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Essity has launched in the UK an Issviva branded e-commerce platform and dietary supplements range and two sustainable plaster additions to the Leukoplast wound-care line.
Scientists at Nestlé’s research division think that they have found new bifidobacterium longum strains that have unique ability to utilize both key components of human milk and fibers from solid food, opening up new opportunities for “next generation nutritional solutions” like probiotics targeting the crucial weaning period of child development.
Haleon data shows a notable increase in UK pharmacy teams recommending PPIs for frequent heartburn in the year ended September 2022. However, pharmacies are still recommending alginate-based OTCs and antacids over PPIs for frequent heartburn in the majority of occasions, which Haleon says points to a need for more pharmacy education.
The European Commission’s “obvious passivity” with regards to the long-standing botanical health claims deadlock is “illegal and violates the provisions of the EU Health Claims Regulation,” argues the German Pharmaceutical Industry Association, on the basis of a legal opinion provided by former constitutional judge Udo Di Fabio.
Immunity, gut microbiome health, cognitive health and mood, bone health, blood circulation, and detoxification are just some of the potential health benefits of melatonin supplementation beyond sleep, according to a study published in the journal Nutrients.
In a case that could have far-reaching implications for the region's food supplement manufacturers, the European Court of Justice has ruled that the definition of foods for special medical purposes should be restricted to use in addressing a specific nutrient deficiency related to an illness, as defined by EU law.