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  • Rationalizing the Ridiculous (208)
    • Kathy { Seems to me that pregnancy/birth/miscarriage are hotbeds of woo for nearly everybody, regardless of nationality or religion. A Pakistani couple, strict Muslims (the woman never… } – Sep 22, 3:50 AM
    • PMoran { “What troubles me most about your position as I understand it is that it seems to suggest that it is fine to manipulate and mislead… } – Sep 22, 3:42 AM
    • Lynn { “butt-hurt” Yup — nothing proves intelligence and expertise like the term butt-hurt. } – Sep 21, 11:10 PM
    • EBMOD { She apparently wants us all to feel stupid and butt hurt. Not sure she has a point beyond that. Probably out of a need to… } – Sep 21, 10:34 PM
    • TBruce { it is an EFFECTIVE COMPLIMENTARY procedure. Yes, I really appreciate it when an acupuncture needle tells me how good I look today. I communicate WITH… } – Sep 21, 9:51 PM
  • Announcement: “Integrative oncology” – Really the best of both worlds? (10)
    • kxmoore { I find it shocking that The University of Maryland tacitly approves of homeopathy on it’s website only warning that “You should not treat a life-threatening… } – Sep 22, 3:18 AM
    • NorrisL { Blah bloody blah! Why do these dicks continue to play their stupid magical games. Homeopathy is BS and that is that! } – Sep 22, 2:48 AM
    • goodnightirene { Well done lads! For once, I was happy to register. It’s great to see something happening beyond the blogging. Can an afternoon chat show be… } – Sep 22, 1:05 AM
    • EBMOD { “What up Avijit the Idiot? Has Steve stuck your tongue to the roof of your mouth with an acupuncture needle?” Yes, apparently that meridian is… } – Sep 21, 10:38 PM
    • Windriven { Learn to read, dickweed. The man’s name is clearly spelled out in the byline. “The Cancer centers adding alternative medicines as part of treatment procedures… } – Sep 21, 2:36 PM
  • Lemons and Lyme: Bogus tests and dangerous treatments of the Lyme-literati (184)
    • Borrelia { Weing, You aren’t a critical thinker. I have no need to argue with you. I can see it’s a waste of time. Those who are… } – Sep 22, 2:03 AM
    • weing { “So yes, it is easy for me to say that the IDSA is lying because they, not myself, are the ones who have set up… } – Sep 22, 1:58 AM
    • Borrelia { The link I posted previously to the FDA’s list of individuals harmed by the LymeRix vaccine was the short list. Here is the longer list… } – Sep 22, 1:26 AM
    • Borrelia { Weing, Yes, of course the IDSA is lying because it has set up absolutes in a controversy where the science is still forthcoming and not… } – Sep 22, 12:42 AM
    • simba { People here have also looked at both sides of the evidence- key words, both sides. And they/we have assigned appropriate weight to the evidence (see… } – Sep 21, 4:01 AM
  • Missouri tackles primary care shortage with “assistant physicians” (94)
    • R. Miller { Christ, I keep saying systemic when I mean systematic – in my defense, I’ve been reading a lot of review articles on glucocorticoid therapeutics the… } – Sep 22, 1:26 AM
    • R. Miller { A little bit of both. The prices hikes being as a described – VERY high, but transient – can be demonstrated. After all, we’re managing… } – Sep 21, 11:04 PM
    • Andrey Pavlov { @R. Miller: I am unaware of this. Is there direct evidence of this, or is this derived from indirect evidence? Do you have references? } – Sep 21, 10:42 PM
    • R. Miller { “To be fair here, we also don’t have a particularly good way of knowing the cost of the drug to the patient, particularly since it… } – Sep 21, 10:25 PM
    • Andrey Pavlov { In re-reading my comment I did do a bit of undue disservice to pharmacists. I wholeheartedly apologize. It is true that the clinical pharmacists I… } – Sep 21, 10:07 PM
  • Did a high ranking whistleblower really reveal that the CDC covered up proof that vaccines cause autism in African-American boys? (1190)
    • Bob { I believe that the public provided support for children over three years old, which requires immunization to enroll is a much bigger confounder than the… } – Sep 21, 10:16 PM
    • Bob { Holy vacca! SBM, props for taking the time to answer all these comments! The study design and methodology is most fascinating to me. I am… } – Sep 21, 10:02 PM
  • Fluoride: Still Not Poisoning Your Precious Bodily Fluids! (632)
    • MadisonMD { Yes, though admittedly Dean’s argument is a product of its time. Today, in the U.S. drugs are legally defined as: …articles intended for use in… } – Sep 21, 9:23 PM
    • Frederick { Wow, That is a good point, I was talking with My philosophy teacher about Fluoridation, he is totally for it, but He gave me the… } – Sep 21, 4:44 PM
