Seasonal Affective Disorder and Complementary Health Approaches


Are any complementary health approaches helpful for seasonal affective disorder (SAD)? Find out here.

Happy Together, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Product Due to Presence of Undeclared Sildenafil and Tadalafil

Happy Together, Inc. voluntarily recalls all lots within expiry of the Rhino 5k capsules due to contamination with sildenafil, tadalafil.

Substances in Coffee May Protect Against Parkinson?s Disease and Dementia with Lewy Bodies, a New Animal Study Suggests

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Mouse study suggests the coffee components eicosanoyl-5-hydroxytryptamide (EHT) and caffeine protect against Parkinson?s disease and dementia with Lewy bodies

HEAL Initiative Funding Opportunities for Behavioral Research

In this blog post, NCCIH’s Dr. Dave Clark describes several HEAL ((Helping to End Addiction Long-termSM) funding opportunities.

All-Hands-on-Deck: NCCIH Needs You To Respond to the NIH HEAL Initiative

In this blog post, NCCIH director Dr. Helene Langevin and deputy director Dr. David Shurtleff discuss the HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-Term) Initiative and NCCIH’s participation in the project.

Massage May Provide Short-Term Improvement of Knee Osteoarthritis Symptoms


NCCIH-funded research suggests weekly massage therapy may reduce joint pain and improve function in people with knee osteoarthritis.

New NIH BACPAC Funding Opportunities for Research on Low-Back Pain

In this blog post, NCCIH director Dr. Helene Langevin discusses funding opportunities offered by the NIH’s Back Pain Research Consortium (NIH BACPAC), part of the NIH HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-term) Initiative.

HEAL Initiative Offers New Funding Options for Clinical Trial Research on Pain

In this blog post, Dr. Wendy Weber and Dr. Lanay Mudd describe how to choose from available NIH HEAL funding options for research on pain treatment depending on the stage of intervention development and testing.

To Eat or Not to Eat: Decorative Products on Foods Can Be Unsafe

FDA knows that some non-edible decorative glitters and dusts are promoted for use on foods. But consumers need to be aware that these materials, in fact, may contain materials that should not be eaten. Here?s how to tell if such materials are edible or not.

Spilling the Beans: How Much Caffeine is Too Much?

In what foods is caffeine found? Can caffeine pose a danger to your health? This Consumer Update answers these and other key questions about caffeine.

One-Day Workshop To Focus on Cannabinoid Research

In this blog post, NCCIH Deputy Director Dr. David Shurtleff discusses an upcoming NCCIH-sponsored workshop on cannabinoid research on December 8, 2018.

The Importance of Epidemiology to NCCIH

In this blog post, Dr. Richard Nahin, lead epidemiologist at NCCIH, discusses the importance of studying trends in populations and how that relates to complementary and integrative practices, as well as the study of chronic pain.

Bratman Describes Science of Nature?s Effects on Psychological Health

Contact with nature?whether outdoors or indoors (e.g., from plants or window views)?is an emerging field of research showing potential to help address some important public-health problems, said Gregory Bratman, Ph.D., in a recent lecture at NIH.

When to Give Kids Medicine for Coughs and Colds

Sometimes a cold is just a cold. What can worried parents do when their babies and young children have a cold or cough? The FDA has some advice and tips.

Manage Your Asthma: Know Your Triggers and Treatment Options

You can manage your asthma by taking medications approved by the FDA. Before going to the pharmacy, get a proper diagnosis from a doctor and together develop an asthma action plan.

Now's a Good Time to Get Your Flu Vaccine

Early in the fall is the best time to get your annual flu vaccine. Find out why it's important to get one.

Xylitol and Your Dog: Danger, Paws Off

This sugar substitute, found in some human foods and dental products, can be poisonous to your dog.

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.

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.

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.