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!
27 March 2018 NICM has recently featured in global, national, state and local media including The Indian Tribute, Spectator UK, ABC Radio National, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Essential Baby, Daily Mail Online, ABC Online, Nature & Health Magazine, Retail Pharmacy, 2SER, and ABC Radio Pacific Mornings.
22 March 2018 Nutrients found in food may help reduce the symptoms of psychotic illness, when used in the early stages of treatment. The systematic review, examined if nutrient supplementation could provide effective 'add on' treatment for young people with psychosis.
19 March 2018 Medicinal Cannabis Education, a new partnership and education initiative created by NICM Health Research Institute, The National Institute of Integrative Medicine and the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine is set to deliver practical training and resources on medicinal cannabis for doctors, allied health practitioners and the public.
26 February 2018 Australian study underscores importance of effective education programmes. New research has found that an effective childbirth education programme – which significantly reduced the incidence of caesarean births - could save an average of $808 per woman.
16 February 2018 The Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2017 Measures No. 1) Bill 2017 has passed both houses of parliament with the Senate passing the Bill overnight, legislating the next tranche of reforms recommended by the 2014 Review of Medicines and Medical Devices.