February 10th, 2010

Ben Goldacre explains the placebo effect

Ever assumed that placebos for research trials are no big deal?

Think again. I sure did as Ben Goldacre of Bad Science (and for whom I still have a soft spot in my heart for calling out BS)  explains the placebo effect (the pretty colors are there for a reason), the research comparing placebos to other placebos’ efficacy (pills or injection?), and the ethics behind it all in this video.

What rock was I living under where I was totally unaware of the great consumer health videos the National Health Service has on their NHSChoices YouTube channel?

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