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  • Rope Worms: C’est la Merde (237)
    • Vladimir { Look at the pictures here http://ropeworms.com/ and here http://www.pravdu.net/publ/zdorove/parazity_v_tele_cheloveka_otravljajut_mysli_ljudej/2-1-0-111 } – Jul 24, 11:25 PM
    • Vladimir { People are infested with rope worms, you just don’t see it. } – Jul 24, 11:22 PM
    • Windriven { Yeah Vlad, Facebook is where I go for all that is new in science and medicine. Might as well start with the most rigorous, right? } – Jul 24, 11:09 PM
    • Vladimir { Go on Facebook groups, like CDHealth, or curezone.com and see for yourself. Lyme, autism, rope worms. } – Jul 24, 11:06 PM
    • Windriven { Dude, the first and the last are just stringlike matter floating in water. I have no idea what the second one is, the vagina on… } – Jul 24, 10:16 PM
  • Another Lawsuit To Suppress Legitimate Criticism – This Time SBM (120)
    • Windriven { Yeah … good luck with that in this country. } – Jul 24, 10:18 PM
    • Homunculus { After the suite, request his lawyer be examined by the bar for abuse of process. If the state in which the case is being heard… } – Jul 24, 9:40 PM
    • Peter S { The motion for injunction is the one I meant to refer to. I don’t believe Dr. Novella’s legal team has filed yet, but I expect… } – Jul 24, 7:05 PM
    • Windriven { I also found something that seems to link a Peter Jones with P2D Bioscience, an outfit that among other things, is doing work on TNF… } – Jul 24, 6:19 PM
    • Nell on Wheels { Thanks for the clarification. Now, just to be technical, can you clarify “this motion”? Are you referring to the plaintiffs motion for an injunction or… } – Jul 24, 6:12 PM
  • Food fights in the courtroom (58)
    • Windriven { How many calories in a plate of Costco frozen lasagna and a bowl of Cheetos? } – Jul 24, 10:09 PM
    • Windriven { How many calories is 4oz of salmon, steamed broccoli, and some risotto Milanese? I have no freaking idea but it ain’t too many. } – Jul 24, 10:07 PM
    • Windriven { “Actually, there’s no $10/lb. salmon anywhere” Actually, there IS $10/lb salmon in the PNW, even in grocery stores at the right times of year. } – Jul 24, 10:04 PM
    • n brownlee { You can feed yourself a wholesome and nutritious diet for fifty bucks a week per person, and you sure can’t buy enough junk to feed… } – Jul 24, 9:57 PM
    • Yodel lady { rofl!! So wonderful. People should have to pass a quiz on this film before being allowed on the Internet. ;) } – Jul 24, 9:38 PM
  • Acupuncture for Menopausal Symptoms (138)
    • goodnightirene { Many thanks–and glad I got back to these comments in a roundabout way. :-) } – Jul 24, 11:25 AM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Wow, I would deliberately not buy such a product because of such a comment. If it sucks so hard you have to spam it to… } – Jul 22, 9:43 AM
    • Windriven { Sawyer, Don’t reply to spam. Send Paul an e-mail and he’ll remove it. } – Jul 21, 10:40 PM
    • Sawyer { SPAM! How the heck did that one slip through? } – Jul 21, 9:42 PM
    • Windriven { You haven’t missed much. } – Jul 21, 8:07 PM
  • Medical Malpractice Lawsuits (51)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { SBM dedicates a not-inconsequential amount of bandwidth to some of these doctors, but there’s a lot of quacks and hacks out there. } – Jul 24, 10:28 AM
    • charles minus { I’m a retired private investigator who worked on many med mal cases. I’d like to bring up something here that hasn’t been mentioned and which… } – Jul 24, 1:40 AM
    • Alan Levinovitz { This is an admirable article–willing to reconsider preconceived notions. Part of the problem is that there has been a campaign to paint America as a… } – Jul 23, 8:41 PM
    • zotdoc { I’ve retired from general surgery and have a few comments on the article 1.) average malpractice insurance for a general surgeon in Georgia lately is… } – Jul 23, 1:56 PM
    • PeteSYD { Why don’t sharks bite lawyers? Professional courtesy. } – Jul 23, 6:52 AM
  • Lemons and Lyme: Bogus tests and dangerous treatments of the Lyme-literati (141)
    • Peter S { From 1987!! Are we really much further along? http://www.nytimes.com/1987/07/28/science/fatigue-virus-has-experts-more-baffled-and-skeptical-than-ever.html At this point, in most cases of chronic fatigue syndrome, there is no identifiable cause, cure… } – Jul 24, 10:28 AM
    • Peter S { “Fatigue is a physiological symptom of ME/CFS caused by mitochondrial function, high oxidative stress, amongst other things. There most certainly can be a CNS aspect… } – Jul 24, 10:23 AM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { You seem to be completely missing my point, so I will be explicit. You seem to believe that it is clearly and unambiguously demonstrated that… } – Jul 24, 6:27 AM
