Posts tagged ‘Placebo’

Hot placebos

From The Economist online: Thermostat controls in hotel rooms are often placebos PLACEBOS are everywhere. Drugs firms sell red pills because customers are convinced that they…

Show me the pain

Nature Outlook: Pain is an open access supplement in the current issue of Nature. There’s a collection of 10 articles with ride ranging topics including the missing ‘smoking…

Go figure…

From the New York Magazine: The Placebo Effect Is Getting Stronger — But Only in the U.S. “It’s a mystery of modern medicine: Americans — and…

Osteoarthroscopicitis

Editorial published a few days ago in the BMJ: Overused, ineffective, and potentially harmful “The most frequent indication for knee arthroscopy is degenerative joint disease in…

Clinically daft?

Earlier this year, an interesting review was published in the open access journal Psychology Research and Behaviour Management. The title of the paper How can placebo…