Placebos News

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10/27/2016
Study Questions Use of Migraine Meds in Kids, Teens

Researchers found sugar pill worked as well as commonly prescribed drugs

10/20/2016
'Fake Pills' May Help Ease Back Pain

Patients knew they were taking a placebo and still obtained relief, study finds

10/11/2016
For Migraine Sufferers, Is a Chiropractor's Touch All in the Mind?

Study participants who had sham treatment reported pain relief, too

6/20/2016
Are Commercial Brain-Training Programs Worth It?

Study suggests 'placebo effect' might be at play

11/5/2015
People Have Less Faith in Generic Drugs, Study Suggests

Brand names perceived more effective, even if they're placebos

4/13/2015
Genes May Make 'Placebo Effect' Stronger for Some, Study Says

But more questions than answers exist at this point

1/8/2014
Power of Suggestion Revealed in Study of Migraine Drug

Expectation plays important role in response to treatment, expert says

10/22/2013
'Love Hormone' Might Heighten the Placebo Effect

Study found a sniff of oxytocin spray fooled volunteers more about sham treatments

8/10/2012
The 'Nocebo' Effect: If You Think You'll Get Sick, You Will

Study author suggests doctors give patients less info on potential drug side effects, but is that ethical?

7/13/2011
Delving Into the Mystery of Placebos

Researchers found power of effect countered results of breathing tests in asthma patients

12/22/2010
Placebos Work -- Even if Patients Are in on the Secret

Bowel patients informed they were taking fake pills still experienced symptom relief

9/16/2010
Placebo Pill Gives Boost to Some Women's Sex Drive

Researchers were surprised at how strong the effect was

8/20/2010
Sham Acupuncture for Knee Arthritis as Effective as the Real Therapy

Substantial relief found with both sham, traditional Chinese acupuncture, researchers find

8/2/2010
Expectation May Affect Placebo Response in Parkinson's Patients

Being told there was a 75% chance of getting drug spurred neurochemical response: study

1/5/2010
Severely Depressed Gain Most from Antidepressants

But that's no reason to avoid meds for more moderate cases, expert says

12/30/2009
Placebo Effect Helps Some Psoriasis Patients

Researchers hope to harness mind's reaction to medication

12/8/2009
Injections Aren't Solution for Retained Placenta: Study

Oxytocin shots fail to improve outcome for women with serious childbirth complication

10/24/2008
Doctors Often Prescribe Placebo Treatments

Real drugs used for psychological effect, survey reveals

9/4/2003
The Power of a Placebo

Wrist band relief for nausea among cancer patients linked to placebo effect

8/9/2001
Placebo Effect Probed in Parkinson's

Sham injections trigger release of dopamine, study says

5/23/2001
Study Finds Placebo Effect a Mirage

Challenges mind-over-body influence