Food advertisements in your magazine: How healthy are they?
In the first-ever study of food adverts in UK magazines, researchers found them filled with sugary, salt-filled options often contradicting the health messages the articles were trying to put across.
"Nearly every magazine contains advice on a healthier lifestyle, yet we found the food adverts...
Alcohol Advertisements Seen by Youth on TV on the Rise, According to a New Report by the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth
12 - 20 Year Olds' Exposure Increased 38% From 2001 - 2007
WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A comprehensive review
of television advertising practices by alcohol companies from 2001-2007
finds an increase in youth exposure to alcohol advertising and relatively
Meth Project Advertisements Selected for National Prevention Campaign
White House Office of National Drug Control Policy to Include Meth Project Ads as Part of New Anti-Methamphetamine Initiative
PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Meth Project
announced today that its award-winning television advertisements
selected by ...
Statement of Robert Jarvik, MD, President and CEO of Jarvik Heart, Inc. Regarding the Lipitor DTC Advertisements
NEW YORK, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a statement being
issued by Robert Jarvik, MD:
A lifetime career in heart disease
I remain deeply committed to alleviating suffering from heart disease,
and I assure the public, from the bottom of my heart, that I have been
sincere and hon...
Punjab Wants Ban on Advertisements by Doctors
Taking serious note of doctors using advertisements
to lure patients to their clinics and hospitals, the Punjab government Monday asked the state's medical council to take steps to ban such advertisements
Punjab's medical education and research minister Tikshan Sood said here that adverti...
Moratorium Proposed on Advertisements of Newly Approved Drugs
The battle between consumer interests and those of the pharmaceutical industry has got sharper in the US. On Wednesday a US Senate Committee approved// a bill that would clothe the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with necessary powers to require drug makers to wait two years before advertising a...
Obesity Drug Advertisements Misleading Teens Advertisements
for the weight loss drug Xenical has come under criticism from consumer watchdog, Choice saying that it is misleading young teenage girls//, preying on their fears about their bodies in a breach of advertising guidelines.
The ads have been screened during the high-rating Australia...
Walkers Crisps Advertisements make Misleading Claims about Salt Content
The Advertising Standards Authority ruled yesterday that a Walkers crisps advertising campaign had made misleading claims about its salt content.//
According to the industry watchdog a promotional mailing saying Walkers had decreased the salt in its crisps to "7% of your guideline daily amount"...
Many Food Product Advertisements leave a bad taste in the mouth
Blatant and unwholesome food marketing is on the rise, and this is certainly bad prognosis for child obesity. It is evident that food marketing impacts a child’s choice of food//, also establishing dietary pattern and food habits that can last a lifetime.
The National Heart Alliance (NHA) and...
Junk Food Advertisements To Be Restricted In All Forms of Media
It is reported that the restrictions that are to be placed on advertising junk food are likely to extend well beyond television //to websites, computer games, cinemas, packaging, and school sponsorship. Reports also indicate that the proposals that were under discussion in Whitehall also include th...
Advertisements in Biological News
Study reveals effects of unconscious exposure to advertisements
Troy, N.Y. Fads have been a staple of American pop culture for decades, from spandex in the 1980s to skinny jeans today. But while going from fad to flop may seem like the result of fickle consumers, a new study suggests that this is exactly what should be expected for a highly efficient, rationa...
Genetic tests advertised directly to the consumer
...ponse to an advertisement of genetic testing, providing the following cautionary advice:
Verify with a professional, the information presented in advertisements
of genetic testing
Seek advice from a genetic clinician, not just a general health care professional
Recognize the scientific limitations of each te...
Mate selection: How does she know he'll take care of the kids?
...t provide care risk the survival of their offspring.
"This new work shows that when males can not escape the cost of failing to provide care, their advertisements
will tend to tend to reliably indicate how much care they will provide," said senior author Suzanne Alonzo , assistant professor of ecology and evol...
News from the February 2009 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
... the wide range of messages available to consumers from television, magazines, newspapers, the Internet, radio, food packages, Nutrition Facts panels, advertisements
and health-care professionals. The researchers noted news coverage of trans fats doubled from 516 print articles in May 2006 to 1,138 in May 2007.
Research shows Brazilian acai berry antioxidants absorbed by human body
...Sales of acai products have increased dramatically in the U.S. where it has been touted as a metabolism booster, weight reducer and athletic enhancer. advertisements
use buzzwords such as health, wellness, energy, taste and organic.
About the only buzzword not used with acai is "local." The berries are harvested...
