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Certain Kratom-Containing Powder Products by Viable Solutions: Recall -Possible Salmonella Contamination
Viable Solutions is recalling Kratom-containing powder products due to potential Salmonella contamination. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - April 20, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

NxtGen Botanicals Maeng Da Kratom by NGB Corp.: Recall - Possible Salmonella Contamination
NGB Corp. recalls NxtGen Botanicals Maeng Da Kratom bottles of encapsulated product due to potential Salmonella contamination. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - April 20, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Developing Your Research Career -- a Pre-Congress Workshop at the International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health
Learn about advancing your research career; attend “Developing Your Research Career: NCCIH Training and Career Development Opportunities,” a workshop at the International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health (ICIMH) on Thursday, May 8, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to noon in Baltimore, MD. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - April 20, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lanay Mudd, Ph.D. Source Type: news

Nutrizone Recalls Various Lots of Multiple Dietary Supplements Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk
Nutrizone, LLC expands recall of various kratom products. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - April 19, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Media Advisory: Physician/researcher to give April 23 lecture on reexamining how chronic pain is managed in primary care
What: Erin E. Krebs, M.D., M.P.H., an internist and health services researcher at the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs (VA) Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, and an associate professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota, will present “Reframing the Primary Care Management of Chronic Pain.” (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - April 17, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

NCCIH Presentations at the 2018 International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health
In this blog post Dr. Emmeline Edwards describes NCCIH participation at the 2018 International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health conference. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - April 16, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D. Source Type: news

Mind and Body Approaches for Substance Use Disorders
Are any complementary health approaches effective ways to treat substance use disorders? See what the evidence says. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - April 13, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

5 Things To Know About Mind and Body Approaches for Substance Use Disorders
Mind and body approaches, such as mindfulness-based interventions, have shown some success when used along with the treatment of substance abuse and addiction. Mindfulness-based approaches, in part, attempt to decrease the impact of negative mood, which is thought to serve as a trigger for substance use. Mind and body approaches can be part of a comprehensive addiction treatment plan that includes behavioral modifications, and may include pharmaceuticals to decrease cravings, group therapy, or  counseling. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - April 13, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Club 13 Recalls Kratom Maeng Da Red Powder and Capsules Because of Possible Health Risk
Club 13 recalling Maeng Da Red kratom powder orders due to potential Salmonella contamination. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - April 11, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Maeng Da Red Powder and Capsules by Club 13: Recall - Possible Contamination With Salmonella
Club 13 is  recalling:  15-gram, 30-gram, 90-gram, 150-gram, and 454-gram pouches, and all bulk orders of “Maeng Da Red” kratom powder, lot # MRMD0126185-count, 25-count, 50-count, 100-count, 120-count capsule, and all bulk capsule orders of “Maeng Da Red” kratom bottles, marked with the following lot numbers on the bottom left side: MRMD013018, MRMD013118, MRMD020118, MRMD020518, MRMD022318, MRMD022718, MRMD030118, MRMD030218, and MRMD030618. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - April 11, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Independent Nutrition, Inc Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Milk in Ignite Pre-Workout Supplement Products
Independent Nutrition Inc, dba Back to Health recalls certain lots of the Ignite High Endurance Pre-Workout Supplement products because it may contain undeclared milk. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - April 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Advocare Issues Allergy Alert in Select Bottles of Muscle Strength and Nighttime Recovery Product Because of Undeclared Milk Allergen on The Label
AdvoCare International voluntarily issues recall of Muscle Strength, Nighttime Recovery dietary supplements. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - April 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

A Potential Anticancer Drug From Poppies Has Been Produced in Genetically Engineered Yeast
NCCIH-supported researchers at Stanford University have modified yeast cells to synthesize noscapine, a potential anticancer drug. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - April 6, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

FTC Sending Refund Checks Totaling More Than $355,000 to Consumers Who Bought CogniPrin ‘Memory Improvement’ Supplement
Federal Trade Commission is mailing refund checks to people who bought CogniPrin, a deceptively marketed ‘memory improvement’ supplement. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - April 4, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Dietary Supplements by Nutrizone: Recall - Potential for Salmonella Contamination
FDA issues recall order for food products containing powdered kratom manufactured, processed, packed, or held by Triangle Pharmanaturals LLC due to possible salmonella contamination. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - April 4, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Kratom-containing Products by Triangle Pharmanaturals: Mandatory Recall - Risk of Salmonella
FDA issues mandatory recall order for all food products containing powdered kratom manufactured, processed, packed, or held by Triangle Pharmanaturals LLC due to Salmonella contamination. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - April 4, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Analysis of Data on the Prevalence and Pharmacologic Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis Pain
Data analysis from a large, national survey provides insights into factors associated with plantar fasciitis and its pharmaceutical treatment. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - April 2, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Music and the Brain: Report on an NIH/Kennedy Center Workshop
Collaborative workshop– the Sound Health initiative– convened by the National Institutes of Health and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts– focused on the use of music therapy in health settings. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 23, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Tai Chi Has Similar or Greater Benefits Than Aerobic Exercise for Fibromyalgia, Study Shows
New research suggests practicing tai chi is a therapeutic option for people with fibromyalgia. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 23, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Mind and Body Approaches for Chronic Pain
Some mind and body approaches may provide modest positive effects to help people manage daily variations in chronic pain; find out more here. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 21, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

