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More than US$4.3 million donated for arthritis research in Canada

BY Alaric DeArment

TORONTO — The Arthritis Society is donating more than C$4.5 million for arthritis research in Canada, the group said Wednesday.

The organization, which is Canada’s largest nongovernment funder of basic and applied arthritis researcher, said the funding will be used for established researchers and young investigators who are new to research. The amount is equivalent to US$4.36 million.

"The Arthritis Society is committed to setting lives in motion, and one of the ways we do this is through the funding of research that will have an impact on people living with arthritis today," Arthritis Society chief mission officer Joanne Simons said. "In addition, we are tremendously fortunate to fund many young investigators who are just beginning their careers in arthritis, a field of study that every day has the potential for a major breakthrough."

 

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Rainbow Light launches Embrace Prenatal 35+ for moms who become pregnant older than the age of 35 years

BY Michael Johnsen

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — Rainbow Light on Wednesday launched Embrace Prenatal 35+, a prenatal multivitamin specially formulated to address the unique nutritional needs of moms-to-be older than 35 years old.

"With more expectant moms breaking convention and pushing beyond traditional barriers than ever before, we knew it was time to develop the first whole food prenatal supplement for women older than 35 years,"  stated Linda Kahler, Rainbow Light president. 

Embrace addresses the complex needs and conditions associated with mature pregnancies and the developing baby by helping to support blood cell production, enhance circulation and strengthen connective tissue with a bioflavonoid blend, plus vitamins K1 and K2, zinc and nonconstipating iron. To support the development of brain, eyes, nerves, bone and teeth contains folic acid, algae-sourced calcium, lutein, choline and vitamin B’s, D and K. Vitamin C and chromium is included in the formulation to promotes normal, healthy blood-sugar levels. And whole foods, greens and vitamin B complex serve to naturally energize tired moms.

The formulation also includes chamomile, lavender, ginger and magnesium to help ease common pregnancy conditions, such as nausea, muscle aches and tension.

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Kmart unveils ‘Fab 15’ toys for donation to needy kids

BY Alaric DeArment

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Kmart has compiled a list of 15 toys that it is encouraging members of its loyalty program to send as gifts to children in need.

The mass merchandise retailer unveiled its annual "Fab 15" holiday toy list, allowing customers to "gift it forward" as part of the Shop Your Way Charity Gift Registry, part of a partnership between Kmart and Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign.

The toys include Hasbro’s Playskool Sesame Street Big Hugs Elmo; Just Play’s Disney Doc McStuffins Get Better Check-Up Center; Lego’s Eglor’s Twin Bike; Spin Master’s Flutterbye; Hasbro’s Furby Boom; Mattel’s Holiday Auburn Barbie 2013 Doll; Mattel’s Hot Wheels Car Maker; MGA Entertainment’s Lalaloopsy Loopy Hair Doll; Ultra’s LeapFrog LeapPad; Mattel’s Monster High 13 Wishes Party Doll; Mattel’s Disney Planes Pilot Pals Dusty Crophopper Remote Control Plane; NERF’s Rebelle Heartbreaker Bow; Fisher-Price’s Imaginext Rescue City Center; Jakks Pacific’s Disney Sofia the First Transforming Dress and Trunk; and Playmates Toys’ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shellraiser.


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