Thyme: Benefits for University Students

Study on Thyme (Thymus vulgaris): Effects on Mental Performance and Well-being of University Students In recent years, there has been a notable increase in interest towards the potential beneficial properties of medicinal plants and traditional herbs, both within the scientific community and among the general public. Thyme (Thymus vulgaris), a plant known for its aromatic…

Chlorella in Pregnancy: Constipation and Inflammation

Study on the Efficacy of Chlorella in Alleviating Constipation and Reducing Low-Grade Inflammation in Pregnant Women: Results and Implications Pregnancy induces significant changes in hormones, metabolism, immune response, and microbiome (Amir et al., 2020). The prevalence of constipation in pregnancy ranges from 11% to 38%, with causes including increased progesterone levels, variations in fluid and…

MDR: Devices Based on Substances

MDR: Innovations and Implications for Medical Devices Based on Substances Regulation (EU) 2017/745 has introduced significant innovations in the field of medical devices, particularly those composed of substances. However, the distinction between these and medicines can be blurred, leading to lengthy and complex discussions. The European Commission’s MDCG 2022-5 guide aims to clarify these contentious…

Black Cumin: Sleep and Stress

Study on Black Cumin Extract: Benefits on Sleep and Stress Nigella sativa (black cumin or black seed) is popularly known as the blessed seed in Arab medical tradition. Although not widely recommended for sleep, an exclusive extract of black cumin has shown utility in treating stress and sleep disorders. This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study aimed…

Association of LA and ALA with Mortality in Diabetes

NHANES Study: Association between Intake of Linoleic Acid and Alpha-linolenic Acid and Mortality in Patients with Diabetes Diabetes mellitus represents one of the major challenges for public health, with growing concerns regarding chronic complications and associated mortality. Among the many variables involved in diabetes management, diet plays a fundamental role. In particular, the intake of…

Study: Cinnamon and Glucose in Prediabetes

Effect of Cinnamon Supplementation on Glucose Control in Adults with Obesity and Prediabetes: Clinical Study The study investigated the effects of daily cinnamon supplementation on glucose concentrations in adults with obesity and prediabetes. After a two-week period of low polyphenol/fiber diet, 18 participants participated in a controlled, randomized, double-blind, crossover study lasting 10 weeks (average…

GFI Registers Oral Emulsion for GERD in Vietnam

Gruppo FarmaImpresa completes the registration process for an oral emulsion for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Treatment With pride, we present our recent success in obtaining registration for a Class IIa medical device in Vietnam. This device, based on low molecular weight hyaluronic acid, sodium alginate, myrrh extract, and simethicone, is indicated for the treatment of gastroesophageal…

Flavonoids in Postpartum: Benefits for Mothers

Flavonoid-Based Intervention for Postpartum Mental Health: Benefits for Mothers in the First 6 Months During the postpartum period, parents face psychological challenges, leading to mood changes and associated mood disorders becoming increasingly common in the following 6 months. Dietary flavonoids have been found beneficial for mood, offering an attractive non-pharmacological option for potentially treating postpartum…

Ministry of Health: PagoPA for Food Payments

Ministry of Health: Adherence to PagoPA and Telematic Payments for Food Services The Ministry of Health, through Office IV with note 0049139-22/12/2023-DGISAN-MDS-P, has communicated its adherence to the national PagoPA platform for the telematic payment of fees related to services offered by the Department. This step has been taken in accordance with the Digital Administration…

Neuroprotective Impact of Blueberries: New Discoveries

Role of Blueberries in Neuronal Protection: New Perspectives on Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Disease Prevention Dementia is the loss of cognitive functions. Alzheimer’s disease (AD), the most common form of dementia, is a neurodegenerative disease that affects the structural integrity of the brain and accounts for 60-80% of dementia cases. While the causes of AD are…