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Independent Health to Begin Offering Its Members Vitamins, Supplements and Natural Products

High-quality products available at competitive prices via an online store BUFFALO, N.Y., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of an ongoing commitment to improving the health and well-being of its members and the community, Independent Health today announced it will begin offering them name-brand...

RBC Life Sciences' North American Nutritional Supplements and Medical Products Sales Increased, Year Over Year, During the First Quarter of 2009

IRVING, Texas, May 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- (OTC Bulletin Board: RBCL) -- RBC Life Sciences, Inc. , a provider of proprietary nutritional supplements, wound care and pain management products, reported today that its North American nutritional supplements and medical products sales grew, year...

FDA Recalls Dietary Supplements Tied to 1 Death, Liver Damage

Hydroxycut products are sold as fat-burners, energy boosters, agency says FRIDAY, May 1 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials are warning consumers to stay away from Hydroxycut dietary supplement products marketed under the Iovate and MuscleTech brand names because of reports of li...

Industry Coalition Advises Against Use of Dietary Supplements as Swine Flu Remedy, Cure

WASHINGTON, May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The dietary supplement industry is aware of public concern regarding H1N1 flu virus ("swine flu") and of the desire of the public to protect itself against this virus. The trade associations of the dietary supplement industry support the responsible sal...

Are Herbal Supplements Putting Aesthetic Surgery Patients at Risk?

Report Warns of Effects From Bleeding to Drug Interactions NEW YORK, April 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For many people, the words "natural" or "herbal" are virtually synonymous with safety and purity. Products available over-the-counter without a doctor's prescription are often mistaken...

Folic Acid Supplements Raise Prostate Cancer Risk

But 10-year study also showed having enough folate in diet might offer protection TUESDAY, March 10 (HealthDay News) -- A 10-year study has found that men who took folic acid supplements faced more than twice the risk of prostate cancer as those who didn't take the supplements. But ...

Are vitamin supplements effective in celiac disease patients?

Coeliac disease is a typical example of a malabsorption syndrome conferring increased risk for various deficiency states, including folate and vitamin B12. Hyperhomocysteinemia is significantly more frequent in patients with newly diagnosed coeliac disease than healthy controls. A research team...

RBC Life Sciences' 2008 Net Sales Increase 13 Percent as Its Nutritional Supplements and Medical Products Brands See Continued Growth

IRVING, Texas, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- (OTC Bulletin Board: RBCL) -- RBC Life Sciences, Inc. , a provider of proprietary nutritional supplements, wound care and pain management products, announced today that 2008 net sales increased 13 percent year over year as the company continued its...

Vitamin supplements may protect against noise-induced hearing loss

GAINESVILLE, Fla. Vitamin supplements can prevent hearing loss in laboratory animals, according to two new studies, bringing investigators one step closer to the development of a pill that could stave off noise-induced and perhaps even age-related hearing loss in humans. The findings will be r...

Ther-Rx Corporation Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Prescription Prenatal and Iron Supplements to Wholesale Level

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Ther-Rx Corporation, a subsidiary of KV Pharmaceutical Company (NYSE: KVa/KVb), is issuing a voluntary nationwide recall of prescription prenatal and iron supplement nutritionals as identified below (all lots within their expiration dates) at a wholesale level. ...

ETHEX Corporation Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Prescription Prenatal and Iron Supplements to Wholesale Level

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- ETHEX Corporation, a subsidiary of KV Pharmaceutical Company (NYSE: KVa/KVb), is issuing a voluntary nationwide recall of the products identified below (all lots within their expiration dates) at a wholesale level. The Company is taking this action as a precauti...

Video: Dermatologists Recommend Dietary Supplements for Healthy Skin

Winterize Skin from the Inside Out with Diet, Vitamins, Exercise WASHINGTON, Dec. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Winter winds and cold temperatures can leave skin screaming for help this season. Moisturizers can help solve the problem, but 71 percent of dermatologists believe a healthy diet, vi...

EyeScience's New Ocular Nutrition Supplements Available at CVS Stores

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- EyeScience Labs announces the availability of its advanced ocular nutrition line for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and dry eye syndrome at CVS Pharmacy stores ( www.cvs.com ) nationwide. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081217/...

