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2009-04-15 09:17:32

Energy drinks can give you an extra boost "“ but how? New research shows the mechanism may lie in your mouth! Whether it's real sugar or a tasteless carbohydrate, carb-filled energy drinks can significantly boost performance in an endurance event, even if the drink isn't ingested. To better understand why, researchers mixed three different drinks for study participants: one with glucose (a sugar), one with maltodextrin (a tasteless carbohydrate) and one that was carb-free, then mixed...

2009-04-08 13:59:00

New York Knicks' Nate Robinson, Chicago Bears' Lance Briggs, Baltimore Ravens' Willis McGahee and Phoenix Suns' Amare Stoudemire Join in the Effort to Encourage Teens to Wake Up and Go to School NEW YORK, April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ad Council and the U.S. Army joined today to launch a new series of public service advertisements (PSAs) as part of their national "Boost" campaign designed to encourage students to graduate from high school. The ads are an extension of the Ad Council's and the...

2009-03-09 16:01:00

PITTSBURGH, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- In Kentucky, nearly one out of every two of the state's children are enrolled in Medicaid, but barely a quarter of the dentists accept the insurance; therefore families on Medicaid are left with few options when it comes to seeing a dentist or receiving dental care. In an effort to assist, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, manufacturer of Aquafresh(R) and Sensodyne(R), has donated 10,000 toothbrushes and 30,000 tubes of toothpaste. Polident(R),...

2009-01-16 13:21:48

U.S. phone company Boost said it would charge $50 a month for unlimited calling, setting wireless calling prices at a new low, an industry analyst said. The package includes unlimited text messaging and Web browsing, USA Today reported Friday. Industry analyst Craig Moffett at Bernstein Research wrote the price was a new low in the wireless market, USA Today reported. The pricing could not come at a better time, given the economic weakness, said analyst Walter Piecyk at Pali Research. The...

2009-01-12 01:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, England, January 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Biotica Technology Limited, a privately-held biotechnology company, announces a significant Collaboration and License Agreement with GlaxoSmithKline to discover, develop and commercialise novel erythromycin-based macrolides in inflammatory diseases. In a three year research collaboration, Biotica will use its bioengineering technology to produce compounds that are not readily accessible via conventional medicinal chemistry approaches....

2009-01-08 08:00:00

-Kid-Friendly, Nutritionally Complete Drink with First-Ever Immune- Strengthening Probiotic Straw Hits Store Shelves- MINNETONKA, Minn., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, parents have a new way of providing their children with optimal nutrition and protective benefits with the launch of BOOST(R) Kid Essentials Nutritionally Complete Drink. BOOST Kid Essentials Drink--an innovative product developed by Nestle HealthCare Nutrition--is the only nutritionally complete drink that gives kids ages 1...

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2008-09-29 09:30:00

British confectionery giant Cadbury has been affected by the Chinese tainted milk scandal, withdrawing 11 chocolate products made in Beijing, the company says. Officials say they have withdrawn Cadbury Eclairs and bulk packages of its Dairy Milk after tests for the chemical additive melamine had raised concerns, The Times of London reported Monday. Candies sold in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Australia have also been removed from shelves as a precautionary step. In a statement issued in Hong Kong,...

2008-09-19 06:00:29

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/2d42e6/united_states_phar) has announced the addition of the "United States Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare Report Q3 2008" report to their offering. Our United States Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare Report provides independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on United States' pharmaceuticals and healthcare industry. The US should witness solid growth over the forecast period despite fears that the country may...

2008-08-22 15:00:38

CHICAGO (AP)-- Repairs to drought-stricken flower beds and sales of freezers designed to hold bought-in-bulk food helped Lowe's Cos. Inc. post a better-than-expected second-quarter profit. But the nation's faltering economy and sluggish housing industry still sent profit at the nation's second-largest home improvement chain down nearly 8 percent. For the three months ending Aug. 1, results were boosted in part by consumers who undertook small outdoor gardening projects -- repairing...

2008-08-17 12:00:34

I don't think anybody would accuse me of being health conscious. Like most people in the newspaper industry, I'm not usually seen gnashing on veggie burgers or substituting lunch with a fruit smoothie. We journalists drink, smoke, eat a lot of take-out and the only exercise we get is chasing down our sources until they outrun us. Which is why I raised a lazy brow when Rancho Cucamonga asked me to help make and create a Healthy RC smoothie, a new drink that Robeks, 8160 Haven Ave., is...