(Reuters Health) Dietary supplements – those “all natural” products people consume for weight loss, extra energy or to self-treat various conditions – send 23,000 people, many of them children, to the emergency room in the U.S. each year, according to a new estimate. Just over 9 percent require hospitalization. Many patients report heart symptoms. The […]

Nestle’s health science division is investing $70 million in a product technology center that will become the unit’s new U.S. headquarters and research hub, the division said on Friday.   The Bridgewater, New Jersey center will further Nestle’s healthcare push as the Swiss company delves deeper into nutritional therapy and the high-margin medicines arena. Opening […]

(Reuters Health) – For U.S. children and teens, more than half of total fruit consumption comes from whole fruits, most commonly apples, new survey data show. “My ultimate goal was to understand what kids are eating,” said lead author Kirsten A. Herrick of the National Center for Health Statistics in Hyattsville, Maryland. “Only about 40 […]

Generic and over-the-counter drugmaker Perrigo Co on Thursday urged its shareholders to reject Mylan NV’s unsolicited $27 billion tender offer, saying it substantially undervalued the company. Mylan first proposed to buy Perrigo in April and, after being repeatedly rebuffed, launched a tender offer on Monday. It has said it would take control if more than […]

Companies would be required to label the amount of added sugar as a percent of recommended daily calorie intake under a proposal on Friday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Last year, the agency proposed updating the Nutrition Facts label to include added sugars but it did not require companies to declare the amount […]

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A scientific paper published In the July issue of the prestigious peer-reviewed scientific Journal “Anticancer Research,” describes the properties of a food product that is reminiscent of the “super food for the third brain.” Japanese researchers from the universities of Tokushima and Kobe in Japan report the clinical results of treating patients with Chronic […]

Less than 15 percent of U.S. adults eat enough fruits daily to meet federal recommendations, but the numbers are even worse in some states, dipping as low as 7.5 percent in Tennessee, according to a new study. Even fewer adults eat enough vegetables to meet recommendations, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) researchers found. […]

Home cooking is still the best way to control the calories, fat, sugar and other nutrients that families consume, a new U.S. study suggests. Researchers found that eating food from restaurants – whether from fast food places, or better establishments – led to increases in calories, fat and sodium compared to meals made at home. […]

MINNEAPOLIS, July 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — There is growing momentum at hospitals nationwide to remove sugar-filled sodas and junk food from in-house vending machines and cafes to provide staff, visitors and patients improved nutritional offerings. Eliminating access to these foods is a positive step in the war on sugar, but an opportunity remains for hospitals […]

GERMANTOWN, Md., July 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Chocolate is widely considered to be one of the most beloved foods in the world, with an estimated 7.2 million tons consumed each year. Though a modern day indulgence, cacao – the foundation of all chocolate – has enjoyed centuries-long reputation for a wide range of purported health […]