Monthly Archives: August 2016
Editor-in-Chief of Chiropractic & Manual Therapies Associate Professor Bruce Walker recently published an article setting out a ten point plan for the advancement of the profession of chiropractic. Here, Dr Matt Bulman from the Chiropractic and Osteopathic College of Australasia, interviews Associate Professor Bruce Walker to find out more about his article ‘The new chiropractic’.4
Are you getting the best quality sleep possible? For me, the answer is a resounding no and light is the offending culprit. With technology becoming increasingly entwined with life, it’s getting harder to avoid. In this blog, Nick Hasche discusses the impact of electronic devices on sleep quality.
Children’s heart surgery data is without doubt an emotive and difficult subject area. It’s also an area that has had its share of misrepresentation, confusion and sensationalist media attention. Dr Christina Pagel, a researcher in this area, wants this to change. She develops the formula used to monitor hospitals that carry out children’s heart surgery, but realised her role as a scientist goes beyond this formula.
Prescription opioids are mainly used as medications for the treatment of mild to severe pain. In the context of pain care, their consumption levels have risen globally since the 1990s, but the expansions seen in North America have been unmatched elsewhere. Recently published in Substance Abuse, Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, Sameer Imtiaz and Dr Jürgen Rehm comment on comparisons between the US and Canada.
Our anatomy and physiology have been shaped by earth’s gravitational force over millions of years. Take away that force, as astronauts are when exposed to the microgravity of space, and all body systems are affected. Dr. Thais Russomano discusses the importance of exercise in space and how this could apply to those back on Earth.
Currently, women are underrepresented in research as both researchers and participants. In this blog, Dr. Pavel Ovseiko discusses why it’s important to include gender in research impact assessment.
In this blog, Dr. Guoqin Yu discusses her research in how the human lung hosts a unique microbial community.
Dennis Hung is a medical practice consultant specializing in patient communication and practice growth. Here, he discusses the importance of body language when delivering diagnoses to patients.
Infectious diseases of poverty (IDoPs), a series of diseases closely related to poverty, are mainly prevalent in the least developed countries and regions of the world. Most IDoPs not only can cause disabling chronic infections, but also can result in huge economic losses and make it more difficult for poor people to improve their quality of life and social status, as work published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty explains.