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The placebo effect has been widely discussed basically ever since it had been discovered by the American doctor Henry Beecher, who was taking care of wounded soldiers during the World War II. One day Henry runs out of the vital pain-killing morphine. At that point he doesn’t have much of a choice but to continue telling patients that he is…

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People have used marijuana for a variety of purposes for at least 3000 years. In the last decade, the topic became highly controversial but attempts to justify its use become more and more intense in the last couple of decades. Cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are the two main ingredients in the marijuana plant that bring a wide range of effects.…

By 2030 the world should achieve universal health coverage (UHC). In plain English UHC means that financial risk protection, access to quality essential healthcare services and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines will be provided to every single person on the Earth. Universal health coverage was decided as a global goal by the 194 UN…

HIV rates continue to drop globally, that’s what newest reports show at the World AIDS Day. The dropping rates are partially due to increased HIV awareness, knowledge about prevention, testing and efforts to make drug treatments affordable, which reduce the risk of transmission. But I’d argue that the main reason is, in fact, suspending moral judgment and instead focusing on…

*Scroll down for Infographic Nearly 9% of the world’s population has experienced hypochondriasis in one or another way. This happens to be the reason for $20 billion spent for unnecessary medical examinations in the US alone each year. At the same time, another 45% are predisposed to hypochondria and only 4.5% receive some form of a treatment. No matter the…

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