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  • Political Science: Chronic Lyme Disease (71)
    • Sawyer { @JD Thanks for the awesome breakdown. Between these guidelines, the Cochrane work you mentioned, and some head-butting with climate change deniers this weekend, I’m gaining… } – Nov 23, 7:47 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Klempner jumped to conclusions about further antibiotic treatment. He did not try other types of antibiotics or durations of therapy but then declared no other… } – Nov 23, 7:01 PM
    • Sawyer { Looking over their discussion of GRADE criteria spawns a question for me – are there people that now specialize in Lyme research/treatment that have extensive… } – Nov 23, 7:00 PM
    • JD { Oh I read them. What I provided was the review of an independent panel made up of experts in infectious disease, microbiology, immunology, and epidemiology…. } – Nov 23, 6:24 PM
    • Loonout (Shan) { Klempner jumped to conclusions about further antibiotic treatment. He did not try other types of antibiotics or durations of therapy but then declared no other… } – Nov 23, 5:27 PM
  • Infinite Variety? (106)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Don’t let you opinion interfere with patient care. That is malpractice.I know posting information about an identifiable patient’s medical condition online is a HIPPA violation,… } – Nov 23, 7:20 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Why continue to use the term CAM when you truly know that all of it is not ineffective. When CAM is proven to be effective,… } – Nov 23, 7:13 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Leaving patients to suffer in pain in vain under your stupidity and narrow mindedness is the definition of sick minded. What do you call offering… } – Nov 23, 6:50 PM
    • Windriven { “Don’t let you opinion interfere with patient care. That is malpractice.” This, spoken by a man whose entire practice is based on opinion. Unreal. You… } – Nov 23, 4:29 PM
    • Windriven { I touch more patients in a day with the products that I make than you will treat in several years, products that demonstrably improve peoples’… } – Nov 23, 4:25 PM
  • Ontario fails to protect the life of a First Nations girl with cancer (172)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { The history of courts forcibly removing children from First Nations families and having them adopted out by white people is too dark and bitter.At what… } – Nov 23, 7:19 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { And in the case of a Minor have their parents speak for them?They should not have this right. There are correct answers. For anybody, Aboriginal,… } – Nov 23, 7:08 PM
    • Jon { And thank you, Steve and Dave, for acknowledging that it’s not traditional medicine. (That wouldn’t make it any more factual, but claiming it’s traditional medicine… } – Nov 23, 4:05 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Canada’s Aboriginal policy is fundamentally racist, and now we’re adding it to the court system. On the other hand, it is somewhat self-correcting, because more… } – Nov 23, 2:34 PM
    • Alex { So they are taking the girl to Florida to be given treatment. That opens the case to American courts. I wonder if there will be… } – Nov 21, 11:53 AM
  • Recent Developments and Recurring Dilemmas in Cancer Screening: Colon, Lung, Thyroid (392)
    • agitato { “J says: November 18, 2014 at 8:28 am Thank you for this wonderful article. How do you take this information to someone who is more… } – Nov 23, 5:37 PM
    • Windriven { @Sawyer “I know this is the second time in several days I’ve barged into a discussion and asked for everyone else to stop posting, but… } – Nov 23, 4:16 PM
    • EBMOD { Aaaaand yet again you COMPLETELY ignore any criticism and make it all about condescending every one else. } – Nov 23, 4:12 PM
    • Windriven { Goddammit, C’mon people, isn’t it obvious that this is a disturbed individual with a desperate need to focus SBM on herself? You are just feeding… } – Nov 23, 4:02 PM
    • Tazia K. Stagg { There’s one thing that’s worth clarifying. It did not anger me that Thor tried to insult me by suggesting that I have a psychiatric diagnosis…. } – Nov 23, 2:42 PM
  • Stroke Death from Chiropractic Neck Manipulation (280)
    • Thinking_Chiro { That is why I come onto sites like this. It is to put reason and referenced research into the public record. I find it extremely… } – Nov 23, 4:47 PM
    • Windriven { Thanks again, TC. The studies that you cited explore some interesting economic issues. I’m not sure I’m convinced that evidence based chiropractic and physiotherapy aren’t… } – Nov 23, 11:53 AM
    • Thinking_Chiro { In reply to Windriven: The future for chiropractic is focusing on treating musculoskeletal problems. The explosion in neuroscience research over the last 10-15 years has… } – Nov 23, 5:47 AM
    • John { Vaccines are for Dr’s if people have an opinion it is just that an opinion. Some vaccines are better than others, some last a life… } – Nov 23, 5:06 AM
