cinderella surgery noun cosmetic surgery to the feet
We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.
[www.dailymail.co.uk 25 April 2014]
nocebo noun a harmless substance that creates harmful side effects in patients (as a result of the patient believing it to be harmful)
Some patients may develop symptoms and side effects purely because they’ve been told about them, known as the so-called ‘nocebo effect’.
[http://www.health24.com/ 01 April 2014]
fear extinction therapy noun a post-traumatic stress treatment that involves reliving a traumatic event in safe conditions in order to unlearn an automatic feeling of alarm
The problem is that ‘fear extinction’ therapy […] works well with recent memories but not so well with deeply entrenched, long-term horrors.
[Smithsonian (US culture and science magazine) May 2014]