Adding symbol to calorie info influences food choices.

But according to research co-written by a University of Illinois agricultural economist, numeric calorie labels may not be the simplest way to impact patrons to select healthier items. Brenna Ellison, a professor of customer and agricultural economics, says placing a symbolic label as well as the numeric calorie info on a menu is definitely a better way to reach more diners, from minimal to the most health-conscious. Our research found that if only numeric calorie labels are applied, the effect on calorie consumption ordered will end up being smaller in magnitude, but much less health-conscious patrons remain likely to respond to the info by ordering lower-calorie items, which is good, she said.Licensed from medwireNews with authorization from Springer Healthcare Ltd. All rights reserved. Neither of the parties endorse or recommend any commercial products, services, or equipment.

PRESS RELEASE DUBLIN, Aug. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ –Allergan plc , a respected global pharmaceutical company, today announced that it has finished the acquisition of Oculeve, a development-stage medical device company centered on developing novel treatments for dry eyesight disease. Under the terms of the agreement, Allergan obtained Oculeve for a $125 million upfront payment and commercialization milestone obligations related to Oculeve's lead development program, OD-01.