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First broadcast:
Monday 18 August 2008

Ben Goldacre investigates the latest research on the placebo effect.

Our beliefs and expectations about medical treatments can have a dramatic impact on our health, and studies suggest that this so-called placebo effect can have a significant impact on the course of a wide range of illnesses, from depression and nausea to irritable bowel and angina.


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