NIH study finds high rates of persistent chronic pain among U.S. adults
May 16, 2023
A study from the National Institutes of Health shows that new cases of chronic pain occur more often among U.S. adults than new cases of several other common conditions, including diabetes, depression, and high blood pressure. Among people who have chronic pain, almost two-thirds still suffer from it a year later. These findings come from a new analysis of National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) data by investigators from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) at the NIH, Seattle Children’s Research Institute, and University of Washington, Seattle, and are published in JAMA Network Open.
NIH launches Bridge2AI program to expand the use of artificial intelligence in biomedical and behavioral research
September 13, 2022
The National Institutes of Health will invest $130 million over four years, pending the availability of funds, to accelerate the widespread use of artificial intelligence (AI) by the biomedical and behavioral research communities.
NIH study confirms benefit of supplements for slowing age-related macular degeneration (NEI)
June 2, 2022
After 10 years, AREDS2 formula shows increased efficacy compared to original formula, benefit of eliminating beta-carotene
Media Advisory: NIH lecture to explore social technologies and their data in predicting and changing health-related behaviors
October 20, 2021
The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will present a virtual lecture on November 2, 2021, from 1–2 p.m. ET. This lecture is the fall 2021 offering in NCCIH’s Integrative Medicine Research Lecture Series. Dr. Sean D. Young, University of California, Irvine, will present his innovative NIH-supported research and discuss the state of the science.
NIH research projects on interoception to improve understanding of brain-body function
September 3, 2021
The National Institutes of Health is awarding seven projects a total of $18.15 million over five years for a new effort focused on interoception—the ways in which organisms sense and regulate signals within their bodies. Interoception is not well understood and is a new area of research focus for NIH. This coordinated effort, which involves multiple NIH Institutes and Centers, will address critical knowledge gaps and challenges in understanding interoception that are not tackled by other major NIH research initiatives.
NIH-funded study suggests a single skills-based session on pain management packs a punch
August 16, 2021
A single two-hour session of a pain management skills class could offer as much benefit as eight sessions of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for patients experiencing chronic low-back pain (CLBP), suggests a study published in JAMA Network Open.
Media Advisory: NIH to host spring lecture series on integrative approaches for addressing pain and mental health
April 13, 2021
NCCIH will present two virtual lectures in spring 2021 as part of its Integrative Medicine Research Lecture Series.
NIH networks to advance emotional well-being research
February 1, 2021
Five new research networks totaling $3.13 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health will allow investigators to refine and test key concepts that advance the study of emotional well-being.
Media Advisory: Where We Live Affects Our Health and Offers an Approach To Address Health Inequities
November 17, 2020
NCCIH presents the 2020 Stephen E. Straus Distinguished Lecture in the Science of Complementary Therapies: “All Health Is Not Created Equal: Where You Live Matters” by Shannon N. Zenk, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.N., F.A.A.N., Director of the National Institute of Nursing Research.
Study discovers gene that helps us know when it’s time to urinate
October 19, 2020
In a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded study involving both mice and patients who are part of an NIH Clinical Center trial, researchers discovered that a gene, called PIEZO2, may be responsible for the powerful urge to urinate that we normally feel several times a day. The results, published in Nature, suggest that the gene helps at least two different types of cells in the body sense when our bladders are full and need to be emptied. These results also expand the growing list of newly discovered senses under the gene’s control.