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Court finds chiropractic negligence in manipulation

By |January 21, 2010|Legal Action|

Source Tom Blackwell, National Post

A new court ruling has again called into question a widely used but controversial chiropractic treatment, concluding that a Newfoundland practitioner made a patient deaf in one ear and caused other debilitating injuries by performing a neck manipulation on him.

The judge in the civil suit found the chiropractor negligent and will decide later what compensation to award Abe Gallant, who says he had to leave his $80,000-a-year job because of the damage.

The decision follows a series of public inquiries and inquests that have blamed cervical manipulation for strokes, some of them fatal, and the filing of a $500-million class action suit in Alberta that targeted the allegedly dangerous chiropractic therapy. (more…)

Intractable Migraine Headaches During Pregnancy

By |January 20, 2010|Chiropractic Care, Headache|

Intractable Migraine Headaches During Pregnancy

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SOURCE:   Comp Ther Clin Prac 2009 (Nov); 15 (4): 192–197

Joel Alcantara, D.C. and Martine Cossette, D.C.

International Chiropractic Pediatric Association,
327 North Middletown Dr,
Media, PA, USA


A 24 yr-old pregnant patient presented with chronic migraine headaches, which she had since age of 12. Previous care included osteopathy, physical therapy, medications and massage with unsuccessful outcome. Her medical care had consisted of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication with codeine, at the maximum amount permitted during a pregnancy (i.e., 1000mg per day) as well as caffeine intake through coffee to potentiate the medication. This resulted in only minor and temporary relief. (more…)

WHO to examine its H1N1 response

By |January 18, 2010|Flu|

Source CBC News

The World Health Organization will review accusations it overstated the risks of the H1N1 virus.

The most recent complaints about WHO’s handling of the pandemic came from the Council of Europe, a political forum, where last week parliamentarian Wolfgang Wodarg called H1N1 a “false pandemic.” In November 2009, Dr. Richard Schabas, Ontario’s former chief medical officer of health, referred to it as a “dud pandemic.”

The European concern is that WHO may have overstated the dangers of the pandemic because of pressure from pharmaceutical companies that produce swine flu vaccines. (more…)

World Health Organization wants global tax on Internet, banking

By |January 18, 2010|News|

Source Digital Journal

The United Nation’s World Health Organization called for governments around the world to impose a global consumer tax on things like Internet activity and paying bills online.

In order to raise tens of billions of dollars, the UN’s World Health Organization is urging governments around the world to institute a global consumer tax on Internet activity and simple everyday tasks such as conducting online bill payments on your bank’s website, according to Fox News. The sole purpose for these billions of dollars is for development of drugs, research, development and manufacturing capabilities in developing nations. (more…)

Junk Food Takes Another Killing Blow

By |January 12, 2010|Nutrition|

Junk Food Takes Another Killing Blow

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SOURCE:   Br J Psychiatry 2009 (Nov);195 (5): 408-13

Akbaraly TN, Brunner EJ, Ferrie JE, Marmot MG,
Kivimaki M, Singh-Manoux A.

Department of Epidemiology and Public Health,
University College London,
London WC1E 6BT, UK.


A new study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry revealed a direct correlation between diet and depression. Most earlier studies on diet and depression focused primarily on individual nutrients rather than on overall diet. That’s what makes this new study so interesting.

These researchers defined 2 primary dietary patterns: “whole food oriented” (heavily loaded by vegetables, fruits and fish) and “processed foods oriented” (heavily loaded by sweetened desserts, fried food, processed meat, refined grains and high-fat dairy products). (more…)