July 2, 2012

Sleep deprivation prompts an immediate response from the body's immune system, according to a new study.

July 2, 2012

Increasing one's caffeinated coffee intake could lower one's risk of developing basal cell carcinoma — which is considered the most common form of skin cancer — according to a study published in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

July 2, 2012

A case report series presented at the Endocrine Society's 94th Annual Meeting in Houston examined how women with moderate to severe depression could see an improvement in symptoms if they are treated for their vitamin D deficiency.

June 29, 2012

Consumer sentiment declined more than six points for the month of June, according to the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan's final index.

June 28, 2012

Skinvisible Pharmaceuticals on Thursday announced the successful completion of two new studies undertaken for DermSafe, a nonalcohol hand sanitizer made with 4% chlorhexidine gluconate.

June 27, 2012

As technology is becoming crucial to retailers' businesses, innovations in information technology continue to transform the retail sector, with digital signage, payment processing, customer engagement and other solutions playing increasingly important functions, according to new research from CompTIA.

June 27, 2012

Smartphones will continue to influence retail sales and will grow to represent 19% of total store sales by 2016, according to new Deloitte research.

June 27, 2012

Publix, Hy-Vee, H-E-B, Sam's Club, Winn-Dixie, ShopRite and Giant Eagle were among the highest-rated companies for customer service, according to new research from the Temkin Group.

June 26, 2012

Despite reporting an uptick in organized retail crime, the National Retail Federation revealed that retail theft rates decreased in 2011, according to preliminary results of the organization's latest National Retail Security survey.

June 22, 2012

The purchasing behaviors of consumers continue to reflect the ever-challenging economic climate, according to a new report from Acosta Sales and Marketing.

June 22, 2012

Looking to target multicultural consumers in today’s tech-savvy environment? If so, then you’ll be interested to know that, according to a recent study, African-Americans and Hispanics are adopting new shopping technologies at a faster rate than Caucasians.

June 21, 2012

An integrated wellness team approach to diabetes care can help patients not only improve their condition, but also lower their prescription costs, according to new research presented at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists’ 21st annual Scientific and Clinical Congress in Philadelphia.


June 21, 2012

It’s been cited as one of the biggest health crises facing the United States and, if solved, the equivalent dollar value of a blockbuster drug. According to the latest statistics from pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts, poor medication adherence costs the country $317 billion per year, an upgrade from the $290 billion calculated in a study released in 2009 by the New England Healthcare Institute.


June 21, 2012

A new study conducted by Denmark researchers revealed that low to moderate alcohol consumption during the early stages of pregnancy may not be as dangerous as previously thought.

June 21, 2012

With more than half of U.S. online shoppers buying beauty and personal care products online, beauty brands and retailers must embrace multichannel marketing in order to succeed and reach consumers where they are, according to a new study by A.T. Kearney and its Global Consumer Institute.


June 21, 2012

Medication adherence rates are higher among patients who receive text message prescription reminders than among those who don’t, according to a new study.

June 21, 2012

Being overweight and obesity during adolescence are associated with a disproportionately higher risk for cardiovascular disease risk factors, especially prediabetes and diabetes, according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics.


June 20, 2012

Frequenting certain retail stores may affect customers' waistlines, according to a new study.

June 20, 2012

Research published in the latest issue of Archives of Dermatology, a JAMA network publication, found that an inflammatory skin disease is an independent risk for Type 2 diabetes.

June 20, 2012

Men older than 50 years of age are more than twice as likely as women to develop and die from melanoma, yet many men admit to not using sunscreen, and even more report not knowing what skin cancer warning signs to look for, according to the results of a survey released by the Skin Cancer Foundation in partnership with the makers of Banana Boat and Hawaiian Tropic brand sunscreens.

June 19, 2012

Pfizer announced the results of its late-stage clinical trial of Xalkori (crizotinib).

June 19, 2012

Diabetes and poor glucose control may be associated with greater cognitive decline in older adults, according to a new report from Archives of Neurology, a JAMA Network publication.

June 19, 2012

A Takeda drug designed to treat hypertension was statistically superior to a competing drug in reducing systolic blood pressure among patients in a late-stage clinical trial.

June 18, 2012

Only about half of U.S. adults received selected preventive services — such as screenings, consultations and prescriptions — from a healthcare professional before 2010, according to a study published last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.