Institutional Training Programs for Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Researchers
In this blog post, Dr. Lanay Mudd discusses institutional training programs supported by NCCIH including T32 programs and one T90/R90 program. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - August 20, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lanay Mudd, Ph.D. Source Type: news

Understanding the Influence of the Experimental Setting on Pain Ratings
In this NCCIH-funded study, researchers suggest the experimental setting influences how study participants assess painful stimuli; these findings may help researchers design studies to better understand the mechanisms involved in chronic pain. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - August 20, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Two-Day Workshop to Focus on Strengthening Natural Products Research
In this blog post, Dr. Craig Hopp addresses an upcoming natural products clinical trials workshop scheduled for September 13-14 at NIH in Bethesda, Md. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - August 17, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: D. Craig Hopp, Ph.D. Source Type: news

Exploring Pediatric Research at the Recent Advisory Council Meeting
In this blog post, acting NCCIH deputy director Dr. Wendy Weber discusses information shared at a recent NCCIH mini-symposium, “Pediatric Complementary and Integrative Health. ” (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - August 15, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wendy Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H. Source Type: news

Prevalence and Profile of High Impact Chronic Pain
Almost 11 million U.S. adults have “High Impact Chronic Pain”—that is, pain that has lasted 3 months or longer and is accompanied by at least one major activity restriction, such as being unable to work outside the home, go to school, or do household chores. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - August 9, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Highlighting Recent NCCIH Pain-Research News: Part 2
In this blog post, Acting NCCIH Director Dr. David Shurtleff discusses highlights from the 2018 symposium, “From Science to Society: At the Intersection of Chronic Pain Management and the Opioid Crisis”& invites people to attend a one-day pain symposium co-sponsored by NCCIH on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 in advance of the World Congress on Pain. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - July 26, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: David Shurtleff, Ph.D. Source Type: news

Highlighting Recent NCCIH Pain-Research News: Part 1
In this blog post, Acting NCCIH Director Dr. David Shurtleff discusses NCCIH and NIH plans that focus on the opioid epidemic and problems with which it is often associated: pain; chronic pain; substance misuse and addiction; and mental health problems.   (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - July 25, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: David Shurtleff, Ph.D. Source Type: news

NIH Collaboratory Expands Its Portfolio of Pragmatic Clinical Trials
In this blog post, Dr. Catherine Meyers discusses new Pragmatic Clinical Trial (PCT) Demonstration Projects that have been funded within the NIH Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - July 24, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Catherine Meyers, M.D. Source Type: news

NIH expands program that conducts large-scale clinical trials in real-world settings
This press release addresses the National Institutes of Health ’s Health Care Systems (HCS) Research Collaboratory and announces five new research awards; such research will help strengthen the relevance of research results to health practice. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - July 24, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Pursuing a Research Career? Apply September 1 –November 15, 2018 for NIH Student Loan Repayment!
In this blog post Dr. Lanay Mudd discusses NIH Loan Repayment Programs for researchers. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - July 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lanay Mudd, Ph.D. Source Type: news

Use of Natural Products by Children
Read this issue of NCCIH’s Clinical Digest to learn more about the use of natural products by children. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - July 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

One-Day Chronic Pain Symposium in Boston To Feature Researchers and Patients
I want to alert you to an exciting 1-day research symposium on chronic pain organized by the NCCIH Pain Working Group. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - July 11, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wen G. Chen, Ph.D. Source Type: news

Study Explores the Molecular Basis of Chronic Pain Following Nerve Injury
Researchers identifiy a key molecule, dual leucine zipper kinase (DLK), that controls pathways leading to chronic neuropathic pain following nerve injury. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - July 3, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

NCCIH Grantees: Using Administrative Supplements To Fund Additional Research on Pain or Opioid Use Disorder
Think of administrative supplements when you’re thinking of how to fund research projects. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 29, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yisong Wang, Ph.D. Source Type: news

To K or Not To K?
Applying for a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Career Development Award (or K award)? Read this for more information. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 27, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lanay Mudd, Ph.D. Source Type: news

6 Things to Know About Travel-Related Ailments and Complementary Health Approaches
People planning to travel internationally are often interested in complementary or integrative health approaches for travel-related illnesses and conditions. Some of these approaches for travel-related health problems are promoted widely in advertising or marketed on the Internet. However, little of this information is supported by research evidence, and some of it is misleading or false. Here are 6 things to know if you are considering using herbal remedies, dietary supplements, or other complementary health approaches for travel-related ailments and  hazards. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 25, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Travel-Related Ailments and Complementary Health Approaches
People planning international travel often ask their health care providers about the use of complementary or integrative health approaches for travel-related illnesses and conditions. Some of these approaches for travel-related health problems are promoted widely in advertising or marketed on the Internet. However, little of this information is supported by research evidence, and some of it is misleading or false. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 25, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

NIH launches HerbList, a mobile app on herbal products
[em]App offers easy access to scientifically backed information on herbs and herbal  products[/em]To help consumers navigate information about popular herbs and herbal supplements, the National Institutes of Health ’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health has launchedHerbList ™– an app for research-based information about the safety and effectiveness of herbal products. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 12, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

