Archives for April 2010

How a placebo reduces pain: Scientists move closer to cause

Scientists are looking into why and how a placebo reduces pain. A placebo could be a sugar pill, or a saline injection - something with no discernible effects, and yet still have the same effect as a drug - depending on what the patient believes about what he or she is taking. This goes to show that belief is the drug- and our minds can work just as effectively as some … [Read more...]