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  • Did a high ranking whistleblower really reveal that the CDC covered up proof that vaccines cause autism in African-American boys? (614)
    • Keith Bell { Do some research, weing. How can you be so smug amid the suffering of so many children and their families? I actually pity you. } – Aug 27, 11:19 PM
    • MadisonMD { Secondly, I dont care what the “science” says. That says it all. I’d suggest you steer clear from websites about science. } – Aug 27, 11:18 PM
    • AdamG { I’m sorry, but I’m going to trust the statement directly from the man himself over the slickly edited video made by a known fraud pieced… } – Aug 27, 11:17 PM
    • MadisonMD { plaintiffs may not have elected to have their child receive the vaccine, thus reducing if not eliminating the risk for autism Yeah, good luck with… } – Aug 27, 11:16 PM
    • Chris { “10am 18 months MMR administered (date on the vial? 1999. Why? because even though thimerosal was mandated to be removed or reduced ( yes they… } – Aug 27, 11:15 PM
  • Bad Science Journals (21)
    • Windriven { !. Best I can do for a ‘thumbs up.’ Where are the emoticon genies when I need them? } – Aug 27, 10:38 PM
    • Angora Rabbit { I disagree with Jane (and is there a reason for all the caps?). Science is an exercise in approximation and we hope to approach an… } – Aug 27, 10:26 PM
    • Angora Rabbit { I wear hats as editor, reviewer, and writer of papers and feel some qualification to comment. I tell people that, if you don’t like the… } – Aug 27, 10:15 PM
    • Kevin Folta { I forgot to mention, I sign my name on reviews. I’m glad to give the reviewers fair and critical guidance. The goal is to make… } – Aug 27, 7:55 PM
    • Kevin Folta { This is why we need to stop making the review process anonymous. Make it completely transparent who the reviewers are, where they work, what they… } – Aug 27, 7:54 PM
  • Diet Cults vs. Science-Based Healthy Eating (143)
    • Angora Rabbit { “There is NO science based healthful eating.” I guess you have never taken a nutrition class. We have lots of data and the advice hasn’t… } – Aug 27, 10:34 PM
    • Harriet Hall { Yes, that’s pretty much what the article said. What is your point? } – Aug 27, 6:13 PM
    • Jane Santos { There is NO science based healthful eating. Scientists are still unravelling how cells work. Further, all you have is DESCRIPTION. You have NO deeply explanatory… } – Aug 27, 5:35 PM
    • Thor { :-) } – Aug 27, 12:27 PM
    • Greg { I agree – after all the first guy to run a marathon, died at the end of it. } – Aug 27, 12:00 PM
  • Clinical trials of integrative medicine: testing whether magic works? (73)
    • Windriven { Avijit, you are an idiot. You endow words with your own special meanings. You talk in big looping circles, vague and imprecise. Are we supposed… } – Aug 27, 10:32 PM
    • Andrey Pavlov { @iqbal: How does a doctor decide that the antibiotic course for the patient will be 10 days or 6 days or 12 days? What evidence… } – Aug 27, 10:26 PM
    • Windriven { lowball, I tire of your silliness. Physicians prescribe a course of antibiotics based on best evidence. You would like there to be perfect evidence. There… } – Aug 27, 10:20 PM
    • Chris { Showing that there are problems with real medicine does not prove homeopathy works. You need actually prove homeopathy is better that actual medicine by showing… } – Aug 27, 9:17 PM
    • Iqbal { Windriven ” When a doctor prescribes a 10 day course of penicillin to a patient and that patient stops after 6 days because he feels… } – Aug 27, 9:14 PM
  • Tens of millions for CAM research — and it’s all on your dime (128)
    • Stephen S. Rodrigues, MD { They need to lose that subluxation word and focus on what is true. Medical Acupuncturist also need to clarify why modern acupuncture is different than… } – Aug 27, 6:48 PM
    • Stephen S. Rodrigues, MD { @weing You are absolutely stupid to think that a chronic problem, as hers, would just go away and disappear into thin air. Duh! You and… } – Aug 27, 6:44 PM
    • Stephen S. Rodrigues, MD { “I don’t see anything wrong with doing this for yourself, but it is wrong to make the claim to others that alternative treatments are effective”… } – Aug 27, 6:37 PM
    • Thinking_Chiro { There have been some interesting comments above. Palmer college has a research department doing the right research, pushing evidence based chiropractic and change, while the… } – Aug 27, 3:11 AM
    • weing { “Integrating these practices assures that alternative treatments are being used safely and are overseen by a medical doctor. I can’t see anything wrong with this.”… } – Aug 26, 11:01 PM
  • Pass the Salt (But Not That Pink Himalayan Stuff) (182)
    • rgdedge { If you’re recruiting for the study, I’d like to volunteer. } – Aug 27, 6:00 PM
  • Separating Fact from Fiction in Pediatric Medicine: Nocturnal Enuresis (91)
