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).
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 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.
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.
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.
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).