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Research Results by Date

Research spotlights of selected studies are shown below. For a full list of published NCCIH Research to-date, see PubMed.

Spotlights for 2006

The herbal supplement black cohosh, whether used alone or with other botanicals, did not relieve hot flashes in women in the Herbal Alternatives for Menopause Study. (December 2006)
Janet Baum M.D., Director, performing a core needle biopsy.
Self-Hypnosis Beneficial for Women Undergoing Breast Biopsy (December 2006)
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Omega-3 fatty acids may hold promise for use in psychiatry, particularly for depression and bipolar disorder, according to a recent article in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. (December 2006)
New Findings on Sleep Disorders and CAM. (September 2006)
Research has shown that some spiritual practices may help people with HIV (the virus that causes AIDS) to cope with psychological distress and improve quality of life. (August 2006)
Bromelain © Steven Foster
Previous research indicates that bromelain may help inflammatory conditions such as allergic airway disease. (August 2006)
Review of CAM for Menopause (July 2006)
Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Cancer (July 2006)
Black Cohosh © Steven Foster
Contents of black cohosh products may vary (May 2006)
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Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids for Depression. (May 2006)
Two teen girls reviewing a book.
CAM Use High Among Adolescents. (April 2006)
Turmeric and rheumatoid arthritis symptoms (March 2006)
X-ray of a joint.
A study of 1,583 people with knee osteoarthritis found that glucosamine and chondroitin, taken alone or in combination, generally did not reduce knee pain, although the combination may help people with moderate-to-... (February 2006)
Herbalist weighing dried herbs.
Saw palmetto is widely used by men for urinary symptoms caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia, a common condition associated with aging. (February 2006)