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Noni is a tropical shrub with a history of use as a topical preparation for joint pain and skin conditions. Laboratory studies have found that noni may have antioxidant, immune-stimulating, and tumor-fighting properties, however, noni has not been well studied in people for any health condition. http://bit.ly/2aOddvx
Information about noni, studied for possible immune stimulating, antioxidant, and anti-cancer effects.
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Are you a young scientist working on your thesis? Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the +National Institutes of Health (NIH), shares his story in this video from +Nature News & Comment about his experience as a graduate student in the 1970s and how he became interested in DNA: https://youtu.be/e3QAWyGW1DY
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Have you checked out the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Center for Scientific Review (CSR)? The CSR is the portal for NIH grant applications and their initial review for scientific merit. The CSR organizes the peer review groups that evaluate the majority of the applications sent to NIH. Their mission is to see that NIH grant applications receive fair, independent, expert, and timely reviews—free from inappropriate influences—so NIH can fund the most promising research. http://bit.ly/2afSMG3
Due to the lapse in government funding, the information on this web site may not be up to date, transactions submitted via the web site may not be processed, and the agency may not be able to respond to inquiries until appropriations are enacted. Updates regarding government operating status and ...
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"The human microbiome is not a simple thing that we can tweak by just adding this microbe or removing that one. It’s a vast ecosystem, akin to a rainforest or a grassland. To control it with any kind of success, we need a much better understanding of what its members do, how they compete and cooperate with each other, how they interact with their hosts (that’s us), and how they fare when transplanted in a new host. These are complex questions, which we are only just beginning to answer." Read more from The Atlantic: http://theatln.tc/2ayJa5N 
What does the bacterial pill's shortcoming mean for the microbiome field?
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A review of evidence from clinical trials shows acupuncture and yoga may help manage back pain. This review was conducted by researchers at NCCIH and published in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings. http://bit.ly/2bLrgfP #PainMonth16
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Did you know? About 25.3 million American adults suffer from daily pain. With so many Americans in pain, NCCIH has put an emphasis on studying this condition. Take a look at some of our Center’s priorities for pain-related research. http://bit.ly/2bfGzPC
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Massage therapy, with adequate doses and for short-term benefit, may help manage neck pain, according to a newly published review of evidence from clinical trials in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings. http://bit.ly/2bLrgfP #PainMonth16
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Results of a small clinical trial, funded by the +National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA/NIH) and published in the journal Mindfulness, showed that mindfulness training is particularly beneficial for adults who are dependent on stimulants and have been diagnosed with depression or anxiety—common disorders among people with substance addiction. Learn more from UCLA: http://bit.ly/2aArPOZ
UCLA study shows that meditation and similar strategies may reduce the likelihood of relapse for certain people struggling with addiction.
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Attention all science and health communicators! Here’s a list of strategies for communicating science and health research to the public from the National Institutes of Health: http://bit.ly/2c49cTU
As science and health communicators, our main goal is to share our institutions’ wealth of science and health knowledge. We strive to make the information accessible to a broad range of people—from scientists and health professionals to health educators to patients and the general public. By pooling the experience and advice from experts in our community, we’ve started a list of strategies for communicating science and health research to the publ...
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The NIH Pain Consortium was established to enhance pain research and promote collaboration among researchers across the many NIH Institutes and Centers that have programs and activities addressing pain. The consortium supports initiatives and development of research resources and tools, and hosts events to promote collaboration and highlight advances in pain research. In case you missed it, here is a video archive of day one of this year’s “11th Annual NIH Pain Consortium Symposium: Innovative Models and Methods.” http://bit.ly/2aKuHqH
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Antioxidants—such as vitamins C and E, selenium, and carotenoids—are man-made or natural substances that may prevent or delay some types of cell damage. Diets high in vegetables and fruits, which are good sources of antioxidants, have been found to be healthy; however, research hasn’t shown antioxidant supplements to be beneficial in preventing diseases. http://bit.ly/2aGQOdt
This fact sheet provides a general overview of antioxidants—with a focus on dietary supplements—and suggests sources for additional information.
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About 40 million American adults experience severe pain in any given year, and they spend more than $14 billion out-of-pocket on complementary approaches to manage such painful conditions as back pain, neck pain, severe headaches and migraines, arthritis, and fibromyalgia. A newly published review of evidence from clinical trials shows that a variety of complementary health approaches—including acupuncture, yoga, tai chi, massage therapy, and relaxation techniques—hold promise for helping to manage pain. The review, conducted by NCCIH, was published in the journal +Mayo Clinic Proceedings. http://bit.ly/2ctnldu 
Study suggests some popular complementary health approaches—such as yoga, tai chi, and acupuncture—may effectively manage common pain conditions.
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