PDX Aromatics Recalls Kratom Powder Because Of Possible Health Risk
Kratom-containing powder products recalled. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 12, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

How Do New NIH Human Subjects Policies Impact Training and Career Development Awards?
In this blog post, Dr. Lanay Mudd describes NIH initiatives designed to enhance the accountability and transparency of clinical research. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 6, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lanay Mudd, Ph.D. Source Type: news

Spring Research Lectures on Pain and Its Management
Information about three upcoming lectures on pain and pain managementby NCCIH-funded researchers on pain and its management (forming NCCIH’s Spring 2018 Integrative Medicine Research Lecture Series). (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 5, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Research Blog Team Source Type: news

NCCIH Resources for Research Training and Career Development
In this blog post, NCCIH Training Officer Dr. Lanay Mudd discusses research training and career development opportunities. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 2, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D. Source Type: news

Study Identifies Two Substances Derived From Plants That May Have the Potential To Treat Depression
Researchers look at plant-derived natural products for new antidepressants. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 28, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Complementary Health Approaches for Hypertension
Find out more about complementary health practices and hypertension (high blood pressure). (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 23, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

FDA Investigates Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Products Reported to Contain Kratom
The FDA is advising consumers to avoid kratom and kratom-containing products due to a multistate outbreak of salmonellosis. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 23, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

NCCIH's SBIR/STTR Programs: Funding Small Business Research and Development
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, also known as America ’s Seed Fund, are one of the largest sources of early-stage capital for technology commercialization in the United States. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 20, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Merav Sabri, Ph.D. Source Type: news

Job Opportunity: NCCIH Scientific Review Officer
Have you considered an administrative scientific career at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)? (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - January 26, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Martina Schmidt, Ph.D. Source Type: news

FTC, FDA Warn Companies about Marketing and Selling Opioid Cessation Products
The Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today posted  warning letters to 11 marketers and distributors of opioid cessation products for illegally marketing products with unproven claims about their ability to help in the treatment of opioid addiction and withdrawal. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - January 26, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Investigating the Safety of the Probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri in Infants With Colic
Recent research, funded in part by NCCIH, suggests that the probiotic strain Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 17938 may be safe for use in infants with colic. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - January 23, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Dietary Supplements Marketed for Weight Loss, Bodybuilding, and Sexual Enhancement
Your patients may ask you about dietary supplements for losing weight, bodybuilding, or sexual enhancement. Although patients may be tempted by the “quick fix” claims of these products, which are available in supermarkets, pharmacies, health food stores, and on the Internet, most of these products haven’t been proven safe or effective. Safety concerns about natural products include the possibility of drug interactions, direct toxicities, and contamination of supplements with active pharmaceutical agents. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - January 20, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Updates on NCCIH Clinical Trials Among Talks To Be Streamed at Feb. 9 Advisory Council Meeting
On Friday, February 9, the  National Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health (NACCIH) will hold its second meeting of Fiscal Year 2018. NCCIH grantees, potential applicants, and others may find it useful to hear updates on the Center’s activities, policies, and funding priorities. We will provide a livestream of the meeting’s open session via NIH Videocast from 10:00 a.m. to 3:05 p.m. ET. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - January 19, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Partap Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D. Source Type: news

Funding Opportunity for Research on Biological Signatures of Gut-Derived Metabolites
Did our parents have the right idea when they told us to eat more fruits and vegetables? Maybe so! Evidence has begun to build that the foods we eat (including the natural compounds in fruits and veggies), the flora in our digestive systems, and our basic biological functions all intersect to influence our overall health. Recently, NCCIH released a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA),Biological Signatures of Diet-Derived Microbial Metabolites, for projects to study several aspects of this  question. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - January 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: D. Craig Hopp, Ph.D. Source Type: news

FDA Proposes New Policy to Target Certain Homeopathic Drugs
On December 18, 2017 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a new proposed policy targeting unapproved drug products labeled as homeopathic that have the greatest potential to cause risk to patients. According to the FDA ’s Web site, the new approach aims to protect consumers who choose to use homeopathic products, by updating the FDA’s existing policy to better address situations where homeopathic treatments are being marketed for serious diseases and/or conditions but where the products have not been shown to offer clinical benefits. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - December 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

