Key Baby rolls out new Weil Baby line
TUCSON, Ariz. Key Baby on Wednesday launched its Weil Baby line of bottles, nipples, sippy cups, pacifiers, gift sets and accessories, which will be available at select Babies ‘R’ Us stores, www.BabiesRus.com, select Whole Foods stores and Duane Reade stores in late August.
“These products reflect the prudent combination of functional design and the best material-safety available today to help infants get a healthy start in life,” said Andrew Weil, a doctor who helped develop the product line. “My philosophy is that it is far better to maintain good health from an early age than to attempt to achieve it later in life.”
The Weil Baby bottles and sippy cups feature the AirWave one-piece venting system, which helps eliminate air bubbles ingested bybabies and toddlers and reduces the risk of colic, gas and spit-up. The containers are made of both glass and Tritan, a clear material that is BPA-free.
“The principle aim was not to create ‘high style’ baby feeding products, but rather to make products that were optimally safe, healthy and convenient,” Weil said.
In 2010, Weil Baby plans to add several breast pumps to the line, including a hospital-grade breast pump approved by the Food and Drug Administration to be sold at retail.
Study: Birth control pill use may decreases risk of urinary incontinence
WASHINGTON A new study from Sweden published Wednesday found that users of oral contraception have significantly reduced rates of urinary incontinence compared with women who used other forms of contraception.
Researchers at the Karoliska Institute and at Gothenburg University used the Swedish Twin Registry to examine the relationship between the use of oral contraceptives and urinary incontinence. After using statistical methods to control for factors such as age, Body Mass Index and ever having been pregnant, the data showed that the women who had used oral contraceptives had lower rates of lower urinary tract symptoms than non-users.
“With so many women using oral contraceptives, it is vital that we continue to fully understand their non-contraceptive effects, both positive and negative,” stated Dale McClure, president of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. “This kind of research will help us better advise our patients as they make decisions about contraception, or possibly seek to avoid urinary tract problems.”
Claritin expands line with eye drop for allergy sufferers
KENILWORTH, N.J. Schering-Plough announced the launch of Claritin Eye, an antihistamine eye drop strong enough to control itchy eyes all day or all night.
Claritin Eye works in minutes to relieve the itch of allergy eyes for up to 12 hours with just one drop; is available without a prescription and can be found in most food, drug or mass retailers.
“Itchy eyes are an extremely bothersome symptom for allergy sufferers and can be caused by indoor or outdoor allergens such as dust, pet dander, mold or pollen. Claritin Eye relieves the itch at the source by blocking the histamine that causes itchy eyes,” said John O’Mullane, group VP research and development, Schering-Plough Consumer Health Care. “We’re excited to add this new allergy eye product to the line of non-drowsy Claritin allergy products.”
To support the introduction of the new product, the makers of Claritin will kick off the launch with national advertising as well as launching the brand’s first official Facebook page. The page features a “Claritin Eye Makeover” application where fans are invited to upload their favorite photos and use the application to clear the red eye in their pictures. The page, available at Facebook.com/claritineye, offers resources for allergy sufferers including facts, tips and a photo gallery where visitors can show how they “Live Claritin Clear.”
For more information on allergies and non-drowsy treatment options, visit Claritin.com.