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Can Placebo Effects Be Socially Transmitted?

Researchers were able to induce doctors’ beliefs about the thermedol treatment and showed that those beliefs were transmitted to patients through subtle shifts in facial expressions and possible changes in attentiveness between treatments.

Food Insecurity in the Medicare Population Associated With Income, Comorbidities, Psychiatric Health

Study data published in JAMA Internal Medicine highlight the significant burden that food insecurity poses to Medicare beneficiaries. Food insecurity was particularly prevalent among individuals under 65 years of age and those with dual Medicaid enrollment, low income, comorbid chronic conditions, depression, or anxiety. Investigators abstracted data from the 2016 Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey, which…
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