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Jeremy Howick Ph.D

Jeremy Howick Ph.D
Oxford philosopher and medical researcher, Dr. Jeremy Howick has conducted groundbreaking studies about placebos and why we need unbiased experiments. He has degrees from Dartmouth College, the London School of Economics, and the University of Oxford. He has more than eighty academic publications in top journals such as the British Medical Journal, Annals of Internal Medicine, and The Lancet. His textbook The Philosophy of Evidence-Based Medicine spearheaded a new sub-discipline. He collaborates about placebo treatments and the need for rigorous evidence with the National Institutes of Health in the United States, the National Institutes of Health Research in the United Kingdom, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research in Canada, and Harvard University. He has won three teaching awards, appears regularly on television, and has written for the Times, the Huffington Post, and The Conversation. He recently published a mega-study of the health benefits of empathy and positive thinking. He has written about his research for non-academics in his most recent book, Doctor You.
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A Spoonful of Empathy Helps the Medicine Go Down

A recent study confirmed that doctors who use positive language reduce patient pain by a similar amount to drugs. Other trials show that positive messages have numerous benefits, ranging from helping Parkinson's patients move their hands faster to reducing how much pain medication patients use.