Millennials are opting for healthy alternatives to reduce chronic pain
While millennials are a fairly active generation, they tend to spend most of their time hunched over during the work week. With that said, millennials are the next generation expected to experience chronic pain. Even now, at a young age, many millennials are experiencing acute and chronic pain that’s affecting their everyday lives. Unlike past […]September, 2017Read more
Pharmacist Launches New CBD Company, Honest Herbal, and Takes Top Honors in DOPE Magazine Competition
Kristy Redmon, Honest Herbal president, founder and a registered pharmacist, announced that the company is the recipient of two awards in DOPE Magazine’s DOPE Cup Colorado. The full-spectrum CBD hemp company placed first in the Best CBD Edible category for its capsules and took second place for Best Transdermal Cream. “We were thrilled to have […]September, 2017Read more
Should your IBS patients consume more protein?
According to a new study out of the Washington University School of Medicine, eating a diet rich in tryptophan—found in protein-rich foods like nuts, eggs, seeds, beans, poultry, yogurt, and cheese—could promote cell tolerance in individuals with inflammatory bowel disease (IBS). IBS occurs when cells that are capable of triggering an inflammatory response in the […]August, 2017Read more
When combined with gut microbes, flavonoids can stop severe flu
Gut microbes are good for more than just digesting food. According to a new study, a particular gut microbe can prevent severe flu infections by breaking down flavonoids. The study, conducted in mice at Washington University School of Medicine, also showed this strategy to be effective in staving off severe damage from flu—before patients are […]August, 2017Read more
Could poor cardiovascular health set your patients up for dementia?
A new NIH-funded study suggests that individuals with vascular health risk factors have a higher chance of developing dementia. Diabetes, high blood pressure, and smoking are all key players in this issue. “With an aging population, dementia is becoming a greater health concern. This study supports the importance of controlling vascular risk factors like high […]August, 2017Read more
SCAGO seeking new board members
The Sickle Cell Awareness Group of Ontario (SCAGO) is hereby seeking new, vibrant, committed and skilled individuals to join its growing Board of Directors. If you have the time, passion and skill to move SCAGO forward, we will like to hear from you. To ensure that we understand your level of commitment, area of interest […]August, 2017Read more
Lutein may boost cognitive health
University of Illinois researchers have found that lutein, found in leafy green vegetables, could aid with cognitive function. In a recent study, researchers looked at 60 adults aged 20 to 45. They found that middle-aged participants with higher levels of lutein had neural responses on par with younger individuals, rather than with their peers. While […]August, 2017Read more
Is dulled taste causing your patients to gain weight?
According to a Cornell University study, those with an impaired sense of taste often choose sweeter, higher-calorie food options—something that could put them in danger of gaining excess weight. “We found that the more people lost sensitivity to sweetness, the more sugar they wanted in their foods,” says lead author Robin Dando, assistant professor of […]August, 2017Read more
Social interaction affects cancer patients’ response to treatment
How well cancer patients fared after chemotherapy was affected by their social interaction with other patients during treatment, according to a new study by researchers at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the National Institutes of Health, and the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. Cancer patients were a little more likely to survive for five years or more […]August, 2017Read more
University of New Brunswick welcomes new Chiropractic Health Research Chair
The New Brunswick Health Research Foundation and the Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation have announced a partnership of $1 million over five years in the establishment of the Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation Chair in Best Practices for Musculoskeletal Health at the University of New Brunswick. Dr. Jeff Hebert, who is joining UNB’s faculty of kinesiology […]July, 2017Read more