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Placebo sweet spot for pain relief found in brain

Scientists have identified for the first time the region in the brain responsible for the "placebo effect" in pain relief, when a fake treatment actually results in substantial reduction of pain, according to new research ...

Oct 27, 2016
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Olympic Games shine a light on the 'cupping' technique

With the start of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the use of the ancient 'cupping' technique by various athletes, to supposedly improve their recovery time and allow for better performance, has been one of ...

Aug 12, 2016
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The power of expectations

Expectations have a lot of power over people as is evidenced by the placebo effect: Patients get pills that have no active ingredient. But the patients are not aware of that. Firmly believing that they are taking an effective ...

May 13, 2016
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