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Aspirin To Be Banned In United Kingdom For Children Under 16 Feb 10th, 2019

In the United Kingdom the use of aspirin in children under 12 has been banned since 1986. This past April the UK Committee on Safety of Medicines additionally warned that it should also be avoided in children up to 15 if they were feverish. The primary reason given is because...

Chiropractic And Bedwetting Feb 10th, 2019

Several recent studies have shown the benefits of chiropractic care for children suffering from “Nocturnal Enuresis” more commonly known as bedwetting. Several studies published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics showed marked improvement in children with this problem over children who did not receive chiropractic care. In one...

Study Touts Benefits Of Chiropractic Care For Kids With Low Back Pain Feb 10th, 2019

Published in the January 2003 issue of the peer-reviewed periodical, Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (JMPT), is the results of a study on lower back pain in children. The journal article starts off by noting that about 50% of children suffer from lower back pain at one time or...

Losing The Tonsils Packs On The Pounds For Children Feb 10th, 2019

The journal Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery published research in their February, 2011 issue that found children who have undergone a tonsillectomy have also gained weight. Researchers reviewed nine studies that spanned a 40-year period. The review studied the weight of 795 children, ages 0 to 18 years, before a tonsillectomy...

Communicating With Children About Disasters Feb 10th, 2019

The events of September 11th affected everyone personally in some way. Children were also affected, and probably more than we think. Just from watching news broadcasts children have been impacted in ways we are only beginning to notice. Teachers are even reporting that in art classes, small children are drawing...

Sore Throats Unnecessarily Treated With Antibiotics Feb 10th, 2019

The above headline is from the September 12, 2001 issue of Intelihealth. The first sentence of the report then goes on to say, “Primary-care doctors are still unnecessarily prescribing antibiotics to adults who come to their office complaining of a sore throat.” This report was based on a study from...

Routine Checkups Provide No Health Benefits Feb 10th, 2019

The headline above is from a CBS News story published on October 18, 2012, which reported on a study published one day earlier showing that routine health check-ups do not provide any health benefit. Several other news outlets also published articles on this study including Medical News Today, Medical Express,...

Retired U.S. Army General Speaks Out For Chiropractic Feb 10th, 2019

On April 30, 2009 The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to increasing public awareness of chiropractic, issued a release announcing that Retired U.S. Army Brigadier General Becky Halstead will serve as its spokesperson and share with the public her positive experiences with chiropractic care. Halstead served 27...

British Study Touts Benefits Of Chiropractic Feb 10th, 2019

A study released by the British, Medical Research Council (MRC) showed that Chiropractic and exercise was effective for patients suffering from lower back pain. The British study used the term spinal manipulation, (more correctly termed adjustments), which they noted is the primary form of care performed by Doctors of Chiropractic....

Chiropractic Adjustments Help Dysmenorrhea (Menstrual Pain) In Case Series Feb 10th, 2019

In the March 2008, issue of the the scientific periodical, the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (JMPT), is a case series documenting specific chiropractic techniques helping women suffering from monthly menstrual pains. This study looked at the effect of specific chiropractic adjustments on women who suffered with monthly menstrual...

Chiropractic Improves Quality Of Life For Pregnant Women According To Study Feb 10th, 2019

Chiropractic care improved the quality of life for pregnant patients in a study published by the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal, & Family Health on Feb. 4, 2013. The authors note that “It has been estimated that approximately 76% of chiropractors practicing in the United States provide chiropractic adjustments to pregnant...

Breast Feeding Shows Benefits For Mothers Feb 10th, 2019

Two new studies show more evidence of the importance of breast-feeding for both infants and the mother. According to a report from the Associated Press on January 30, 2001, women who breast-fed their babies for two years or longer reduced their risk of breast cancer by 50%. The study by...

Birth Control Pills Linked To Breast Cancer Feb 10th, 2019

From the October 11, 2000 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, comes an article reporting on a study of historical data related to the use of oral contraceptive by women. The conclusion of the researchers was that, “These results suggest that women who have ever used earlier...

Why And How Pregnant Women Seek Chiropractic Care Feb 10th, 2019

A study published in the December 2010 issue of the Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics looked at the prevalence and reasons pregnant women sought chiropractic care. The survey study was conducted in Oslo Norway and approved by the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic, in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. pregnantIn this study, a...

Headaches Helped With Chiropractic – A Case Study Feb 10th, 2019

A documented case study appeared in the scientific periodical, the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health on August 11, 2011 showing chiropractic helping an 8-year-old boy suffering from headaches. The study authors begin by noting that about 75% of children report a notable headache by age 15. The authors...

Headaches And Chiropractic Feb 10th, 2019

The title above is from a release by the American Chiropractic Association on August 2, 2013, that appeared in several news outlets including the American News. The release, and several associated news articles discuss how chiropractic helps people who suffer from headaches. The ACA release begins by noting, “If you...

Resolution Of Cluster Headaches With Chiropractic – A Case Report Feb 10th, 2019

A case study published in the February 9, 2011, issue of the scientific periodical, the Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research documented the case of a woman who was suffering from cluster headaches and was helped with chiropractic. Cluster headaches are one of the most painful types of headaches and get...

