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Health experts urge supermarket pharmacies to 'get smart' about free antibiotics

As influenza season shifts into high gear, with 24 states now reporting widespread activity, the nation's infectious diseases experts are urging supermarket pharmacies with free-antibiotics promotions to educate their customers on when antibiotics are the right prescriptionand when they can do mor...

Stater Bros. Campaigns to Fight Heart Disease and Stroke... At All Stater Bros. Supermarket Locations

Stater Bros. has raised over $1.9 million in the last seven years SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Stater Bros. is once again partnering with the American Heart Association during the month of February, which is National Heart Month, to help fight heart disease and stroke. All ...

Eat Well, Save Money: BJ's Offers Everyday Low Prices on Top Quality Organic Groceries, Natural Foods Versus Supermarket Prices

NATICK, Mass., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Although food prices have risen sharply over the last 12 months, organic food sales' double-digit growth trend, which began in 1997, is expected to continue in 2008, according to the Organic Trade Association. While the perception is that organics are he...

Spartan Stores Becomes Largest U.S. Supermarket Chain to Receive NSF Shop Fresh(TM) Certification

Raising the Bar on Food Safety and Quality ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NSF International today announced that Spartan Stores is the largest supermarket chain in the United States to receive NSF Shop Fresh(TM) certification. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-b...

How to Be Heart Smart at the Supermarket

Dietitian offers advice on navigating nutrition claims and food labels SUNDAY, Feb. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Taking the time to investigate food labels not only can improve your heart health, but also your overall wellness. "Reading the labels is a great way to be guided toward health...

UK Supermarket Chain Sainsbury's Rejects Charles' `rotten' Organic Carrots

British supermarket chain Sainsbury's has rejected organic carrots grown by Prince Charles, because they were found to be rotten. According to The Independent, the rejection of the vegetable, which Prince Charles sells under his Duchy Originals brand, came on the same day that figures rev...

Rise in Mercury Levels in Supermarket Fish

Washington state Health Department survey reported an increased level of mercury in some halibut and Pacific red snapper sold at Washington supermarkets. // There were state wide tests conducted in the fish from grocery stores. They said that children and women of child-bearing age should eat only ...

Smart Choices Program helps shoppers identify food and beverage choices

...ts University. "By providing a single, simple communication on the front of the package, the Smart Choices Program can help alleviate confusion in the supermarket and help today's busy shoppers make smarter choices for their families in store and at home." Approximately 500 products from many of the nation's t...

'Organic' May Not Mean Healthier

...DAY, July 29 (HealthDay News) -- Food that beckons from the organic aisles of grocery stores may not be any better for you than what lines the rest of supermarket shelves. According to a British review of studies done over the past 50 years, organic and conventionally produced foods have about the same nutrie...

CDC Recognizes Innovative Obesity Prevention and Control Initiatives With Weight of the Nation Awards

...ets create jobs, serve as retail anchors, and provide access to nutritious food at affordable prices. FFFI is designed to meet the financing needs of supermarket operators who want to serve these communities, where infrastructure costs and credit needs are higher and unmet by conventional financial institutions...

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Supermarket in Medical Technology

Kroger Recalls Peanut Butter Bakery Cookies and Select Cakes Due to Possible Health Risk

...ers, Smith's, Dillons, QFC and City Market. In addition, Kroger associates serve customers in 778 convenience stores, 392 fine jewelry stores and 750 supermarket fuel centers the Company operates. Kroger also operates 41 food processing plants in the U.S. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Kroger focuses its ...
Supermarket in Biological News

IUPUI study finds living near fast food outlet not a weighty problem for kids

...d after one of these food purveyors moved near the children's residences. Living near a fast food outlet had little effect on weight and living near a supermarket did not lower it. The IUPUI researchers also report that residing near certain recreational amenities -- fitness areas, kickball diamonds, and voll...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- May 20, 2009

...ng more digital images, music, and other data onto silicon chips in USB drives and smart phones is like squeezing more strawberries into the same size supermarket carton. The denser you pack, the quicker it spoils. The 10 to 100 gigabits of data per square inch on today's memory cards has an estimated life expec...

Consumers more likely to identify healthy food using traffic light nutrition labels

... to use any labelling system they prefer on the front of food packages. In some countries this has led to a plethora of different systems appearing on supermarket shelves, which only serves to confuse consumers more and does not allow them to quickly and accurately identify healthy products," said Bridget Kelly,...

