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Placebo effect

placebo effect

An effect usually, but not necessarily, beneficial that is attributable to an expectation that the regimen will have an effect, i.e., the effect is due to the power of suggestion.


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Re: Stomach bloating and weight gain

... Charcoal POWDER FORM: (you have to take to many pills to get the same effect as 1 teasp of powder. Pills not cost effective. Any brand will do ... in a day or two. Also, check out medical reports on probiotics & placebo effect. hmmm. b) Intestinal Eco-Balance of bacteria is so complex. ...

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by CheeMiss
Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:30 pm
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Stomach bloating and weight gain
Replies: 453
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Re: There is no HIV?? But there is AIDS??

... had existed long before somehow became indisputable evidence of the effects of a new virus; a recent 60 Minutes piece showed testing splitting ... did not stand up to ideal scientific method: reputedly, patients in the placebo group became aware the others were getting the real 'medication' ...

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by junkscientists
Fri Jun 11, 2010 7:12 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: There is no HIV?? But there is AIDS??
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Views: 20262

Urinotherapy bunk?

Indeed, sometimes prayers may have a strong placebo effect, so in effect they work pretty much as well as urinotherapy. Though, prayers do save you from ...

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by biohazard
Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:57 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Urinotherapy bunk?
Replies: 5
Views: 4673

Urinotherapy bunk?

The trick is, like with many other similar nonsense treatments, that the placebo effect can be very strong. So, some people may actually feel better after the treatment, even ...

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by biohazard
Mon Jul 13, 2009 6:52 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Urinotherapy bunk?
Replies: 5
Views: 4673

Re: Stomach bloating and weight gain

... daughter is feeling better, but I suspect the suppliments are having a placebo effect, or perhaps the extra intake in water is helping her. I seriously doubt the suppliments ...

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by MichaelXY
Wed Apr 29, 2009 7:04 am
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Stomach bloating and weight gain
Replies: 453
Views: 2733086
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