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Can I be allergic to alcohol?
Alcohol allergies are pretty rare, but intolerance is a lot more common.
The weirdest thing we learned this week: werewolf tomatoes and overdosing on placebos with Wendy Zukerman
The host of Science Vs joins us for a round of some truly bizarre facts.
Why it’s so hard to figure out if acupuncture actually works
Should you stick a needle in it?
A placebo really can mend a broken heart
The power of belief compels you
In Painkiller Trials, Placebo Effect Is Becoming More Powerful
Phenomenon prevents more drugs from hitting the market
‘Placebo Sleep’ Can Improve Cognitive Skills
If you tell people they slept better than they did, they are likely to perform better on math and word association tests.
We’re Making Less Effective Drugs Now Than 40 Years Ago
A new study examines the effectiveness of new drugs compared with placebo in drug trials from 1966 to 2010. The new drugs aren't looking so hot.
Placebo Effect’s Neural Activity Photographed for First Time
Researchers used fMRI scans to spot the placebo effect at work in specific spinal cord cells
Placebo v. Placebo
Price and our sense of value add another dimension to the placebo question