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Thai massage, joint mobilization help with low-back pain: study

Thai massage and joint mobilization are equally effective as short-term treatment for reducing pain and disability in patients with chronic non-specific low-back pain. This was the finding of a recent prospective, randomized study published in the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.

Over 2,800 deaths last year linked to opioids

At least 2,816 Canadians died from opioid-related causes in 2016 and that number "will almost certainly" surpass 3,000 in 2017, the country's chief public health officer predicted Thursday, as officials outlined the growing scope of the epidemic.

Hand & Stone opens first Saskatchewan location, two more in GTA

Hand & Stone Massage Spa Canada Corporation has opened three new locations across Canada, including its first on outside of Ontario. The three new locations are in Toronto, Brampton and in Saskatoon.
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Seniors advocate issues residential care report, largest in Canada

Most seniors in British Columbia's residential care facilities feel safe and half of them believe the quality of care is excellent, but almost as many say the homes don't feel like a home, said a report released Friday. B.C.'s Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie said seniors also complained that a lack of friends and freedoms were some of negatives of life in residential care facilities. » Read more...

5th International Fascia Research Congress

November 14-15, 2018
Location: Berlin, Germany
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