The Dim-Post

August 27, 2009

Good journalism o’ the day

Filed under: health — danylmc @ 9:24 am

Wired on the mystery of placebos.


  1. Wow…that’s a helluva read.

    What I’m interested in was briefly touched upon in that article and that’s the possibility of medication that combines both pharmaceutical responses and the placebo effect.

    I forget how good writing can be when I read only NZ publications.

    Comment by david c — August 27, 2009 @ 10:26 am

  2. I was not aware of the nocebo effect (response?)!

    Comment by Clunking Fist — August 27, 2009 @ 6:37 pm

  3. “Just my little joke – but if you (wisely) consider me an unreliable source then there are plenty of studies on Pubmed contesting the efficacy of phenylephrine.” Could your experience be nocebo in action? I guess the subjects in the Pumed studies received at least a placebo effect…

    Comment by Clunking Fist — August 27, 2009 @ 6:41 pm

  4. I found this GQ piece on Michael Jackson to be very good journalism as well –

    changed my attitude towards him.

    Comment by Neil — August 28, 2009 @ 6:36 pm

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