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August 9, 2012

CVS Caremark paid tribute to disabled veterans from New England with a batting camp and full-day experience at Fenway Park in Boston on Aug. 7.

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Caremark paid tribute to disabled veterans from New England with a batting camp and full-day experience at Fenway Park in Boston on Aug. 7.

The Fenway Park opportunity marked an extension of CVS Caremarkʼs national philanthropic All Kids Can program, which aims to make life easier for children with disabilities. The special camp, which took place during Fenway Parkʼs 100th anniversary season, was a joint endeavor between CVS Caremark and the Boston Red Sox.

August 1, 2012

Massachusetts lawmakers passed a massive healthcare bill that seeks to control healthcare costs and expands the services of limited-service clinics to allow for anything within the scope of practice for a nurse practitioner.

BOSTON — Massachusetts lawmakers passed a massive healthcare bill that seeks to control healthcare costs and expands the services of limited-service clinics to allow for anything within the scope of practice for a nurse practitioner.

The legislation, which Gov. Deval Patrick said he would sign into law, includes an array of other cost-curbing provisions and is estimated to save as much as $200 billion in healthcare spending over the next 15 years.

July 27, 2012

A new study from Harvard School of Public Health found that expanding Medicaid to low-income adults led to improved health and reduced mortality. It is the first published study to look specifically at the effect of recent state Medicaid expansions on mortality among low-income adults.

BOSTON — A new study from Harvard School of Public Health found that expanding Medicaid to low-income adults led to improved health and reduced mortality. It is the first published study to look specifically at the effect of recent state Medicaid expansions on mortality among low-income adults.

July 19, 2012

Supermarket chain Stop & Shop encouraged healthy lifestyles among children with an interactive event in Boston Tuesday.

QUINCY, Mass. — Supermarket chain Stop & Shop encouraged healthy lifestyles among children with an interactive event in Boston Tuesday.

July 13, 2012

Vitamin D deficiency is associated with poor lung function in asthmatic children treated with inhaled corticosteroids, according to a new study from researchers in Boston released Friday.

NEW YORK — Vitamin D deficiency is associated with poor lung function in asthmatic children treated with inhaled corticosteroids, according to a new study from researchers in Boston released Friday.

June 15, 2012

Dads are taking on a new role: primary grocery shopper.

BOSTON — Dads are taking on a new role: primary grocery shopper.

According to Cone Communications' "2012 Year of the Dad Trend Tracker," more than half of fathers surveyed said they are the primary grocery shopper in the household (52%) and 1-in-3 moms said their partners have had more influence on grocery store purchases over the last few years (35%). Before heading out to stores, Cone Communciations said that dads surveyed also exhibited the following behaviors:

June 13, 2012

Merck on Wednesday released new data from two pivotal Phase III efficacy trials for suvorexant, the investigational medicine Merck is developing for the treatment of insomnia.

BOSTON — Merck on Wednesday released new data from two pivotal Phase III efficacy trials for suvorexant, the investigational medicine Merck is developing for the treatment of insomnia.

Merck expects to file a new drug application to the Food and Drug Administration in 2012. If approved, suvorexant would be the first medicine approved in a new class of medicines, called orexin receptor antagonists, for use in patients with difficulty falling or staying asleep. Merck anticipates that suvorexant will be evaluated by the Controlled Substance Staff of the FDA.

June 12, 2012

Gillette has teamed up with three-time World Champion and 100-meter American Record Holder Tyson Gay to donate $25,000 to Lafayette High School in Lexington, Ky. — the same high school that gave Tyson his start in his track career — as part of its “Get Started” campaign.

BOSTON — Gillette has teamed up with three-time World Champion and 100-meter American Record Holder Tyson Gay to donate $25,000 to Lafayette High School in Lexington, Ky. — the same high school that gave Tyson his start in his track career — as part of its “Get Started” campaign.

April 13, 2012

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America announced Friday the appointment of Eli Lilly chairman, president and CEO John Lechleiter as PhRMA chairman at its annual meeting.

BOSTON — The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America announced Friday the appointment of Eli Lilly chairman, president and CEO John Lechleiter as PhRMA chairman at its annual meeting. The group also elected Celgene president and CEO Robert Hugin as chairman-elect of its board of directors and Pfizer president and CEO Ian Read as board treasurer. Lechleiter replaces Sanofi CEO Christopher Viehbacher as chairman.

April 5, 2012

A study conducted by Brodeur Partners has unveiled the most relevant retailers in the United States.

BOSTON — A study conducted by Brodeur Partners has unveiled the most relevant retailers in the United States.

March 26, 2012

Retailers that use tablets and other mobile devices in place of cash registers are perceived as being more innovative by mobile shoppers than those that do not, according to the latest AisleBuyer survey.

BOSTON — Retailers that use tablets and other mobile devices in place of cash registers are perceived as being more innovative by mobile shoppers than those that do not, according to the latest AisleBuyer survey.

March 21, 2012

Taking vitamin E supplements does not increase or decrease heart failure risk among women, according to a study in Circulation: Heart Failure, an American Heart Association journal, released Tuesday.

DALLAS — Taking vitamin E supplements does not increase or decrease heart failure risk among women, according to a study in Circulation: Heart Failure, an American Heart Association journal, released Tuesday.

March 16, 2012

A new study has indicated that the consumption of white rice can increase one's risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

BOSTON — A new study has indicated that the consumption of white rice can increase one's risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

March 13, 2012

Nearly 75% of smartphone-owning consumers would switch brands if they were offered real-time mobile promotions delivered to their smartphones while shopping in a grocery or drug store aisle, according to a new survey.

