Pursuing a Research Career? Apply September 1?November 15, 2018 for NIH Student Loan Repayment!

In this blog post Dr. Lanay Mudd discusses NIH Loan Repayment Programs for researchers.

Use of Natural Products by Children

kids eating

Read this issue of NCCIH’s Clinical Digest to learn more about the use of natural products by children.

Blissful Remedies Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Certain Kratom Powder Capsule

Blissful Remedies recalls kratom product Lot No.: 112710 with expiration 03/2019 found embedded on the top of package of kratom ( mitragyn a speciosa) powder products, manufactured, processed, packed, and/or held, between March 1, 2018 to April 30, 2018.

One-Day Chronic Pain Symposium in Boston To Feature Researchers and Patients

I want to alert you to an exciting 1-day research symposium on chronic pain organized by the NCCIH Pain Working Group.

7 Tips for Cleaning Fruits, Vegetables

Fresh produce can become contaminated in many ways, but following these simple steps can help protect you and your family from foodborne illness.

LL?S Magnetic Clay Inc. Expands Allergy Alert On Undeclared Allergens In Prescript-Assist Dietary Supplement To All Lots

LL?s Magnetic Clay, Inc. of Austin, Texas recalls all lots of Prescript-Assist (still within expiration date) because of its potential to contain undeclared allergens, including almonds, crustaceans, milk, casein, eggs, and peanuts.

Study Explores the Molecular Basis of Chronic Pain Following Nerve Injury

After an injury, neurons undergo genetic changes that are initiated by DLK and lead to pain and nerve damage. Over time (left to right), certain genes become more active.

Researchers identifiy a key molecule, dual leucine zipper kinase (DLK), that controls pathways leading to chronic neuropathic pain following nerve injury.

NCCIH Grantees: Using Administrative Supplements To Fund Additional Research on Pain or Opioid Use Disorder

Think of administrative supplements when you’re thinking of how to fund research projects.

To K or Not To K?

Applying for a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Career Development Award (or K award)? Read this for more information.

6 Things to Know About Travel-Related Ailments and Complementary Health Approaches

People planning to travel internationally are often interested in complementary or integrative health approaches for travel-related illnesses and conditions. Some of these approaches for travel-related health problems are promoted widely in advertising or marketed on the Internet. However, little of this information is supported by research evidence, and some of it is misleading or false. Here are 6 things to know if you are considering using herbal remedies, dietary supplements, or other complementary health approaches for travel-related ailments and hazards.

Travel-Related Ailments and Complementary Health Approaches

Traveling

People planning international travel often ask their health care providers about the use of complementary or integrative health approaches for travel-related illnesses and conditions. Some of these approaches for travel-related health problems are promoted widely in advertising or marketed on the Internet. However, little of this information is supported by research evidence, and some of it is misleading or false.

NIH launches HerbList, a mobile app on herbal products

HerbList

[em]App offers easy access to scientifically backed information on herbs and herbal products[/em]

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.

Prevent Heartworms in Dogs, Cats, and Ferrets Year-Round

Heartworm disease is fatal to pets, but it is also preventable. Learn more about the dangers of heartworm disease and the importance of year-round prevention.

NIH Collaboratory Workshop Discusses Strategies for Future Pragmatic Clinical Trials

In this blog post, Dr. Catherine Meyers discusses a recent workshop on embedded pragmatic clinical trials (PCTs) of therapeutic A vs. B interventions and how they may help bridge the gap between evidence, practice, and policy.

Medical Devices that Treat Obesity: What to Know

Obesity has been linked to many health problems, including heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Treatments for obesity range from healthy eating and exercise to prescription medicine and surgery. In recent years, FDA-regulated medical devices have also played a treatment role. Learn about approved products.

NCCIH Welcomes Three New Members to Advisory Council

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.
 

Job Opening at NCCIH for a Behavioral Science Researcher

In this blog post, Dr. Wendy Weber, of NCCIH’s Division of Extramural Research, welcomes researchers to apply for a career in health science administration.

June 4th Lecture to Explore Pain Treatment in Military and Veteran Populations

On Monday, June 4, at 11 a.m., Mary Jo Larson, Ph.D., M.P.A.will discuss ?Caring for Our Military: Considering Nondrug Therapies for Pain.? Part of  NCCIH?s Integrative Medicine Research Lecture Series, her talk will take place on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland, and will be streamed live and archived for later viewing at videocast.nih.gov. 

NIH study explains why opioid therapy may not always work well for chronic pain

brain scan

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.

Ticks and Lyme Disease: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

Lyme disease is on the rise. How can you prevent it? What are the symptoms, and what should you do if you think you or your pet have it?