Case Study Of A Patient With Chronic Migraine Headaches Feb 10th, 2019

From the August 3, 2003 issue of the peer-reviewed scientific journal, the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research, comes a case study of a 35-year-old female who presented with chronic daily tension and migraine headaches. The journal article followed a patient’s history of headaches. A professional ice skater, sustained a concussion...

Headaches Resolved With Chiropractic In 13 Year Old Boy – A Case Study Feb 10th, 2019

A case study published in the November 30, 2009 issue of the scientific periodical, the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, documents the improvement, with chiropractic care, of a young boy suffering from headaches. In this case a 13 year old boy had been suffering from daily headaches for...

Smoking In Late Pregnancy Linked To Lower IQ Feb 10th, 2019

The March 5, 2005 issue of the British Medical Journal reports on a study that shows that mothers who smoke in late pregnancy risk having children with lower intelligence. The research found that young men whose mothers smoked 20 or more cigarettes a day had IQs that were on average...

Pregnant Woman Has Natural Birth After Two Cesareans With Chiropractic – Case Study Feb 10th, 2019

From the March 11, 2008, issue of the the scientific periodical, the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research (JVSR), comes a case study involving a pregnant women who was suffering from back pain and therefore sought out chiropractic care. This was her third pregnancy and the previous two pregnancies resulted in...

Smoking During Pregnancy Results In Child Behavioral Problems Feb 10th, 2019

In the Medical Tribune June 24, 1999 is an article reporting that New York Researchers have found that women who smoke during pregnancy may increase the chance of their children having certain behavioral disorders. For years there has been a well-established connection between low birth-weight and mothers who smoke. But...

Smoking During Pregnancy Damages Unborn Lungs Feb 10th, 2019

In the Medical Tribune June 24, 1999 is an article reporting that New York Researchers have found that women who smoke during pregnancy may increase the chance of their children having certain behavioral disorders. For years there has been a well-established connection between low birth-weight and mothers who smoke. But...

Alcohol Consumption During Pregnancy Damages The Unborn Brain Feb 10th, 2019

Reuters Health news service ran an article dated Feb 10, 2000, that stated that researchers now know how drinking alcohol during pregnancy can affect the brain of a fetus. This study also published in the February 11, 2000 issue of the Journal of Science, was conducted at Washington University School...

Arnold Schwarzenegger And Baseball Superstar Barry Larkin Headline Chiropractic Event Feb 10th, 2019

For the 15th consecutive year, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger of California was once again the star at the International Chiropractors Association’s (ICA) 15th Annual Symposium on Natural Fitness held March 2-3, 2007 in Columbus, Ohio. Crediting chiropractic for keeping him going as a bodybuilder when injuries would have sidelined any other...

Hockey Player Scores With Chiropractic Feb 10th, 2019

The above is the headline from an article which appeared on September 6, 2013, on the Toronto Star news website. The article features former NHL hockey player Gary Roberts who explains how chiropractic saved his professional hockey career. When Roberts was 30 years old and a left winger for the...

Olympic Team USA Had An Official Chiropractor Feb 10th, 2019

Some will probably say that it was just a coincidence, but the USA’s best ever showing in a Winter Olympics was the first year that the team officially had a chiropractor as part of their sports medicine team. An Ohio chiropractor, Dr. Robin Hunter was appointed as the official and...

Canadians Say Back Pain Is An Important Health Condition, And Rate Chiropractic High Feb 10th, 2019

From the June 25, 2003 issues of the Ottawa Citizen, and the June 26 London Free Press, comes a report on the surprisingly high rate at which Canadians suffer from back pain. According to the article, a poll released indicated that almost two-thirds of Canadians experienced back pain in the...

Chiropractic Care Helps Failed Back Surgery – A Case Study Feb 10th, 2019

A case study published in the January 10, 2009 issue of the scientific periodical, the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research documented the recovery of a 58 year old man who was suffering from low back pain and left lateral leg pain and had lower back surgery that was unsuccessful in...

Euro Backpain Barometer Survey Launched By British Chiropractic Association Feb 10th, 2019

According to an April 11, 2008 release by the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) and reported on in the April 16, 2008 issue of the Guardian UK, Germany is the number one country for people complaining of back pain with a rate of 67 percent. The BCA reviewed the number of...

The Role Of Chiropractic Care In Older Adults Feb 10th, 2019

The above is the title of a study published on February 21, 2012 in the journal, “Chiropractic & Manual Therapies”. The article reviews information and statistics about the usage and role of chiropractic care for the aging population. The review starts off by noting that the demographics of the population...

Study Shows 14.6 Percent Of Seniors Used Chiropractic Care Feb 10th, 2019

A study published on December 21, 2010 in the journal Chiropractic & Osteopathy reviewed how senior citizens utilize chiropractic care. The study was based on data obtained from a survey and Medicare claims from the years 1993 to 2007. During the time of the study it was shown that 14.6...

Website Review – A Good Source For Patients And Doctors Feb 10th, 2019

A good source of information on Chiropractic and children is the website of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA). Their web address is www.icpa4kids.com. This site contains articles, information and research on health related issues concerning children. Their mission statement reads, “The mission of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association is...

