CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 1989 |
Nicotine gum, chewed by smokers trying to kick the habit, is probably of little value in the way it is most often used, researchers said last week. The finding was based on a study of 315 smokers, some of whom were given the gum and others a look-alike without nicotine.
August 11, 1989 |
Coca-Cola Co. officials don't want people buying little bottles of "Mad Scientist Magic Powder" because they say it might just make them think there's "coke" in their Coke. The "magic powder" is a powdered bubble gum produced in Italy and distributed in this country by Alma-Leo U.S.A. Inc. of Northbrook, Ill., a Chicago suburb. The company sells it in tiny plastic bottles that Coca-Cola officials say are shaped like their old soda bottles.
November 3, 1998 |
When the traffic is bumper-to-bumper, horns are blaring and the pain in your brain is driving you insane, don't sink your teeth into the red Mazda next to you--chew on Peace of Mind gum balls instead. The latest in a long line of stress-relief products from Origins, these gum balls contain a relaxing blend of essential oils, including peppermint, basil and eucalyptus, that are said to work together to release tension and freshen breath. Who can argue with that?
August 5, 1999 |
Generic drug maker Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. said it will begin selling a generic stop-smoking gum before the end of next month. The Corona-based company said the gum will be sold over the counter in 2-milligram and 4-milligram dosages. Watson did not disclose the price. Total 1998 retail sales for SmithKline Beecham's competing Nicorette brand gum exceeded $250 million, according to Information Resources Inc.
November 23, 1998
I read your article on decay-preventing chewing gum. Last year, I hosted a boy from Finland through AFS Intercultural. Jussi brought a lot of chewing gum with him; Jenkki was the brand. His mother told me that Finnish dentists have studied the preventive effects of this gum, and it has significantly reduced the cavity rates for Finnish children. About the only negative that I could see was the aggravation of seeing the constant chewing--kids remind me of cows with jaws eternally in motion.
February 12, 1994 |
Super glue was used on engines of NASA shuttles that were flown in space, officials of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration said Friday. The unauthorized use of the hobby store glue by technicians at Valencia-based Paragon Precision Products was discovered in a servicing of the main engine's low-pressure turbo pump.
July 24, 1999 |
Warner-Lambert Co. said Friday it is taking Trident for Kids and Trident Advantage off the market after two children had allergic reactions after chewing the new gums, which contain a milk protein derivative. The consumer goods and drug maker, based in Morris Plains, N.J., said the new gums contain Recaldent, an ingredient derived from milk-casein and added to strengthen teeth.
April 27, 2009 |
Studies have suggested that something about chewing gum reduces stress, improves alertness and relieves anxiety. But most of this research has been found in a laboratory setting. Now, the first study in people also supports the idea that chewing gum boosts academic performance. The study was conducted by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and was sponsored by the Wrigley Science Institute.
September 2, 1990 |
The flood of American soldiers to the Persian Gulf is being followed by a torrent of mail from home. Besides letters of love and assurance, the items most in demand are audio tapes, suntan lotion, Life Savers and chewing gum, the Postal Service reported. The Postal Service said it is handling 50,000 items daily intended for servicemen and women in the Gulf area.