Headaches and CAM

Headaches are one of the most common forms of pain. For some people a headache may be a minor irritation once or twice a year, while others can suffer disabling pain on an almost daily basis. Headaches occur when pain-sensitive nerve endings around the scalp, in the blood vessels that surround the skull, in the … Read more

Headaches and CAM

Headaches are one of the most common forms of pain. For some people a headache may be a minor irritation once or twice a year, while others can suffer disabling pain on an almost daily basis. Headaches occur when pain-sensitive nerve endings around the scalp, in the blood vessels that surround the skull, in the … Read more

New Job Opening: Health Specialist (Clinical Studies)

As a Health Specialist (Clinical Studies), you will perform the following tasks: Provide regulatory guidance for the design of NCCAM studies; Participate in development and implementation of procedures to establish and maintain coordination among the various components of clinical trials; Oversee the clinical monitoring/auditing of assigned studies; Oversee the process for clinical study site visits; … Read more

New Job Opening: Health Specialist (Clinical Studies)

As a Health Specialist (Clinical Studies), you will perform the following tasks: Provide regulatory guidance for the design of NCCAM studies; Participate in development and implementation of procedures to establish and maintain coordination among the various components of clinical trials; Oversee the clinical monitoring/auditing of assigned studies; Oversee the process for clinical study site visits; … Read more

For Low-Back Pain, Yoga More Effective Than Self-Care But Not Stretching

Yoga is more effective than a self-care book, but not more effective than stretching classes, in improving function and reducing symptoms of chronic low-back pain, according to a study. Results from previous smaller studies had suggested that yoga may have benefits for chronic low-back pain—a common condition lacking highly effective treatment options. Findings from the … Read more

In the News: Dietary Supplements Research

Three recently published studies have highlighted the use and research surrounding natural products.Vitamin E and the risk of prostate cancer: the Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial (SELECT) in the Journal of the American Medical Association.Effect of increasing doses of saw palmetto extract on lower urinary tract symptoms: a randomized trial in the Journal … Read more