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Selected Research Results by Date

Research spotlights of selected studies are shown below. For a full list of published NCCIH Research to-date, see PubMed.

Spotlights for 2014

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North Atlantic Clam That Lives for Centuries Yields Insights on Cardiac Aging
This study of clams that live for centuries provides insights into cardiovascular health.

December 2014


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Manual Thrust Spinal Manipulation May Improve Short-Term Treatment Outcomes for People With Acute or Sub-Acute Low-Back Pain
More positive short-term effects on low-back pain, disability from manual thrust spinal manipulation than other treatments, new study reports

November 2014


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Mindfulness Meditation May Benefit People With Chronic Insomnia

Mindfulness meditation—and particularly a form designed for insomnia—may help people with chronic insomnia and could be a viable treatment option, according to a recent small study. Results of this NCCIH-funded research were published in the journal Sleep.

September 2014