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  • Yahoo News spews NaturalNews anti-vaccine (and other) propaganda (9)
    • Ed Whitney { Mike Adams says: In fact, the vastly improved transmission ability of the Ebola strain currently circulating (compared to previous outbreaks in years past) has many… } – Oct 02, 10:26 AM
    • n brownlee { Yes- I became so incensed at the arrant idiocy on some of the “infomercials” that I bombarded my local PBS with emails until I started… } – Oct 02, 9:42 AM
    • Carl { I think the fact that you said “alleged” implied that it was not certain that these things happen. Did you read about this one, where… } – Oct 02, 9:38 AM
    • DevoutCatalyst { PBS headquarters should squash that kind of thing (which is done by some of their affiliates). Since I never watch anything but the national feeds… } – Oct 02, 9:31 AM
    • Angora Rabbit { While we’re at it, what about those 2hr infomercials that erupt during every PBS pledge drive from doctors who have One Cure that Rules them… } – Oct 02, 9:05 AM
  • Brain Research in the 21st Century (19)
    • Windriven { Nancy, with all due respect, Meet The Beatles was in no sense revolutionary. That came later, after their proto-bubblegum success was assured. One could mount… } – Oct 02, 10:25 AM
    • n brownlee { Rubbish? The early Beatles output was an absolute revolution in pop music. There was nothing, nothing else that approached their utterly fresh synthesis – and… } – Oct 02, 9:50 AM
    • Windriven { Absolutely. Revolver was the transitional album – save the idiotic Yellow Submarine. } – Oct 02, 9:06 AM
    • BillyJoe { Agreed. The early Beatles were rubbish. Their best five albums all came towards the end…Revolver, Rubber Soul, Abbey Road, Sargeant Pepper, and the best of… } – Oct 02, 8:51 AM
    • Windriven { Quantum molecular, stem cell based, genetic and proteomic manipulating, acai-flavored, chondritin-enhanced homeopathic tofu. It will cure everything from toenail fungus to brain stem cancer. Guaranteed. } – Oct 01, 3:43 PM
  • How “they” view “us” revisited: Mike Adams goes off the deep end (112)
    • MadisonMD { Three points: 1. Your doctor should manage your medical care. I have no opinion on whether you should have an intervention because this requires a… } – Oct 02, 8:20 AM
    • Andrés { @MadisonMD: First, a personal disclosure. My total cholesterol is 369mg/dl. My HDL-C is 105 mg/dl. HDL doesn’t seem to stop being an important factor just… } – Oct 02, 2:27 AM
    • MadisonMD { Andres, I find your logic mostly* unbelievable. You reject a meta-analysis of primary prevention in 134,537 individuals based on your own subset analysis thereof, when… } – Oct 01, 8:04 AM
    • Andrés { MadisonMD said: Your cite that to the CTT meta-analysis showed a 9+/-6% risk reduction in all cause mortality. So I don’t understand why you reject… } – Oct 01, 5:20 AM
  • K2: The Vitamin, Not the Mountain (22)
    • Ella Mentry { Interesting, it feels to me like you’re splitting hairs, but to each their own. I agree that there are a lot of scary and unscientific… } – Oct 02, 4:42 AM
    • EBMOD { Indeed. Over 24 hours since the question was proposed, and crickets. What a douche. Amazing that he knows that he can’t make a cogent argument… } – Oct 01, 10:42 PM
    • Harriet Hall { “She never says that a buildup of calcium is the only cause of atherosclerosis, she just presents evidence that it is likely a contributing factor.”… } – Oct 01, 11:53 AM
    • Frederick { He probably just throw a dice. The universe will decide. Lol } – Oct 01, 11:17 AM
    • EBMOD { Welcome! Hope you will enjoy the banter around here… } – Oct 01, 10:36 AM
  • Announcement: “Integrative oncology” – Really the best of both worlds? (137)
    • weing { “We run the TB miasm in the family as defined by Dr. Hahnemann.” There is no such thing. If there were such a thing, where’s… } – Oct 02, 3:57 AM
    • Avijit { weing “See? I told you so. He/she is going to live forever” That is not correct. I am sure I will die one day but… } – Oct 02, 12:57 AM
    • Dave { Avijit, you really need to do a bit of reading about cancer before you write about it. First, cancer is not one disease. Some cancers… } – Oct 01, 10:30 PM
    • Windriven { “Today’s medical care is far superior to anything they did back then.” An important observation. Note the impact that science has had on the practice… } – Oct 01, 8:17 PM
    • Harriet Hall { “Then how would you explain the homeopathic cures during the Spanish flu of 1921 and the London cholera of 1854?” The conventional medical care of… } – Oct 01, 7:47 PM
  • Quackademia update: The Cleveland Clinic, George Washington University, and the continued infiltration of quackery into medical academia (176)
