News & Updates
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May 2013: A new study initiative at Inspire Health looks at implementing a century old cancer treatment. See the Vancouver Sun article here.
May 2013: Licensed NDs in BC have been providing oxygen/ozone treatments for joint pain and herniated discs for several years. Now, VGH is conducting research into the therapy. Read the Vancouver Sun article here.
February 2013: The BC government is introducing a new services card which will replace the current Care Card. It can be combined with a provincial driver's licence, so two cards become one. Read the press release here.
August 2012: The Alberta ministry of health has put in place regulations for naturopathic doctors. Read the press release here. Link to the Alberta site here.
March 2012: Laptop computer emissions increase health risks to the fetus including leukemia and tumours. Pregnant mothers using computers wirelessly connected to Wi-Fi routers are also at risk. Read the report from the Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health here.
February 2012: The Vancouver Sun profiles BCNA member Dr. Alana Polo; read the article here. The Globe and Mail reports that prevention reduces emergency room costs. Read the Gary Mason editorial here.
January 2012: The New York Times reports that the over-medicated children of America (30 million kids on drugs and counting) have not only serious side effects but could be making disorders, such as ADHD, worse. Read Ritalin Gone Wrong by Alan Sroufe here.
October 2011: Who to Believe When it Comes to Supplement Usage? Fact or fiction in research headlines. Read Dr. Ingrid Pincott's article here.
October 2011: BINM, western Canada's only accredited naturopathic medical college, has announced they will start a six-year program for part-time students pursuing a degree in naturopathic medicine, which will begin in 2012. Press release here.
May 2011: BINM, western Canada's only accredited naturopathic medical college, will be introducing a midwifery program in the fall of 2011. See the full press release here.
February 2011: CFLs and immune-suppression. Do compact fluorescent light bulbs compromise the immune system? Read the article here. Cola and cancer: Generic ingredients pose hidden health risk. Read the article here.
January 2011:Oxygen Therapy Benefits Diabetics: Lund University in Sweden has just published a study that will appear in a journal of the British Medical Association. The aim of this study was to follow two groups of diabetics with chronic foot ulcers. One group was treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy and the other group was given a placebo (they were put in a hyperbaric chamber but treated with air instead of 100% oxygen). Of important note is that even the air group will effectively be getting more oxygen. Even so, the group that were treated with 100% oxygen scored significantly higher in their physical and mental/emotional health. They reported: better social functioning, better mental health, better physical health. Overall, the study concluded that hyperbaric oxygen therapy improves long-term health related quality of life. Link to PubMed to see the abstract.