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Placebos Work -- Even Without Deception

Anonymous Coward writes | more than 3 years ago

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An anonymous reader writes "For most of us, the "placebo effect" is synonymous with the power of positive thinking; it works because you believe you're taking a real drug. But a new study rattles this assumption. Researchers at Harvard Medical School's Osher Research Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have found that placebos work even when administered without the seemingly requisite deception. The study published on December 22 in PLoS ONE."

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Fortified with 8 Important Placebos! (1)

retroworks (652802) | more than 3 years ago | (#34652716)

I can't wait for the new labels on all the fortified products. "New big bean burrito with anti-gas placebos!"
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