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Updates on NCCIH Clinical Trials Among Talks To Be Streamed at Feb. 9 Advisory Council Meeting

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:56:59 -0500

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.

Dietary Supplements Marketed for Weight Loss, Bodybuilding, and Sexual Enhancement

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:11:05 -0500


Can dietary supplements help your patients lose weight, buff up their bodies, or help with sexual issues? Find out here.

Funding Opportunity for Research on Biological Signatures of Gut-Derived Metabolites

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 08:38:31 -0500

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.

FDA Proposes New Policy to Target Certain Homeopathic Drugs

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 09:06:21 -0500

FDA proposes new policy targeting unapproved homeopathic products with the greatest potential to harm people.

6 Things To Know About Complementary Health Approaches for Seasonal Affective Disorder

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 09:05:16 -0500

What are some things to know about seasonal affective disorder? Find out here.

Complementary Health Approaches for Seasonal Affective Disorder

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 16:43:22 -0500


Are any complementary health approaches helpful for seasonal affective disorder (SAD)? Find out here.

Supplement Sellers Settle FTC, State of Maine False Advertising Charges

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:12:14 -0500

Health Research Laboratories settle FTC and Maine charges company deceived consumers about products.

Hello From NCCIH's New Leadership Team

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 16:51:27 -0500

Hello from NCCIH’s new leadership team! In this message, Acting Director David Shurtleff and Acting Deputy Director Wendy Weber introduce themselves and highlight NCCIH’s research interests and resources.

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FTC Sending Refund Checks Totaling More Than $8 Million to Consumers Who Bought Deceptively Marketed Weight-loss Supplements

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:12:33 -0500

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.

Grant Funding Available for Behavioral Interventions for Prevention of Opioid Use Disorder and as an Adjunct to Medication-Assisted Treatment

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:00:50 -0500

In this research blog, Drs. Robin Boineau (NCCIH) and Kimberly Johnson (SAMHSA) discuss a new funding initiative to examine the impact of behavioral interventions for opioid addiction within the context of states’ plans for use of Opioid STR grant funds.

Study Identifies a Novel Mechanism by Which Cells May Detect a Variety of Sensations

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 10:07:32 -0500


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).