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Antidepressant, talk therapy fail to beat placebo

Last Updated: Thursday, December 22, 2011, 09:00

Neither antidepressants nor talk therapy were able to outperform inactive placebo pills in a trial on depression treatment.

Cholesterol drugs safe, even after a decade of use

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 23, 2011, 08:46

Cholesterol-lowering drugs continue to produce benefits without any serious safety problems, such as increased cancer risk, even after more than a decade of use, researchers said Wednesday.

Roche drug shows promise in early Alzheimer`s

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 11, 2011, 10:07

The Roche drug led to a dose-dependent reduction of brain amyloid, while amyloid load increased in patients receiving a placebo.

Placebo treatment heals headache!

Last Updated: Monday, May 23, 2011, 00:00

Considerable number of patients recovered from headache when treated with placebo.

Placebos or sham treatment still effective

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 00:00

The placebo effect is so powerful that doctors are still relying on the age-old trick to get the mind into healing us.

Homeopathy tricks you into feeling better

Last Updated: Monday, November 15, 2010, 00:00

Homeopathic benefits are "specifically due to its unique consultation process".

Placebo effect successfully treats women with sexual dysfunction

Last Updated: Thursday, September 16, 2010, 00:00

A new study reveals that women with low sexual arousal experienced clinically significant symptom changes after taking a placebo.

Placebo effect is all in the spine - not just the mind

Last Updated: Friday, October 16, 2009, 00:00

Solving the mystery of why some people benefit from remedies that do not contain any active pain-relief ingredients, scientists have found that the placebo effect doesn``t only lie in the mind.

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