Tagged: health

Placebos & Nocebos: How Your Brain Heals and Hurts You

You’ve probably heard how some drugs and treatments make people feel better, even when they turn out to be fake. That’s the placebo effect, but how does it work? And could the same effect backfire, causing your brain to make you feel sick when your body is not? Michael Aranda fills in for Hank and explains how these effects go beyond mere mind-over-matter.

Random Health Facts

There are certain things everyone seems to know about health and our bodies. But did you know eating chocolate can improve your mat skills or that putting sugar on your wound or cut will greatly reduce pain and speed up the healing process?

Here are some lesser-known funny health facts about the human body.