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New Review Digs into the Connection Between Migraines and Diet

Posted by Brenda Poppy on Jan 24, 2017

Foods are often a bigger part of our lives than we realize; some have the ability reduce inflammation and calm chronic conditions, while others can, in fact, make them worse. It turns out, according to a recent report, that the things we consume are also linked to migraines. The in-depth review listed certain foods to avoid - and some to include - in a migraine-reducing diet. 

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Topics: Blog, Headaches, Migraine, Scientific Research

Study: Patients Knowingly Taking Placebos May Experience Pain Relief

Posted by Brenda Poppy on Jan 3, 2017

Typically, the placebo effect involves patients who, believing they are receiving an active medication, experience symptom relief - despite the fact that they're taking an innactive medication. While this effect has been proven time and again, physicians have been unable to use it as a treatment method, since giving patients a placebo without their knowledge wouldn't be an ethical form of treament. But, thanks to a new study, doctors may be able to utilize the placebo effect without deceiving their patients. The study[1] found that patients who knowingly take a placebo for the treatment of chronic low back pain see improvements in both pain and function – which could lead to another avenue of treatment for those battling chronic pain.

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Topics: Blog, Back Pain,, Opioids, Scientific Research