Chiropractic Helping Kids Fight Ear Infections Feb 10th, 2019

A news story on February 13, 2007 appeared on CBS-11 News out of Dallas – Fort Worth as well as on their website, that chronicled chiropractic helping children with ear infections. This story reported on a mother, Susan Lekborg who says her son Cooper had suffered from chronic ear infections...

News Media May Offer Misleading Drug Information Feb 10th, 2019

On June 1st 2000 the Associated Press ran a story that strongly suggested that many of the news releases on drugs commonly run on major news organizations may be very misleading. The AP news story was reporting on a study conducted by researchers from Harvard University and Harvard Pilgrim Health...

Insurance Coverage Increases Usage Of Chiropractic Care Feb 10th, 2019

In the February 11, 2002 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine comes an article on a study performed to see if there is a relationship between the usage of what the study called CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine) and insurance coverage. Included in the CAM professions, one of the...

Exercise Programs Save Companies Money Feb 10th, 2019

From the Associate Press comes an article that reports on the benefits of corporations having their employees participate in wellness exercise programs. “Enthusiastic participation in worksite wellness can yield a variety of health benefits,” said Dr. Roy Shephard of the University of Toronto. These corporate programs put exercise equipment and...

Wellness Programs Help Companies Save On Health Costs Feb 10th, 2019

The above title came from the March 11, 2002 issue of the American Medical News. This story reports on several studies and programs where corporate wellness programs are having a positive effect on reducing health care costs on their employees. “There’s a growing body of data indicating that corporate wellness...

Whooping Cough Outbreaks Higher Among Children Already Vaccinated Feb 10th, 2019

Above is a headline from a news article that appeared on NaturalNews.com on April 4, 2012. The article cites new information showing that a recent outbreak in Whooping cough was higher among vaccinated children than among unvaccinated children. The Natural News article was based on a similar article on April...

Seasonal Flu Vaccinations Suspended For Children Under 5 In Australia Feb 10th, 2019

Several news stories in the press in New Zealand and Australia reported on illnesses and a death occurring after administration of the Fluvax flu vaccine. Several of these stories aired on April 23, 2010 from Radio New Zealand and reported that “New Zealand children have suffered serious adverse reactions after...

Resolution Of Infertility With Chiropractic Care Feb 10th, 2019

A case study published on October 31, 2013, in the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health documented the case of a woman who was suffering from menstrual irregularities and infertility who was helped by chiropractic. The authors of the study begin by noting that, “According to the Centers for...

Resolution Of A Motor Tic Disorder Following Chiropractic Care Feb 10th, 2019

A case study published on July 29, 2013, in the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health documents the case of a young girl who was suffering from motor tic disorder who was helped by chiropractic. The authors describe motor tics by noting, “Tics are defined as sudden repetitive motions...

Baby With Asthma Helped By Chiropractic Feb 10th, 2019

A case study published in the July 19, 2012, issue of the scientific periodical, the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal and Family Health, documents the case of a young boy suffering from asthma who improved with chiropractic care. The study authors start by noting that asthma in children is very prevalent...

Chiropractic And Arthritis: Rural Versus Nonrural Usage And Results Feb 10th, 2019

An interesting study was published on August 29, 2012, in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, that studied the usage of chiropractic by people suffering from arthritis. What made this study interestingly different is that it looked at the chiropractic usage of people in rural areas compared to those...

10 Ways Chiropractic Services are Beneficial in Healing the Whole Person Feb 10th, 2019

Chiropractic Services Help Heal the Whole Person, Naturally! If you are looking for a safe, non-invasive, and natural way to get rid of pain or simply become healthier, chiropractic treatment may be just what you are looking for! The Top 10 Advantages of Chiropractic Treatment Improved CirculationResearch has shown that...

Need a Tune Up? Feb 10th, 2019

When, Why and How Often You Need Chiropractic Care Think chiropractic care is only for people with back pain? Think again. While chiropractors specialize in treating chronic back and neck pain, they also treat patients recovering from a wide variety of musculoskeletal injuries and counsel their patients on healthy eating,...

Seniors And Chiropractic Feb 10th, 2019

The general population is going to chiropractors in record numbers. Seniors, the fastest segment of the population is no exception. According to a recent August 24th 1999 article in USA Today, more than 80% of seniors age 65 or greater are aware of what the article termed alternative medicine. This...

Most Drugs Prescribed To Children Have Never Been Tested On Children Feb 10th, 2019

A story initially appearing in the November 11, 2007 issue of the Baltimore Sun, titled, “Untested medicine” exposed the fact that, as author Stephanie Desmon stated in her article, “Most drugs given to children have never been tested for them, forcing physicians to sometimes use a best guess in determining...

Common Chiropractic Techniques Feb 10th, 2019

Common Chiropractic Techniques – What Are They? Chiropractors use a wide variety of techniques to assist clients to a state of wellness. These methods may include exercise, nutrition, and massage along with physical therapy. The many types of hands-on therapies employed by chiropractors include the Gonstead technique and spinal manipulation, along with...