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NIH study in mice explains how brain can turn pain signals up or down
10/15/19

A new study in mice, conducted by NCCIH researchers, uncovered a previously unknown role that the central amygdala can play in upgrading or downgrading pain signals in the brain’s circuitry.

NCCIH Welcomes Five New Members to Its National Advisory Council
09/20/19

The National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) announces the selection of five individuals to serve as members of the National Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health (NACCIH). This is the principal advisory body to NCCIH, the lead Federal agency for research on complementary and integrative health.

NIH to investigate minor cannabinoids and terpenes for potential pain-relieving properties
09/19/19

This press release highlights new NCCIH research awards totaling approximately $3 million to investigate the potential pain-relieving properties and mechanisms of actions of phytochemicals in cannabis.

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health at 20
09/13/19

Go here to learn more about the “NCCIH at 20” symposium on Monday, September 23, which will examine accomplishments and progress in complementary and integrative health research – past, present, and future.

Media Advisory: NIH to host a spring lecture series on the gut microbiome
03/08/19

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Friday, April 19, 2019

“Microbes in Our Gut: Emerging Insights on Health and Disease” is the theme of three special lectures in spring 2019 sponsored by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), part of the National Institutes of Health.

Two decades of data reveal overall increase in pain, opioid use among U.S. adults
02/13/19

NCCIH-funded research shows rise in number of U.S. adults with at least one painful health condition between 1997/98 and 2013/14, & that use of strong opioids more than doubled among adults with severe pain-related interference.

NCCIH welcomes five new members to advisory council
02/08/19

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), part of the National Institutes of Health, welcomes five new members to the National Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health (NACCIH). This council serves as the principal advisory body to NCCIH, the lead federal agency for research on complementary and integrative health.

Media Advisory: Shaw Prize winner to chair one-day NIH workshop on the search for novel, nonopioid natural products for pain relief
01/28/19

NCCIH’s Natural Products and Pain workshop will take place Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST. Join us (in person or via the NIH Videocast website). Read this & learn more.

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