New Study Finds Knowingly Taking Placebo Pills Eases Pain

Posted in Medicine on 18th Oct, 2016
by Alex Muller

Fake pills reduced pain and disability in patients with low back pain.

Adrenaline Shots May Not Help People Survive Cardiac Arrest

Posted in Science on 15th Aug, 2014
by Alex Muller

An upcoming study in the U.K. will inject dying patients with placebo instead, which raises some obvious ethical concerns.

'Placebo Sleep' Can Improve Cognitive Skills

Posted in Medicine on 26th Jan, 2014
by Alex Muller

If you tell people they slept better than they did, they are likely to perform better on math and word association tests.

The placebo effect: A new study underscores its remarkable power

Posted in Medicine on 13th Jan, 2014
by Alex Muller

According to new research, the effects of a placebo are so powerful that an inert pill has a good chance of reducing symptoms, even if patients know they are taking a dummy pill.

Vitamin D Fails to Ease Winter Coughs and Colds

Posted in Featured, Medicine on 3rd Dec, 2013
by Alex Muller

A randomized, placebo-controlled trial has found that vitamin D and calcium have no effect on upper respiratory tract infections.