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Sunday, 11 December 2016

The placebo effect may actually be the most powerful healing medicine known to modern science

Natural News: Hypochondriacs who tend to be worried sick could become sick for real, according to a new study from Norway that suggests the possibility of a mind-body connection between so-called health anxiety and heart disease. As defined by the American Psychological Association, hypochondria is “the conviction that one is ill, despite all evidence to the contrary.” About five percent of the U.S. population may be suffering from what some experts also classify as an anxiety disorder, causing them to show up in their doctor’s waiting room perhaps more often than the ongoing visits from Big Pharma salesmen and women.The Norwegian study followed about 7000 respondents now in their 60s for 12 years. Researchers found that those who were diagnosed with health anxiety were 70 percent more likely to develop heart disease then their less-anxious counterparts...read more>>>...