Ketamine's effect on depression may hinge on hope

In study after study, the psychoactive drug ketamine has given profound and fast relief to many people suffering from severe depression. But these studies have a critical shortcoming: Participants usually can tell whether ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

No benefit in common shoulder treatment over placebo, finds study

A saline injection treatment widely used for calcific tendinopathy—a common, painful condition caused by a build-up of calcium in the rotator cuff tendons of the shoulder—provides no meaningful benefit over placebo, concludes ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Can we assess our own immune system?

How well can we assess the strength of our own immune system? The answer is that we are surprisingly good at this. A study by Konstanz psychologist Stephanie Dimitroff examined how freshly vaccinated people assess the strength ...

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