Children's Hospital Oakland is first pediatric hospital to use 'laboratory-on-a-card' technology

...he way blood is analyzed at pediatric hospitals. This new method uses smart-card technology, similar to that used in some debit or credit cards at the supermarket or gas station, to read a child's blood sample. The procedure starts with a respiratory therapist who takes a tiny finger stick sample of patient b...

Caltech scientists develop 'barcode chip' for cheap, fast blood tests

...ad" with a common laboratory scanner that is also used for gene and protein expression studies. "But it should be very easy to design something like a supermarket UPC scanner to read the information," making the process even more user-friendly, says Fan, the first author on the paper. "As personalized medicin...

Lower your blood pressure, hydrate your skin and reduce dental plaque -- with chocolate?

...ed properties and extracts from the cocoa bean, several of the studies showing vascular health benefits uses dark chocolate products straight from the supermarket shelf. New chocolates in the marketplace may contain 90% cocoa or more, but author Shara Aaron notes that even 60% is sufficient for enjoying a smooth...

Nanojewels made easy

...ed commercially in textiles, coatings and building materials. The basic idea behind the process is akin to stacking round fruits or vegetables in a supermarket produce bin in high, neat rows to keep the produce from falling to the floor as customers pick them out. Doing this with nanoscale particles of differ...

New study points to agriculture in frog sexual abnormalities

... GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A farm irrigation canal would seem a healthier place for toads than a ditch by a supermarket parking lot. But University of Florida scientists have found the opposite is true. In a study with wide implications for a longstanding debate over...

Lost in the supermarket?

...has swept the industrialized world over the past couple of generations. The supermarket is the last step in a complicated global process that has changed every asp...howed pictures taken of various items (rice, meat, tomatoes) from the newer supermarket chains to a sample of Malagasy shoppers. The respondents overwhelmingly agr...

'Smart' holograms help patients help themselves

...grams have become widely used as authentication tags to deter copying, and on credit cards, passports, banknotes. They also underpin the technology of supermarket scanners and CD players. As Chris Lowe and Cynthia Larbey write, Visual images produced by smart holograms can be made to appear or disappear under...
Supermarket in Biological Technology

China Medicine to Participate in 2009 Natural Products Expo West Trade Show

...t October, we participated in the Natural Products Expo East tradeshow in Boston with favorable results, and as a result we are now cooperating with a supermarket chain to access the market for supplements in New York. We are confident that frequent exposure to BeThin at trade shows will lead to more market visi...

Imagenetix, Inc. Reports Second Quarter and Six Month Results

...we have added distribution of Inflame Away-Celadrin through the #1 national supermarket retail chain this past quarter. With greater expansion and success in the supermarket and warehouse club segments of the mass market, our company would continue ...

Start of First Fingertip Payment Pilot in the Netherlands

...nt Method Today the payment processor Equens and supermarket chain Albert Heijn will begin a pilot with Tip2Pay...has already been successfully tested at the German supermarket chain Edeka, which now offers fingertip payment se...k more than 10 million customers visit the service supermarket that has now been in existence for over 120 years....

China Yingxia International, Inc. Acquires Grocery Chain and Online Distribution Network

...ngzhou Technology''), and Guangzhou Chichi Network supermarket Chain Co., Ltd. (''Guangzhou supermarket Chain''), together known as the Chichi Wang compan...,000 to acquire Guangzhou Technology and Guangzhou supermarket Chain, located in southern China, enabling the Com...

UA optical scientists add new, practical dimension to holography

... knows where the advertising and entertainment industries will go with possible applications, Peyghambarian said. "Imagine that when you walk into the supermarket or department store, you could see a large, dynamic, three-dimensional product display," he said. It would be an attention-grabber. Tay, Peyghambar...

The end of technology history

...her? Why do I have to carry an MP3 player, a phone, a hand held, a smart key for my car, a fob for my VPN code, a dingle for buying gas at the pump, a supermarket discount card and three credit cards? Why can't one device know who I am, what my preferences are, and use all that wireless mumbo-jumbo to communicat...

Detection of Genetically Modified Soybean in Processed Foods Using Real-Time Quantitative PCR with SYBR Green I Dye on the DNA Engine Opticon 2 System

...anufacturer by mixing dried non-genetically modified and Roundup Ready soybean powders. The following foods were obtained from a supermarket for testing: soy burger, a soy dessert and two brands of soy flour. The dry samples, the reference standards and the soy flour we...
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