Psychology & Psychiatry

Our expectations shape our health

Positive expectations about a medicine may help it to work more effectively, even if you tell patients about this placebo effect. The reverse, the nocebo effect, works in the same way. Health psychologist Stefanie Meeuwis ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hydroxychloroquine ineffective at preventing COVID-19: trial

Taking hydroxychloroquine shortly after being exposed to COVID-19 does not help prevent infection in a statistically meaningful way, scientists reported Wednesday following a clinical trial.

Health

Why it's so difficult to regulate the online wellness industry

Netflix recently released Gwyneth Paltrow's new six-part series, The Goop Lab. Each episode explores an area of the wellness industry, including psychedelics, cold therapy, lifestyle interventions, female pleasure and sexual ...

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