of those (or 116 million) considered for pharmacotherapy, according to a report released by The Obesity Society on Monday.

November 3, 2014

“Mild” control of systolic pressure is adequate for adults age 65 or older. 

November 3, 2014

Coenzyme Q10 — a compound commonly sold as a dietary supplement — provides health benefits to persons suffering from Gulf War illness symptoms.

October 31, 2014

Diabetes treatment with a low-cost generic drug can have significant, positive implications for a patient's quality of life and medication cost, according to new research from CVS Health.