BOSTON — Nearly 75% of smartphone-owning consumers would switch brands if they were offered real-time mobile promotions delivered to their smartphones while shopping in a grocery or drug store aisle, according to a new survey.

February 28, 2012

A survey sponsored by in-store commerce provider AisleBuyer found that nearly 40% of smartphone-carrying shoppers have abandoned their in-store purchases because of long lines, while 21% will abandon their purchases if there are no registers open.

BOSTON — A survey sponsored by in-store commerce provider AisleBuyer found that nearly 40% of smartphone-carrying shoppers have abandoned their in-store purchases because of long lines, while 21% will abandon their purchases if there are no registers open.

February 27, 2012

A Bermuda-based beverage company is bringing its latest concoction to the United States.

BOSTON — A Bermuda-based beverage company is bringing its latest concoction to the United States.

Gosling's Rum of Bermuda announced that its new ready-to-drink cocktail, Dark 'n Stormy, blends together Gosling's Black Seal rum and Gosling's Stormy ginger beer. The beverage is packaged in a 8.4-oz./250-ml can and touts 9% alcohol by volume.

February 23, 2012

Joslin Diabetes Center and American Well will collaborate on a telehealth initiative that seeks to improve and expand diabetes patients' access to high-quality care.

BOSTON — Joslin Diabetes Center and American Well will collaborate on a telehealth initiative that seeks to improve and expand diabetes patients' access to high-quality care.

The telehealth services will be powered by American Well's Online Care technology and will "[apply] a transformative healthcare innovation in support of our mission of improving the lives of people struggling with this disease," Joslin Diabetes Center president and CEO John Brooks said.

February 21, 2012

Sen. Charles Schumer on Tuesday announced that the Food and Drug Administration has agreed to conduct a full review of the safety and legality of the new caffeine inhaler AeroShot, distributed by Breathable Foods, which hit stores in New York and Boston this past month.

WASHINGTON — Sen. Charles Schumer on Tuesday announced that the Food and Drug Administration has agreed to conduct a full review of the safety and legality of the new caffeine inhaler AeroShot, distributed by Breathable Foods, which hit stores in New York and Boston this past month.

February 16, 2012

A provider of rich media mobile and social merchandising found that less than one-third of the top 100 Internet retailers tout websites that are optimal for tablet commerce.

BOSTON — A provider of rich media mobile and social merchandising found that less than one-third of the top 100 Internet retailers tout websites that are optimal for tablet commerce.

January 19, 2012

Clio Designs, which launched in 2004 its longneck DIY cordless rechargeable body shaver, is aiming to revolutionize the men’s body grooming industry yet again with the introduction of its new Hypergroom Body Groomer.

BOSTON — Clio Designs, which launched in 2004 its longneck DIY cordless rechargeable body shaver, is aiming to revolutionize the men’s body grooming industry yet again with the introduction of its new Hypergroom Body Groomer.

The Hypergroom Body Groomer is a triple-blade, battery-operated body groomer for bi-directional trimming and shaving, complete with three trimming guides for various hair lengths. It features an ergonomic design for tackling all body zones.

January 18, 2012

Procter & Gamble’s Gillette male grooming brand has teamed up with three entertainment icons to unveil a styling tool for men with facial hair: Gillette Fusion ProGlide Styler.

BOSTON — Procter & Gamble’s Gillette male grooming brand has teamed up with three entertainment icons to unveil a styling tool for men with facial hair: Gillette Fusion ProGlide Styler.

Musician and fashion designer André "André 3000" Benjamin, actor Gael García Bernal and Academy Award-winning actor Adrien Brody will serve as brand ambassadors. All three men will appear in an integrated marketing campaign, including television and print advertising, digital media and public relations, beginning in February.

January 10, 2012

Nicotine replacement therapies designed to help people stop smoking, specifically nicotine patches and nicotine gum, do not appear to be effective in helping smokers quit long-term, even when combined with smoking-cessation counseling, according to a new survey by researchers at Harvard School of Public Health and the University of Massachusetts Boston posted in an advance online edition of Tobacco Control Monday.

BOSTON — Nicotine replacement therapies designed to help people stop smoking, specifically nicotine patches and nicotine gum, do not appear to be effective in helping smokers quit long-term, even when combined with smoking-cessation counseling, according to a new survey by researchers at Harvard School of Public Health and the University of Massachusetts Boston posted in an advance online edition of Tobacco Control Monday.

January 4, 2012

As many as 20% of smartphone users made a purchase after scanning a QR code, according to a Consumer Pulse study released Wednesday by Chadwick Martin Bailey and iModerate Research Technologies.

BOSTON — As many as 20% of smartphone users made a purchase after scanning a QR code, according to a Consumer Pulse study released Wednesday by Chadwick Martin Bailey and iModerate Research Technologies.

December 12, 2011

AisleBuyer has introduced a new in-store mobile commerce solution that is designed to deliver a brand's offers to a customer's smartphone while he or she is shopping in the store.

BOSTON — AisleBuyer has introduced a new in-store mobile commerce solution that is designed to deliver a brand's offers to a customer's smartphone while he or she is shopping in the store.

December 7, 2011

Women who work a rotating schedule that includes three or more night shifts per month, in addition to day and evening working hours in that month, may have an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes when compared with women who only worked days or evenings.

BOSTON — Women who work a rotating schedule that includes three or more night shifts per month, in addition to day and evening working hours in that month, may have an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes when compared with women who only work days or evenings, according to a new study led by researchers at Harvard's School of Public Health that was released Tuesday.

In addition, the researchers found that extended years of rotating night shift work was associated with weight gain, which may contribute to the increased risk of Type 2 diabetes.