Placebo Strength Increases With Cost

Placebo Strength Increases With Cost

It used to be that the biggest is the best. Now is the time of the most expensive is the best. Placebo’s work a little, but according to this study they work better, if they are expensive. It seems to be increasing that drugs and fake drugs have the same effects. While the fake drugs […]

Placebo Effect: The Ingredients of Sham Medicine

Placebo Effect: The Ingredients of Sham Medicine

The placebo effect has been known about  for decades, yet few researchers can be as dedicated to its understanding than Ted Kaptchuk, B.A., who is an associate professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. A Harvard Medical School study conducted by Kaptchuk and his colleagues was published in the February […]

Placebo Effect: Why People Believe ‘It Works’ [Video]

Placebo Effect: Why People Believe ‘It Works’ [Video]

From drug testing to faith healing, many people believe that certain treatments can “cure” or ameliorate the symptoms of their disease or injury, even if there is no evidence that the treatment actually works. This phenomenon is known as the placebo effect, which can make people believe something works in spite of evidence proving that […]