Let’s use fake pills

One of the most often used argument people use against magnetic therapy is, that the results people report are only caused by their belief in magnetism, not the bracelets itself. The strength of belief is well known, but instead of the “power of our mind” we simply call it Placebo Effect. This name makes it sound a way more scientific, and also more pitiable. We say, “it is only placebo”, as it weren’t one of the most astonishing thing on the world. Also this does not explain how skeptical people might have experienced the effects of magnetic products, but let’s leave it for now.
What is more interesting, it turned out that even doctors who are practicing traditional healing methods are giving placebo medicines to their patients time to time.

“Most family doctors have given a placebo to at least one of their patients,” BBC News reports.

We do not want to judge anyone, probably they have their reasons too. But… When people are going to visit their doctor they trust them completely, and giving fake pills is a lie. IF you choose alternative medication, you know they are not officially accepted yet and there is a chance they are made up. You accept that. Not like when you are attending your family doctor. Although it is for good purpose, helps people to recover many times, but it also does cross some border and shocks the people.
What do you think, is it true that “the end justifies the means”?

You can find the whole article of BBC here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-21834440

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Antibiotics resistance

During the past centuries our medicines become more and more effective. But know it is turning out, that some of them have unforeseen side effects. For a while antibiotics seemed to be a cure-all. Now we are more careful with it, but it careful enough?
The government’s chief medical officer for England is warning us:

“The danger posed by growing resistance to antibiotics should be ranked along with terrorism on a list of threats to the nation”

Read more here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-21737844