    • simba { If anything the lab got more human food, but I see your point. Chinese crested dogs have awful teeth too- congenitally missing teeth are common,… } – Sep 20, 7:52 AM
    • Windriven { So Tyler, Did you read the study? Did you see the note at the bottom? The part where it linked: Read a September 2012 statement… } – Sep 19, 11:20 PM
    • Frederick { That’s on of the thing i don’t like about anti-fluoride people. Because of their personnal fear, we should deprive everybody of heatlh benefit. Their individual… } – Sep 19, 9:06 PM
  • Privileged Antivaxxers (279)
    • Chris { Yes, I have. } – Sep 21, 5:03 PM
    • EBMOD { I may have communicated the point poorly, but I was thinking along the lines of the customer inspecting code and critiquing the way the code… } – Sep 21, 3:11 PM
    • EBMOD { Sounds like you got a good one. :). One of the coolest things about the eye is that it is the only place in the… } – Sep 21, 3:06 PM
    • Windriven { I do apologize. I’m in a bit of a seethe from something I read a bit earlier and perhaps that colored my reading of your… } – Sep 21, 2:41 PM
    • Julian Frost { Windriven, my point is people DO feel qualified to tell IT experts how to do their job. } – Sep 21, 2:30 PM
  • Ketogenic diet does not “beat chemo for almost all cancers” (305)
    • Windriven { “perhaps diet has a tremendous impact on chronic disease like cancer.” OK, Bob. You have a conjecture. With some careful work you can turn that… } – Sep 21, 1:29 AM
    • Bob Johnston { Sometimes unexpected things happen with cancer and we can hope the best for you. Unexpected only if you refuse to consider the possibility that perhaps… } – Sep 21, 12:22 AM
  • Left Brain – Right Brain Myth (59)
    • cherokee rose { I believe your study is flawed. That is how a person is during the few minutes’ of the scan. There is no way to have… } – Sep 20, 6:15 PM
  • The Reality of Ancient Wisdom: Acupuncture and TCM Weren’t So Great (342)
    • Windriven { “You my friend are the perfect example of why other countries hate americans. Here they are looked at as oblivious fools because they are.” I… } – Sep 20, 3:50 PM
    • weing { “You my friend are the perfect example of why other countries hate americans. Here they are looked at as oblivious fools because they are. You… } – Sep 20, 11:48 AM
    • Harriet Hall { Personal insults don’t persuade anyone. You’d get a lot more traction in this discussion if you presented some actual evidence (not just testimonials) to support… } – Sep 20, 11:18 AM
    • Brad { You know absolutely nothing about Ayurveda yet you have all kinds of judgements and comments about it as if you did. It is obvious from… } – Sep 20, 8:30 AM
    • Brad { and all I can do is repeat what a asshole and a fool you are } – Sep 19, 10:40 PM
  • The Human Mold: Another Example of Self-Deception (67)
    • Andrey Pavlov { I don’t know about actual health benefits (probably not), but growing up doing Russian sauna is indeed a cathartic and enjoyable experience… though you probably… } – Sep 20, 12:27 AM
    • Windriven { Awed. But not in a good way. } – Sep 20, 12:14 AM
    • Nell on Wheels { Many years ago, very handsome friend of mine was in a serious accident that damaged one side of his face. He had an amazing plastic… } – Sep 19, 5:23 PM
    • n brownlee { Hmmm- disturbing, maybe. No real person has a perfectly symmetrical face- but an awful lot of successful photographic models have very symmetrical faces. I think… } – Sep 19, 4:29 PM
    • mouse { I learn once in some art class that if you create a perfectly symmetrical face (using a mirror or photo editing software) that it will… } – Sep 19, 3:02 PM
  • Autism Prevalence Unchanged in 20 Years (85)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { No-one knew at the time what a dramatic increase there was going be (from all the vaccines of course, among possible other environmental factors) so… } – Sep 19, 3:59 PM
    • Patrick { “Since 1938, there have come to our attention a number of children whose condition differs so markedly and uniquely from anything reported so far, that… } – Sep 19, 1:02 PM
  • Legislating Ignorance (254)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Orwellian means controlling language to control thought – or in this case, controlling research to prevent informed decision-making. A scientific review board would be pinned… } – Sep 19, 3:40 PM
    • William { I like how this guy bemoans the Orwellian nature of things he doesn’t like, and then closes with his desire for an Orwellian board to… } – Sep 19, 11:26 AM
  • NuVet: Pet Supplement Snake Oil (68)
    • Windriven { I refuse to see one vet at the practice where I take my Lab. The dog has regular ear problems when I let her swim… } – Sep 19, 9:44 AM
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