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Countering the caregiver placebo effect

How do you know that your pet is benefiting from its pain medication? A new clinical trial design from North Carolina State University researchers could help overcome pet owners' unconscious observation bias and determine ...

dateMar 12, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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New insights into placebo effect

(—Mathematical models developed by scientists at the University of Bristol are providing new insights into why the placebo effect exists and when it should occur. Their research is published today in the journal ...

dateAug 31, 2012 in Mathematics
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Acupuncture is equally effective with simulated needles

sometimes referred to as placebo - is just as beneficial as real acupuncture for treating nausea in cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy, according to a study from Karolinska Institutet and Linkoping University in Sweden. ...

dateMar 24, 2011 in Other
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