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Are positive health impacts of spirituality simply a placebo effect?

Doctors prescribing placebos has long been considered a questionable practice.  But, according to new research, prescribing a placebo is a stealthy, but increasingly accepted way to raise a patient’s expectation of getting better. And it has been shown to reduce … Continue reading

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A Spoonful of Sugar

According to Mary Poppins, the fictional flying nanny in Disney’s movie of the same name, “a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down”. But what if the medicine is a spoonful of sugar? The placebo has been dubbed the … Continue reading

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