Geniux Dietary Supplement Sellers Barred from Unsupported Cognitive Improvement Claims
Twelve corporate and four individual defendants have settled Federal Trade Commission charges that they deceptively marketed “cognitive improvement” supplements. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - April 12, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Kingston Pharma, LLC RECALLS " DG ™/health NATURALS baby Cough Syrup + Mucus” Because of Possible Health Risk
Kingston Pharma, LLC recalls Lot KL180157 of its 2-fluid ounce (59 mL) bottles of DG ™/health NATURALS baby Cough Syrup + Mucus” because it has the potential to be contaminated with Bacillus cereus/ Bacillus circulans. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Modeled Manual Therapy May Protect Against Repetitive Motion Pain, Rat Study Suggests
Results of a recently published rat study suggest that 3 weeks of modeled manual therapy (MMT) largely prevented the physiological processes and pain that often accompany a repetitive motion injury. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 21, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

FTC & FDA issue warning letters to supplement sellers
Ads abound for products that claim to treat or prevent serious health conditions. Unfortunately, these products often are unproven and useless. Sometimes the ads even make false promises for Alzheimer ’s disease and dementia – conditions for which science has no cure. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 20, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

NCCIH Activities at the 2019 American Pain Society (APS) Scientific Meeting
In this blog post Dr. Emmeline Edwards discusses planned NCCIH activities around the 2019 American Pain Society Scientific Meeting In Milwaukee, WI between April 3& April 6, 2019. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 19, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D. Source Type: news

Media Advisory: NIH to host a spring lecture series on the gut microbiome
“Microbes in Our Gut: Emerging Insights on Health and Disease” is the theme of three special lectures in spring 2019 sponsored by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), part of the National Institutes of Health. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 8, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

NCCIH Lecture Series Will Explore Gut Microbiome
This blog post announces NCCIH’s Integrative Medicine Research Lecture Series. Dr. Sean Brady kicks it off on March 14, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. with a talk on “Microbes in Our Gut: Emerging Insights on Health and Disease” on the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD. Other speakers follow May 9 and June 10. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 5, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Blog Team Source Type: news

Join Us in April for an NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research Workshop: The Science of Interoception and Its Roles in Nervous System Disorders
In this blog post, Dr. Wen Chen invites readers to attend the inaugural NIH workshop on “The Science of Interoception and Its Roles in Nervous System Disorders” on April 16 and 17, 2019, on the NIH Campus in Bethesda, Maryland. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 4, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wen Chen, Ph.D. Source Type: news

Talking to NCCIH Program Staff Can Be Beneficial
In this blog post, NCCIH’s outreach communications program manager Anita McRae-Williams discusses how to engage with Division of Extramural Research (DER) program staff. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 27, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Anita McRae-Williams, M.A. Source Type: news

Genetics May Be a Factor in African-American Cigarette Preferences
New NCCIH-funded research suggests genetic factors drive African American preference for mentholated cigarettes. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Apply for a Supplement to Promote Training on NCCIH-Funded Awards
Learn more about training and career development opportunities on NCCIH’s Training Opportunities webpage. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 22, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D. Source Type: news

Kingston Pharma, LLC Issues Voluntary Recall of All Lots of DG ™ Baby Gripe Water Due to Undissolved Ingredient, Citrus Flavonoid
Kingston Pharma, LLC is voluntarily recalling all lots of “DG™ Baby Gripe Water herbal supplement with organic ginger and fennel extracts” to the consumer level due to the presence of an undissolved ingredient, citrus flavonoid. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 20, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Genetics May Be a Factor in African-American Cigarette Preferences
New NCCIH-funded research suggests genetic factors drive African American preference for mentholated cigarettes. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 15, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Webinar To Assist Applicants for Grants To Study Specific Cannabis Components
Interested in an NCCIH grant opportunity to identify and develop novel strategies– like cannabinoids– to treat acute and chronic pain? Read this blog post and learn more here. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 14, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: David Shurtleff, Ph.D. Source Type: news

New Analysis Finds Increases in Non-Cancer Pain Prevalence and Opioid Use for Non-Cancer Pain Management Among U.S. Adults, Despite Decreases in Pain-Related Health Care Visits
Between combined years 1997/1998 and 2013/2014, the number of U.S. adults experiencing non-cancer pain increased by 25 percent, and yet during this same period there was a decrease in visits to health care providers for pain, a small decrease in prescription pain medications overall, but a large increase in the use of opioids, especially strong opioids. Individuals from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, Social& Scientific Systems, and Yale University School of Medicine, Yale Center for Medical Informatics analyzed data from a national survey. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 14, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Two decades of data reveal overall increase in pain, opioid use among U.S. adults
NCCIH-funded research shows rise in number of U.S. adults with at least one painful health condition between 1997/98 and 2013/14,& that use of strong opioids more than doubled among adults with severe pain-related interference. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 13, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

The Importance of Research on Health and Well-Being
As I ’ve dived into my role as Director at NCCIH, one of the things that’s made me so energized about the position is the smart, pragmatic thinking embedded within the Strategic Plan NCCIH adopted in 2016. It’s a twofold cogent recognition of: 1) the very real challenges faced daily by patients and their health care providers, and 2) the opportunities the research community has to offer much-needed evidence to inform decisions about patient care. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 12, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

