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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. 2010 marks the third consecutive year for the grants. The grants were established by The Global Probiotics Council (GPC), a committee formed by DANONE and Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd., and are designed to contribute to the...

2009-10-26 13:06:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Reportlinker Adds Global market review of probiotics - forecasts to 2013 http://www.reportlinker.com/p0155598/Reportlinker-Adds-Global-market-review-of-probiotics---forecasts-to-2013.html Probiotics are the so-called 'good bacteria' which help to maintain a healthy balance of bacteria within the digestive system. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines...

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. The program was created to identify young rising stars who will continue to contribute to the advancement of probiotics and gastrointestinal microbiota research in the United States. This year, the grant focus is on the role of probiotics...

2009-07-08 12:00:00

BOSTON, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- An emerging body of scientific research about probiotics was presented today at the academic conference, "Protective Nutrients, Are They Here To Stay?" an annual Harvard Medical School Division of Nutrition Annual Postgraduate Nutrition Symposium. Every year, cutting-edge topics are selected to provide education about emerging topics in nutrition to key opinion leaders and healthcare providers, and this year probiotics took center stage. The symposium brought...

2009-06-06 13:31:21

Probiotic supplements are of no use to healthy people and may harm people who have impaired immune systems, a British microbiologist said. British consumers spend tens of millions of dollars a year on unregulated probiotic supplements because of some instinctive sense it will make them healthier, said Michael Wilson, a microbiologist at London's University College. Diarrhea caused by antibiotics can be reduced by topping up on good bacteria found in probiotics, such as yogurts, Wilson said....

2009-05-27 09:00:00

SAN DIEGO, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- A growing body of research was presented at the symposium, "The Health Benefits of Probiotics" at the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) 37th Annual Conference. PAs from around the world who attended are an educational bridge to consumers and they desire to know more about these "friendly" bacteria and how to recommend them to their patients. The symposium brought together scientific experts and medical doctors in the fields of...

2009-02-27 10:30:00

- Probiotics expert Dr. Mary Ellen Sanders and food industry authority Donna Berry will give a probiotics seminar with insightful tips for retailers - TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- In the last few years, literally hundreds of probiotic products have been introduced to the U.S. marketplace. The need for retailers and buyers to be well-informed about what differentiates probiotic products from others is essential. At the Natural Products Expo West, the premier natural and...

2009-02-24 10:17:00

- Wal-Mart, Kroger and Safeway among list of new retailers - TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning in March, Yakult U.S.A. Inc. will make its signature probiotic dairy beverage, Yakult, available to consumers in the country's second largest economy - Texas. Yakult will be sold in Wal-Mart, Kroger, Safeway Inc.'s Tom Thumb and Randalls chains, H-E-B, and several independent stores. Officially, Texas is the fourth state Yakult has launched into since its U.S. debut in September...

2009-02-13 12:51:00

- Dr. Tommy Tomizawa of UCLA Medical Center will present latest research and evidence that probiotics may be beneficial to the elderly - TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- With the worldwide elderly population expected to climb over 300% in the next 50 years, healthy aging is paramount and probiotics may be the key to maintaining good health. During the 2009 Nutra Conference (Nutracon), Dr. Tommy Tomizawa, Assistant Professor at the David Geffen Medical Center of University of...

2008-12-11 12:35:00

- Yakult U.S.A. Inc. website also receives honorable mention - TORRANCE, Calif., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Yakult U.S.A. Inc.'s new TV advertising campaign "Change begins small.(TM)" was selected as a gold winner in the 2008 MarCom Awards competition by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP). The campaign plays up the probiotic dairy drink's distinctive bottle shape and small size, which are its defining features. Each commercial within the 4-spot series is...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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