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Ontario politicians will create a committee to examine the dangers of head injuries after the death of Rowan Stringer, an Ottawa teenager who lost her life after suffering multiple concussions from playing rugby.
The Ontario legislature has passed a private member's bill aimed at combating abuse of the pain killer fentanyl, which is blamed for at least 655 deaths in Canada in the past six years.
A concussion bill named for a 17-year-old girl who died after being injured while playing high school rugby was introduced Wednesday in the Ontario legislature with rare all-party support.
Researcher Christian Duval and his team have developed a new, simple and non-invasive approach to create a biomechanical and cognitive profile of football players, and more quickly and accurately detect concussions in these individuals.
Light-box therapy typically used to treat people with seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, during the winter months can also ease symptoms of depression that occur throughout the rest of the year, a study suggests.
An additional $10 million a year is being allocated by the provincial government to improve palliative care in Quebec.
OTTAWA – Jane Philpott, Canada's new health minister, says she intends to reach out to the provinces and territories very soon to begin the lengthy process of establishing a new federal-provincial health accord. Here are five things to know about the agreement:
OTTAWA – Canada's new health minister Jane Philpott says she plans to engage with provincial and territorial counterparts as soon as next week as the Liberals set the wheels in motion to establish a new health accord.
Langara College has announced its Registered Massage Therapy (RMT) program has received full recognition from the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia (CMTBC). The program achieved preliminary recognition in November 2013.
British Columbia's Ministry of Health has announced $3 million in funding to support the work of the Canadian Mental Health Association British Columbia Division in preventing suicide.
A class-action lawsuit against a medical equipment company has been certified in Nova Scotia, alleging a hip replacement system fractured prematurely in some patients.
The 2015 National Lymphedema Conference will be an opportunity for experts, health professionals and patients to network and exchange knowledge about lymphedema.
Massage therapists' associations across Canada want politicians running in the federal election to address several issues pertaining to the massage therapy profession.
The Alberta Chapter of the Canadian Sport Massage Therapists Association (CSMTA) is hosting this year's National Educational Conference and AGM in Edmonton, Alberta, October 16-18, 2015. There is still time and availability to register for this conference as the Early Registration Deadline has been extended to September 26th!
Toronto-based massage therapist Paul Lewis was one of this year's recipients of the Federation of Holistic Therapists' (FHT) excellence awards. FHT is the largest professional association for therapists in the holistic healing arts in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
New research from Toronto Western Hospital's Spondyloarthritis Program reveals people with a type of spinal arthritis called ankylosing spondylitis (AS) have a higher risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke than the general population.
A 40-year-old B.C. father who is facing inevitable blindness is looking to make a career shift to massage therapy and has started a crowdsourcing campaign to help pay for massage school.
Improving medical assessments for low back pain is the subject of a research study currently being conducted at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont.
A recent study has shown what massage therapists have often thought was true: massage therapy is a cost-effective therapy that directly improves quality of life measures.
The Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF) is gearing up to host the 2016 International Massage Therapy Research Conference.

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