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2006 Press Releases

Herbal Supplement Fails To Relieve Hot Flashes in Large Trial
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December 18, 2006

The herbal supplement black cohosh, whether used alone or with other botanicals, did not relieve hot flashes in women in the Herbal Alternatives for Menopause Study.

Stephen E. Straus, M.D., Becomes Senior Advisor to NIH Director
11/07/06

On November 7, 2006, Stephen E. Straus, M.D., Director of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), stepped down from his leadership of the Center for health reasons.

Distinguished Bioengineer to Present "Natural Products: Challenges and Opportunities" at NCCAM's Distinguished Lecture Series
10/23/06

Dr. Sasisekharan’s research group is playing a central role developing tools and technologies to understand the function of cellular components called glycans.

NCCAM and The Bernard Osher Foundation Announce New Career Development Award
10/05/06

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) today announced a prestigious career development award designed to diminish the barriers that prevent complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) clinicians from exploring a career in research.

Over 1.6 million Americans Use CAM for Insomnia or Trouble Sleeping
09/18/06

A recent analysis of national survey data reveals that over 1.6 million American adults use some form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to treat insomnia or trouble sleeping.
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NCCAM Welcomes Five New Members to Its National Advisory Council
06/08/06

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) welcomes five new members to the National Advisory Council for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NACCAM).

NCCAM Names Dr. Heather G. Miller Director of Office of Policy, Planning, and Evaluation
06/05/06

Heather G. Miller, Ph.D., M.F.S., was selected as Director for NCCAM’s Office of Policy, Planning, and Evaluation.

Distinguished Radiologist To Speak about Neurobiological Correlates of Acupuncture at NCCAM's Distinguished Lecture Series
04/19/06

Bruce R. Rosen, M.D., Ph.D., will discuss what NMR techniques reveal about the effects of acupuncture on the mind and body, as well as the insights that these diagnostic techniques have provided regarding how acupuncture affects localized neural activity, neurochemistry, and analgesia.

Efficacy of Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate May Depend on Level of Osteoarthritis Pain
02/22/06

In NCCAM-funded study, dietary supplement combination did not provide significant relief among all participants, but showed significant relief among those with moderate-to-severe pain.

NCCAM Awards First Director's Fellowships for CAM Research
02/03/06

NCCAM has selected the first two fellows for the NCCAM Director’s Fellowship in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Research.