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Pattypans
10-06-11, 05:19 PM
By Marco Accossato
LA STAMPA/Worldcrunch

Memories formed following previous intake of actual drugs are triggered by a placebo pill resulting in a real effect to fight pain and inflammation, according to a new Italian study. First thing, though, you better trust your doctor.

http://www.worldcrunch.com/placebos-can-be-bona-fide-painkillers/3871

Pattypans
10-06-11, 05:20 PM
Not that I believe in trusting doctors or anything, but I thought this was interesting.

mellowsong
10-06-11, 06:37 PM
OH goody!!! Now they have a solution to the narcotics problem. Give all chronic pain patients placebos instead and voila...not more drug problems, physical dependence, crime and patients get on with their life:sarcasm:

Now, I do totally believe in the powers of the mind and there are so many things not known about the brain and the myriad of chemicals it produces... I don't think many of us here would respond, lol. Trust the doctor???????

Pattypans
10-06-11, 08:08 PM
I'm with you, Mellow.