    • Chris { Argument by blatant assertion is useless. Provide some real evidence in the form of a PubMed indexed study by a reputable qualified researcher (not a… } – Aug 27, 1:18 PM
    • Harriet Hall { I asked for evidence. You responded with a repetition of your claim. I consider this an admission that there is no evidence. And now you… } – Aug 27, 1:18 PM
    • n brownlee { Nonsensical blather. Saying it’s a “cure” is not evidence of anything except your ignorant obduracy. Evidence. EVIDENCE. } – Aug 27, 1:15 PM
    • KayMarie { So cures, problem never comes back, then why on earth would a homeopathic college design a study where not only do they have to give… } – Aug 27, 1:15 PM
    • Iqbal { Harriet Hall ” If you think it works, show us your evidence.” Causticum works for all ages for bed wetting. It even is helpful if… } – Aug 27, 1:08 PM
  • Ketogenic diet does not “beat chemo for almost all cancers” (221)
    • Harriet Hall { Despite the scenario you describe, doctors regularly DO follow the evidence and change the advice they give. Science-based doctors’ self image should not be threatened… } – Aug 27, 12:57 PM
    • Harriet Hall { If it were really that simple, a low carb diet should be far more effective than other diets. Studies have shown only small, short-term differences… } – Aug 27, 12:48 PM
    • KayMarie { Yep, you found a diet that made you feel satiated (so not hungry all the time) at a calorie total that allowed you to lose… } – Aug 27, 12:45 PM
    • Harriet Hall { I think you are misinterpreting the starvation experiment. The subjects DID lose weight when their calories were restricted, and their weight gain afterwards correlated with… } – Aug 27, 12:44 PM
    • Bob Johnston { This tells us one thing for sure, you weren’t really restricting your calorie intake versus your calorie output whatever you thought you were doing. And… } – Aug 27, 12:32 PM
  • Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: Separating facts from fiction (299)
    • Harriet Hall { “Many moderate to severe cases of MCS involve at least *something* you can measure” Normal healthy asymptomatic people are also likely to have at least… } – Aug 27, 11:54 AM
    • Anna { While I agree with you that symptoms like “headache, fatigue, confusion, depression, and muscle/joint pain” are difficult to objectively measure, people with MCS are not… } – Aug 27, 11:16 AM
  • That’s so Chiropractic (81)
    • Sarah Southon { Oh and sorry I forgot to mention I agree there is NO evidence that supports chiropractic treatment can do anything to improve the curves in… } – Aug 27, 1:30 AM
    • Sarah Southon { I don’t think you’ll find that exact study (patients won’t generally accept randomization into surgery vs. no surgery) but there are many long-term studies of… } – Aug 27, 1:20 AM
    • Becky { Thanks, this confirms what I we have been told by our pediatric orthopedic surgeon. The more I read the more I am confidant surgery is… } – Aug 26, 8:07 PM
    • Calli Arcale { It was a long while back that I read about it, but if I can find it, I will. Do remember, it’s just a survey,… } – Aug 26, 1:50 PM
  • Acupuncture for Macular Degeneration: Why I Reject the Evidence (118)
    • Vics { Any of you a retina specialist? As a patient amd a medical doctor, I can not believe that no progress has been made in the… } – Aug 26, 6:23 PM
    • Vics { Hello everybody, Any of you a retina specialist? Every aspect of medicine made some progress in the last 10 years, except on the filed of… } – Aug 26, 6:08 PM
  • Vitamin K Refusal – The New Anti-Vax (171)
    • moto_librarian { Having an unmedicated delivery does not guarantee that you will not have a bowel movement while pushing, and I don’t think that it matters if… } – Aug 26, 4:29 PM
  • “Atavistic oncology” revisited: Dr. Frank Arguello responds (157)
    • Vicki { How can Dr. Arguello think that he has been defamed and that he is on safe ground when he calls all conventional cancer treatments scams?… } – Aug 25, 1:30 PM
  • Acupuncture for Menopausal Symptoms (152)
    • mouse { Possibly you lack the plumbing? WLU did you have a uterus, ovaries and breasts lying around that you’ve just misplaced in the back of your… } – Aug 25, 12:21 PM
  • Cold reality versus the wishful thinking of cryonics (156)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { And by all means, be as altruistic as you would like, but don’t come to my face and tell me of a misguided sense of… } – Aug 25, 12:08 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { First point: Umm, Ok, and? I agree with you, though don’t see your point.Basically that you can’t have a preference when you are dead. There… } – Aug 25, 12:03 PM
  • Medical marijuana as the new herbalism, part 2: Cannabis does not cure cancer (245)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { I had chemo almost killed me so ditched it.So…you had cancer, you got chemo, then you didn’t have cancer, then you put drugs up your… } – Aug 25, 11:39 AM
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