Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: 15 astounding facts about the human body > Health-in-Motion 02 August 2017 The reality of the so-called placebo effect is well established. The reality of the so-called placebo effect is well established. US Scientists have discovered that it works for the emotional impact of romantic rejection, too. They monitored the brain activity of volunteers who had recently undergone an "unwanted romantic breakup”. When participants were given a nasal spray which – they were told – could reduce emotional pain, they felt less emotional distress when shown a picture of their ex and areas of their brain associated with feel-good chemicals like dopamine became more active, while others linked to rejection quieted. 0 More: Daily Dose: 15 astounding facts about the human bodyHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Lifestyle Kegels for men are a thing, and you should absolutely be doing them Diet and nutrition Can apple cider vinegar really help you lose weight? Medical Pill to prevent HIV infection still underused Parenting How to get a grip on that first-day-of-school anxiety News 7 terrifying diseases you could have without knowing it Medical Holding a sneeze blew a hole in this man's throat From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Discover treatments that can help reduce acne What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks? Live healthier Watch out! » Gross fungal infections you can pick up at the gym You go to gym to exercise. But make sure the only thing you pick up is a dumbbell and not one of these gross fungal infections. Holiday health » Your 10-step asthma holiday checklist Don’t let asthma ruin your summer holiday. Whether you are travelling or embracing the summer at home, make sure you plan ahead.