1 02, 2018

AIM at Vancouver Wellness Show Feb. 17-18

2018-02-06T20:59:23-05:00February 1st, 2018|Uncategorised|

We are looking forward to the Wellness Show taking place February 17-18, 2018, at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Featuring cooking demonstrations, meditation workshops, and samples of traditional, local medicinals, this two-day event has something for everyone. Get to know BC's top wellness companies and speak to their representatives at exhibition booths. AIM is a proud [...]

25 10, 2016

Lying gets easier with practice: MRI Study

2016-10-25T11:06:19-04:00October 25th, 2016|Uncategorised|

Avoiding confrontation, not hurting someone's feelings, securing a better position for yourself--there are many reasons why people bend the truth from time to time. While everyone has told a "little white lie," a new study suggests that so-called innocent lies may be a gateway into a more consistent, pathological habit. The MRI study, entitled The brain [...]

11 05, 2016

Trees in the MRI: drought study

2016-05-11T22:53:01-04:00May 11th, 2016|Uncategorised|

Recent tree-ring is data suggesting BC is facing its harshest droughts in 350 years. California is bracing itself for yet another year of drought. So it is fitting, and timely, that scientists are studying the effect of drought using the best --and that includes the latest in medical imaging technology. An Australian study, led by [...]

1 03, 2016

The brighter side of adolescent peer pressure: MRI studies

2016-03-01T20:33:31-05:00March 1st, 2016|Uncategorised|

Adolescents are known for their risk taking. Health experts in privileged countries like ours cite preventable, often self-inflicted mishaps as the biggest risk to teenage well-being. But while the negative effects of peer pressure are well-known, less known are the more positive characteristics (faster learning and self exploration) attributed to the risks associated with group [...]

25 11, 2014

MRI Researchers Study Brain Changes in Relation to Occupational Stress

2014-11-25T21:09:53-05:00November 25th, 2014|Uncategorised|

Stress is an evolutionary necessity. The ancestral ability to recognize stressful situations--and cope with them--is what has enabled species such as our own to continue through the centuries. When humans were hunter-gatherers, coping with stress meant simply finding the next meal. So where does stress fit into today's ultra-convenient world of instant food and information? [...]

8 07, 2014

Left-Hand Turns Most Dangerous Move on the Road: MRI Study

2014-07-08T21:33:26-04:00July 8th, 2014|Uncategorised|

It's common knowledge that distracted driving causes accidents, but given the summer's increase in pedestrian and bike traffic in the city, it's worth repeating. A Toronto MRI study published in early 2013 called Brain activity during driving with distraction: an immersive fMRI study revealed that left-hand turns use significantly more brain power than any other manoeuvre [...]

22 05, 2014

Health Generalizations work for Populations, not Individuals

2014-05-22T22:02:39-04:00May 22nd, 2014|Uncategorised|

An article published in The Province on Tuesday entitled Health First: Brain tumours require quick action stresses the importance of a proactive approach to potential brain tumours: "For six months, Kim Jang knew there was something wrong with her six-year-old son," the article begins. "Various doctors attributed Nate's headaches and vomiting to anxiety because Jang had [...]

29 01, 2014

Whole Body DWIBS Most Suitable for Multiple Myeloma Imaging

2014-01-29T22:59:40-05:00January 29th, 2014|Uncategorised|

Research published in the Journal of Radiology yesterday has revealed that whole body DWIBS MRI is the best imaging modality when scanning for multiple myeloma. Multiple Myeloma, a type of blood cancer, differs from other cancers in that it does not form into a lump or tumour; rather, it causes plasma cells to grow uncontrollably [...]

27 11, 2013

How is Facebook Changing Our Brains? MRI Study

2013-11-27T21:06:05-05:00November 27th, 2013|Uncategorised|

Ubiquitous as Facebook has become, it still feels somewhat jarring when a new MRI study is published about its possible effects on the brain. Is Facebook so all-important that medical research studies about it are now necessary? Truly though, what started out as a photo-sharing website for university students has pervaded into nearly every aspect [...]

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