Category Archives: emotions and health

‘Bad Blood’ (mala sangre)

In a very traditional local way, my grandma would say: <<Don’t get your blood bad!>>. Well, I bet my grandma was not the only one; many other grandmas have said it… In fact, they keep doing it. Sometimes I wonder … Continue reading

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The Placebo and Nocebo effects

          When scientists perform studies that involve administering substances to patients, the latter are usually divided into groups, one of which is the ‘control group’. Instead of being provided the true chemical or medicine, this one is given a neutral … Continue reading

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