January 29, 1991
When infants suffer from diarrhea, there's a serious risk of dehydration. Now, the manufacturer of a new over-the-counter antidote called Ricelyte claims it can help infants with diarrhea recover faster and better than other antidotes. Rice is the basis of Ricelyte, while glucose is the basis of many other rehydration solutions such as Pedialyte.
May 30, 1990 |
The Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday that it has opened a preliminary investigation of the infant formula business to determine whether a lack of competition has artificially raised prices. The FTC responded to a complaint from Sen. Howard M. Metzenbaum (D-Ohio), who said: "American women may be paying millions of dollars more than they should for infant formula because there is no competition." And that, he said, results from "an alarming pattern of lock-step pricing."
January 18, 1996 |
You've seen the ads. A sweet, doddering couple is cruising slowly down the highway of life when suddenly, out of the dust, another elderly, but sexier, couple in an open-top convertible zooms past, leaving the first couple to wonder: "Are we missing out on something?" The dear but pathetic-looking couple was clutching Ensure, the leading nutritional drink, while the totally awesome seniors were guzzling Sustacal, its rival "meal in a can."
December 31, 1990 |
Federal authorities subpoenaed the records of the nation's biggest baby formula manufacturers after state welfare officials and consumer advocates made allegations of price fixing, a representative of one of the companies said today. "This is a top-priority, front-burner investigation," said Kevin J. Arquit, head of the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Competition. He said authorities have not concluded that price fixing occurred. The companies denied the allegations.
January 13, 1987 |
To the consumer, fast food is often a pleasing way to satisfy a gnawing appetite. To nutritionists, fast food and its contents have become a subject of frequent interest and some concern. A prominent example of this concern came within the last few weeks with the publication of an issue of Ross Laboratories' Dietetic Currents newsletter.
October 18, 1992 |
Exercise physiologists or fitness professionals in health clubs or sports rehabilitation centers can pinch and poke in just the right places to calculate your body fat. But there are other methods to assess your body composition and health: WAIST-TO-HIP RATIO: Measure your waist (the narrowest part) in inches, then measure your hips (the widest part). Now divide the waist measure by the hip measure. For example, a woman's waist is 27 inches and her hips are 33 inches. Her equation: 27 33 = 0.82.