To help consumers navigate information about popular herbs and herbal supplements, the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health has launched HerbList™ – an app for research-based information about the safety and effectiveness of herbal products.
NCCIH Welcomes Three New Members to Advisory Council06/01/18
The National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) welcomes three new members—with expertise in acupuncture, natural products, and mind and body approaches—to its National Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health (NACCIH). The council serves as the principal advisory body to NCCIH, the lead federal agency for research on complementary and integrative health.
NIH study explains why opioid therapy may not always work well for chronic pain05/24/18
Researchers have shown that pain-induced changes in the rat brain’s opioid receptor system may explain the limited effectiveness of opioid therapy in chronic pain and may play a role in the depression that often accompanies it. These findings clearly show the impact of chronic pain on the brain and its relation to depression.
Media Advisory: Physician/researcher to give April 23 lecture on reexamining how chronic pain is managed in primary care04/17/18
Erin E. Krebs, M.D., M.P.H., to deliver NCCIH-hosted lecture – Reframing the Primary Care Management of Chronic Pain – at NIH Monday, April 23 at 11 a.m.
NCCIH Introduces Know the Science Initiative10/19/17
NCCIH launches “Know the Science”, an initiative designed to clarify and explain scientific topics related to health research.
Media Advisory: AAAS CEO Emeritus to present “Communicating Science to the Public: Follow the Science” on October 1910/17/17
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.
Federal agencies partner for military and veteran pain management research09/20/17
U.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.
NIH study uncovers specialized mouse neurons that play a unique role in pain: Previously unknown category of neuron responds to pulling of a single hair08/16/17
NCCIH scientists identify sensory neurons that may offer insights into new approaches to pain therapy.
Integrative Health Care and U.S. Military Personnel, Veterans, and Their Families03/24/17
NCCIH to host a series of events on integrative health and U.S. military personnel, veterans, and their families this spring (2017).
Veterans Endure Higher Pain Severity than Nonveterans12/13/16
A new analysis of National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) data suggests American military veterans experience higher prevalence of pain and more severe pain than nonveterans, and highlights the importance of monitoring/managing pain in veterans.
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