sixpenceee:

physicswithbalzer:

sixpenceee:

This study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine
A study has shown that a fake surgery is just as good as a real surgery when it comes to reducing pain in patient’s who have a torn knee cartilage.
Researchers in Finland studied two sets of patients (one that received the surgery, and another that was led to believe that it had) and observed no significant differences in improvement between the groups after one year. 
These implications are profound. Millions of people spend ridiculous amount of money for surgeries each year. Are some types of surgery really necessary? Is simply telling someone they are about to go through an effective surgery good enough? 
It’s up to debate but the study’s sample size was relatively small about 146 patients. Further investigation is needed. 
SOURCE
I have a masterpost on neuroscience that has a section dedicated to mind over matter interactions, if anyone is interested: MASTERPOST

Jesus fuck, this is in the WSJ, it’s real. It’s real and my life is now complete. Humans are amazing and also fucking morons. The human body is a twat.
I LOVE HUMANS.

Things like these deserve more attention! 

sixpenceee:

physicswithbalzer:

sixpenceee:

This study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine

A study has shown that a fake surgery is just as good as a real surgery when it comes to reducing pain in patient’s who have a torn knee cartilage.

Researchers in Finland studied two sets of patients (one that received the surgery, and another that was led to believe that it had) and observed no significant differences in improvement between the groups after one year. 

These implications are profound. Millions of people spend ridiculous amount of money for surgeries each year. Are some types of surgery really necessary? Is simply telling someone they are about to go through an effective surgery good enough? 

It’s up to debate but the study’s sample size was relatively small about 146 patients. Further investigation is needed. 

SOURCE

I have a masterpost on neuroscience that has a section dedicated to mind over matter interactions, if anyone is interested: MASTERPOST

Jesus fuck, this is in the WSJ, it’s real. It’s real and my life is now complete. Humans are amazing and also fucking morons. The human body is a twat.

I LOVE HUMANS.

Things like these deserve more attention! 


nowyoukno:

Remember IT IS NOT A WOMAN’S RESPONSIBILITY TO PREVENT RAPE. In the world we live in, however, women should be empowered with any tools in order to protect themselves. Source for more facts follow NowYouKno

nowyoukno:

Remember IT IS NOT A WOMAN’S RESPONSIBILITY TO PREVENT RAPE. In the world we live in, however, women should be empowered with any tools in order to protect themselves. Source for more facts follow NowYouKno

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hooray-anime:

Where we donate vs. diseases that kill us. - Imgur

hooray-anime:

Where we donate vs. diseases that kill us. - Imgur


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OMG the tail height/dominance thing bothers me so much! i have a min pin mix and if you know min pins you know they're SUPER CONFIDENT and his taill is always carried so high and like. IT'S NOT DOMINANCE he's just a cocky bastard it's adorable :C confidence is a good thing...
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koryos:

Yeah, and it’s also just a matter of breed, too. Some tails just naturally stay up. For example: is this dog always dominant?

Well, he might be for all we know, but his tail base also just naturally stays high. It’s really not smart to use just one behavior as your sole determination for something like dominance.

…Which again, is a relationship between two animals, not a character trait. You can’t look at this dog standing alone in the park with his tail up and say “Ah yes, he is the most dominant. Of all the dogs. Which is just himself.”


kadeart:

Braiding ❤

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