Cheer up, for your health's sake!

Every once in a while we come across a website so good we can't help but shout it from the proverbial rooftops, and today's is no exception. Stumbling blindly through the hollows of YouTube's videos-past, we've uncovered a video that, in any respects, should have gone viral some short years ago. Now this video is a bit long at five and a half minutes, but it is well worth the watch.

Have you ever wondered about the powers of the human mind? Have you ever thought you could think your way out of being sick? Well it turns out you might just be right. Now this is nothing new. We have all heard of the placebo effect and we know that sugar pills have been administered to many people who claimed to be cured of their ailments...but did you know that this also works in reverse?

It's what is known as the nocebo effect and it's exactly that; the polar opposite to the placebo effect. So it just might be that your depression and your pessimistic outlook is actually killing you! Check out this video from Ben Goldacre at Nerdstock '09:

Once you've taken that explosive information in, run along to for forums, discussions, blog entries and the works. There's no science quite like bad science, let Ben Goldacre take you on a tour of general ignorance and teach you something new!

Cheers to mind over matter, and to cheering right the hell up! It's for your health after all...

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