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# placebo effect

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Column: Alcohol doesn’t make us drunken idiots – that’s society’s fault
Research shows that drinking alone doesn’t make people flirt and start fights. So the answer must lie in ourselves, writes Shane Leavy.
Half of German doctors prescribe placebos - and they work
A study shows that most doctors have successfully treated depression or stomach complaints with the power of positive thought.
Study finds that the brain can block the effect of painkillers
Researchers discover that the opposite of the placebo effect also exists – if we believe a drug isn’t working on our bodies, then it probably won’t.