SinuCleanse introduces updated neti pot
MADISON, Wis. SinuCleanse recently introduced a clear, lightly-tinted blue version of its neti pot, designed to enhance ease of use by enabling visual inspection of the saline solution in the neti pot to ensure it is completely mixed and pure.
The clear design also allows better monitoring of the flow and volume of saline solution during nasal washing, the company stated.
“For a practice that dates back literally thousands of years, there have been few innovations in neti pots,” stated Diane Heatley, developer of the SinuCleanse nasal wash system. “The new SinuCleanse neti pot is a true advancement and gives consumers a clear choice in that the ability to monitor the solution and the impression of ‘purity’ that the design provides enhances ease of use and motivates compliance.”
Union Spring introduces MyClyns germ-protection spray
ERLANGER, Ky. A new spray by Union Spring Pharmaceuticals promises to protect its users from germs.
MyClyns, a pen-sized, non-alcohol personal protection spray can be sprayed directly into the eyes, ears, nose, mouth and open wounds, Union Spring said.
New study finds students with weight issues purchase weight-loss products found in e-mail ads
BROOKLYN, N.Y. According to a study published in the January issue of the Southern Medical Journal, 41% of college students with weight problems opened and read spam e-mail advertising “lose weight fast” weight-loss products with 18.5% ordering these weight-loss products.
“This is of concern as there is no quality control for what is advertised in spam e-mail. These products can range from harmless to potentially dangerous,” stated Joshua Fogel, lead researcher and associate professor of the business program at the department of economics at Brooklyn College. “Some spam e-mail products even advertise and sell prescription medications without requiring proof of a valid prescription.”
In additional analyses considering the impact of a number of relevant variables, those with weight problems as compared to those without weight problems were three times more likely to open/read and also three times more likely to purchase weight-loss products from spammed e-mail.
Fogel analyzed data from a survey of 200 college students, who were asked if they had weight problems and if in the past year they received, opened/read, or purchased products from spam e-mail about weight loss topics.