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THURSDAY, March 2, 2023 (HealthDay) -- Allergic reactions to the Pfizer or Moderna COVID vaccines are very rare, and a new study questions whether many of those that do occur are even real.
In a small new study of 16 people who said they'd experienced an allergic reaction to a dose of the Pfizer vaccine, those who got a follow-up placebo (fake) vaccine were more likely to complai...
Patients with advanced cancer often suffer crippling fatigue, but there has been little in the way of relief for them as they battle their disease.
Now, a new investigation may have landed on a surprising solution -- a dummy pill that contains no medication of any kind.
Illustrating the power of the mind to heal itself, new research suggests that the placebo effect could help drive antidepressants' effects against anxiety disorders.
The placebo effect refers to an increase in the success of a treatment when a patient expects a benefit.
In the new study, patients with s...
As a means of providing long-term relief from chronic pain, flotation tanks simply don't hold water, new research reveals.
Nearly 100 people plagued by longstanding pain underwent "flotation restricted environmental stimulation therapy" (REST), and the results were disappointing, at least over the long term, German researchers found.
The treatment involves floating inside a soundpro...
CBD is all the rage, and millions of people are turning to it for a host of reasons, including pain relief.
But despite CBD's popularity and widespread use, new research finds it's actual benefits are less clear.
The bottom line? CBD -- and your expectations about whether it will help (the "placebo effect") -- can make pain feel less bothersome, but it doesn't appear to reduce pain ...
Despite their wide use, commercial pain creams and gels don't do much for chronic pain, a new report claims.
In fact, the government-funded study, ordered by U.S. Congress, found these creams/gels were no better than placebos, researchers said.
"Our study of nearly 400 pain patients suggests that people who use these compounded creams and gels are being taken advantage of, ...