26 July 2016 We welcome NICM’s new Clinical Research Officer, Afshan Khan, who will be working with Professor Caroline Smith. In addition, we welcome back to NICM, PhD graduates, Dr Debra Betts and Dr Kate Levett, as NICM Adjunct Fellows.
26 July 2016 This month, we saw national media interest in Dr Kate Levett’s PhD research results and paper Complementary therapies for labour and birth study: a randomised controlled trial of antenatal integrative medicine for pain management in labour, which was published in BMJ Open.
26 July 2016 Americans spent $30.2 billion―$28.3 billion for adults and $1.9 billion for children—out-of-pocket on complementary health approaches, according to a US nationwide survey. These findings come from an analysis by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
26 July 2016 Register now for this year’s ASMI Conference, Consumer Healthcare – A World of Opportunities. A formidable array of local and international speakers have been brought together for this year’s event to discuss where the industry is headed and how to leverage exciting growth opportunities in Australia and overseas.
21 July 2016 A working group constituted by the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Traditional and Complementary Medicines Program gathered at the University of Mississippi earlier this month to develop another in the series of WHO guidance documents on the utilisation of traditional and herbal medicines.
20 July 2016 AIMA has announced two prominent international presenters, Dr Robert Saper, Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine, and Dr Julia Rucklidge Professor of Psychology at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand for the upcoming AIMA annual conference in Sydney, 3 - 4 September.
13 July 2016 Research from NICM shows antenatal education classes focussing on pain relief techniques dramatically reduce the rate of medical interventions during childbirth, such as epidural use and caesarean section.
8 July 2016 1-3 October, Western Sydney University, Parramatta South Campus. This three-day international conference is aimed at furthering the understanding of Yoga as an integrated approach in aiding preventative health, pain and disease management towards holistic wellbeing.
5 July 2016 Australia’s Health Tracker, released earlier this month, shows where preventative health policy efforts have been successful in tackling risk factors for chronic diseases in Australia. It also shows where Australia is lagging behind world standards and failing to prevent chronic diseases.
27 June 2016 Earlier this month, NICM presented a professional and public education seminar on Chinese medicine which promoted greater awareness of the potential use and new regulations for Chinese medicine in Australia.