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  • Energy Drinks are Risky, Especially for Kids (66)
    • David Drummond { I never remember Tim Hortons putting a message on the cup warning you to not mix with alcohol, oh wait that’s only on cans of… } – Nov 22, 11:02 AM
    • Dave { The current issue of the journal Science reports that the US Dept of agriculture has approved planting of this potato, which, when fried, contains up… } – Nov 22, 10:09 AM
    • Windriven { Hey Carl – Where did the sentence that you put in quotes come from? “mixing alcohol with energy drinks is more dangerous than mixing it… } – Nov 22, 10:08 AM
    • Windriven { Well, perhaps not for “more dangerous than mixing with coffee” but there is at least one recent study linking caffeine and alcohol mixtures with high… } – Nov 22, 9:54 AM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { They’ve won what? A huge investment in something they can no longer sell because everyone got it for free via contamination?Actually, Monsanto and Bayer, two… } – Nov 22, 9:16 AM
  • Recent Developments and Recurring Dilemmas in Cancer Screening: Colon, Lung, Thyroid (262)
    • Nell on Wheels { Things that make you go hmmmmmm… I wonder if it’s significant that while various sources list her as specializing in Preventive Medicine: * The rating… } – Nov 22, 10:59 AM
    • Jopari { I don’t follow, who is they? } – Nov 22, 9:40 AM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { What she meant was that Whoa has consistently refused to come around, if you can get her to, we applaud you. We’ve tried all we… } – Nov 22, 9:33 AM
    • Jopari { I think Tazia is going the same way Whoa is, stubborn, unyielding in the face of evidence and generally a pain in the neck. } – Nov 22, 9:32 AM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Tazia has reached a meta-level of tone trolling that is staggering. Tazia, in the cases of scientific questions, do you think it appropriate to defer… } – Nov 22, 9:22 AM
  • Does the Movie Fed Up Make Sense? (672)
    • 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
    • estockly { >>> There is at least one documented case of improved kidney function too. Yea, but there’s also good science. Sure, more study is needed, but… } – Nov 21, 10:32 AM
    • Andrés { Dr. Pavlov said: Firstly, the “low-carb” diet was an average of 116.7g of carbs/day. At least it is lower than the 171g/day of the moderate… } – Nov 21, 7:10 AM
  • Stroke Death from Chiropractic Neck Manipulation (261)
    • Windriven { Thanks for your thoughtful reply, Thinking Chiro. But I am still not clear on the distinction you draw between a subluxation-free, evidence based chiropractic and… } – Nov 22, 10:22 AM
    • Thinking_Chieo { In reply to Windriven: Yep they should be cendured, but unfortunately if I go to the search box at the top of this page and… } – Nov 21, 6:06 PM
    • Windriven { ” I see physio’s acting more and more like the worst in chiropractic and jumping down the rabbit hole, using activators, SOT blocking with similar… } – Nov 21, 7:55 AM
    • Windriven { “do they think what we do in practice is evidence based?” Frightening, stated as broadly as your anecdote reports it. Which is not to suggest… } – Nov 21, 7:46 AM
    • John { Amen } – Nov 21, 3:33 AM
  • Political Science: Chronic Lyme Disease (61)
    • Thor { Bingo!! } – Nov 22, 12:35 AM
    • JD { You mean some iteration of these guidelines? http://www.aldf.com/pdf/HPA_Review_of_ILADS_Guidelines.pdf I have a sneaking suspicion that this stinking pile has not improved drastically since last reviewed. } – Nov 21, 10:03 PM
    • Sawyer { Joann, If you indeed have post-treatment Lyme complications (a rare but real scenario), then the Chronic Lyme community are absolutely NOT on your side. They… } – Nov 21, 9:20 PM
    • loonout { I didn’t have time to go through all the comments, but if someone is implying advocates are promoting quack treatments out there, maybe they have… } – Nov 21, 6:33 PM
    • Jopari { And you are obviously divorced from reality to have learned nothing from the above comments and previous posts. The symptoms you experience may not be… } – Nov 20, 1:54 PM
  • Naturopathy vs. Science: Autism (69)
    • goodnightirene { We both had good results with Paul’s suggestions, including the tennis balls in the hot bath. It worked so well that I did it again,… } – Nov 21, 7:19 PM
    • goodnightirene { Behind pain (literally, I guess) I’m thinking pain in the ass. } – Nov 21, 7:12 PM
    • goodnightirene { Great suggestions and info! I’m going to get busy on all this and look more closely at what’s going on over at SSBM. I have… } – Nov 21, 6:58 PM
    • goodnightirene { Can’t argue with that, Wind, but we still need to provide some defense. } – Nov 21, 6:51 PM
    • Frederick { That’s exactly what I’m thinking, i mean, they all come up with pseudoscientific causes and they all contradict each other, but yet, none of them… } – Nov 21, 6:04 PM
  • Low Dose Aspirin for Primary Prevention (79)
    • 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
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Preclinical laboratory study. Never trust the ability to kill cancer cells in a dish. } – Nov 21, 2:07 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Tremendous risk of false positives with shotgun testing though. The more tests you take, the more risk that you’re going to get at least one… } – Nov 21, 2:06 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { My thinking was “hard end points”. Placebo controls and blinding are important when you’re discussing subjective end points like satisfaction and well-being. When discussing objective… } – Nov 21, 2:04 PM
  • Ontario fails to protect the life of a First Nations girl with cancer (168)
    • 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
    • Lynn { http://www.thespec.com/news-story/5028666-aboriginal-girl-who-refused-chemo-is-critically-ill/ But it’s chemo’s fault “”At that point because of her weakened immune system from chemo (that she stopped 8 months ago) the doctors gave… } – Nov 20, 7:23 PM
    • Jopari { Which is sorta the point. It’s rather clear cut. } – Nov 20, 1:46 PM
    • Lacri { Normal people are also permitted to participate in pornography – if they’re adults. } – Nov 20, 4:45 AM
    • EBMOD { Cool, email sent… } – Nov 19, 6:11 PM
  • Infinite Variety? (72)
    • Windriven { “I know this is hard for some to follow.” I don’t think anyone has a difficult time following what you’re saying, Peter. I just don’t… } – Nov 21, 12:38 AM
    • Jopari { So are you saying that CAM has a legitimate leg to stand on? Windriven doesn’t insult every new person here who talks about CAM favorably,… } – Nov 20, 10:24 PM
    • PMoran { W: “Peter, I meet people with open arms and an open heart.” Ha1 Surely this was tongue in cheek. What?, –one nanosecond later and they… } – Nov 20, 5:08 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { It is obvious how much you fear the “possibility” or anything except man-made medicine.I’m sorry, homeopathic preparations are made by trees or something? Also, I… } – Nov 20, 4:07 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { You get the right remedy and, no surprise, it works!You see, here’s the problem. If you get better – it was the remedy. If you… } – Nov 20, 4:03 PM
  • 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
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { One can make the case that it is a form of emotion-focused coping; it doesn’t help the cancer be cured, but it at least helps… } – Nov 20, 2:11 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
  • Chaperones Needed (144)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { The fact that you attribute it solely to money rather than, say intellectual honesty or patient wellbeing, or general fiduciary responsibility, renders your comment suspect…. } – Nov 20, 3:56 PM
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