Can Placebo Effects Be Socially Transmitted?

Researchers were able to induce doctors’ beliefs about the thermedol treatment and showed that those beliefs were transmitted to patients through subtle shifts in facial expressions and possible changes in attentiveness between treatments.


Prochlorperazine Effectively Halts Acute Migraine in Emergency Department

Researchers found data which showed that prochlorperazine (3-mg oral or 10-mg intravenous or 10-mg intramuscular or 25-mg rectal) is effective in acute migraine headache, when it is used for patients who present within an emergency department setting, but they caution that compared with placebo prochlorperazine carries the risk for adverse effects.

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