Asthma Test Patients Report Sham Drug Benefits Where Doctors See None

Jul 13, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Bloomberg

Asthma patients reported the same relief from sham treatments as with a real medicine, even though a clinical test found that only the drug worked, in a surprise twist from a Harvard study analyzing the placebo effect.

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Martin Guest

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Jul 13, 2011
 
I suspect the fact that patients relaxed and therefore altered their breathing rate and depth after taking what they thought was a reliever drug is what accounts for the improvements they felt.
This is what asthmatics are taught to do to control asthma in Buteyko breathing sessions.

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Oct 3, 2011
 
Placebo effect is it?
William Youmans

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Feb 5, 2013
 
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Apr 20, 2013
 
i wrote:
I have ordered prescription drugs (without a prescription) online from http://inhousegeneric.info about two years ago, and was pleased with the speed and quality of service.
I'm thinking of doing the same thing with my medication. The meds is expensive, but there is a generic version available overseas.
I love the idea of taking responsibility for my own health (or lack of health) and skipping the bureaucracy... to say nothing of having to drive to the doctor, wait in line, yet again, to get a prescription refilled.
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Aug 15, 2013
 
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