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Nocebo Effect

Wind Farm Health Impacts Dismissed in Court

Mike Barnard | Posted 10.15.2014 | Green
Mike Barnard

The evidence is in. Despite the disinformation campaign by anti-wind advocates, the courts have ruled that wind farms do not cause health impacts.

Believe This and Live Forever

Mark Morford | Posted 02.11.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Mark Morford

Every day, the battle! Every day, the forces align and the crusade begins all over again. And for what? For your attention, of course. Your loyalty. Y...

Can Your Mind Influence Your Weight?

Alejandra Ruani | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Alejandra Ruani

I'm talking about a sensible balance, where we eat wisely and healthily, and indulge every now and then, but merely observe our minds a little, catching ourselves when we think negative about what we are eating. The difference is in the mind.

Is Your WiFi Making You Sick?

Mark Morford | Posted 07.28.2013 | Technology
Mark Morford

The world, to some degree, is a wildly dangerous and deadly place in ways you cannot not even know. Believe it? Then it's true.

Dancing The Macabre

Posted 10.25.2012 | Arts

Mind Over Mind: The Surprising Power of Expectations. Published by Current/Penguin. Copyright (c) Chris Berdik, 2012. Editor's note: Chris Berdik's...

'I Will Not Be Pleased' -- Your Health and the Nocebo Effect

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

The key to the placebo effect is that the patient expects a good outcome, while in the nocebo effect the expectation is of a bad outcome: I will be pleased versus I will not be pleased.

First, Health Care Excellence

Russ Gerber | Posted 09.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Russ Gerber

Having a higher thought model, an ideal of excellence in all aspects of health care, is the first step toward improving today's health care system and our own health practices.

How Negative Thoughts Affect Everything In Our Life

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 04.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

In medicine, when we talk about the "nocebo effect," what we are referring to is the concept that adverse health or clinical events can be produced or influenced by negative expectations.

How Belief Affects Our Health

Russ Gerber | Posted 02.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Russ Gerber

Sooner or later we'll see for ourselves what Penny Sarchet and countless others have uncovered -- that what we take in, what we believe, has a correlation to our health. The days of thinking that the body operates independent of our beliefs about it are fading away.

Should Health Care Providers Be Afraid of the 'Nocebo' Effect?

Matthew D. Erlich, M.D. | Posted 01.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Matthew D. Erlich, M.D.

While some negative outcomes have nothing to do with patient expectations (adverse events are known risks with all treatments), the "nocebo effect" is especially pernicious because it can contaminate good care and is preventable.

The 'Nocebo' Effect: Pessimism Can Hinder Treatment

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — Spine surgeon Anders Cohen puts a lot of stock in patients' expectations of pain relief. He prefers to operate only on those who "g...