    • Frederick { “What we really want is validation of what we believe to be true,” Cosgrove said. That is a gem, confirmation bias much? The guy is… } – Oct 01, 11:57 PM
    • Andrey Pavlov { I’m not familiar with Chandler and had to google him, but I suppose in a sense that is what I am saying. To avoid the… } – Oct 01, 11:23 PM
    • Ed Whitney { No more room for reply indentations, but Andrey seems to be saying a version of what Raymond Chandler once said was the essence of the… } – Oct 01, 11:10 PM
    • Andrey Pavlov { I’m not quite sure what you mean to say Ed. To me, you seem to be drawing very superficial analogies that fail once you scratch… } – Oct 01, 11:03 PM
    • MadisonMD { You have a wicked sense of humor and I like it. } – Oct 01, 10:52 PM
  • Naturopathy vs. Science: Facts edition (495)
    • Andrey Pavlov { Typical stigmatising ignorance. You don’t like something I do or say so blame it on a DSM label instead of addressing the issue. No, your… } – Oct 01, 7:29 PM
    • mouse { cabrogal “I only represent myself when speaking of coping strategies. And when I specifically did so you and several others immediately cut in and claimed… } – Oct 01, 1:52 PM
    • Chris { Yawn. Random insults, lack of evidence, appeal to imaginary things like vitalism. Nothing to see here, move along. } – Oct 01, 1:13 PM
    • mouse { Skimming for links to studies. I see nothing. All I see is “As I said, there is no scientific evidence for any exercise of free… } – Oct 01, 12:38 PM
    • cabrogal { So how does your family treat you? … Or are they okay dokay for being told they are “vehemently arrogant lightweight thinkers”? There is no… } – Oct 01, 12:25 PM
  • One more time: No, wearing a bra does not cause breast cancer (306)
    • Chris { I did do a bit of a Google, and this was my favorite description of the study: http://www.dontrewardbadbehaviour.com/blog/bra-less-or-brainless/ } – Oct 01, 6:14 PM
    • mouse { “As Nelson points out, most of the center’s grizzly bears were deemed “problem bears” in the wild and were brought to WSU as an alternative… } – Oct 01, 5:13 PM
    • Chris { Bears also like donuts, and will move a box to get at them: https://news.wsu.edu/2014/08/19/grizzly-bears-use-tools-wsu-study-under-way } – Oct 01, 4:17 PM
    • mouse { I don’t know about your bears, but my bears definitely don’t get soggier wearing a bra. But then my bears don’t mind being soggy as… } – Oct 01, 4:13 PM
    • simba { Don’t care- comfort over beauty. } – Oct 01, 12:32 PM
  • Dr. Frank Arguello’s “atavistic oncology”: Another dubious cancer therapy to be avoided (80)
    • MadisonMD { Big whip, Frankie. SBM’s invitation to Witness the Regression of 37 Stage IV Melanomas. SBM’s invitation to witness a proven survival benefit from effective scientific… } – Oct 01, 5:41 PM
    • BCM { The above invitation to “Witness the Regression of a Stage IV Melanoma (a cure?)” appeared in my University of Tennessee Biochemistry & Cellular & Molecular… } – Oct 01, 4:45 PM
    • MadisonMD { Why not just publish your results in a peer reviewed journal like everyone else? Like you did back when you were Assistant Professor? } – Oct 01, 4:34 PM
    • Dr. Frank Arguello { Dr. Arguello’s Invitation to Witness the Regression of a Stage IV Melanoma. Copy and Paste URL: http://sendmb2.com/clients/drarguello/4thcampaignFA01102014.html } – Oct 01, 4:11 PM
  • “Atavistic oncology” revisited: Dr. Frank Arguello responds (178)
    • Dr. Frank Arguello { Dr. Arguello’s Invitation to Witness the Regression of a Stage IV Melanoma. Copy and Paste URL: http://sendmb2.com/clients/drarguello/4thcampaignFA01102014.html } – Oct 01, 4:13 PM
  • Lemons and Lyme: Bogus tests and dangerous treatments of the Lyme-literati (243)
    • Windriven { “This however, is called blinding the observer to the samples.” Facepalm – with nosebleed. Thank you. } – Oct 01, 3:45 PM
    • MadisonMD { As to randomizing, it would seem to me important for the PCR test to accurately sort supposed CLD sufferers from controls naive to the bacteria…. } – Oct 01, 2:50 PM
    • Windriven { @MadisonMD As is clear, I envisioned a much larger trial and with controls and blinding. And still the hard costs – say $50k – are… } – Oct 01, 2:16 PM
    • MadisonMD { Perhaps I was unclear. Take 5 patients who you believe have CLD, collect their blood, and run PCR. If you demonstrate persistent Borrelia, you are… } – Oct 01, 1:44 PM
    • Windriven { “There was such naiveness in the “$200″ comment…” Naivete? No. Madison was noting that PCR could be done for ~$200. Per subject. In a study… } – Oct 01, 8:38 AM
  • “Mystery” Illness in Colombia (218)
    • simba { Wait, in fairness, while she did say that at first, Whoa did then afterwards agree that some women found bras comfortable. She implied that was… } – Oct 01, 12:31 PM
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