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.
New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg announced 21 companies have hit their targets in a city-led effort to curb salt. Restaurants, as well as food manufacturers, were named as some of the companies to achieve their goals.
Melville, N.Y.-based Ascent Consumer Products late last month introduced a new delivery form to the nasal saline category — a dry salt inhaler branded InHalo — as a new solution to help break up mucous and promote nasal and bronchial drainage at the ECRM Cough & Cold and Allergy EPPS conference held here.
One chain that exemplifies experimentation and innovation in health-and-wellness programs is Harmons, which operates 13 stores in the Salt Lake City area.
In 1999, the family-owned company unveiled Healthy Living Solutions. Originally a store-within-a-store concept, the department featured natural and organic products, with the pharmacy manager in charge of the department.