Placebo, Nocebo, You Know?

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We’ve all heard of the placebo effect, but many are completely ignorant of it’s polar opposite, the nocebo effect. Instead of getting better from a sugar pill as in the placebo, the nocebo is the exact opposite.  Your health deteriorates because you were told it would. For example a witch doctor might cast a spell on somebody and because of this, they die.  Their death would not be a result of any bodily impairment or black magic,  but is due to the nocebo.  Your mind convinces your body of something, and your body believes it and acts accordingly. “The body cannot live without the…

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Vaccines: Did They Really Save Us From Dis-ease?

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Most people believe that vaccines saved us from deadly diseases. We actually don’t have any scientific evidence to prove this, but nevertheless we still believe this is the case.  It would be unethical to conduct a double-blind, placebo controlled study to prove the efficacy of vaccines since we already ostensibly know they work and wouldn’t want to put innocent children (the control group) at risk of disease. There is no scientific evidence to show that vaccines are safe and effective, but we do know that after the introduction of vaccines, the death rates attributed to these diseases plummeted.  But there is an inherent problem…

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