NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 22, 2010
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(New York: Robert Bazell) A study showing that placebo pills helped patients even when they knew it was a placebo examined; details given about the study on patients with irritable bowel syndrome and the theory that some patients get better by interacting with doctors. [Study participant Dianne SANBORN- says it was like a miracle.] [Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Ted KAPTCHUK- says it’s possible to harness the placebo effect without fooling patients.] [Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Dr. Anthony LEMBO- notes the difficulty in treating irritable bowel syndrome.]
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