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2018 Press Releases

NIH launches HerbList, a mobile app on herbal products
06/12/18

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 Council
06/01/18

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 pain
05/24/18

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 care
04/17/18

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.

2018