New moms, doctors debate placenta consumption

  • Article by: Abby Olena , Chicago Tribune
  • Updated: August 31, 2013 - 2:00 PM

Some new moms swear the organ’s hormones help, but doctors say benefits stem from placebo effect.

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faustusAug. 31, 13 6:57 PM

Dogs do that, too ... of course they eat their own vomit and clean their backsides with their tongues ... for humans to do this seems ... strange ...

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Kathy_BrandtSep. 1, 13 7:29 AM

Please excuse me while I lose my breakfast.

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JimmahSep. 1, 1310:01 AM

The "baby blues"? Hello 50's.

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dtmonkeyboySep. 2, 13 3:35 AM

People used to believe butter helped burns too.

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bosshogSep. 3, 13 7:48 AM

@dtmonkeyboy - what is more interesting (referring to using butter and burns) is the WIDELY held belief even with many in the medical field is that cold water should be applied to burns. What actually has the most benefit in relief and prevention of further damage is using warm water.

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