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Collaborating to Support Research on a Promising Smoking Cessation Treatment
Illnesses and deaths linked to tobacco smoking area huge public health problem in the United States and worldwide. Although treatments such as counseling and medication are available to help peoplestop smoking, research indicates that these treatments are not always available or successful for every patient, and that an individualized approach is desirable. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - May 25, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: By David Shurtleff, Ph.D. Source Type: news

A Crescendo of Interest and Research in Music and Health
In this blog post, NCCIH Director of External Research Dr. Emmeline Edwards discusses NIH/NCCIH funding opportunities in music and art therapies. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - May 18, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D. Source Type: news

NCCIH Reissues Funding Initiatives for Phased Awards of Mechanistic Studies To Optimize Mind and Body Interventions
In this blog post, Dr. Wen Chen discusses two Program Announcements (PARs) that direct research attention toward investigating the mechanisms by which mind and body interventions might work, as well as strategies to optimize these interventions. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - May 8, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wen Chen, Ph.D. Source Type: news

Dealing With Opiate Withdrawal (FTC Blog, Scam Alerts)
FTC says not to trust dietary supplements promoted for opiate withdrawal. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - May 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Finding Funding for the Building Blocks of Natural Product Clinical Trials
Find out more about a new series of funding opportunity announcements for investigator-initiated clinical trials, and register for this May 9 webinar: New NCCIH Funding Opportunities for Natural Products Clinical Trials. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - May 4, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wendy Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H. Source Type: news

Monkey Business Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Monkey Business, a product promoted for sexual enhancement. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - May 4, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

4 Things To Know About Dietary Supplements for Eye Conditions
Four important things to know about dietary supplements and eye diseases. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - May 3, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Dietary Supplements for Eye Conditions
Eye conditions that can lead to permanent visual impairment or blindness —including age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma—are serious public health problems. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - May 2, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Illegal Cancer Treatments: FDA Warning - Fraudulent Claims of Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention or Cure
FDA issued warning letters to 14 U.S.-based companies illegally selling products that fraudulently claim to prevent, diagnose, treat or cure cancer. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - April 26, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Uses and Misuses of Pilot Studies
In this blog post, Dr. Lanay Mudd discusses the purpose of pilot studies and points to NCCIH’s new “Framework for Developing and Testing Mind and Body Interventions. ” (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - April 20, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lanay Mudd, Ph.D. Source Type: news

Show Me the Money! Finding Funding to Study the Clinical Effects of Mind and Body Interventions
At NCCIH, we are working hard to let the research community know about ournew approach to funding research with human subjectsthat focuses on the clinical effects of complementary health approaches. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - April 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wendy Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H. Source Type: news

Certain Homeopathic Teething Products: Recall - Confirmed Elevated Levels of Belladonna
FDA alerts consumers to voluntary recall of Hyland ’s Baby Teething Tablets and Hyland’s Baby Nighttime Teething Tablets for belladonna. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - April 18, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

The NIH Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory – New Funding Opportunities for Health Systems Researchers
Do you have an important health care research question that can be answered in a real-world  setting?Is it in a high-priority area for NCCIH pragmatic  trials?Is the intervention already being  utilized?Do you have experience conducting clinical research in partnership with health care  systems? (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - April 12, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Robin Boineau, M.D., M.A. Source Type: news

NCCIH Hosts Three Informational Webinars for New Clinical Trial Funding Opportunities
NCCIH to host informational webinars in April and May, 2017, on clinical trial applications via new funding opportunities. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - April 12, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wendy Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H. Source Type: news

Mapping the Brain During Sleep Yields New Insights on Dreaming and Consciousness
A new study, supported in part by NCCIH, counters some long-held beliefs on sleep, dreaming, and other consciousness states. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - April 11, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

New Model Yields Fuller Picture of the Brain in Pain
NCCIH-supported researchers created a functional MRI-based (fMRI) model that provides new ways of understanding and evaluating the neurobiological components of pain. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - April 11, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

