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Variations in the Types and Amounts of Bacteria in Echinacea Plants May Influence the Herb ’s Effects on Infectious Disease
Results of a 2016 study add to the growing body of literature suggesting that differences in the bacteria inside echinacea plants may determine whether and how much the herb enhances the immune system and fights infectious diseases like the common cold. Both the types of bacteria and the quantity of bacteria within the plants may contribute to differences in their effects. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - October 17, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

U.S. District Court Rules in FTC ’s Favor, Imposes $40 Million Judgment Against Weight-Loss Supplement Marketers for Order Violations
 A federal district judge in Atlanta has issued an order finding several defendants, including repeat offender Jared Wheat, in contempt for violating previous court orders related to the sale of weight-loss dietary supplements. The order imposes a more than $40 million judgment against the defendan ts, part or all of which the Federal Trade Commission may use to provide refunds to deceived consumers who bought the products. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - October 17, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Media Advisory: AAAS CEO Emeritus to present “Communicating Science to the Public: Follow the Science” on October 19
​​​​​​​What:  Alan I. Leshner, Ph.D., CEO Emeritus of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, will give a lecture on science communication, touching upon needs for engaging with the public about science and lessons learned from communicating about complex  topics. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - October 17, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

FTC Sending Refund Checks Totaling More Than $9.8 Million to People Who Were Charged for “Free Trials” for Health Products
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 227,000 refund checks totaling more than $9.8 million to people who bought “fat burning” and “weight loss” products and other dietary supplements, DVDs, or skin creams, including Pure Green Coffee Bean Plus and RKG Extreme, from Health Formulas LLC and related companies. The average refund amount is $43. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - October 10, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

FTC Sending Refund Checks Totaling More Than $210,000 to Consumers Who Bought Elimidrol ‘Opiate Withdrawal’ Product
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 5,379 refund checks totaling more than $210,000 to people who bought Elimidrol, a product marketed by Sunrise Nutraceuticals, LLC, as an effective treatment for opiate addiction withdrawal. The average refund amount is  $39. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Federal Strategies To Address Opioid Epidemic Among Talks To Be Streamed at Oct. 6 Advisory Council Meeting
On Friday, October 6, the  National Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health (NACCIH) will hold its first meeting of Fiscal Year 2018. NCCIH grantees and potential applicants may find it useful to hear updates on the Center’s activities and presentations by staff about future funding priorities. We will provide a livestream of the meeting’s open session viaNIH Videocast from 9:45 a.m. to 3:05 p.m.  ET. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - October 4, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Partap Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D. Source Type: news

Former Surgeon General Discusses Stress and Well-being at 2017 Straus Lecture
Former U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, M.D., delivered 2017 Straus Lecture on the public health consequences of stress on Americans. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - September 21, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Research Blog Team Source Type: news

​​​​​​​How To Select the Right FOA for Fall 2017 Human Subjects Grant Applications
If you are planning to submit a grant application that includes human subjects to NCCIH this fall, we want to help you select the best funding opportunity announcement (FOA) to use.    (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - September 21, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wendy Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H. Source Type: news

Welcoming New Projects and Partners to Address Pain in the Military Population
I am proud to announce NIH ’s newest interagency research initiative on pain management in military service members and veterans. NCCIH, lead for this multi-agency initiative called the NIH-DoD-VA Pain Management Collaboratory, is contributing more than half the funding for these 12 projects to develop, implement, and test nondrug approaches for managing pain and its related conditions in the military and veteran population ―including opioid misuse, abuse, and disorder. The total funding for this project will be $81 million over 6 years.  (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - September 21, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Josephine P. Briggs, M.D. Source Type: news

Federal agencies partner for military and veteran pain management research
Joint HHS-DoD-VA initiative will award multiple grants totaling $81  millionU.S. agencies partner on research that focuses on nondrug approaches for pain management in military personnel and veterans; NCCIH is the lead for this multi-agency initiative. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - September 20, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Physic Candy – Define contains hidden drug ingredients
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Physic Candy – Define, a product promoted and sold for weight loss. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - September 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Physic Candy – Curve contains hidden drug ingredients
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Physic Candy – Curve, a product promoted and sold for weight loss. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - September 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Compounded Curcumin Emulsion Product for Injection by ImprimisRx: FDA Investigation - Serious Adverse Events Associated with Use
https://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHum… (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - August 28, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

NIH study uncovers specialized mouse neurons that play a unique role in pain: ​​​​Previously unknown category of neuron responds to pulling of a single hair  
NCCIH scientists identify sensory neurons that may offer insights into new approaches to pain therapy. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - August 16, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

NCCIH Researchers Describe Specialized Neurons That Play a Unique Role in Mechanical Pain
A new study in mice, conducted at the National Institutes of Health, has identified nerve cells that may play a role in pain and touch. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - August 16, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

EZ Weight Loss TX LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Atomic and Xplode Capsules Due to the Presence of Undeclared Sibutramine
Corpus Christi, TX, EZ Weight Loss TX is voluntarily recalling all lots of La Bri ’s Body Health Atomic and Xplode capsules to the consumer level. FDA analysis has found the products to be tainted with sibutramine.Sibutramine is an appetite suppressant that was withdrawn from the U.S. market in October 2010 for safety reasons. The presence of sibutramine in these products renders it an unapproved drug for which safety and efficacy have not been established and, therefore subject to  recall. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - August 8, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Shown To Be Cost Effective for Chronic Low-Back Pain
Results of a new NCCIH-supported study suggest group sessions of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) or cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) are cost-effective for chronic low-back pain. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - August 8, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