ClutchWave LLC Launches PricePlow.com: Price Shopping For Supplements and Vitamins

ClutchWave LLC launches PricePlow.com, a highly-organized free price comparison service created to help users find the lowest-cost supplements, vitamins, and weight-loss products from various fitness stores on the Internet. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 26, 2008 -- T...

Vitamin C, E Supplements Won't Help Prevent Cancer

Findings follow similar results for the prevention of heart disease,, SUNDAY, Nov. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Coming on the heels of two studies discounting the usefulness of vitamin B, folic acid, vitamin D and calcium supplements for cancer prevention, U.S. researchers report that vitam...

Coromega Unveils New Healthy Heart and CoQ10 Supplements : Revolutionary Omega-3 Supplement Company Introduces Two Fresh Takes on Heart Health and Antioxidants

Premier supplements maker Coromega today announced the release of two new products, Coromega Healthy Heart and Coromega CoQ10, offering consumers effective new ways to approach cardiovascular and overall health. Both supplements boast the great-tasting citrus flavor and creamy, pudding-like textu...

Vitamins E and C supplements not effective for prevention of cardiovascular disease in men

Neither vitamin E nor vitamin C supplements reduced the risk of major cardiovascular events in a large, long-term study of male physicians, according to a study in the November 12 issue of JAMA . The article is being released early online November 9 to coincide with the scientific presentation of...

Scientists Debate Dietary Supplements and Cancer Risk at AICR Conference

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, at the annual research conference of the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), a panel of leading scientists discussed the state of the evidence on dietary supplements and their effects on cancer risk. Dietary supplements are a $2...

Informed-Choice Reinforces Need to Test Supplements for Inadvertent Contamination After Recent NFL Players' Positive Tests

Organization Focuses on Raising Level of Awareness and Educating Athletes to Help Reduce Risk WESTMINSTER, Colo., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- In light of a rash of positive test results that violate the NFL's drug policy, Informed-Choice, a supplement testing and certificat...

Focus 28 Begins Shipping Next Generation Line of Meal Replacements and Food Supplements for Bariatric Patients

TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Focus 28, Inc. announced today that it has started shipping Bariatric RX, its new next generation line of meal replacements and nutritional supplements designed to meet the specific nutritional needs of bariatric patients. According to the company, Bari...

Fish Oil Supplements Help With Heart Failure

Study found a small but significant reduction in deaths; parallel study on cholesterol-lowering statin found no beneficial effect. SUNDAY, Aug. 31 (HealthDay News) -- Daily supplements of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids -- the kind found in fish oil -- reduced deaths and hospitaliz...

Vitamin B, Folate Supplements Won't Help Heart

In fact, new study hints they might be hazardous TUESDAY, Aug. 19 (HealthDay News) -- A study to determine whether folic acid and vitamin B supplements help the heart has been cut short, because the pills weren't doing any good and might have even caused participants harm. "This co...

Studies Support Testosterone Supplements for Older Men

Low levels of the hormone could boost death risk, researchers say TUESDAY, June 17 (HealthDay News) -- Low testosterone levels put men at high risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes and early death, but testosterone replacement therapy may help better the odds, according to new stu...

Figure Skater Peggy Fleming Teams With HealthSaver: The Impact of Diet and Supplements on Health

NORWALK, Conn., May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Complementary and alternative medicine is a diverse group of health care practices not presently considered to be a part of traditional medicine. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, nearly half of Americans use complementary and...

Antioxidant supplements may lessen benefit of radiation and chemotherapy

Cancer patients should avoid the routine use of antioxidant supplements during radiation and chemotherapy because the supplements may reduce the anticancer benefits of therapy, researchers concluded in a commentary published online May 27 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute . Radia...

Iron supplements might harm infants who have enough

ANN ARBOR, Mich.---A new study suggests that extra iron for infants who don't need it might delay development -- results that fuel the debate over optimal iron supplement levels and could have huge implications for the baby formula and food industry. "Our results for 25 years of research show p...

