April 6, 2012

An intranasal vaccine that includes four weakened strains of influenza could do a better job in protecting children from the flu than current vaccines, research released Tuesday by St. Louis University found.

April 5, 2012

More than two-thirds of Americans (71%) reported the economy has not affected their household’s purchasing habits of dietary supplements, according to a survey released Wednesday by the Council for Responsible Nutrition.

April 5, 2012

A study conducted by Brodeur Partners has unveiled the most relevant retailers in the United States.

April 4, 2012

Consumers this spring are planning to spend the same or more at retail than last year, according to the latest Deloitte survey.

April 4, 2012

Global Easter-themed chocolate product launches have increased 45% over the past year, according to new Mintel research.

April 4, 2012

Social media may have the ability to ease negative word-of-mouth impact, according to a leader in customer experience management solutions.

April 4, 2012

People ages 65 years and older reduced their volume of prescriptions, while those ages 19 to 25 years increased their use of prescription drugs as the healthcare-reform law allowed them to remain on their parents' insurance, according to a new report by IMS Health.

April 4, 2012

Obesity adds more to healthcare costs than smoking does, according to a study published in the March Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, the official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

April 4, 2012

More employers continue to start wellness programs, and the majority of organizations with programs currently in place are looking to invest and expand, according to the "2011 Willis Health and Productivity Survey" by Willis North America's Human Capital Practice released Tuesday.

April 3, 2012

Overall, the U.S. population has good levels of vitamin A and folate in the body, but some groups still need to increase their levels of vitamin D and iron, according to the "Second National Report on Biochemical Indicators of Diet and Nutrition," released Monday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

April 3, 2012

Walgreens on Tuesday released case studies presented last week before the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 2012 National Immunization Conference on how retail pharmacy can expand access to immunizations and help support disease-prevention initiatives.

April 2, 2012

Two drug makers have finalized the design of a late-stage clinical trial for a vaccine against a common virus that can cause complications later in life.

April 2, 2012

A medication commonly prescribed for patients with Type 2 diabetes also may play a critical role in patients at risk of developing certain cancers.

March 30, 2012

Mortality rates from all cancers combined continued to drop between 2004 and 2008 among men, women and children, according to the annual "Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975-2008."

March 29, 2012

The U.S. over-the-counter drug market saw strong growth in 2011, thanks to switches of prescription drugs to OTC, gains in the allergy relief products category and holistic marketing, according to a new report from Kline.

March 29, 2012

A commonly prescribed diabetes drug also may have the capability of protecting the heart, according to a Swedish study.

March 28, 2012

Customer experience is highly correlated to loyalty in both the United States and the United Kingdom, according to a new report by Temkin Group.

March 27, 2012

Pharmacies may be misinforming teenagers about where they can locate emergency contraceptives without a prescription, according to a new study published in Pediatrics.

March 27, 2012

A new survey from Nielsen is hoping to shed light on the world's socially conscious consumers, who are those that are willing to pay extra for products and services from companies that implement programs designed to give back to society.

March 26, 2012

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March 26, 2012

Retailers that use tablets and other mobile devices in place of cash registers are perceived as being more innovative by mobile shoppers than those that do not, according to the latest AisleBuyer survey.

March 23, 2012

Evidence supporting the daily use of aspirin to help prevent and possibly treat cancer was published Tuesday in a collection of three papers — two in The Lancet and one in Lancet Oncology.

March 23, 2012

The healthcare sector is thought to hold the most promise for mobile technology growth and development, according to a new survey by Deloitte.

March 22, 2012

When it comes to healthy habits, dietary supplement users appear to make healthier lifestyle choices overall than nonusers, according to a recent study by the Council for Responsible Nutrition released Thursday.