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We're the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health at the National Institutes of Health. We are the official source of info on complementary approaches; part of NIH/HHS. Privacy policies: http://1.usa.gov/1B2luAD
We're the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health at the National Institutes of Health. We are the official source of info on complementary approaches; part of NIH/HHS. Privacy policies: http://1.usa.gov/1B2luAD

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We’re kicking off our 2018 IMLS with Dr. Alexander Chesler’s lecture, “Under Your Skin: Molecules and Cells for Touch and Pain.” We’re streaming the lecture on Facebook Live on March 12 at 11 a.m. ET. Join our Facebook Live event as Dr. Chesler talks about the “sixth sense” that enables the awareness of one’s body in http://bit.ly/2Fg6MLy

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A new study has identified a key molecule, dual leucine zipper kinase (DLK), that plays an important role in chronic #neuropathic pain caused by nerve injury. Inhibition of DLK reduced abnormal sensitivity to touch in mice with neuropathic #pain. Results of the study indicate a potential mechanism for designing and testing new ways to treat chronic pain. The study was conducted by researchers from NCCIH and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. http://bit.ly/2uIMdUz

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Learn about the potential role of diets and natural products in pain management at the NCCIH-sponsored symposium, Chronic Pain: The Science of Complementary and Integrative Health Approaches, to be held in Boston on Thursday, September 11. You can register now, and the fee is only $20. This symposium is associated with the World Congress on Pain, but registration is open to everyone, including those who are not attending the Congress.
#Pain #ChronicPain #BostonEvents #PainManagement http://bit.ly/2zLH03D

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Medical #research studies published in #scientific journals are often the sources of news stories and can be important tools in helping you manage your #health. But interpreting this information can be challenging. Find out about 9 questions you can ask yourself to help you make sense of scientific research articles: http://bit.ly/2jSi121

#knowthescience #sciencefacts #sciencecommunication #NIH #NCCIH

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Parents should be aware that many complementary #health products, including #DietarySupplements and herbal medicines, have not been tested for safety or effectiveness in #children. Because children’s metabolism and their immune, digestive, and central nervous systems are still maturing, side effects can differ from those seen in adults. This is especially true for infants and young children.

Nearly 12 percent of children (about 1 in 9) in the United States are using some form of complementary health product or practice, such as dietary or herbal supplements. A supplement may contain many compounds, and its active ingredients may not be known. Also, what’s on the label may not be what’s in the bottle. Analyses of dietary supplements, including herbal supplements, sometimes find differences between labeled and actual ingredients.

Here are examples of safety concerns for some supplements often given to children: http://bit.ly/2tkfLas

#NCCIH #dietarysupplements #pediatrics #pediatricresearch #herbalsupplements #naturalproducts #NCCIH

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Medical #research studies published in #scientific journals are often the sources of news stories and can be important tools in helping you manage your #health. But interpreting this information can be challenging. Find out about 9 questions you can ask yourself to help you make sense of scientific research articles: http://bit.ly/2jSi121

#publichealth #NIH #ScienceCommunication #research #NCCIH

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Watch this short video to learn about how the brain processes pain in response to meditation. The video includes clips from an interview with Dr. Richard J. Davidson, Founder of the Center for Healthy Minds http://bit.ly/25JZN4N

#meditation #mindfulness #NIH #NCCIH #pain #complementaryhealth #painmanagement

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Medical #research studies published in #scientific journals are often the sources of news stories and can be important tools in helping you manage your #health. But interpreting this information can be challenging. Find out about 9 questions you can ask yourself to help you make sense of scientific research articles: http://bit.ly/2jSi121

#KnowTheScience #ScienceEducation #PublicHealth #NCCIH #NIH

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Pain-induced changes in the brain’s #opioid receptor system may explain the limited effectiveness of opioid therapy in chronic pain and may play a role in the #depression that often accompanies it, according to a study from the National Institutes of Health Intramural Research Program and McGill University. Although the study, published in the journal Pain, was conducted in rats, and the results of animal studies may not be directly applicable to people, the findings provide new insights into how the #brain may respond to #pain and #opioids. Read more about the study in this Research Spotlight: http://bit.ly/2JIfacO

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July is Herbal/Prescription Interaction Awareness Month. Do any of the #medicines you’re taking interact with herbal products?

It’s important to tell all your #health care providers about all #DietarySupplements and drugs you take. That way, they can help you avoid harmful interactions. Learn more about how medications and supplements can interact in this resource from our #KnowTheScience initiative: http://1.usa.gov/1WOCeCI
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