    • Windriven { Your intent doesn’t matter. Your actions matter. The truth matters. Take the truth to TAM and be a star! } – Nov 22, 11:15 PM
  • Energy Drinks are Risky, Especially for Kids (96)
    • DevoutCatalyst { You’re not a tea snob, be kind to yourself. The question is whether or not you’ll drink Busch beer. } – Nov 23, 3:56 PM
    • Jon { I will say that the Mario reference is more intended to evoke nostalgia than anything. Platformers aren’t as popular as they used to be. Yeah,… } – Nov 23, 3:49 PM
    • simba { Had someone on a bus talk to me recently about the good old days when people weren’t as fussed about things like washing your hands… } – Nov 23, 1:27 PM
    • mouse { EBMOD – I recall a FB share that made the rounds awhile ago. It talked about all the great things that went on when “we”… } – Nov 23, 1:26 PM
    • simba { Someone explain to me- what is this ‘cold tea’? Is it just simply ordinary black tea, made cold, with some sugar? I was confused by… } – Nov 23, 11:07 AM
  • Low Dose Aspirin for Primary Prevention (82)
    • Windriven { Don’t forget Steve Rodrigues, Sawyer. I’ll agree that many of his comments are so incomprehensible as to not even rise to the level of “Irrational”,… } – Nov 23, 12:15 PM
    • Sawyer { Qbal and stan make quite a team. You guys could offer a Ph. D. in “Irrational Debate Techniques” and it would surpass the quality and… } – Nov 23, 11:51 AM
    • Iqbal { WilliamLawrenceUtridge “That’s a 14-year-old document that draws on 20-year-old research.” Is this more recent? “The rates of obesity, diabetes, asthma, food allergies, hay fever, eczema,… } – Nov 23, 11:10 AM
    • fred sachs { The use of risk ratios in this discussion is not good. It’s like saying you can double your odds of winning the lottery by buying… } – Nov 21, 5:03 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Probably depends on whether he’s selling it or not. } – Nov 21, 2:08 PM
  • Does the Movie Fed Up Make Sense? (674)
    • Andrey Pavlov { …. exit stage left! } – Nov 22, 6:53 PM
    • estockly { >>>I would politely suggest Andrey, Madison, Windriven, and any of the other regulars here stop wasting time on this abomination of a discussion. I can… } – Nov 22, 5:48 PM
    • Windriven { I for one will defer to your sensible suggestion and to the unspoken endorsement of the fuzzy rabbit. } – Nov 22, 10:29 AM
    • Sawyer { Currently 670 Comments in, and from the looks of things not one single issue has been resolved to anyone’s satisfaction. I would politely suggest Andrey,… } – Nov 22, 10:22 AM
    • Peter H Proctor, PhD,MD { Richard J. Johnson, et al “Sugar, Uric Acid, and the Etiology of Diabetes and Obesity” http://diabetes.diabetesjournals.org/content/62/10/3307.long …. Fructose is a major component of added sugars… } – Nov 21, 5:23 PM
  • Naturopathy vs. Science: Autism (77)
    • Chris { You are a bad troll. “What matters is that *I* tell everyone that I am infinitely superior to them, that I am the greatest thing… } – Nov 22, 2:35 PM
    • Chris { Yeah, his brilliance is underwhelming. Let’s take one part of the sentence: “openly proud to be an antinatalist & mathematician (& a Matheist)” First with… } – Nov 22, 1:40 PM
    • Marion { WilliamLawrenceUtridge: ” I have no solution, merely recognition.” The solution, literally, is anything. It’s not just enough to oppose subhuman trash. One must oppose subhuman… } – Nov 22, 1:32 PM
    • Chris { Solipsism is not a terribly social philosophy. This is perhaps why you do not see the downside of eugenics. As an applied mathematician I would… } – Nov 22, 1:31 PM
    • simba { Offensive troll is obvious. You missed something about holocaust-denial or perhaps women-hatred. Try harder next time. } – Nov 22, 1:27 PM
  • Retconning the story of traditional Chinese medicine (124)
    • Bryan Hanson { Very helpful and informative article. Thanks for writing it. For a related perspective, in Latin American where the hot-cold notion came over with the Spanish,… } – Nov 22, 1:48 PM
  • Hiccups: From Acupuncture to Quantum Touch (67)
    • Willy { Holding my breath–”deeply”–is always a sure cure for hiccups for me, too. The word for a pepper is “chile”, not “chili”, as in: Chili is… } – Nov 22, 11:16 AM
  • Eminent Harvard psychologist, mother of positive psychology, New Age quack? (62)
    • Trish { Oh, man, I hate the “heroic battle” trope. Other than getting your butt to the doctors’s office, lab & hospital, there’s nothing an ordinary person… } – Nov 20, 5:25 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { You know, SBM does accept guest posts… } – Nov 20, 2:23 PM
  • Fear mongering about vaccines as “racist population control” in Kenya (46)
    • LIz Ditz { Published today: http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/commentandblogs/2014/11/20/the-unkillable-catholic-vaccination-conspiracy/ For others – particularly those who worked in public health in Mexico in 1993, in Nicaragua and the Philippines in 1994, and… } – Nov 20, 5:03 PM
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