18 July 2017 Medical researchers in Australia and New Zealand have shown that acupuncture treatment significantly reduces period pain intensity, duration and symptoms over time, with improvements being sustained up to a year after treatment.
Primary Dysmenorrhea (period pain) is the most common gynaecological complaint in menstruating women with up to four in five women suffering at some stage during their reproductive years.
9 June 2017 With more than a million Australians predicted to be diagnosed with dementia by 2050, Western Sydney University is developing a region-first multidisciplinary Memory Clinic to help provide early diagnosis and local solutions for families affected by the debilitating condition. Dr Genevieve Steiner, NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellow, NICM says providing local solutions are the key to reducing the burden of the expected dementia epidemic.
31 May 2017 NICM researchers have been given a boost to investigate and optimise the interaction of natural compounds after securing a prestigious Australian Research Council Linkage grant worth over $270,000.
22 May 2017 In ten years NICM has grown substantially and promises to expand further through the University's investment in the Westmead campus adjacent to the medical precinct - NICM's new home from 2018 in a beautiful heritage building. Westmead is an ideal location for Australia's lead institute in integrative medicine research.
19 May 2017 To mark International Clinical Trials Day 2017, NICM is pleased to announce its 2017 symposium's theme, clinical trials in integrative medicine, emphasising herbal medicine, acupuncture and mind-body therapies.
15 May 2017 NICM continues to welcome and support visiting international scholars to participate in collaborative projects focused on complementary and integrative medicines. In 2017, NICM has welcomed to date academics from China and Brazil.
11 May 2017 The nonprofit NHP Research Society of Canada (NHPRS) has announced NICM Adjunct, Michael Smith as the recipient of its 2017 Neil Tower's Award. The award honours those who have made significant contributions to natural products research, regulation and commercialisation in Canada and worldwide.