It's the symptom that motivates people to seek professional help, it's often the last symptom to present to make you aware of a problem and sometimes it can be the first to disappear. For some however it can be a much greater and longer lasting symptom. Recently, there was an interesting piece on the ABC's [...]
So what is a Placebo? Could a placebo be effective? How? Is it ethical? Explore this excellent SBS Insight topic here. Well worth a watch. It certainly raises some interesting questions regarding consent and ethics and once again displays the awesome power of our brain and nervous system.
Research from 12 months ago has finally hit the media in Australia with regards to the effectiveness or rather ineffectiveness of Paracetamol for spinal pain and osteoarthritis. To hear a snippet of what was found click here to see what Channel Ten reported briefly within the news or click here to read the Paracetamol research paper. [...]