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Homeopathic Teething Gels and Tablets

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 16:01:33 -0400

The FDA warns consumers that homeopathic teething tablets and gels may pose a serious risk to infants and children.

Renowned Expert on Opioids, Clinical Guidelines, and Systematic Reviews To Give Research Lecture

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 12:25:29 -0400

Roger Chou, M.D., will lecture on “Opioids for Chronic Pain: Evidence, Guidelines, and Policy and Practice Implications,” on Monday, Oct. 17, at NIH.

Marketers of Joint Pain Supplement Agree to Settle FTC Charges of Deceptive Advertising, Endorsements

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 18:06:56 -0400

Sellers of Supple, a glucosamine and chondroitin liquid supplement, settle Federal Trade Commission charges on false advertising.

Now Hiring: Program Director for the Microbiome-Gut-Brain Research Area

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 18:20:16 -0400

In this blog post, Dr. Partap Khalsa welcomes applicants for a program director position in the NCCIH Division of Extramural Research’s Basic and Mechanistic Research Branch.

New Analysis of Data Reveals Americans’ Use of Complementary Health Approaches for Musculoskeletal Pain

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 11:27:00 -0400


American adults with some form of musculoskeletal pain are more likely to use complementary health approaches than people without one of these pain disorders, according to recent data from the National Health Interview Survey.

The Common Cold and Complementary Health Approaches

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 10:08:50 -0400


Colds are a leading reason for visiting a doctor and for missing school or work. To prevent or treat colds some people turn to complementary health approaches such as herbs, vitamins, and minerals. This issue provides information on “what the science says” about some of these practices for the flu and for the common cold, including zinc, vitamin C, echinacea, probiotics, nasal saline irrigation, buckwheat honey, and geranium extract.

Homeopathic Teething Tablets and Gels: FDA Warning - Risk to Infants and Children

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 10:02:19 -0400

FDA warns consumers that homeopathic teething tablets and gels may pose a health risk to infants and children.

Building a Foundation for Clinical Trials of Natural Products

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:34:55 -0400

Over the years, I have often been asked whether the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) will fund clinical trials of natural products. The answer is, “Yes.” NCCIH funds clinical research of natural products, including herbal products, botanicals, products marketed as dietary supplements, and probiotics.

“Sixth sense” may be more than just a feeling

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 08:56:45 -0400

NIH study of rare genetic disorder reveals importance of touch and body awareness

A gene called PIEZO2 controls specific aspects of human touch and proprioception, a “sixth sense” describing awareness of one’s body in space.

Upcoming Lecture to Explore Research on Tai Chi and Aging-Related Risks

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 13:51:57 -0400

On Monday, Sept. 12, at 10:00 a.m., Peter Wayne, Ph.D., will address how tai chi affects cognitive-neuromuscular Interactions in older adults. It will be the first talk in the Fall 2016 Integrative Medicine Research Lecture Series.

Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa)

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 10:47:40 -0400

A news update on kratom from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH).

NIH Review Finds Nondrug Approaches Effective For Treatment of Common Pain Conditions

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:09:54 -0400

U.S. study reviews trial results on complementary health approaches for pain relief; aims to assist with pain management

Study suggests some popular complementary health approaches—such as yoga, tai chi, and acupuncture—may effectively manage common pain conditions.