Hunger hormone: Makes food more attractive
...o inform public policy. If food is thought of as potentially addictive, this would support action to limit or ban fast food from schools and junk food advertisements
geared towards children, in the same way that results proving nicotine to be addictive spurred the current public policy towards nicotine
UT researchers find link between advertising and increased tobacco use among India's youth
Tobacco use rose with measures of receptivity, including having a favorite tobacco advertisement, believing misleading imagery created by tobacco advertisements
and being willing to use a tobacco promotional item (such as wearing a T-shirt that advertises tobacco).
The news comes on the heels of new resear...
Advertisers, neuroscientists trace source of emotions in brain
...sing MRI or fMRI the former creates internal images of the brain, while the latter tracks blood flow within the brain to test consumers responses to advertisements
or other stimuli is not new. But according to the study, much of the previous research has found that, for example, responses to pleasant or unpleasan...
Studies: Children obese due to a host of unhealthy pressures
...their restaurants serving fast foods and have fewer supermarkets and more convenience stores at which to buy their groceries. In the media, television advertisements
steer kids to spend their money on junk food, and minority students get considerably more such exposure, the studies showed.
For the special supple...
Detecting poisons in nectar is an odour-ous task for honeybees
... Though many spring flowers have bright advertisements
offering sweet rewards to honeybees, some common flowers have not-so-sweet or even toxic nectars. Why plants would try to poison the honeybees they wi...
Advertisements in Biological Technology
Yongye International Announces Branded Store Network Increases Over 40% to 5,000 Stores
...e their incomes.
The Company's distributors work with each store owner to feature Yongye
products in a prominent fashion, display brochures and advertisements
Company products, and transform the store front to prominently feature
Yongye's brand name so it is highly visible from the street. Yongye branded...
BioSpace Partners with Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) to Offer Peer-Reviewed Scientific Video Content on BioSpace.com
...combined with general job listings on broad job boards."
JoVE video articles are several minutes long and include opportunities for 12-second advertisements
at the beginning and end of each video. Ads have the potential to promote company brand, bioscience services or equipment, research tools and recruitm...
Renhuang Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Solid Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2007 Results
...reased to $9.6 million, or $0.27 per fully diluted share
"This was a very key year for Renhuang Pharmaceuticals. We performed
well on promotions and advertisements
and enhanced our production
processes. We also focused on our best selling product, Acanthopanax, and
continued to work with scientific institutions t...
Abbott Announces Labs Are Vital(TM) Facebook Scholarship Contest Winners
...cent graduates to learn about the benefits and challenges of
the profession from their peers. Students competed for scholarships by
submitting videos, advertisements
or T-shirt designs that encourage others
to consider careers in laboratory medicine by creatively illustrating why
clinical lab science is cutting-edg...
Technology and business merge at UW Burrill Competition
...nk we will be a success.
The second-place prize of $7,000 was awarded to BriteIce Technologies for a system designed to create multiple illuminated advertisements
on ice surfaces for hockey games. Developed by mechanical engineering students Michael Casper and Anthony Nichol and consumer science undergraduate P...
Sound Focus plans to enter home-entertainment market after taking Governor's prize
...o consumers by name in the movie Minority Report, he thinks Sound Focus's targeted audio could blend with identity recognition to produce custom voice advertisements
at booths or in stores.
So if the voices in your head start to bother you, relax. Everyone else is hearing their own.
Recent developments in the protection of trademarks on the Internet
...ge the current standard for evaluating trademark infringement on the Internet.
The Playboy case involved "keying," which is the practice of linking advertisements
to pre-identified terms on a list of keywords. For instance, a person who searches a term related to fishing might be a prospective customer for an ou...
Local focus brings national success for Wisconsin career site
... had worked in IT recruiting and staffing, saw the development of the online job market grow as advantages over newspaper ads became obvious: Internet advertisements
were cheaper and easier to alter, and they could reach a broader section of the population. Larger businesses such as Monster and HotJobs looked at a ...
NameProtect study shows 92% of top brands losing out on search engines
...f paid search engine listings that include textual advertisements
within standard search engine results.
The resu...s buying their identical trademark for paid search advertisements
There were an average of 10.56 paid listings i...ces being offered at each of the 1,056 paid search advertisements
involved in the study. The results of this analysi...
Beware of trademark poachers in search-engine ads
... whether competitors may be misusing your brands. You can enter your companys name in Google, Yahoo, MSN.com and other search engines and evaluate the advertisements
that appear with your results. Additionally, you can open accounts with Overture and Google Adwords to determine whether other companies are bidding o...