FTC and FDA Send Warning Letters to Companies Selling Dietary Supplements Claiming to Treat Alzheimer ’s Disease and Remediate or Cure Other Serious Illnesses Such as Parkinson’s, Heart Disease, and Cancer
As part of its ongoing efforts to ensure that dietary supplements and other health-related products are advertised truthfully, and that efficacy claims made for such products are supported by competent and reliable scientific evidence, the Federal Trade Commission has joined the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in sending three warning letters to companies based in Florida, South Carolina, and New  Mexico. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 11, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

NCCIH welcomes five new members to advisory council
The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), part of the National Institutes of Health, welcomes five new members to the National Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health (NACCIH). This council serves as the principal advisory body to NCCIH, the lead federal agency for research on complementary and integrative  health. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 8, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

A New Year ’s Message from NCCIH’s Director: Helene Langevin, M.D.
It is my great pleasure to welcome the New Year as the director of NCCIH and to share some thoughts on my personal vision for the Center. It has been my longstanding conviction that integrative health care is more than just the sum of conventional and complementary health approaches. When combined, these approaches can provide a frontier of new insights into the physiology of health and the pathophysiology underlying diseases and  disorders.  (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 7, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Upcoming Technical Assistance Webinars for the Centers for Advancing Research on Botanicals and Other Natural Products (CARBON) Program
New funding opportunity announcements present opportunities for new research related to botanicals and natural products. Find out more here. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 5, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: D. Craig Hopp, Ph.D. Source Type: news

Media Advisory: Shaw Prize winner to chair one-day NIH workshop on the search for novel, nonopioid natural products for pain relief
NCCIH’s Natural Products and Pain workshop will take place Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST. Join us (in person or via the NIH Videocast website). Read this& learn more. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 2, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

A New Year ’s Message from NCCIH’s Director: Helene Langevin, M.D.
It is my great pleasure to welcome the New Year as the director of NCCIH and to share some thoughts on my personal vision for the Center. It has been my longstanding conviction that integrative health care is more than just the sum of conventional and complementary health approaches. When combined, these approaches can provide a frontier of new insights into the physiology of health and the pathophysiology underlying diseases and  disorders.  (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - January 30, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

A New Year ’s Message from NCCIH’s Director: Helene Langevin, M.D.
It is my great pleasure to welcome the New Year as the director of NCCIH  and to share some thoughts on my personal vision for the Center. It has been my longstanding conviction that integrative health care is more than just the sum of conventional and complementary health approaches. When combined, these approaches can provide a frontier of new insights into the physio logy of health and the pathophysiology underlying diseases and disorders.  (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - January 29, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Media Advisory: Shaw Prize winner to chair one-day NIH workshop on the search for novel, nonopioid natural products for pain relief
NCCIH’s Natural Products and Pain workshop will take place Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST. Join us (in person or via the NIH Videocast website). Read this& learn more. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - January 28, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Research Workshop Will Delve into Search for New Pain Treatments in Natural Products
Learn more about an upcoming workshop (co-sponsored by NCCIH) on natural products and pain research. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - January 28, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

NIH Research on Health and Well-being To Be Discussed at February 8th Advisory Council Meeting
In this blog post, Dr. Partap Khalsa gives an overview of the upcoming February 8, 2019 meeting of NCCIH’s National Advisory Council. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - January 24, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D. Source Type: news

New Funding Available for Basic and Mechanistic Research on Pain and Complementary Approaches: Explore NIH HEAL Opportunities
Interested in pursuing pain treatment research with grants from the NIH HEAL Initiative? Read more about basic and mechanistic research funding opportunities here. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - January 23, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wen G. Chen, Ph.D. Source Type: news

Seasonal Affective Disorder and Complementary Health Approaches
Are any complementary health approaches helpful for seasonal affective disorder (SAD)? Find out here. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - January 18, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Substances in Coffee May Protect Against Parkinson ’s Disease and Dementia with Lewy Bodies, a New Animal Study Suggests
Mouse study suggests the coffee components eicosanoyl-5-hydroxytryptamide (EHT) and caffeine protect against Parkinson ’s disease and dementia with Lewy bodies (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - January 8, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

HEAL Initiative Funding Opportunities for Behavioral Research
In this blog post, NCCIH’s Dr. Dave Clark describes several HEAL ((Helping to End Addiction Long-termSM) funding opportunities. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - January 7, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dave Clark, Dr.P.H. Source Type: news

Massage May Provide Short-Term Improvement of Knee Osteoarthritis Symptoms
NCCIH-funded research suggests weekly massage therapy may reduce joint pain and improve function in people with knee osteoarthritis. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - December 27, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

HEAL Initiative Offers New Funding Options for Clinical Trial Research on Pain
(Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - December 21, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

New NIH BACPAC Funding Opportunities for Research on Low-Back Pain
In this blog post, NCCIH director Dr. Helene Langevin discusses funding opportunities offered by the NIH’s Back Pain Research Consortium (NIH BACPAC), part of the NIH HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-term) Initiative. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - December 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Helene Langevin, M.D. Source Type: news

All-Hands-on-Deck: NCCIH Needs You To Respond to the NIH HEAL Initiative
In this blog post, NCCIH director Dr. Helene Langevin and deputy director Dr. David Shurtleff discuss the HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-Term) Initiative and NCCIH’s participation in the project. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - December 11, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

The Importance of Epidemiology to NCCIH
In this blog post, Dr. Richard Nahin, lead epidemiologist at NCCIH, discusses the importance of studying trends in populations and how that relates to complementary and integrative practices, as well as the study of chronic pain. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - December 4, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Richard Nahin, Ph.D., M.P.H. Source Type: news