Is the placebo effect just a myth?

Many people have accepted the idea that taking a placebo—for example, a pill with no active medicine in it—can have powerful effects on the body. The reality is quite different, according to the authors of a Perspective published today by the Medical Journal of Australia. A placebo is designed to…

Effect of Siponimod on Cognition in MS Patients Explored

THURSDAY, Dec. 17, 2020 — Some cognitive tests but not others suggest siponimod may speed cognitive processing in patients with secondary progressive (SP) multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study published online Dec. 16 in Neurology. Ralph H.B. Benedict, Ph.D., from the University at Buffalo in New York, and colleagues…