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# placebo - Thursday 24 July, 2014

Suffer from lower back pain? Paracetamol might not be effective in relieving symptoms

A study has found the drug to be no more effective than a placebo in treating the condition.

# placebo - Monday 5 November, 2012

Vitamins do not reduce men's risk of heart trouble: study

Researchers from Harvard University said that taking vitamins makes no difference when it comes to warning off stroke or cardivascular illness.

# placebo - Monday 7 March, 2011

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.

# placebo - Thursday 17 February, 2011

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.