Could your patients benefit from natural pain management?
Prescription opioids have been increasingly prescribed as a miracle pill for chronic pain management. With the rise in opioid prescriptions has come a rise in an addiction often seen as a precursor to heroin. While there are a select number of patients who truly do benefit, it is very tricky to identify those patients in […]May, 2017Read more
Growing body of evidence supports use of mind-body therapies in breast cancer treatment
Researchers at Clumbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center with the interdisciplinary team of colleagues at the MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Michigan, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and other institutions in the U.S. and Canada have analyzed which integrative treatments are most effective for patients with […]May, 2017Read more
CIHR recognizes top health researchers with Gold Leaf Prizes
Canada is home to some of the finest minds working in health research today—researchers who are creating new scientific knowledge, strengthening the health care system, and improving the health of Canadians and others around the world. Today, CIHR is pleased to announce the names of the four outstanding researchers who are the recipients of the inaugural CIHR Gold Leaf Prizes, which recognize excellence […]April, 2017Read more
It’s World Homeopathy Awareness Week!
From April 10-16, homeopaths and supporters around the world will celebrate World Homeopathy Awareness Week. The celebration begins on Dr. Samuel Hahnemann’s birthday, as he is the founder of the practice. Over the course of the week, free public events such as lectures, media interviews, volunteer first-aid at sports events, free & reduced clinics, written […]April, 2017Read more
Canadian researchers join international fight against Zika
The spread of the Zika virus, which can cause devastating birth defects, has become a pressing public health issue in many countries. To this day, there is no vaccine to prevent and no medicine to treat Zika virus infections. The Honourable Jane Philpott, Canada’s Minister of Health, announced a $3 million investment for Zika research in May […]March, 2017Read more
Canada’s Health Coalitions warn of cuts to health care
Canada’s Health Coalitions signed a joint statement and held a media conference today on the recent bilateral health care deals and called for a united health accord. Since late December, the federal government has abandoned a national health accord negotiation and is now signing bilateral health deals with the provinces and territories. These deals will […]February, 2017Read more
Bad for business: how “natural” news stories could be harming the industry
It seems as though every week, a new crop of negative news stories is released about the naturopathic and natural health industries. Often, these articles attempt to discount natural supplements, natural or alternative health practices, or the practice of naturopathy, itself. Last week, a study, entitled “Peroxide ingestion, promoted by alternative medicine, can be deadly,” […]February, 2017Read more
CHPI study: HTA decisions delay access to mental health treatments
Recently, several high-profile campaigns (including Bell Canada’s “Let’s Talk” initiative) have helped to raise public awareness about the important issue of mental health in Canada. These campaigns have coincided with hopeful political statements of support for expanding access to health care for Canadians living with mental illness. For instance, at the Canada 2020 Health Summit […]February, 2017Read more
Is naturopathic medicine the answer for eating disorders?
Thirty million Americans will struggle with disordered eating at some point in their lives. Nearly one million Canadians are living with a diagnosed eating disorder, and millions of others struggle with food and weight preoccupation. These serious illnesses affect all kinds of individuals across the spectrum of gender, ethnicity, age, and socioeconomic status. This month […]February, 2017Read more
Cronos supports German Legalization of Medical Cannabis
PharmaCan Captial Corp., doing business as Cronos Group, is pleased to announce the German parliament’s expanded medical marijuana program. This landmark bill, which was unanimously votes by members of Germany’s parliament, legalizes the use of medical marijuana and implenets a policy to provide health insurance coverage for patients with an eligible prescription. The program and […]January, 2017Read more