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Placebo Effect Enhances Migraine Drug
2014-01-09 08:33:52

A new study of migraine sufferers is the latest to demonstrate the remarkable power of the placebo effect, finding that what a doctor tells you when prescribing medicine can influence your body's response to it.

Doctors Experience Pain, Relief Based On Patient Treatment Reactions
2013-01-29 13:24:24

New research from the Massachusetts General Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at Harvard Medical School has shown that doctor’s actually experience pain and relief based on their patients' reactions to treatment.

Placebo Effect Research: Important Implications For Patient Care
2012-10-24 12:37:27

For the first time, researchers have identified genetic differences between placebo responders and non-responders.

Unconscious Mind Plays Significant Role In Placebo Effect
2012-09-11 13:03:27

The unconscious mind plays a key role in the placebo effect, researchers have found, allowing them to identify a novel mechanism that helps explain the power of placebos and nocebos.

2011-07-14 13:10:28

Placebos are "dummy pills" often used in research trials to test new drug therapies and the "placebo effect" is the benefit patients receive from a treatment that has no active ingredients.

2011-07-14 07:16:39

Placebos are often referred to as “dummy pills” in research trials for new drug therapies, but whether or not placebos can actually influence objective measures of disease has been unclear.

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2010-12-23 09:10:00

Placebos can be effective in medical treatments--even if the patients taking them know that they're not actual medications.


Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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