Cinnamon

This fact sheet provides basic information about cinnamon—common names, what the science says, potential side effects and cautions, and resources for more information. Cinnamon comes from the bark of trees native to China, India, and Southeast Asia. A popular cooking spice in many cultures for centuries, cinnamon also has a long history of use as … 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

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

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

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