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2011-08-10 18:33:06

Injecting mice with simple baker's yeast protects against the fatal fungal infection, aspergillosis, according to research published in the Journal of Medical Microbiology. The work could lead to the development of a human vaccine that protects immunocompromised people against a range of life-threatening fungal infections, for which current therapy often fails. Researchers from the California Institute for Medical Research, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and Stanford University gave mice...

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2011-08-01 10:47:01

Seventy percent of eight-month-old babies have a salt (sodium chloride) intake higher than the recommended UK maximum level, due to being fed salty and processed foods like yeast extract, gravy, baked beans and tinned spaghetti. Many are also given cows' milk, which has higher levels of salt than breast or formula milk, as their main drink despite recommendations that it should not be used in this way until babies are at least one year old. High levels of salt can damage developing kidneys,...

2011-07-27 00:01:19

New feminine cosmetic product launched to help women with vulvar discomfort. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 26, 2011 Neogyn®, a new non-medicated skincare product has been launched to help soothe and comfort the symptoms associated with vulvar pain. Vulvar discomfort may be associated with pain in the area around the opening of the vagina. It is estimated that 14 million American women experience vulvar pain, which often affects many aspects of life, including sexual functioning, emotional...

2011-07-18 15:53:00

SHIRLEY, N.Y., July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American Regent is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall to the user and consumer level of the following product: Calcium Gluconate Injection, USP, 10%, 100 mL Pharmacy Bulk Package, Lot # 1006, Expiration Date: January 2013, NDC # 0517-3900-25 PLEASE NOTE: This voluntary nationwide recall, initiated on July 18, 2011 to the user and consumer level is for lot # 1006 only. No other sizes or lots of Calcium Gluconate Injection, USP, are...

2011-06-09 14:59:19

Factory trials conducted by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have led to recommendations for controlling or preventing starch buildup in processed raw sugars and products made with those sugars. The study was led by chemist Gillian Eggleston with the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Commodity Utilization Research Unit in New Orleans, La. ARS is USDA's chief intramural scientific research agency. Eggleston has been studying sugarcane that comes into factories containing too...

2011-06-07 07:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ChromaDex Corporation (OTCBB: CDXC) today announced that an independent scientific panel of experts supports the GRAS (generally recognized as safe) status of its ingredient pTeroPure®. pTeroPure is an ultra-pure formulation of the naturally occurring compound pterostilbene, found in blueberries. pTeroPure has the potential to impact heart health by supporting cholesterol and blood pressure while providing additional benefits...

2011-06-06 09:55:00

BREA, Calif., June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Niutang Chemical, the leading producer of sucralose and aspartame from China, announced today that it has been steadily preparing for the growing demand of sucralose in the global marketplace. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090528/CG23830LOGO) Niutang recently completed its third expansion in four years of its sucralose manufacturing facility and will have 800 metric tons of capacity available by mid-2012. In 2010, the company...

2011-05-11 19:23:18

Vitamins and medications may one day take rides on starch compounds creating stable vitamin-enriched ingredients and cheaper controlled-release drugs, according to Penn State food scientists. The technique may offer drug and food companies a less expensive, more environmentally friendly alternative in creating, among other products, medications and food supplements. In a series of experiments, researchers formed pockets with corn starch and a fatty acid ester to carry oil soluble vitamins,...

2011-05-04 00:00:28

The United States Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") is cracking down on food imports with illegal or undeclared color additives and is adding new firms to Import Alert 45-02, "Detention Without Physical Examination and Guidance of Foods Containing Illegal and/or Undeclared Colors" ("IA 45-02"). In April alone FDA added 26 firms to Import Alert 45-02, which accounts for more than 20% of all firms added to any import alert this month. In March FDA added 38 firms, as compared to only adding...

2011-04-22 07:00:00

PARSIPPANY, N.J., April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- FiberChoice® chewable fiber supplements today launched the "Choices for Better Health" nationwide sweepstakes to support the simple ways that Americans can defend their health each day. The 28-day campaign lives on Twitter and encourages people to share the small, smart choices they make for overall health and wellness. Each day, FiberChoice® will select and provide funding toward one of the posted...


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