Walmart names longtime vet to lead international division

RETAIL NEWS Albertsons has announced that its president and COO Wayne Denningham will be retiring at the end of its fiscal year, leading it to appoint a new COO. The Boise, Idaho-based company named Susan Morris to the role of executive vice president and COO, which will see her overseeing Albertsons’ supply chain, manufacturing and …

Ben & Jerry’s remixes classic flavors in new formats

CENTER STORE Ben & Jerry’s is kicking off 2018 by launching an array of new product offerings. The Los Angeles-based company is adding truffle-inspired flavors, non-dairy options and expanding the Pint Slices line. “We wanted to bring the WOW factor to our fans for 2018,” Craig Koskiniemi, Ben & Jerry’s Flavor Guru, said. “As a …

Winter Temps Raise Health Risks for Seniors

SUNDAY, Jan. 21, 2018 — Older adults are at increased risk for hypothermia, a dangerous drop in body temperature, the U.S. National Institute on Aging warns. This can be due to chronic health conditions or the use of certain medicines, including over-the-counter cold remedies. Hypothermia occurs when your core body temperature drops to 95 degrees …

Pharmacomechanical therapy does not lower long-term risks in DVT

Source: St Bartholomew’s Hospital / Science Photo Library Researchers carried out a randomised controlled trial to assess whether pharmacomechanical thrombolysis could help prevent post-thrombotic syndrome in patients with acute proximal deep-vein thrombosis Complications from deep-vein thrombosis (DVT), known as post-thrombotic syndrome, occur in around half of all patients, despite the use of anticoagulant therapy. Recent studies …

Jack Link’s debuts portable snacks, announces leadership team addition

CENTER STORE Jack Link’s is expanding its product line by launching an array of protein-based portable snacks, which incorporate the brand’s classic flavors mixed in with a few untraditional options for consumers. The new offerings added to the Minong, Wis.-based company’s portfolio include: Lorissa’s Kitchen Beef Sticks is made from 100% grass-fed beef and is …

Go-Gurt, Sour Patch Kids team up on sour and sweet snack option

CENTER STORE Jack Link’s is expanding its product line by launching an array of protein-based portable snacks, which incorporate the brand’s classic flavors mixed in with a few untraditional options for consumers. The new offerings added to the Minong, Wis.-based company’s portfolio include: Lorissa’s Kitchen Beef Sticks is made from 100% grass-fed beef and is …

Teens Eating Detergent 'Pods': Latest Web Fad Brings Big Dangers

THURSDAY, Jan. 18, 2018 — You’ve gotta be kidding me. That’s gotta be fake. That’s the understandable first reaction of many to the viral phenomenon dubbed the “Tide Pod Challenge.” Sad to say, it’s real. Prompted by internet dares, dozens of U.S. teenagers in recent weeks have popped liquid laundry detergent packets from a variety …

Holloway's Family Ointment

Source: Museum of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Holloway’s Family Ointment was once touted as a cure for a variety of ailments Standing at just 4cm tall, this earthenware pot (1867–1880) once contained Holloway’s Family Ointment. The ointment was a quack remedy ‘for the cure of gout and rheumatism, inveterate ulcers, sore breasts, sore head, bad legs, etc.’ …