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Why Do Placebos Work?

A new study conducted at Harvard Medical School looked at the “magic” of placebos — inert pills that somehow “work” even though they contain only cellulose or sugar — and found that the brain is a huge player in helping you get well, CBS News reports. The healing power of placebos is not a new concept. Many trials have shown that people often react to placebo in nearly the identical manner as an actual drug. Placebos have been shown to produce the...

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