Tuesday, October 23, 2007

...but it will totally stop your diarrhea

Positive thinking doesn't stop cancer, says AFP and many other news sources.

At first I thought we had a really slow news day, and looked around for the articles saying "masturbation will not make you hands hairy, either", but apparently this was a real study conducted by psychologists at the University of Pennsylvania, and countering a widespread belief that positive attitude can beat cancer.

What I want to know is: who are those people who widely believe that positive attitude can stop cancer? And do they also apply this line of reasoning to somewhat less life-threatening diseases, such as for example diarrhea?

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