Half the impact of sleeping pills "is due to placebo effect: Findings cast doubt over effectiveness of medication

Half the impact of sleeping pills 'is due to placebo effect': Findings cast doubt over effectiveness of medicationStudy finds 'placebo affect' is behind much of the drug's benefitSleeping pills have wide range of side effects, such as memory loss and imbalanceScientists urge insomnia sufferers to seek out psychological treatment PUBLISHED: 01:08 GMT, 21 December 2012 | UPDATED: 01:08 GMT, 21 December 2012 Placebo: Much of the effects of sleeping pills are in the mind , according to a new report Around half the benefit of taking sleeping pills comes from the placebo effect – where people get better even when they are taking a ‘dummy’ drug, according to a study.

American Institute of Architects hand out awards for best designed homes in the U.S.

Would you live in one of the ten best homes in America Architects reveal the spectacular properties that have wowed them in 2012American Institute of Architects handed out its annual awards to projects showcasing the best innovative design

Charla Nash: Astonishing progress of chimp attack victim 2 years after receiving full-face transplant

‘I feel like it’s my face’: Astonishing progress of chimp attack victim Charla Nash, two years after receiving full-face transplantNow 58-year-old Charla Nash horrifically mauled by chimpanzee in 2009

Does obesity go hand in hand with trauma? How one man lost 12st in one year, just by talking about his feelings

Does obesity go hand in hand with trauma How one man lost 12st in one year, just by talking about his feelings Trim: Jack Gorny shed 12 stone For years, we’ve been told that being overweight is a failure of willpower. The most likely scenario for people with a large amount of weight to lose is that even if they shed it by dieting, it goes back on after they stop, plus more. This yo-yo behaviour has led psychiatrists at the University of Connecticut to question whether obesity is a form of addictive behaviour – and if that’s the case, the solution needs to start in the mind