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2009-08-06 07:05:00

VISTA, Calif., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Nutritional supplement manufacturing and distribution company Global Health Trax, Inc. today launched a new marketing campaign touting its flagship, patented nutritional supplement product Oxygen Elements(R) Max as an ideal booster for popular energy drinks. The new marketing campaign takes a whimsical approach to communicating Oxygen Elements Max's use as an energy drink enhancer by using a caricature of Albert Einstein at a chalkboard with his...

2009-07-06 08:26:00

ATLANTA, July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Planet Smoothie, home of the original "pure" Acai smoothie, announces today its partnership with Sambazon, the Acai global leader, to launch three new smoothie flavors in a limited-time offer: Amazon Energy, Amazon Cherry, and Jungle Fruit Fuzion. Superfood smoothies -- made from the powerful Acai berry and the newly discovered Amazon Cherry -- pack a punch of nutrients and powerful benefits for every lifestyle. Planet Smoothie is answering consumer demand for...

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2009-04-28 11:40:00

A genetic breakthrough has allowed the engineering of multiple vitamins into a single plant for the first time, in hopes of granting a nutritive boost in the diet of developing countries. Though genetic engineering has previously been used to enhance vitamin content in a variety of crops such as rice, potatoes, lettuce and tomatoes, this will mark the first time that scientists have been able to intensify multiple vitamins in a single plant. European scientists have genetically modified (GM)...

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,...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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