Is It a Cold or the Flu? Prevention, Symptoms, Treatments

How to tell if you have a cold or the flu, and when to seek medical care.

PDX Aromatics Recalls Kratom Powder Because Of Possible Health Risk

Kratom-containing powder products recalled.

How Do New NIH Human Subjects Policies Impact Training and Career Development Awards?

In this blog post, Dr. Lanay Mudd describes NIH initiatives designed to enhance the accountability and transparency of clinical research.

Spring Research Lectures on Pain and Its Management

Information about three upcoming lectures on pain and pain managementby NCCIH-funded researchers on pain and its management (forming NCCIH’s Spring 2018 Integrative Medicine Research Lecture Series).

NCCIH Resources for Research Training and Career Development

In this blog post, NCCIH Training Officer Dr. Lanay Mudd discusses research training and career development opportunities.

Study Identifies Two Substances Derived From Plants That May Have the Potential To Treat Depression


Researchers look at plant-derived natural products for new antidepressants.

Complementary Health Approaches for Hypertension


Find out more about complementary health practices and hypertension (high blood pressure).

NCCIH's SBIR/STTR Programs: Funding Small Business Research and Development

In this blog post Dr. Merav Sabri discusses funding opportunities for small businesses – the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.

FDA Investigates Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Products Reported to Contain Kratom

The FDA is advising consumers to avoid kratom and kratom-containing products due to a multistate outbreak of salmonellosis.

Traumatic Brain Injury: FDA Actions and Research

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can happen to anyone. And these types of injuries, which include concussions, contribute to a substantial number of emergency room visits (and even deaths) each year. Learn more about TBI, and the FDA's related research and regulatory activities.

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on the agency?s scientific evidence on the presence of opioid compounds in kratom, underscoring its potential for abuse

Over the past several months, there have been many questions raised about the botanical substance known as kratom. Our concerns related to this product, and the actions we?ve taken, are rooted in sound science and are in the interest of protecting public health. However, we recognize that there is still much that is unknown about kratom, which is why we?ve taken some significant steps to advance the scientific understanding of this product and how it works in the body.

Job Opportunity: NCCIH Scientific Review Officer

In this blog post, Dr. Martina Schmidt addresses the merits of joining NCCIH/NIH as a health scientist administrator/scientific review officer.

Bulletproof 360, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Collagen Protein Dietary Supplement

Out of an abundance of caution, Bulletproof 360, Inc. is voluntarily recalling one lot #1017088 of Bulletproof Collagen Protein dietary supplement due to undeclared milk.  People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

How to Buy Medicines Safely From an Online Pharmacy

How can you tell if an online pharmacy is operating legally? The FDA's BeSafeRx web page can help you identify and avoid rogue online pharmacies. The FDA has tips for buying medicines online safely.

Break Ventures/California Basics Recalls "Zero For Him" 150ct Lot#1710-638 Because of Possible Health Risk

Break Ventures/California Basics recalls product ?Zero for Him 150ct? due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Investigating the Safety of the Probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri in Infants With Colic

Recent research, funded in part by NCCIH, suggests that the probiotic strain Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 17938 may be safe for use in infants with colic.

Updates on NCCIH Clinical Trials Among Talks To Be Streamed at Feb. 9 Advisory Council Meeting

On Friday, February 9, the National Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health (NACCIH) will hold its second meeting of Fiscal Year 2018. NCCIH grantees, potential applicants, and others may find it useful to hear updates on the Center?s activities, policies, and funding priorities. We will provide a livestream of the meeting?s open session via NIH Videocast from 10:00 a.m. to 3:05 p.m. ET.

Is My Dog or Cat a Healthy Weight? Important Questions to Ask the Vet

Just as obesity has become a serious problem in people, it's also a growing problem in pets, one that can seriously harm your pet's health.

It's Not Too Late to Get Your Flu Shot

Think it's too late to get a flu shot? Not so. Find out why.

Adding Folic Acid to Corn Masa Flour May Prevent Birth Defects

When consumed by women before and during pregnancy, folic acid, a B vitamin, may help prevent neural tube defects (NTDs).