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Illegal Cancer Treatments: FDA Warning - Fraudulent Claims of Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention or Cure

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:10:29 -0400

FDA issued warning letters to 14 U.S.-based companies illegally selling products that fraudulently claim to prevent, diagnose, treat or cure cancer.

Organic Herbal Supply Issue Voluntary Nationwide Recall Of All Lots Of Various Supplements For Male And Female Sexual Enhancement Due To Undeclared Tadalafil And Flibanserin

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:43:26 -0400

Organic Herbal Supply, Inc. recalls all lots of Uproar, Cummor, Zrect, Monkey Business, Xrect, Rectalis, Tornado, Zdaily, BigNHard, Enhancerol Natural Male Enhancement capsules.

Uses and Misuses of Pilot Studies

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:36:56 -0400

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.”

Show Me the Money! Finding Funding to Study the Clinical Effects of Mind and Body Interventions

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:22:01 -0400

At NCCIH, we are working hard to let the research community know about our new approach to funding research with human subjects that focuses on the clinical effects of complementary health approaches.

Certain Homeopathic Teething Products: Recall - Confirmed Elevated Levels of Belladonna

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 10:37:11 -0400

FDA alerts consumers to voluntary recall of Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablets and Hyland’s Baby Nighttime Teething Tablets for belladonna.

NCCIH Hosts Three Informational Webinars for New Clinical Trial Funding Opportunities

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 13:15:53 -0400

NCCIH to host informational webinars in April and May, 2017, on clinical trial applications via new funding opportunities.

The NIH Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory – New Funding Opportunities for Health Systems Researchers

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:25:18 -0400

  • 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?

Mapping the Brain During Sleep Yields New Insights on Dreaming and Consciousness

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 14:40:00 -0400


A new study, supported in part by NCCIH, counters some long-held beliefs on sleep, dreaming, and other consciousness states.

New Model Yields Fuller Picture of the Brain in Pain

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 10:52:40 -0400


NCCIH-supported researchers created a functional MRI-based (fMRI) model that provides new ways of understanding and evaluating the neurobiological components of pain.

NCCIH’s New Approach to Clinical Trials

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 18:51:14 -0400

In this blog post, NCCIH Director Dr. Josephine Briggs discusses new pathways for clinical trial funding.

Transitions in the Division of Extramural Activities

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 10:08:08 -0400

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.

Staff Changes in the Division of Extramural Research

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 16:44:58 -0400

In this blog post, Dr. Emmeline Edwards announces new NCCIH roles for Drs. Craig Hopp and Wen Chen.

Integrative Health Care and U.S. Military Personnel, Veterans, and Their Families

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:04:39 -0400

NCCIH’s 2017 Spring Event Schedule

NCCIH to host a series of events on integrative health and U.S. military personnel, veterans, and their families this spring (2017).

Using Clinical Practice Guidelines as a Starting Point to Direct Research Work

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:09:39 -0400

In this blog post. NCCIH Director Dr. Josephine Briggs discusses NCCIH partnerships to research military/veteran health and how clinical practice guidelines affect research.

NCCIH's Spring Events on Integrative Health Care and U.S. Military Personnel, Veterans, and Families

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:37:32 -0400

For the past several years, NCCIH has been working to advance research on 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.

FTC Settlement Bars Spam Email Marketing, Baseless Weight-Loss Claims by Diet-Pill Operation

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 12:04:08 -0400

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.

Colorado Unapproved Drug and Dietary Supplement Makers Ordered to Cease Operations for Federal Violations

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 11:10:54 -0400

Colorado judge orders EonNutra and HABW to cease manufacturing and distributing unapproved drugs and dietary supplements until their operations comply with Federal law.

Herbal and Dietary Supplement Products by Regeneca Worldwide: Recall - Not Manufactured in Compliance with Current Good Manufacturing Practices

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 18:02:54 -0400

Regeneca Worldwide recalls its entire line of herbal and dietary supplement products.

Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC): A "Cool" Trend that Lacks Evidence, Poses Risks

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 12:58:09 -0500

FDA says whole body cryotherapy is unproven and may be risky.

How the Body and Brain Achieve Carpal Tunnel Pain Relief via Acupuncture

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:55:35 -0500


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.

Study Finds a Possible Biological Reason for Health Benefits From Marriage

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 10:02:31 -0400


Married couples may be healthier than their single counterparts due to lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol.

New ACP Clinical Practice Guidelines on Nonpharmacologic Treatment for Low-Back Pain

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 12:29:30 -0500

Last month, the American College of Physicians (ACP) released new 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.