NIH Collaboratory Workshop Discusses Strategies for Future Pragmatic Clinical Trials
In this blog post, Dr. Catherine Meyers discusses a recent workshop on embedded pragmatic clinical trials (PCTs) of therapeutic A vs. B interventions and how they may help bridge the gap between evidence, practice, and policy. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 6, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Catherine Meyers, M.D. Source Type: news

NCCIH Welcomes Three New Members to Advisory Council
The National Institutes of Health ’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) welcomes three new members—with expertise in acupuncture, natural products, and mind and body approaches—to itsNational Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health (NACCIH). The 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 - June 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Job Opening at NCCIH for a Behavioral Science Researcher
In this blog post, Dr. Wendy Weber, of NCCIH’s Division of Extramural Research, welcomes researchers to apply for a career in health science administration. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wendy Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H. Source Type: news

Job Opening at NCCIH for a Social and Behavioral Science Researcher
In this blog post, Dr. Wendy Weber, of NCCIH’s Division of Extramural Research, welcomes researchers to apply for a career in health science administration. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - May 31, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wendy Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H. Source Type: news

June 4th Lecture to Explore Pain Treatment in Military and Veteran Populations
On Monday, June 4, at 11 a.m., Mary Jo Larson, Ph.D., M.P.A.will discuss “Caring for Our Military: Considering Nondrug Therapies for Pain.” Part of  NCCIH’s Integrative Medicine Research Lecture Series, her talk will take place on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland, and will be streamed live and archived for later viewing at  videocast.nih.gov.  (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - May 30, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Blog Team Source Type: news

NIH study explains why opioid therapy may not always work well for chronic pain
Researchers have shown that pain-induced changes in the rat brain ’s opioid receptor system may explain the limited effectiveness of opioid therapy in chronic pain and may play a role in the depression that often accompanies it. These findings clearly show the impact of chronic pain on the brain and its relation to depression. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - May 24, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Pain-Induced Changes in the Brain ’s Opioid System May Explain the Limited Effectiveness of Opioid Therapy in Chronic Pain
Animal research suggests pain-induced changes in the brain ’s opioid receptor system may explain the limited effectiveness of opioid therapy in chronic pain; these changes also may play a role in the depression that often accompanies chronic pain. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - May 24, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Next Steps for Research on Probiotics and Microbial-Host Keystone Organisms
Could discoveries aboutprobiotics and the microbiome eventually help us to eat healthier, live longer, and even eliminate some chronic  diseases? (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - May 8, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Neural Mechanisms of Manual Therapies for Chronic Pain
In this blog post, Dr. Merav Sabri, of NCCIH’s Division of Extramural Research, discusses the scientific basis for manual therapies and their use in treating chronic pain conditions, and also addresses an NCCIH-sponsored symposium about this at ICIMH on May 11, 2018. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - May 8, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Merav Sabri, Ph.D. Source Type: news

Targeting and Developing Your Clinical Research Proposal
Apply for an NCCIH grant for research involving human participants? If you’re attending the ICIMH meeting, plan to attend this Pre-Congress Workshop: “Honing Your Clinical Research Proposal for NIH and NCCIH Funding Opportunities” (on Tuesday, May 8, at 2 p.m.). (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - May 4, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wendy Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H. Source Type: news

ICIMH Roundtable To Explore Research on Creative Art Therapies
Many current health challenges such as autism, chronic pain, and Alzheimer ’s disease have remained largely intractable. Research suggests that a combination of therapeutic approaches will likely be needed to address these complex conditions. Creative art therapies may have a role to play in these multidisciplinary strategies.  (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - May 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D. Source Type: news

Symposium To Explore Science of Music, the Brain, and Health
Can music help people feel better? Many of us would like to say, “Of course it can.” But what does the research say? The fact is that rigorous, systematic investigation of the impact of music on health —particularly in the areas of management of chronic pain and treatment of opioid-use disorder—is just beginning.  (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - May 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D. Source Type: news

Unpacking the New NIH Policies for Research with Human Participants
Scientific disciplines can differ on what elements of a study are necessary to meetthe definition of a “clinical trial.”Some investigators conducting human subjects research may not know that NIH considers their study to be a clinical trial - - a term defined broadly by NIH as “a research study in which one or more human subjects are prospectively assigned to one or more interventions (which may include placebo or other control) to evaluate the effects of those interventions on health-related biom (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - April 27, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Anita McRae-Williams, M.A. Source Type: news

Symposium To Explore " Sixth Sense, " Meditation, and Pain
Have you ever thought about what our “sixth sense” is? Can we feel it and regulate it? Does it impact our health? (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - April 26, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wen G. Chen, Ph.D. Source Type: news

Looking Back, Looking Forward: NCCIH at 20
In this blog post, NCCIH Outreach Program Manager Anita McRae-Williams discusses some milestones in NCCIH history, and calls attention to an upcoming retrospective session at the upcoming International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - April 26, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Anita McRae-Williams, M.A. Source Type: news

How People Appraise a Heat Stimulus Affects How Their Autonomic Nervous Systems Respond To It, Study Finds
Results of new NCCIH research shows how a person perceives and evaluates stimuli involving actual or prospective pain is an important component in the autonomic nervous system ’s (ANS) response to such stimuli. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - April 25, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

New Insights on Pain and Opioid Use in People With Sickle Cell Disease After Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant
NIH-funded study offers new information on pain in sickle cell disease, the use of opioids for this pain, and psychological and quality-of-life challenges faced by people with this disease. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - April 24, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

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