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Half of Doctors Admit Giving Placebos

About half of doctors admit to intentionally deceiving patients by prescribing placebos, but might the ends justify the means? A controversial paper was published in the American Journal of Bioethi…

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Pick Your Placebo

For four years, since Tricia Barrett first introduced me to the merits of drinking green juice as a dietary supplement, I’ve been drinking 4 or 5 fresh green veggie juices daily. These juices – painst…

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The Nocebo Effect: How Negative Thoughts Can Harm Your Health

Most of us have heard of “the placebo effect,” the heal-inducing effect patients in clinical trials experience when they believe they’re getting a fancy new drug or surgery but are actually getting fa…

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Myths and Misapprehensions About Homeopathy

by Miranda Castro FSHom, RSHom (NA), CCH, Contributor to Homeopathy on Allthingshealing.com Editor´s Note from Judith Hanna Doshi: Miranda's article lays out some of the common misunderstandings ab…

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Medical Miracles

By Tijn Touber, Ode Magazine Mr. Wright was seriously ill. With tumours the size of oranges in his neck, under his arms, in his chest and pelvic area, he didn't have long to live. Or so his doctor …

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The Art of Medicine

Doctors who show empathy and acknowledge their patients' fears and anxieties are more effective than doctors who keep patients at an emotional arm's length. This was the finding in a research stu…

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