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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...

2008-12-04 07:00:00

- Millions of Americans will be able to learn about the health benefits of probiotics on public television - TORRANCE, Calif., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Yakult USA Inc., the North American business of global leader and probiotics pioneer, Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd., is pleased to announce that it will broadcast an educational segment entitled "Friendly bacteria improve health," via the National Medical Report on U.S. public television. Hosted by famed TV journalist Mr. Hugh Downs, the 4-minute...

2008-11-03 18:00:20

TOKYO, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Last Friday, the 17th Annual Symposium on Intestinal Flora at Yakult World Headquarters Hall in Tokyo gathered physicians, researchers and company associates from 19 countries, including the U.S. This year's theme, "Intestinal Microbiota and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders" focused on brain-gut interactions and Irritable Bowel Syndrome, which is believed to be the "entry illness" that leads to various digestive diseases. (Logo:...

2008-10-23 21:00:16

TORRANCE, Calif., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- With recent reports that North Americans will purchase roughly $1.7 billion worth of probiotic products per year by 2013, these beneficial microbes have the potential to become a staple of the American diet. Dietitians should be prepared to talk to their patients about the possible health benefits of a probiotic-enriched diet and determine which type of probiotic would be most suitable based on individual health needs. In conjunction with the...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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