NIH Funding for Research on Suicide Predictors and Prevention
In this blog post, Dr. Eve Reider discusses an NIH FOA that focuses on linking data from health care system records to mortality data to obtain a more accurate understanding of risk factors related to suicide. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - August 2, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Eve Reider, Ph.D. Source Type: news

La Bri's Body Health Atomic and Xplode Capsules by EZ Weight Loss TX: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient
EZ Weight Loss TX voluntarily recalls La Bri’s Body Health Atomic and Xplode capsules due to contamination with sibutramine. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - July 26, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Kingdom Honey for Her Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Kingdom Honey for Her, a product promoted and sold for sexual enhancement. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - July 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Royal Honey VIP Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Royal Honey VIP, a product promoted and sold for sexual enhancement. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - July 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Kingdom Honey for Him Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Kingdom Honey for Him, a product promoted and sold for sexual enhancement. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - July 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

RHINO 7 Platinum 5000 Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Rhino 7 Platinum 5000, a product promoted and sold for sexual enhancement. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - July 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Latest Findings From CREST-E Trial Don ’t Support Using the Dietary Supplement Creatine To Treat Huntington’s Disease
Findings from the CREST-E clinical trial show that creatine doesn ’t slow the progression of early Huntington’s disease. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - July 14, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

NIH Repays Your Student Loans! Apply September 1 – November 15, 2017
NIH’s Loan Repayment Programs can help some early-stage researchers repay their student loan debt. This blog post explains how NCCIH participates in the programs. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - July 13, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D. Source Type: news

Needles and Coffee May Not Mix; Even a Low Dose of Caffeine Blocks Acupuncture ’s Pain Relief in Mice
Researchers find that even the small amounts of caffeine that remain in the body hours after drinking a cup of coffee could potentially reduce acupuncture ’s effect on pain. The study was supported by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH). (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - July 3, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Triple X 2000 Contains Hidden Drug Ingredients
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Triple X 2000, a product manufactured by SHH Trading and promoted for sexual enhancement. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 26, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

XXX Zone Platinum Contains Hidden Drug Ingredients
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use XXX Zone Platinum, a product manufactured by SHH Trading and promoted for sexual enhancement. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 26, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Triple Premium Zen Gold 1300mg Contains Hidden Drug Ingredients
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Triple Premium Zen Gold 1300mg. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 26, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Monster X 1350 Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Monster X 1350, a product promoted for sexual enhancement. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 23, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Love Zen 3000 Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Love Zen 3000, a product promoted for sexual enhancement. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 23, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Macho Man 3000 Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Macho Man 3000, a product promoted for sexual enhancement. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 23, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Xzone Gold Contains Hidden Drug Ingredients
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Xzone Gold, a product promoted for sexual enhancement. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 23, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Royal Master 1500 Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Royal Master 1500, a product promoted for sexual enhancement. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 23, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Own the Knight 1750 Contains Hidden Drug Ingredients
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Own the Knight 1750, a product promoted for sexual enhancement. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 23, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Triple Miracle Zen Plus 1200mg Contains Hidden Drug Ingredients
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Triple Miracle Zen Plus 1200mg, a product promoted for sexual enhancement. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 23, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Man of Steel Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Man of Steel, a product promoted and sold for sexual enhancement. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 23, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Super Panther 7K Contains Hidden Drug Ingredients
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Super Panther 7K, a product promoted and sold for sexual enhancement. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 23, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Man of Steel 2 Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Man of Steel 2, a product promoted and sold for sexual enhancement. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 23, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Yoga Similar to Physical Therapy in Helping Low-Back Pain in a Diverse Urban Population
NCCIH-funded study shows yoga and physical therapy offer similar pain-relief and functional benefits to people with low socioeconomic status with chronic low-back pain. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Showcasing Cutting-Edge Research on Natural Products
NCCIH ’s natural products portfolio represents roughly half of our overall extramural funding, so we’re fortunate to be able to host events featuring exciting research in the arena. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 7, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Craig Hopp, Ph.D. Source Type: news

Al-Er-G Capsules by MusclMasster: Recall - Contains Banned Substance Ephedra
MusclMasster, LLC recalls Al-Er-G Capsules because the product contained Ephedra Herb, an FDA banned ingredient. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

FTC Sends Additional Refund Checks Totaling Almost $2 Million to People Who Bought Green Coffee Weight-Loss Supplements
Federal Trade Commission mails 38,553 refund checks totaling $1.9 million to people who bought Pure Health or Genesis Today green coffee bean extract supplements. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Component of Marijuana Reduces Seizures in Some Children With Epilepsy
Recent industry-funded study results suggest cannabidiol (a component of marijuana) reduces convulsive seizures in children with a rare form of epilepsy called Dravet syndrome when compared with placebo. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - May 30, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Tips from NCCIH ’s Office of Scientific Review for Responding to the New Clinical Trial Funding Announcements
By now you ’ve probably heard that NCCIH has anew series of funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) for investigator-initiated clinical trials. These FOAs will allow you to provide more relevant information regarding your planned trial through the use of special attachments. The review panels will use the information in the attachments to assess important aspects of your study such as rigor, feasibility, and the potential impact of your proposed  trial. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - May 30, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Martina Schmidt, Ph.D. Source Type: news

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