Media Advisory: NIH to host a spring lecture series on the gut microbiome
March 8, 2019
“Microbes in Our Gut: Emerging Insights on Health and Disease” is the theme of three special lectures in spring 2019 sponsored by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), part of the National Institutes of Health.
Two decades of data reveal overall increase in pain, opioid use among U.S. adults
February 13, 2019
NCCIH-funded research shows rise in number of U.S. adults with at least one painful health condition between 1997/98 and 2013/14, & that use of strong opioids more than doubled among adults with severe pain-related interference.
NCCIH welcomes five new members to advisory council
February 8, 2019
The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), part of the National Institutes of Health, welcomes five new members to the National Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health (NACCIH). This council serves as the principal advisory body to NCCIH, the lead federal agency for research on complementary and integrative health.
Media Advisory: Shaw Prize winner to chair one-day NIH workshop on the search for novel, nonopioid natural products for pain relief
January 28, 2019
NCCIH's Natural Products and Pain workshop will take place Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST. Join us (in person or via the NIH Videocast website). Read this & learn more.
Study explains behavioral reaction to painful experiences
November 16, 2018
This press release describes basic research related to understanding the nature of pain.
Media Advisory: Lecture to explore health care transformation through the VA’s patient-centered model
November 15, 2018
Tracy W. Gaudet, M.D., inaugural executive director, Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation, Veterans Health Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, will present on “Transforming Veterans’ Health: Implementing a Whole Health System of Care.”
More adults and children are using yoga and meditation
November 8, 2018
Information in this press release on yoga, meditation, and chiropractic relates to new data from the 2017 National Health Interview Survey.
Study identifies gene that makes gentle touch feel painful after injury
October 10, 2018
New research suggests the PIEZO2 gene may play an essential role in the nervous system’s reaction to injury and inflammation, making it a target for developing precise treatments for relieving pain caused by cuts, burns, and other skin injuries.
NIH research projects to track activities of gut-derived metabolites
October 9, 2018
This press release describes NCCIH research awards to scientists studying possible links between gut microflora and the transformation of dietary compounds into substances known as metabolites.
NIH announces awards for behavioral research on OUD prevention and treatment
September 19, 2018
This press release provides information about NCCIH research awards to study the impact of behavioral interventions for primary or secondary prevention of opioid use disorder (OUD) or as complements to medication-assisted treatment (MAT).