    • Mike H. { Fatigue is a physiological symptom of ME/CFS caused by mitochondrial function, high oxidative stress, amongst other things. There most certainly can be a CNS aspect… } – Jul 24, 3:45 AM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { While the evidence is certainly hard navigate and mechanisms and etiologies of illness are confusing, I do think the evidence is convincing as a whole…. } – Jul 23, 9:10 PM
  • NuVet: Pet Supplement Snake Oil (55)
    • DrD { I can recommend animal chiropractors. They are actually at least as smart as the human chiropractors though their hooves/claws can sometimes leave unsightly bruises. } – Jul 24, 2:05 AM
    • Nicole { Thank you for a fascinating article. It’s not just animal doctors, by the way. My husband’s GP started pushing supplements on him (over a decade… } – Jul 22, 4:00 AM
    • Roadstergal { Thanks for the rec – it looks like a great resource. I’m especially going to be interested to read through the posts on nutrition and… } – Jul 21, 2:42 PM
  • NY federal court hands triple loss to anti-vaccination ideology (104)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Nobody sponsors this cite, recently the ads were turned on but they are to a generic, quasi-random list of popular articles. Basically what you are… } – Jul 23, 9:12 PM
    • Chris { Yeah, it really shows their dedication to their cause, since they just like to post one rant and, just like Brave Sir Robin, they bravely… } – Jul 23, 4:25 PM
    • Windriven { “Provide verifiable documentation.” Yeah…. not gonna happen, Chris. I don’t expect to ever hear from Danny boy again. He doesn’t strike me as having the… } – Jul 23, 4:23 PM
    • Chris { “not sponsored or biased by the same group which sponsors this site.” Can you list some of those researchers that meet with your approval? Plus… } – Jul 23, 4:16 PM
    • Windriven { “But look for researches not sponsored or biased by the same group which sponsors this site.” You are suggesting reading the pathetic ravings of superstitious… } – Jul 23, 2:59 PM
  • One Million Page Views (47)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/food-fears/ } – Jul 23, 12:37 PM
    • Elza { Dr. Novella’s Food Fears is not there anymore, why so? Or link is broken. } – Jul 23, 12:25 PM
  • The Texas Medical Board vs. Stanislaw Burzynski, 2014 edition (53)
    • n brownlee { You are badly mistaken. I know a dozen people who are cancer-free today, cured by surgery, chemotherapy drugs, and/or radiation, in various combinations. I, personally,… } – Jul 23, 11:08 AM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Chemo and radiation do work, depending on the cancer, the stage of cancer, and the goal. They are not always curative, for many tumors or… } – Jul 23, 11:08 AM
    • Daniel Thomas { And about Chemo, or Radiation, does they work? Of course, not, so why are the doctor who prescribe this are out of the jail? Answer,… } – Jul 23, 9:33 AM
  • Evaluating Treatment Claims: A Primer (80)
    • Andrés { Dr. Pavlov said: Andres, there is no theoretical lower limit to a glucose level that won’t cause end organ damage. Perhaps. Since we all are… } – Jul 23, 1:01 AM
    • n brownlee { Type II diabetics can control the disease and tremendously slow the progress with tight blood glucose control; I did it for more than ten years…. } – Jul 21, 11:05 AM
  • The false hope of “right-to-try” metastasizes to Michigan (54)
    • Yodel lady { Am I right in understanding none of these state laws actually make it legal? The FDA regulates drugs. The states can pass these laws, but… } – Jul 22, 2:17 PM
    • David Gorski { None of these bills compel drug companies to participate, nor do any of them provide for payment for experimental drug. The financial burden is entirely… } – Jul 22, 9:43 AM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { With each state having different provisions regarding eligibility, informed consent, liability (or not) of physicians and drug companies, what state employees/agents can or can’t tell… } – Jul 22, 9:27 AM
    • Chris Hickie { The only reasons I can come up with for this being sent to the voters are: 1. The governor wouldn’t sign it into law if… } – Jul 22, 9:19 AM
    • Jann Bellamy { No, and I don’t think any state could constitutionally require companies to provide these drugs. You are correct that the pharmaceutical companies don’t want to… } – Jul 22, 8:02 AM
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