Routine prescribing of placebos – new study suggests it could be the future

The puzzling medical phenomena of the placebo effect has been well known in the medical community for many years, however a new body of research suggests that, contrary to previous thinking, the effect may still work even when the patient knows they’re taking a pill that contains nothing more than sugar. Four small trials conducted […]

Could simple Vitamin D be part of the answer for childhood obesity?

A simple course of Vitamin D supplements could help trigger weight loss in obese children and teenagers according to a new European study. The study, conducted by researchers from the University of Athens Medical School, followed 232 obese children and teenagers over a 12 month period – 117 were assigned the simple task of taking […]