Neatorama Posts Tagged "placebo"
This Video Will Hurt...

[http://youtu.be/O2hO4_UEe-4] (YouTube link)You've...  ...be/O2hO4_UEe-4] (YouTube link)You've heard of the placebo effect, of course, but the converse has been obse...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/24/This-Video-Will-Hurt/
An App for Good Intentions...

Dan W, a software developer, used a bookmarklet at...  ...ading list immensely! Dan has made his Instapaper Placebo

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/11/an-app-for-good-intentions/
The Strange Powers of the Placebo Effect

(YouTube link) You know that placebos can relieve pain, but did you know you can suffer...  ...is video from Professor Funk has a lot more about placebos and how they work. -via Nag on the Lake

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/07/the-strange-powers-of-the-placebo-effect/
Alcohol Placebos Can Impair Memory

It's common knowledge that drinking alcohol can im...  ...ting that you've drunk alcohol?Turns out, alcohol placebos can also impair your memory and judgment:Subjects...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/20/alcohol-placebos-can-impair-memory/
Placebos Can Work Even Without Deception

Placebos work because people who take it believe that they...  ...tenet of every modern medical studies, which use placebos as controls.But can placebos work without any deception? Here's an intriguing...  ...made from inert substances, but we actually had ' *strong class="m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/03/placebos-can-work-even-without-deception/
The Need for Double-Strength Placebos

by Frederic N. Firestone, Ph.D., J.D. Virgini...  ...New England Journal of Medicine claimed that the placebo effect does not exist. Clearly, the New England...  ...estone's classic report on double-strength placebos .] Too often, good research about new medicines...  ...al editors distrust any study...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/07/the-need-for-double-strength-placebos/
Placebo Effect Caught on MRI

Not only is the placebo effect becoming stronger, but it's now been image...  ...rea. Meanwhile, the fMRI scanner witnessed the placebo effect. When skin treated with the "control" crea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/16/placebo-effect-caught-on-mri/
Placebos Are Becoming More Effective

The percentage of new pharmaceutical products that...  ...fectiveness trials is growing. The culprit is the placebo effect, which appears to be stronger than in year...  ...hase II trials after unexpectedly tanking against placebo . A stem-cell startup called Osiris Therapeutics g...  ...l ailment, citing an "un...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/25/placebos-are-becoming-more-effective/
The Power of Placebo

Placebos are medicines or procedures that don't have any a...  ...edExpert Blog looks at the latest research on the placebo effect. Did you know there's such a thing as placebo surgery? In the 1950s, many physicians treated...  ...ut not artery ligation12-13. In both studi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/10/the-power-of-placebo/
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