Nearly ALL doctors have given patients a placebo for the psychological benefits

Nearly ALL doctors have given patients a placebo – either to keep them happy or reassure them 97% admitted giving placebos that are not proven, such as antibiotics for a viral infection 12% had used ‘pure’ placebos, such as sugar pills, which have no medicinal value at allMost placebos given to reassure patients, or to produce a psychological effect By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 22:58 GMT, 20 March 2013 | UPDATED: 22:58 GMT, 20 March 2013 Doctors clearly believe placebos can help patients, the research found Nearly all doctors have given their patients placebos, a study has found.

Girl, 2, in brave battle against arthritis after being bedridden for months with mystery illness

Girl, 2, in brave battle against arthritis after being bedridden for months with mystery illnessBlaze Duckworth, of Bolton, Greater Manchester, needs injections to walkShe became ill last Christmas but was not diagnosed until April this year | UPDATED: 18:41 GMT, 15 October 2012 Jumping on a trampoline, Blaze Duckworth seems to be playing as happily as any two-year-old.

Grieving mother warns pregnant women on dangers of slapped cheek syndrome after losing baby at two-days old

Grieving mother warns pregnant women on dangers of 'slapped cheek syndrome' after losing baby at two-days-old Simone Richardson contracted viral infection while pregnantCondition is common among children but dangerous for unborn infantsSymptoms include rash that can cause swelling and reddening of the face Daughter Coco died from severe anaemia two days after birth | UPDATED: 11:23 GMT, 27 September 2012 A beauty stylist who caught a virus whilst pregnant has made an emotional plea to other expectant mothers to watch out for symptoms of the disease.

Flu can spread before symptoms show, finds study in ferrets

Flu can spread before symptoms show, according to study in ferrets Virus can be transmitted into the air through normal breathing Ferrets are the best animal model for studying human flu | UPDATED: 08:14 GMT, 30 August 2012 If you are reaching for your handkerchief it might be too late to stop the spread of flu, research suggests.