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Gentle touch loses its pleasure in migraine patients

Psychophysical data uncover an interesting aspect of sensorial functioning in migraine patients.

Clinical trials: how to make informed consent more ethical

It has been illegal to treat humans like guinea pigs since the Nuremberg trials. These days, we have to explain the experiment to the people taking part in trials for new treatments and get their permission (their “informed consent”). Specifically, we have to tell them about the risks of taking part. So in a trial of a new drug, we have to tell patients about all the possible side-effects. In ethical geek-speak, we have to preserve patients’ autonomy by giving them enough information to make an autonomous decision. Which is fine, up to a point.

Sitting more is associated with higher heart disease risk in older women

Longer sitting times were associated with higher levels of heart disease risk among overweight and obese post-menopausal women overall, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
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Trusting connection: Victims of assault and the RMT, Part One

Practising as a manual/massage therapist is a very interesting and fulfilling career in many ways. Most therapists are comfortable treating from an orthopedic perspective, testing and assessing functionality of patients and determining a course of treatment – and rehabilitation is commonplace. For this article, we will take a very brief look at assault and discuss how this knowledge can influence your practice. It’s important for us as therapists to be knowledgeable about assault/violence and the various forms. » Learn more

RMT Business and Ethics Forum

June 20, 2020
Kitchener, ON
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