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Expectations can relieve pain

Interventions that induce expectations can be effective for relieving patients’ pain. This finding is promising for optimising the effectiveness of treatments, conclude Kaya Peerdeman and colleagues in their recently published meta-analysis.

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Sylvia van Beugen wins Herman Musaph Literature award

Sylvia van Beugen, PhD candidate at Andrea Evers’ research group at the Health, Medical and Neuropsychology unit of Leiden University, has won the Herman Musaph Literature award 2016 for the best publication about psychodermatology.

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Longer-term antibiotic treatment no benefit for persistent Lyme symptoms

Patients with persistent Lyme symptoms do not benefit from longer-term antibiotic treatment, is the conclusion of a study by researchers of Radboudumc and Leiden University in which prof. dr. Andrea Evers and dr. Henriët van Middendorp were involved.

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The potential of placebo

How exactly does the placebo effect work? Scientists are gaining more and more knowledge on this topic. Horizon Magazine has published an article about the placebo effect, in which Andrea Evers’s research is discussed.

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Andrea Evers on interdisciplinarity in science

What is interdisciplinary research and which opportunities and barriers are connected to it? Professor Andrea Evers, chair of the Health, Medical and Neuropsychology unit of Leiden University, is one of the copywriters of a publication on this topic.

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