6 Things To Know About Complementary Health Approaches for Seasonal Affective Disorder
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that comes and goes with the seasons, typically starting in the late fall and early winter and going away during the spring and summer. To be diagnosed with SAD, people must meet full criteria for major depression coinciding with specific seasons (appearing in the winter or summer months) for at least 2 years. Symptoms of the winter pattern of SAD include having low energy, hypersomnia, overeating, weight gain, craving for carbohydrates, social withdrawal (feel like “hibernating”). (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - December 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Complementary Health Approaches for Seasonal Affective Disorder
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a type of depression that comes and goes with the seasons, typically starts in the late fall and early winter and goes away during the spring and summer. Depressive episodes linked to the summer can occur, but are much less common than winter episodes of SAD. To be diagnosed with SAD, people must meet full criteria for major depression coinciding with specific seasons for at least 2 years. Some of the symptoms of the winter pattern of SAD include having low energy, overeating, craving carbohydrates, and social withdrawal. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - December 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

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Source: NCCAM Featured Content - December 14, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

FTC Sending Refund Checks Totaling More Than $8 Million to Consumers Who Bought Deceptively Marketed Weight-loss Supplements
FTC mails refund checks to people who bought weight-loss supplements that were deceptively marketed using illegal spam email, baseless weight-loss claims, and fake celebrity endorsements. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - December 12, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Supplement Sellers Settle FTC, State of Maine False Advertising Charges
Health Research Laboratories settle FTC and Maine charges company deceived consumers about products. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - December 12, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Hello From NCCIH's New Leadership Team
Hello from NCCIH’s new leadership team! In this message,Acting Director David Shurtleff andActing Deputy Director Wendy Weber introduce themselves and highlight NCCIH’s research interests and resources. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - December 7, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Research Blog Team Source Type: news

Study Identifies a Novel Mechanism by Which Cells May Detect a Variety of Sensations
Study build on earlier NCCIH-funded research on the Piezo2 protein and Piezo2 gene (the gene guides the production of different forms of the protein, which may play roles in distinguishing sensations). (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - December 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Grant Funding Available for Behavioral Interventions for Prevention of Opioid Use Disorder and as an Adjunct to Medication-Assisted Treatment
More than 90 Americans die every day after  overdosing on opioids. The misuse of and addiction to opioids—including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and fentanyl—is a public health epidemic in the U.S. Combatting the opioid crisis requires sustained efforts from researchers, health professionals, and community members to impleme nt evidence-based prevention and treatment strategies and to evaluate the effectiveness of new approaches. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - November 30, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Robin Boineau, M.D. Source Type: news

Complementary Health Approaches  for Travelers
Do any complementary health approaches help for travel-related health issues? Find out here. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - November 29, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Internet Marketers of Dietary Supplement and Skincare Products Banned from Deceptive Advertising and Billing Practices
A network of online marketers and the three people behind it have settled FTC charges that they sold weight-loss, muscle-building, and wrinkle-reduction products to consumers using unsubstantiated health claims, fake magazine and news sites, bogus celebrity endorsements, and phony consumer testimonials. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - November 27, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Leaving the Center in Good Hands
In this blog post, Dr. Josephine Briggs reviews her time as Director of NCCIH and discusses the Center’s focus on pain research. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - November 27, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Josephine P. Briggs, M.D. Source Type: news

Florida-based Supplement Sellers Settle FTC False Advertising Charges
NextGen Nutritionals, Strictly Health, and Cyber Business Technology, and owners Anna McLean and Robert McLean have settled Federal Trade Commission charges that they deceptively marketed and sold dietary supplements. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - November 22, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Building the Understanding of the Effects of Tai Chi Training on Walking in Older People
Tai chi may help older people who have problems with walking (and falling). (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - November 21, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Leaving the Center in Good Hands
In this blog post, Dr. Josephine Briggs reviews her time as Director of NCCIH and discusses the Center’s focus on pain research. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - November 14, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Josephine P. Briggs, M.D. Source Type: news

Ridge Properties DBA Pain Relief Naturally Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of all lots of Naturally HL Bedsore Cream, Pretat by TAT Balm Carbomer Free Gel, & All Naturally HL Hemorrhoid products due to manufacturing concerns at the facility
Ridge Properties DBA Pain Relief Naturally voluntarily recalls all lots within expiry of Naturally HL Bedsore Relief Cream, Extra Strength PreTAT by TAT Balm Carbomer Free Gel and Extra Strength Naturally HL Hemorrhoid Numbing with Lidocaine. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - November 9, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news