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VANCOUVER, B.C. – Canadians are increasingly utilizing complementary and alternative medicine – such as chiropractic care, massage therapy, yoga and acupuncture – and they're using them more frequently, finds a new survey by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.
Hayward, Calif. – Life Chiropractic College West (LCCW) has achieved regional accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior Commission of Universities and College (WSCUC).
VANCOUVER – Mayors from 13 cities across Canada are calling for a national standard on the collection and sharing of data on overdose deaths along with medical treatment for addiction.
A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) adds to a growing body of recent research supporting the use of spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) as a first line treatment for acute low back pain, according to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA).
EDMONTON – The Alberta Liberals want the province to declare an emergency after a new report shows a growing number of drug overdose deaths linked to fentanyl.
Health Canada is launching a second set of public consultations about a controversial plan to revamp regulations governing self-care products such as natural health remedies, cosmetics and over-the-counter medications.
HALIFAX – The Nova Scotia government says it will take steps to improve mental health care for children and youth in response to recommendations from a minister's advisory panel.
BURLINGTON, Ont. – Police say an Ontario chiropractor has died after a former patient allegedly shot him at his clinic.
LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – A regulatory agency has dismissed a complaint made against a naturopath in the case of a toddler who died of meningitis in southern Alberta.
SASKATOON – Thirty children from across Canada are being recruited to take part in a new pilot study at the University of Saskatchewan looking at the safety and tolerability of cannabis treatment for childhood epilepsy.
EDMONTON – The Alberta College of Physicians and Surgeons has laid out new rules for prescribing opioids.
OTTAWA – It is indefensible that Health Canada has failed to register the opioid Tramadol under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, a drug-safety researcher says, noting the department explored making such a move in 2007, but backtracked.
HALIFAX – Health Minister Leo Glavine acknowledges Nova Scotia still has the country's worst wait times for knee and hip surgeries, but says such procedures are quickly being stepped up.
RICHMOND, B.C. – Canada's health minister has announced a 10-year, $1.4 billion health-funding agreement with British Columbia, and a multimillion dollar investment to fight the opioid crisis across the country.
The American College of Physicians (ACP) has issued a clinical practice guideline for the management of low back pain, which recommends non-drug, conservative approaches as the first line of treatment.

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