Pain Therapeutics, a US-based medical research company, is to
develop two new opioid painkillers, OxyTrex and MorViva, both of
which it claims do not lead to the tolerance and dependance
associated with other opioid painkillers.
A cartoon which was created to encourage British children to eat
more fruit and vegetables is to become the focus of a new
Department of Health campaign, reports BBC Online.Trials have shown
that the cartoon prompted a dramatic increase...
Organic milk producers in the UK are to seek a new consumer sector
with "a paler shade of green" to multiply their current one per
cent share of the £3 billion (€4.85bn) annual milk market by five,
reports The Scotsman.
A British study has found that the global market for performance
foods and drinks is now worth in excess of $11billion (€12.5bn),
and is dominated by drinks, which account for over 90 per cent of
Recent studies have revealed a link between the preventive effect
of naturally occurring dietary plant polyphenols on cancer
formation and how the compounds could protect us against harmful
reactions in human cells. A three year project...
Higher cholesterol levels are not only bad for the heart and blood
vessels, they increase the risk of cognitive impairment, the
precursor to Alzheimer's disease, according to a study of elderly
women by UCSF researchers.
Spectrum Organic Products, a US organic ingredients manufacturer,
has reported a net operating cash flow of $705,000 (€798,000) for
the fourth quarter of 2001, compared to a negative EBITDA of
$108,000 for the previous year.
Safety fears over Chinese herbal medicines increased this week
after potentially toxic substances were found in a slimming remedy
sold in the UK. Two people had to be treated for severe
side-effects after taking a cocktail of remedies.
The Minute Maid Company has introduced what it claims is the first
national brand of vitamin D-fortified juice. Minute Maid vitamin D
and calcium-fortified juices will be launched in the US in April,
to a chilled orange juice market...
Dramatic growth in the nutraceuticals market is set to be the
biggest driver in the development of the flavonoids and isoflavones
markets in Europe in the next six years, according to a report by
market analysts Frost and Sullivan.
German chemicals group BASF said it performed well last year and is
confident of further growth in 2002 despite difficult trading
conditions. All of the company's divisions performed well, despite
high raw material prices and...