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Sodium deficiency linked to neurological development

A lack of sodium in the first two weeks of life can have a major effect on the development of the brains of premature infants....

Unigene JV launches calcitonin in China

A joint venture between US-based Unigene Laboratories and China's Shijiazhuang Pharmaceutical Group will begin selling injectable calcitonin in China for the treatment of osteoporosis as...

FiberChoice: a new way to lift fibre intake

The recent revelation that US consumers are failing to consume enough dietary fibre has led to a number of fibre supplements being launched. Earlier this...

Algry planning US launch for choline

Algry Quimica, the Spanish company which claims to be the leading European manufacturer of choline ingredients for nutraceuticals and infant formulas, has said it is...

Lescarden awarded osteoarthritis patent

Lescarden, a biotechnology company focusing on the development of natural biological therapies for the chronic wound care, dermatology and osteoarthritis markets, has been awarded US...

AHPA produces kava warning label

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has been quick to react to the announcement earlier this week by the FDA that consumers should be wary...

Scottish organic farmers get financial aid

The Scottish Organic Producers Association (SOPA) yesterday announced that the country's organic farmers would benefit from a grant of £100,000 over two years from Scottish...

Australian scientist warns of ginseng cancer risk

The popular herbal treatment ginseng could be linked to the growth of breast cancer, according to an article by an Australian doctor this week, reports...

Martek extends DHA presence with OmegaTech buy

Martek Biosciences Corporation is to buy docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) producer OmegaTech, giving it a further foothold in the growing market for fortified foods. Martek said...

Energy supplements have broad appeal, research shows

The US market for energy supplements is estimated to be worth more than $1.2 billion (€1.37bn) in retail sales in 2001, and while young, male...

Return to the black for Omega Protein

Omega Protein Corporation, the leading producer of Omega-3 fish oil and specialty fish meal products in the US, has reported net profits of $3.9 million...

CRN omega-3 guidelines open to comment

After a year of discussion and deliberation, the Omega-3 Working Group of the US-based Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has approved a draft voluntary monograph...

Herbal supplement effective at treating menopause, study finds

A supplement made from the herb black cohosh has been found to be an effective alternative treatment to oestrogen for women suffering from the menopause....

Link explored between nutrition and benign prostate disease

A recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition explored the connections between nutrition and the risk of developing benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)...

New pre-natal supplement launched

The Ther-Rx subsidiary of US-based KV Pharmaceutical has launched PrimaCare, a new prescription nutritional supplement with essential fatty acids for pre- and post-natal women. PrimaCare...

US panel calls for more funding for CAM research

The White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy (WHCCAMP), established by former President Clinton, said most alternative treatments "have not yet been scientifically...

Joshua Tree launches weight loss supplements

Joshua Tree, the former construction company which recently completed the acquisition of American Health & Diet Centers (AHDC), has released three new weight loss products...

Coffee poses only minor risk to blood pressure

Coffee consumption has often been linked to a risk of high blood pressure, but the latest research shows that moderate consumption of the beverage, even...

Oestrogen lotion reduces menopause symptoms - study

An experimental oestrogen lotion reduced hot flushes by 85 per cent in post-menopausal women, according to results from a pivotal-stage trial of the drug Estrasorb....

Sunrich launches new MU brand

A new range of organic milk and butter products under the brand name MU has been launched into the Canadian market by Sunrich Valley, a...

Iron supplementation can assist training

Supplementation with iron can help pre-menopausal women to train longer and harder, according to research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Iron deficiency...

Japanese opportunities for Galaxy

Sumitomo Corporation, one of Japan's leading trading houses, is to stock a range of nutritious plant-based dairy alternatives produced by the US group Galaxy Nutritional...

FDA issues kava warning

The debate over the safety of the popular herbal supplement kava kava continued yesterday with the announcement by the US Food & Drug Administration that...

Cadbury buys Nantucket Nectars

Cadbury Schweppes, the British confectionery and drinks producer which owns Dr Pepper and Snapple, has added another US drink brand to its portfolio via the...

Australia to supply organic beef

OBE Beef, the largest certified organic beef supplier in Australia, and Nippon Meat Packers, an Australian processor, have formed an alliance to market EU certified...

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