NCCIH ’s New Approach to Clinical Trials
In this blog post, NCCIH Director Dr. Josephine Briggs discusses new pathways for clinical trial funding. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - April 10, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Josephine P. Briggs, M.D. Source Type: news

Staff Changes in the Division of Extramural Research
In this blog post, Dr. Emmeline Edwards announces new NCCIH roles for Drs. Craig Hopp and Wen Chen. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - April 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D. Source Type: news

Transitions in the Division of Extramural Activities
In this blog post, NCCIH Deputy Director Dr. David Shurtleff commends Dr. Martin Goldrosen, who is retiring, and Dr. Partap Khalsa, who has been appointed Director of the NCCIH Division of Extramural Activities. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - April 3, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: David Shurtleff, Ph.D. Source Type: news

Using Clinical Practice Guidelines as a Starting Point to Direct Research Work
In this blog post. NCCIH Director Dr. Josephine Briggs discusses NCCIH partnerships to research military/veteran health and how clinical practice guidelines affect research. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 28, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Josephine P. Briggs, M.D. Source Type: news

Integrative Health Care and U.S. Military Personnel, Veterans, and Their Families
NCCIH ’s 2017 Spring Event ScheduleNCCIH to host a series of events on integrative health and U.S. military personnel, veterans, and their families this spring (2017). (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 27, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

NCCIH's Spring Events on Integrative Health Care and U.S. Military Personnel, Veterans, and Families
For the past several years, NCCIH has beenworking to advance researchon complementary and integrative health approaches for managing pain and other symptoms in U.S. military personnel and  veterans. This spring, as part of our commitment to expanding research and resources on health issues that affect our military, we are hosting a series of events on integrative health and U.S. military personnel, veterans, and their families. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 24, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Blog Team Source Type: news

FTC Settlement Bars Spam Email Marketing, Baseless Weight-Loss Claims by Diet-Pill Operation
Florida-based companies used illegal spam e-mail, false weight-loss claims, and phony celebrity endorsements to market bogus weight-loss products; will pay $500,000 to settle FTC charges. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 17, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Colorado Unapproved Drug and Dietary Supplement Makers Ordered to Cease Operations for Federal Violations
Colorado judge orders EonNutra and HABW to cease manufacturing and distributing unapproved drugs and dietary supplements until their operations comply with Federal law. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 16, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Herbal and Dietary Supplement Products by Regeneca Worldwide: Recall - Not Manufactured in Compliance with Current Good Manufacturing Practices
Regeneca Worldwide recalls its entire line of herbal and dietary supplement products. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 13, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

A & H Focal Inc. Issues Nationwide Recall of 21 Products Marketed as Dietary Supplements Due to The Possible Presence of Undeclared Erectile Dysfunction Ingredients
A&H Focal Inc. recalls products due to undeclared active ingredients. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 13, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Study Finds a Possible Biological Reason for Health Benefits From Marriage
Married couples may be healthier than their single counterparts due to lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 10, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC): A " Cool " Trend that Lacks Evidence, Poses Risks
FDA says whole body cryotherapy is unproven and may be risky. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 9, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

A & H Focal Inc. Issues Nationwide Recall of 29 Products Marketed as Dietary Supplements Due to The Possible Presence of Undeclared Erectile Dysfunction Ingredients
A&H Focal Inc. recalls products due to undeclared active ingredients. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 8, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

How the Body and Brain Achieve Carpal Tunnel Pain Relief via Acupuncture
Research describes how acupuncture may relieve pain in people with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) while also showing acupuncture’s effects in the brain ’s pain centers. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 3, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

New ACP Clinical Practice Guidelines on Nonpharmacologic Treatment for Low-Back Pain
Last month, the American College of Physicians (ACP) releasednew clinical practice guidelines on noninvasive treatments for low-back pain, recommending that clinicians and patients initially select nonpharmacologic treatment as first-line therapy in most cases. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 2, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Josephine P. Briggs, M.D. Source Type: news

