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Andrea Evers on placebo-effects in 'De Kennis van Nu'

How is it that people who are allergic to dogs can still own a dog? Diederik Jekel speaks with healthpsychologist Andrea Evers about placebo-effects in the televisionshow 'De Kennis van Nu' [The knowledge of now]. The episode will air on sunday December 7th at 19.45h on NPO 2.

Allergies and hypoallergenic dogs

Scientific journalist Diederik Jekel sets out to unravel the mystery of the hypoallergenic dog. How is it that people who are allergic to dogs can still own a dog? Could there be dogs without allergens? Jekel visits the Faculty of Social Sciences of Leiden University and in the room of Andrea Evers, professor in Health Psychology, he learns more about placebo-effects in allergies and hypoallergenic dogs.

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