placebo

Asthma treatment: Steroid vs. placebo

A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine indicates that patients with mild asthma (12 years and older) received the same benefit from a placebo…
Placebo or nocebo

Placebo, nocebo, and nursing care

The term “placebo” entered the English medical lexicon from the Latin word “placeo,” which means “I please” or “I shall please.” Its current usage, which primarily refers to…

Placebos without deception effective for IBS

An open-label study of 80 patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) found that those who knew they were receiving a placebo still experienced improvements, including reduced symptom severity,…

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