Study: Meds, placebos help people get over colds

(ABC News)

July 12, 2011 4:56:56 AM PDT
When it comes to fighting a cold, the best remedy may be a positive attitude.

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin studied 700 people who were diagnosed with the common cold.

Some were given medication, others were given a placebo pill, and others got nothing at all.

It turns out the people who got a pill got over their cold faster, regardless of whether or not it actually contained the medicine.

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