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2010-05-19 07:55:12

The probiotic yogurt-like drink DanActive reduced the rate of common sicknesses such as ear infections, sinusitis, the flu and diarrhea in daycare children, say researchers who studied the drink in the largest known probiotic clinical trial to be conducted in the United States.

2010-02-16 08:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement is being issued by Blood, Hurst & O'Reardon, LLP regarding Gemelas v. The Dannon Company. For more information call 1.888.418.6122.

2009-10-29 12:00:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the success of the Young Investigator Grant for Probiotics Research (YIGPRO) program was confirmed with the announcement of two $50,000 grants that are available to rising young investigators in the field of probiotics.

2009-08-13 08:47:00


2009-07-21 08:00:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Global Probiotics Council (GPC), a committee established in 2004 by DANONE and Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd., announced the two recipients of the annual Young Investigator Grant for Probiotics Research (YIGPRO) today.

2009-02-23 07:30:00

New Activia Drinks and Activia Fiber Bring Great Taste and Digestive Health Benefits to Broader Audience WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dannon Company, Inc., announced today that it will expand the Activia brand, adding two new functional products to its probiotic portfolio.

2008-09-21 03:00:22

By Anonymous Ask any mom and she'll tell you that milk has inherent health properties. Beverage companies are taking that healthful base and adding functionality with products designed to appeal to kids and adults alike.

2008-06-27 06:02:46

By Bokaie, Jemima Consumer disillusionment with high prices and health claims are hampering brands in the functional foods sector Soya juice brand Adez, which Unilever is withdrawing in the UK less than two years after its launch, is one of several victims of a stagnating functional food market.

2008-05-02 16:05:00

The yogurt section in the grocery store has gotten pretty complicated.

2008-05-01 09:01:05

WASHINGTON, May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Cutting-edge science on the potential for probiotics in geriatric health and disease was presented at The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Annual Meeting in a symposium, "Probiotics: Impact on Health and Quality of Life in Older People." Leading scientists and physicians shared the newest science on probiotics and how they relate to immune function, intestinal disorders, inflammation, and cancer in older adults.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.