German Medical Association ‘placebos can be effective’

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Date: 14th March 2011 Source: The Telegraph ‘The study, published by the German Medical Association, said that placebos – here defined as sham treatments without any active constituents – from vitamin pills to homeopathic remedies and even surgery, can prove effective as treatments for minor problems and are …’

Optimistic heart patients ‘live longer’

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Date: 28th February 2011 Source: New York Times ‘Heart patients who were optimistic about their treatment and recovery were more likely to be alive after 15 years than patients with similar disease but lower expectations, new research shows. Researchers at Duke University Medical Center tracked the psychological and physical health of more than 2,800…’