Placebo potency on the rise

Placebo is getting stronger compared to actual drugs, new and existing.

http://freakonomics.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/28/the-strangely-powerful-placebo/

 

There’s also a negative placebo effect: The “nocebo effect” is the lesser-known opposite number of the placebo effect, and describes any case where putting someone in a negative frame of mind has an adverse effect on their health or well-being.

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20327247.100-13-more-things-the-nocebo-effect.html

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