What role does gut health play in heart failure?
The German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) suggests that gut health could play a role in heart failure. According to this research, important groups of bacteria are found less frequently in those with heart disease, and the gut flora is not as diverse as in healthy individuals. It has been long understood that heart failure […]July, 2017Read more
Chronic pain and cognitive behavioural therapy: a therapeutic match made in heaven?
A new approach to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) may work wonders for individuals suffering from chronic pain. According to research reported in The Journal of Pain, a combination of Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT) and psychological flexibility may assist greatly in the healing process for these patients. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is based on […]July, 2017Read more
Are phthalates causing chronic disease in your male patients?
A new study out of the University of Adelaide and the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) notes that phthalates could be causing your male patients cardiovascular disease, type-2 diabetes, and high blood pressure. Simply put, phthalates are found in everyday plastics like toys, medications, and other consumer products. What’s more, they can […]July, 2017Read more
Fennel: the new power ingredient for post-menopausal women?
According to a new study out of the North American Menopause Society (NAMS), fennel is effective in the management of postmenopausal symptoms. Researchers found fennel to reduce hot flashes, sleeplessness, vaginal dryness, and anxiety—all without serious side effects. Fennel has been found to contain phytoestrogens, or estrogen-like chemicals. For this reason, the NAMS decided to […]July, 2017Read more
Industry professionals strike down anti-natural medical journal
Last month, an editorial in the Canadian Medical Association Journal called for the federal government to regulate natural health products (NHPs), citing them as doing “more harm than good” for patients. Members of the natural health industry have contested this claim, hoping to raise public awareness about the benefits of natural remedies. The aforementioned editorial states, […]July, 2017Read more
Insulin Algorithms’ Insulin-Titration Software approved for clinicians
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration has cleared as a Class II medical device Insulin Algorithms’ decision-support software, which helps clinicians manage every type of insulin for diabetes treatment. Culminating a lifetime of clinical practice and research led by renowned endocrinologist and former American Diabetes Association (ADA) President Mayer B. Davidson, MD, Insulin Algorithms’ software makes it easy for a clinician to regularly analyze a patient’s […]June, 2017Read more
Mike Hannalah seeks to represent pharmacists in district M
Mike Hannalah is looking to serve as the Ontario College of Pharmacists’ Council representative, for District M. See below for his letter of intent. Dear Colleague, It is with great honour that I seek your support in my election to serve you as your Ontario College of Pharmacists’ Council representative, for District M. I possess […]June, 2017Read more
Australian review calls for ban on homeopathic products
A new review out of Australia suggests that pharmacies should be banned from selling homeopathic products. The study, known as the interim King review, was led by economist Professor Stephen King. According to the document, homeopathic products pose “unacceptable” risks to patients. The report disputes the safety of homeopathic products, suggesting that instead, they pose […]June, 2017Read more
Exhausted immune cells linked to IBS
For the first time, researchers have discovered that a specific form of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is associated with exhaustion of the immune system. The research focused on patients with various types of irritable bowel disease, following followed them for a year and comparing blood samples. Patients were studied both when they experienced symptoms, and […]June, 2017Read more
Should bioactives have safe level guidelines?
While bioactive nutrients—like those found in fruits, veggies, tea, and cocoa—have been praised as a source of good health, professionals are calling for safe level guidelines to regulate them. A team of researchers at the University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) want public health officials to recommend maximum intake levels […]June, 2017Read more