NCCIH Featured Content


03/28/2017 06:19 PM
Using Clinical Practice Guidelines as a Starting Point to Direct Research Work

In this blog post. NCCIH Director Dr. Josephine Briggs discusses NCCIH partnerships to research military/veteran health and how clinical practice guidelines affect research.


03/27/2017 03:04 PM
Integrative Health Care and U.S. Military Personnel, Veterans, and Their Families

NCCIH’s 2017 Spring Event Schedule

NCCIH to host a series of events on integrative health and U.S. military personnel, veterans, and their families this spring (2017).


03/23/2017 08:37 PM
NCCIH's Spring Events on Integrative Health Care and U.S. Military Personnel, Veterans, and Families

For the past several years, NCCIH has been working to advance research on complementary and integrative health approaches for managing pain and other symptoms in U.S. military personnel and veterans. This spring, as part of our commitment to expanding research and resources on health issues that affect our military, we are hosting a series of events on integrative health and U.S. military personnel, veterans, and their families.


03/17/2017 10:04 AM
FTC Settlement Bars Spam Email Marketing, Baseless Weight-Loss Claims by Diet-Pill Operation

Florida-based companies used illegal spam e-mail, false weight-loss claims, and phony celebrity endorsements to market bogus weight-loss products; will pay $500,000 to settle FTC charges.


03/16/2017 09:10 AM
Colorado Unapproved Drug and Dietary Supplement Makers Ordered to Cease Operations for Federal Violations

Colorado judge orders EonNutra and HABW to cease manufacturing and distributing unapproved drugs and dietary supplements until their operations comply with Federal law.


03/16/2017 07:15 AM
Mind and Body Approaches for Health Problems in Military Personnel and Veterans
U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Zach Sleeper

Many military personnel and veterans experience chronic pain and may have other co-morbid conditions that also may be challenging. Can complementary health approaches help? Find out more here.


03/13/2017 04:02 PM
Herbal and Dietary Supplement Products by Regeneca Worldwide: Recall - Not Manufactured in Compliance with Current Good Manufacturing Practices

Regeneca Worldwide recalls its entire line of herbal and dietary supplement products.


03/13/2017 08:02 AM
Study Finds a Possible Biological Reason for Health Benefits From Marriage
A couple smiling at each other

Married couples may be healthier than their single counterparts due to lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol.


03/13/2017 07:23 AM
A&H Focal Inc. Issues Nationwide Recall of 21 Products Marketed as Dietary Supplements Due to The Possible Presence of Undeclared Erectile Dysfunction Ingredients

A&H Focal Inc. recalls products due to undeclared active ingredients.


03/09/2017 11:58 AM
Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC): A "Cool" Trend that Lacks Evidence, Poses Risks

FDA says whole body cryotherapy is unproven and may be risky.


03/03/2017 04:55 PM
How the Body and Brain Achieve Carpal Tunnel Pain Relief via Acupuncture
Left hand holds right hand's wrist, indicating pain.

Research describes how acupuncture may relieve pain in people with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) while also showing acupuncture’s effects in the brain’s pain centers.


03/02/2017 11:29 AM
New ACP Clinical Practice Guidelines on Nonpharmacologic Treatment for Low-Back Pain

Last month, the American College of Physicians (ACP) released new clinical practice guidelines on noninvasive treatments for low-back pain, recommending that clinicians and patients initially select nonpharmacologic treatment as first-line therapy in most cases.


03/01/2017 03:16 PM
8 Things To Know About Mind and Body Approaches for Health Problems Facing Military Personnel and Veterans

Many military personnel, veterans, and their families turn to complementary and integrative health approaches to increase their options for managing pain and associated problems.


02/27/2017 07:49 AM
XtraHRD Natural Male Enhancement Capsules by Organic Herbal Supply, Inc.: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient

Organic Herbal Supply, Inc. is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall of all lots of XtraHRD Natural Male Enhancement capsules.


02/23/2017 11:15 AM
FTC, Maine Attorney General Shut Down Web of Deceptive Supplement Sellers

Federal Trade Commission and the Maine Office of the Attorney General announced a complaint and three settlements with dietary supplement marketers.


02/23/2017 07:37 AM
Louisiana drug and dietary supplement maker ordered to cease operations due to federal violations

Pick and Pay Inc./Cili Minerals, a manufacturer and distributor of drugs and dietary supplements, and its owner, Anton S. Botha, ordered to immediately cease operations until it comes into compliance with federal laws.


02/22/2017 11:07 AM
NCCIH to Address the NIH Notice Requiring Clinical Trial-Specific Funding Opportunity Announcements

NIH outlines changes in how it accepts clinical trial applications & NCCIH moves forward with plans to develop Center-specific clinical trials initiatives.


02/10/2017 09:40 AM
Kingsway Trading Inc. Recalls “Xanthium & Siler Combo (Bi Yan Pian) Dietary Supplement” because it Contains Banned Ephedra Alkaloids

Kingsway Trading Inc. recalls Xanthium & Siler Combo (Bi Yan Pian) dietary supplement.


02/10/2017 09:37 AM
Federal judge approves consent decree with California dietary supplement distributor, Regeneca Worldwide

California court orders VivaCeuticals/Regeneca Worldwide to stop selling its products for safety reasons.


02/08/2017 05:19 PM
Goldreallas Original Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient

FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Goldreallas Original, a product promoted and sold for sexual enhancement.


02/07/2017 11:50 AM
NCCIH Issues New Policy on Clinical Study Accrual and Retention​​​​​​​

In this blog post, Dr. Catherine Meyers discusses the NCCIH policy on study accrual and retention, developed to enhance the Center’s clinical research enterprise.


02/06/2017 02:06 PM
Ginseng for Reinforcing Kidney Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient

FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Ginseng for Reinforcing Kidney for sexual enhancement.


02/06/2017 02:06 PM
Slimming Plus Advanced Contains Hidden Drug Ingredients

FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Slimming Plus Advanced, a product promoted and sold for weight loss.


02/06/2017 02:05 PM
Platinum Weight Loss Solution – Fat Loss Metabolizer Contains Hidden Drug Ingredients

FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Platinum Weight Solution – Fat Loss Metabolizer.


02/06/2017 02:05 PM
FDA confirms elevated levels of belladonna in certain homeopathic teething products

FDA lab analysis finds belladonna in homeopathic teething products; urges consumers not to use them.


02/06/2017 10:51 AM
Platinum Max Strength Blue Pill Version Contains Hidden Drug Ingredients

FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Platinum Max Strength Blue Pill Version for weight loss.


02/03/2017 09:03 AM
Goldreallas XXX Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient

FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Goldreallas XXX, a product promoted and sold for sexual enhancement.


02/03/2017 09:02 AM
Lean Extreme Max Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient

FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Lean Extreme Max.