Read More: How Fake Surgery Exposes Useless Treatments https://www.scientificamerican.com/ar... “The headline reflected the results of a British study, published online last November in the Lancet, that used what is probably the best methodology for assessing a surgical procedure: sham surgery”
The Placebo Effect Doesn’t Apply Just to Pills https://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/07/up... “For a drug to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration, it must prove itself better than a placebo, or fake drug….But when it comes to medical devices and surgery, the requirements aren’t the same. Placebos aren’t required. That is probably a mistake.”
What Is the Placebo Effect? https://www.webmd.com/pain-management... “A placebo is anything that seems to be a "real" medical treatment -- but isn't. It could be a pill, a shot, or some other type of "fake" treatment. What all placebos have in common is that they do not contain an active substance meant to affect health.” ____________________
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