The fascinating story of placebos – and why doctors should use them more often

By – https://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/emotions/self.html , , Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1684469 Elaine and Arthur Shapiro/Wikimedia Commons Plato’s cure for headaches involved: a certain leaf, but there was a charm to go with the remedy; and if one uttered the charm at the moment of its application, the remedy made one perfectly well; butContinue Reading

Five tips to help you keep exercising this new year

Try choosing exercise you enjoy. Andrey_Popov/ Shutterstock Exercising more is one of the most common new year resolutions people make. But more than a quarter of people fail to keep their resolutions, and only half maintain some of them. But if that still sounds daunting, here are five tips thatContinue Reading

Oxford vaccine approved – now, here are 10 reasons why you should get vaccinated

Prostock-studio/Shutterstock The Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine has been authorised for use in the UK, meaning that millions more vaccine doses can now be delivered in the country. This will speed up progress towards achieving widespread immunity to the coronavirus. However, since the start of the pandemic – and particularly since vaccinesContinue Reading