1 June 2018 Updated World Health Organization guidelines, Intrapartum care for a positive childbirth experience, includes Professor Smith’s latest Cochrane Reviews in its recommendation 21 and 22 regarding massage, warm packs and relaxation techniques for pain management in labour.
20 May 2018 International researchers including NICM’s Dr Jennifer Hunter and Dr Suzanne Grant discussed the development of integrative oncology services and its implications for clinical practice, health service delivery, education, research and policy at the ICIMH 2018 conference held 8-11 May in the US.
16 May 2018 A study of over 800 Australian and New Zealand women undergoing acupuncture treatment during their IVF (in vitro fertilization) cycle has confirmed no significant difference in live birth rates. The findings published today in JAMA support recent guidelines from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and two high-quality meta-analyses.
14 May 2018 Congratulation to NICM Adjunct Associate Professor, Jennifer Hunter and Dr Genevieve Steiner for their recent appointments and expertise sought after for international boards, research committees and steering groups.
11 May 2018 Congratulations to NICM PhD Candidate Emily Yang, who received the inaugural Samueli Foundation Young Investigator Award at the 2018 International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health this week.
7 May 2018 Congratulations to Seungyeon Yeon, who graduated with a Master of Research last week under the supervision of Dr Sai Seto and Professor Dennis Chang. Seungyeon investigated the effects of Sailuotong (SLT) on cerebral vascular reactivity.
24 April 2018 There has been a recent global rise in “green fever”, with various jurisdictions either decriminalising or legalising cannabis. But alongside relaxing the rules comes concern about the health implications of cannabis use. We often hear of a link between cannabis use and psychosis. So how strong is the link, and who is at risk?
19 April 2018 A study of nearly half a million people has revealed that muscular strength, measured by handgrip, is an indication of how healthy our brains are
The study, published in Schizophrenia Bulletin, also showed that maximal handgrip was strongly correlated with both visual memory and reaction time in over one thousand people with psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia.
3 April 2018 Welcome everyone to our autumn newsletter and the end of Australian Eastern Daylight Time. I trust you have enjoyed and made the most of a relaxing Easter long weekend. I’m sure we were designed for more of these!