Study shows common vitamin and other micronutrient supplements reduce risks of TB recurrence

New findings show a link between micronutrient supplementation and reduced risk of recurrence during tuberculosis chemotherapy, according to a study published in the June 1 issue of The Journal of Infectious Diseases, now available online. Nutritional assessment and support in tuberculosis ther...

Estrogen Supplements May Raise Odds of Benign Breast Disease

Women on the hormone more than doubled the risk for this precancerous condition TUESDAY, April 8 (HealthDay News) -- Women who took a common form of estrogen as hormone replacement therapy during menopause more than doubled their risk for certain types of benign breast disease compar...

Vitamin E Supplements May Raise Lung Cancer Risk

Study found a slight but significant association FRIDAY, Feb. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin supplements won't protect people against lung cancer and taking vitamin E may even heighten the risk, a new study finds. The survey covered the supplement-taking habits and lung cancer incid...

Certain vitamin supplements may increase lung cancer risk, especially in smokers

Vitamin supplements do not protect against lung cancer, according to a study of more than 77,000 vitamin users. In fact, some supplements may even increase the risk of developing it. Our study of supplemental multivitamins, vitamin C, vitamin E and folate did not show any evidence for a decreas...

Mannatech to Begin Selling Nutritional Supplements in South Africa

New operation to launch in second quarter of 2008 COPPELL, Texas, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mannatech, Incorporated (Nasdaq: MTEX ), a leading developer and provider of dietary supplements and skin care solutions, announced today it will begin selling products in South Afri...

Calcium Supplements Could Raise Heart Risks in Postmenopausal Women

Study found those taking tablets had 47% higher risk of cardiovascular trouble TUESDAY, Jan. 15 (HealthDay News) -- The calcium tablets taken by millions of postmenopausal women to reduce their risk of osteoporosis may be contributing to an increase in heart attack and other cardiovasc...

Hormonal dietary supplements might promote prostate cancer progression

DALLAS Jan. 15, 2008 Hormonal components in over-the-counter dietary supplements may promote the progression of prostate cancer and decrease the effectiveness of anti-cancer drugs, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have discovered. The findings, which appear in todays issue of Cl...

Recent Reports Underscore the Importance of Testing Supplements for Athletic Banned Substances

NSF's Program Helps Athletes Make Informed Decisions When Choosing Nutritional Products ANN ARBOR, Mich., Dec. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recent news stories on steroid use in sports continue to emphasize the importance of screening dietary supplements and sports nutrition products for ...

Research Indicates Nearly 25 Percent of Supplements Are Contaminated With Steroids, Stimulants and Banned Substances

Informed-Choice Looks to Raise Level of Awareness and Help Athletes Reduce Risk LAKE WYLIE, S.C., Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new study released today and commissioned by Informed-Choice LLC, a not-for-profit partnership between supplement companies an...

More Energy & Immunity With Vitamin Supplements This Winter

CARPINTERIA, Calif., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Each year during the holidays, it seems like we never have enough energy and we're constantly trying to avoid getting sick. Luckily, there are some nutritional supplements that have been shown to both enhance the immune system and reduce fatigue. D...

Exercise Trumps Vitamin Supplements When it Comes to Heart Disease and Cancer, From the Harvard Men's Health Watch

BOSTON, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Most experts agree that supplements add little, if anything, to a well-balanced diet. Exercise, however, is proven to achieve the benefits claimed for vitamins, even for people who eat properly, reports the November 2007 issue of Harvard Men's Health W...

Vitamin D Supplements May Lengthen Life

They could fight cancer, heart disease, researchers say MONDAY, Sept. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D supplements could prolong your life, a new European study suggests. "The intake of usual doses of vitamin D seems to decrease mortality from any cause of death," said lead researc...

Antioxidant Supplements May Raise Women's Skin Cancer Risk

Mechanism isn't clear, and new findings don't apply to men MONDAY, Aug. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Taking antioxidant supplements won't protect against skin cancer and may actually boost the risk, at least in women, according to a new French study. "Taking into consideration our results...

National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention Encourages Americans to Obtain Vitamin D Through Diet and Supplements

WASHINGTON, July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To help the general public better understand the relationship between vitamin D and the sun, the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention has issued a position statement on vitamin D, sun protection and skin cancer prevention. The Council recom...
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