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Young children's taste preferences may be influenced by fast-food branding
...2, children may already have beliefs about certain brands
and 2- to -6-year-olds can recognize brands
and associate them with products. In a study by Thomas N. Robinson, M.D., M.P.H., Stanford Univer...
Bias in statin trials, failure to control malaria, and more
...t and many research trials have compared different brands
of statin head-to-head. The authors of the article looked at nearly 200 such trials, some were funded by governments, some by pharmaceutical companies, and in some cases the source of the funding had not been made clear. The authors found that trials...
The Clorox company's new personal care product lends a hand
... Professional Products Division extends the Clorox brands
health and wellness efforts beyond surfaces to hand hygiene with the launch of Clorox Anywhere Hand Sanitizing Spray, representing the companys first entry into the personal care category. Just as Clorox disinfecting products can be counted on to...
New asthma inhaler propellant effective, but costlier
...r analyses show that inhalers with CFC and the new brands
that contain hydrofluoroalkane, or HFA, are equall...onal $1.2 billion a year on three patented inhaler brands
containing the new propellant (Ventolin, ProAir and Proventil) until generic versions reach pharmaci...
Government's reliance on free market economics makes essential drug prices too high for the poor
...esearchers noted both the prices of the "innovator brands
(made by the original patent holder) and of "generic" brands
(an equivalent drug produced by a different company once the exclusive patent has expired). Prices w...
New cigarette designs don't offer lower predicted cancer risks
...kow's group examined carcinogen deliveries from 26 brands
of conventional "regular," "light" and "ultralight" cigarettes. Using U.S. Environmental Protection Agency data for the potency of carcinogens, Pankow's team showed that these deliveries are only able to account for about 2 percent of the lung cancer...
MRI shows brains respond better to name brands
...response to product branding has found that strong brands
elicit strong activity in our brains. The findings...niversity in Munich, Germany. We found that strong brands
activate certain areas of the brain independent of product categories. Brain branding is a novel, ...
Embargoed materials for Complementary & Integrative Medicine Conference
...mer. Additional research is needed to identify the brands
of Lactobacillus dietary supplements that are safe and viable. If supplements contain nonviable microorganisms, the products will fail to produce the desired benefit, and if they contain potential pathogens, they could be harmful to patients. Abstrac...
Mega-brands have mega influence on dietary behavior
...th a finite amount of shelf space and thousands of brands
available, the chains favor the strongly consumer-...les velocity off the shelf than a number of lesser brands
that are slow sellers. In this Darwinian process, mega-brands are the winners." "Their greater profi...
Alcohol-branded merchandise associated with early teen drinking
...tionship between the products that promote alcohol brands
and early-onset teen drinking," said McClure, a practicing pediatrician at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. "We worry about early-onset drinking because these kids are more likely to go on to misuse alcohol when they reach high school," added Dr....
Brain-scanning technology reveals how we process brands and products
...activated when we think about certain qualities of brands
and products. The study, forthcoming in the Journa... also scanned while making similar judgments about brands
they know and use. The researchers discovered that even when the consumers were judging products on ...
Corrective cosmetics may not boost quality of life for women with severe facial blemishes
...emish, although the researchers did not record the brands
of makeup that the women wore. Overall, the women were in good physical health. The researchers used the Blemish Area and Severity Index (BASI) to quantify the area of the face covered by the blemish and to rate the severity of the blemish. Included ...
Plant sterol pills significantly lower LDL cholesterol
...t sterol-containing foods studied so far have been brands
of margarine. Studies have found that a daily intake of one or two tablespoons of sterol-containing margarine could significantly lower LDL cholesterol. Some juices and puddings also contain plant sterols. "One problem is many of our patients already...
Commonly used antidepressants may also affect human immune system
...erotonin reuptake inhibitors) drugs "including the brands
Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil and others" could have either a beneficial or a damaging effect on human immunity. "The wider health implication is that commonly used SSRI antidepressants, which target the uptake of serotonin into neurons, may also impact the ...
Raising alcohol prices can lead to more drinking instead of less
...such as beer, wine and spirits as well as quality brands
that can be high-, medium- or low-end," said Paul ...n by raising prices primarily on already expensive brands
of alcohol, tax impacts on sales will be small," he said. "If a tax is passed on by raising prices ...
Alcohol advertising may contribute to increased drinking among young people
...er sales may attract more alcohol advertising from brands
competing to sell in markets with more heavy drinkers," they write. Even with this control, young people drank 3 percent more per month for each additional dollar spent per capita in their market. Youth in markets with high advertising expenditures...
One drug tackles two diseases, Case researcher finds
...by Procter & Gamble, a maker of one of the leading brands
of the bisphosphonate therapies for osteoporosis. The researchers also suggest that this study could be used as a pilot for a longitudinal study to see what the long-term impact of risedronate therapy has on periodontal disease. Palomo, who is a pr...
Drinking decaffeinated coffee may be harmful to heart health
...edients that give coffee flavor. So decaffeinated brands
usually use a bean that has a more robust flavor." Researchers measured the level of caffeine in the blood of the participants, as well as levels of the key heart-health indicators before and after the three-month study. They sought to clearly demons...
Generous home-poured alcoholic beverages may lead to overindulgence
...ome more aware of the percentage of alcohol in the brands
of beer, wine and spirits they choose, perhaps adjusting their drink size accordingly. At minimum, they should be aware of larger-than-standard drinks."...
Research finds cigarette manufacturers target youth market with candy flavored cigarette brands
... young smokers with candy and liqueur-flavored new brands
that mask the harsh and toxic properties found in ...t the youth market, the researchers found that new brands
are being marketed to young smokers and racial/ethnic groups using colorful and stylish packaging an...