Help patients prevent prostate cancer with these foods
According to new research from The University of Texas at Austin, several natural compounds in food could thwart the growth of prostate cancer. These include apple peels, turmeric, and red grapes. Researchers used a new analytical approach to screen several plant-based chemicals, rather than testing a single agent. They found that together, a variety of […]June, 2017Read more
Are cardiologists really knowledgeable about nutrition?
While nutrition is one of the core foundations of cardiovascular health and its risk reduction guidelines, little is known about whether professionals in this field have a firm grasp of it. A recent study published in the American Journal of Medicine determined that they do not. Researchers looked at the educational experiences, attitudes, and practices […]June, 2017Read more
Can probiotics help with depression?
Probiotics could be the answer to depression, says research from McMaster University. The study, published in the medical journal Gastroenterology, found that twice as many adults with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) found that their co-existing depression improved when they took a specific probiotic. This provides further evidence for the link between the brain and the gut. […]June, 2017Read more
The gut-brain connection: what role do intestinal bacteria play
A new study suggests that bacteria in the gut may influence the structure of the brain’s blood vessels—and may be responsible for malformations that can lead to stroke and epilepsy. Published in Nature, the research adds to an emerging dialogue that connects disorders of the nervous system to intestinal microbes. Funded by the National Institute […]June, 2017Read more
Cannabis: anti-aging remedy for the brain?
A new study out of the University of Bonn and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem suggests that Cannabis can increase memory performance in aging individuals. Researchers found that old animals were able to regress to the state of two-month-old mice with a prolonged low-dose treatment of a cannabis active ingredient. This could have wonderful implications […]June, 2017Read more
Dry needling: more effective for pain relief than cortisone?
A 2017 study out of the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy suggests that dry needling could provide an alternative for cortisone injections in pain treatment. According to the study, dry needling, a technique that uses thin filament needles to penetrate the skin and stimulate the trigger points of pain, could be used in […]May, 2017Read more
Is a common protein the key to fighting pancreatic cancer?
New research out of the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) offers new hope in the fight against one of the most lethal forms of cancer. Studies in mice with the KRAS mutation, which is present in 90 per cent of pancreatic cancer patients, indicate that expressing only half the […]May, 2017Read more
New hope for gluten-sensitive patients
According to research presented at Digestive Disease Week 2017, an enzyme known as aspergillus niger-derived prolyl endoprotease (AN-PEP) could offer relief from gluten sensitivity. Researchers found that by taking an enzyme tablet while consuming gluten-filled foods, patients can prevent a significant amount of the allergen from entering the small intestine. This finding could allow gluten-sensitive […]May, 2017Read more
Saskatchewan to highlight Naturopathic Medicine Week
The week of May 8–14 has been declared as “Naturopathic Medicine Week” across the province of Saskatchewan. During this time, the Saskatchewan Association of Naturopathic Practitioners (SANP) will be holding multiple events to inform the public about the importance of natural and holistic remedies. “More residents of Saskatchewan are seeking science-based, valid complementary healthcare,” said […]May, 2017Read more
McKesson Canada introduces new market-leading solution for retail pharmacies
McKesson Canada, a leading supplier of automation equipment and technology solutions to Canadian hospital and retail pharmacies, has announced significant enhancements to its PACMED® Core software platform. These changes support customers, improve the efficiency of compliance packaging for patients, advance packaging accuracy, and further enhance pharmacy workflow. McKesson Canada is the exclusive distributor of PACMED® […]May, 2017Read more