Mind and Body Approaches for Health Problems in Military Personnel and Veterans
Many military personnel and veterans experience chronic pain, a condition that can be debilitating and often difficult to treat. Service members may have other co-morbid conditions that are also challenging to treat including, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, insomnia, and substance use disorder. Opioid medications are often prescribed for chronic pain conditions, but opioid use and misuse has been associated with an increase in hospitalizations and death. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

8 Things To Know About Mind and Body Approaches for Health Problems Facing Military Personnel and Veterans
Many military personnel, veterans, and their families turn to complementary and integrative health approaches to increase their options for managing pain and associated problems. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

XtraHRD Natural Male Enhancement Capsules by Organic Herbal Supply, Inc.: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient
Organic Herbal Supply, Inc. is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall of all lots of XtraHRD Natural Male Enhancement capsules. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 27, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

FTC, Maine Attorney General Shut Down Web of Deceptive Supplement Sellers
Federal Trade Commission and the Maine Office of the Attorney General announced a complaint and three settlements with dietary supplement marketers. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 23, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Louisiana drug and dietary supplement maker ordered to cease operations due to federal violations
Pick and Pay Inc./Cili Minerals, a manufacturer and distributor of drugs and dietary supplements, and its owner, Anton S. Botha, ordered to immediately cease operations until it comes into compliance with federal laws. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 23, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

NCCIH to Address the NIH Notice Requiring Clinical Trial-Specific Funding Opportunity Announcements
As part of an initiative to strengthen and build an optimal clinical trials enterprise, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued a notice in fall 2016,Policy on Funding Opportunity Announcements for Clinical Trials (NOT-OD-16-147), that outlines NIH-wide changes in the way it will acceptclinical trial applications. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 17, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: ​​​​​​​Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D. Source Type: news

Goldreallas Original Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Goldreallas Original, a product promoted and sold for sexual enhancement. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 8, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

NCCIH Issues New Policy on Clinical Study Accrual and Retention ​​​​​​​
In this blog post, Dr. Catherine Meyers discusses the NCCIH policy on study accrual and retention, developed to enhance the Center’s clinical research enterprise. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 6, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Catherine Meyers, M.D. Source Type: news

Ginseng for Reinforcing Kidney Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Ginseng for Reinforcing Kidney for sexual enhancement. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 6, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Slimming Plus Advanced Contains Hidden Drug Ingredients
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Slimming Plus Advanced, a product promoted and sold for weight loss. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 6, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Platinum Weight Loss Solution – Fat Loss Metabolizer Contains Hidden Drug Ingredients
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Platinum Weight Solution – Fat Loss Metabolizer. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 6, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Platinum Max Strength Blue Pill Version Contains Hidden Drug Ingredients
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Platinum Max Strength Blue Pill Version for weight loss. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 6, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Goldreallas XXX Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Goldreallas XXX, a product promoted and sold for sexual enhancement. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 3, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Lean Extreme Max Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Lean Extreme Max. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 3, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Myth-Busting Popular Natural Products Marketed for Disease Prevention and Wellness
This issue of the NCCIH Clinical Digest examines common myths about natural products marketed to promote health and wellness and prevent disease (e.g., improving sleep, reducing stress, preventing colds, and preventing heart disease), and provides a summary of evidence of other complementary health approaches. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - January 23, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

5 Myths About Popular Natural Products Marketed for Disease Prevention and Wellness
The hype about some popular natural products may be just that; there often is little to no evidence to support their claims to promote health and prevent disease. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - January 23, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

FTC Sends Checks to Nearly 350,000 Victims of Herbalife ’s Multi-Level Marketing Scheme
FTC sends checks to people who lost money running Herbalife businesses. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - January 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

FTC, New York State Charge the Marketers of Prevagen With Making Deceptive Memory, Cognitive Improvement Claims
The FTC and the New York State Attorney General have charged the marketers of the dietary supplement Prevagen with making false and unsubstantiated claims. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - January 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news