What's the Truth About Placebo Effects?

Jeremy Howick | Posted 15.07.2017 | UK Tech
Jeremy Howick

Some say placebos are so powerful they cure almost anything, while others say they barely work. To sceptics, believing in placebos is as irrational as...

Homeopathy, Bebop and Other 'Revelations'

Tony Lobl | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

Noting a case in which she administered tiny doses of a solution containing "common table-salt" in which there wasn't "a single saline property left", she reportedly cured a patient who had been "sinking in the last stage of typhoid fever".

The Mind and Body Connection: Science's Latest Breakthrough and How to Use It

Phil Parker | Posted 26.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Phil Parker

Placebo's and the mind body connection are one of medicine's hot topics right now. It's so popular it was even the subject of last night's hour long BBC horizon documentary. This is really exciting for me as it's a field I've been researching into for the last three decades. In that time I've stumbled across some really fascinating bits of research that make you think about life and health very differently.

The Promise of Placebos - and the Promise Beyond?

Tony Lobl | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK
Tony Lobl

"The placebo effect is real, quantifiable and in fact you're doing quite well with an active therapy if you can get as good a response as the placebo response," said Professor Jon Stoessl, director of the Pacific Parkinson's Research Centre at the University of British Columbia.

'Prince Charles And The Homeopathy Pill' - The Next Harry Potter Instalment?

Gemma Hurley | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK Comedy
Gemma Hurley

Do you ever feel when Prince Charles's name comes up, that you must be going slightly mad?

Can Antidepressants and Other Depression Cures Really Be Placebos?

Jamie Lewis | Posted 24.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Jamie Lewis

Irving Kirsh has been studying placebos for 36 years and says mere sugar pills can treat irritable bowel syndrome, ulcers and Parkinson's disease - and now he says they've been curing all manner of mental health illnesses for years.