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Americans who practice yoga report better wellness, health behaviors

People who practiced yoga or took natural products were more likely to do so for wellness reasons than to treat a specific health condition, according to data from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS).

NIH awards nearly $35 million to research natural products

News release describes new funding for research centers exploring how commonly used natural products, such as resveratrol and black cohosh, work and their safety. The centers are funded by NCCIH and the Office of Dietary Supplements.

NIH Analysis Shows Americans Are In Pain

A new analysis of data from the National Health Interview Survey helps to unravel the complexities of pain in the U.S. population.

Media Advisory: Data on Children’s Use of Complementary Health Approaches

What: The release of data from a nationwide government survey on American Children’s use of natural products such as melatonin, Echinacea, probiotics, as well as on the use of mind and body approaches such as yoga, chiropractic, massage, and meditation. The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will hold a webinar/telephone briefing to discuss the findings of the most recent reports from the National Health Interview Survey.

Nationwide study reports shifts in Americans’ use of natural products

Nationally representative survey shows shifts in Americans’ use of natural products (dietary supplements other than vitamins and minerals).

Nationwide survey reveals widespread use of mind and body practices

A nationally representative survey shows that Americans’ use of yoga has increased in recent years and that use of other mind and body practices remains high.

NCCIH working group recommends large-scale collaborative research into pain management: Proposed research to focus on nondrug approaches to help active military and veterans

Press Release: NCCIH Advisory Council working group recommends assessing the feasibility of large-scale research studies on nondrug approaches for pain management in military personnel and veterans.

Media Advisory: Comprehensive new data on Americans’ use of complementary health approaches

Release of new data on Americans’ use of complementary health approaches – presentation for credentialed media to take place on Tuesday, February 10, 2015.

NEW DATE: Drs. Jerome Groopman and Pamela Hartzband to speak at NIH on medical decision making on May 11, 2015

NCCIH presents "When Experts Disagree: The Art of Medical Decision Making"

NCCIH welcomes acclaimed authors Jerome Groopman, M.D., and Pamela Hartzband, M.D., as featured speakers for the sixth annual Stephen E. Straus Distinguished Lecture in the Science of Complementary Health Therapies. The husband-and-wife team will present “When Experts Disagree: The Art of Medical Decision Making.”

NIH complementary and integrative health agency gets new name

The National Institutes of Health agency with primary responsibility for research on promising health approaches that already are in use by the American public has a new name—the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH).

Chronic low-back pain research standards announced by NIH task force

An NIH task force has announced new recommended standards for clinical low-back pain research. The standards will promote more consistent research design and should aid in the development of better approaches to the treatment of chronic low-back pain.

NIH and VA address pain and related conditions in U.S. military personnel, veterans, and their families: Research will focus on nondrug approaches

NIH and the VA are funding 13 new research projects to explore nondrug approaches to managing pain and related health conditions. This effort seeks to improve pain management in U.S. military personnel, veterans, and their families.

New NIH Research Awards To Address Multiple Chronic Conditions

NIH’s Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory is funding three new research projects aimed at improving the health of people with multiple chronic medical problems.

NCCAM Advisory Council Welcomes Four New Members

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), a component of the National Institutes of Health, welcomes four new members to the National Advisory Council for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The council serves as the principal advisory body to NCCAM, the lead federal agency for research on complementary and integrative health.

NCCAM Invites Public Comments on Proposed Center Name Change

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is inviting members of the public to comment on their proposed name change. The proposed new name is the National Center for Research on Complementary and Integrative Health (NCRCI).

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