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No Link Found Between Personality Traits, Positive Thinking, Depression and Cancer

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Many people are convinced that a positive attitude is helpful –  if not essential – to survive or ward off cancer.

The belief that we can control illness and even death with our mind has great appeal, because it makes us feel as though we are in control of our life events.

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Alternative Medicine and Why It Seems To Work

PlacebosVery rarely have alternative treatments or medication been able to show any therapeutic value. Yet countless people swear by it and are convinced they can’t do without.

The mysterious placebo effect has everything to do with this. But what is it and how does it work? Harriet Hall explains.

The complementary medicine detective

edzard-ernstEdzard Ernst, the UK’s first professor of complementary medicine who has become alternative medicine’s public enemy number one, has recently published a new book: Healing, Hype or Harm? A Critical Analysis of Complementary or Alternative Medicine. Michael Bond interviewed Edzard Ernst for The New Scientist.

See also this article in the Mail Online, on acupuncture and a number of other alternative therapies.