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  • Another Review Finds Homeopathy Worthless (313)
    • Windriven { Avijit, the delusional Boiron shill says: “[Homeopathy] works every time [for nausea]. It is a condition documented under a remedy. But the evidence says it… } – Mar 27, 7:35 AM
    • Andrey Pavlov { My opinions, or more accurately the set of hypotheses that I am testing out a possible, There’s that painfully obviously false humility. No Peter, you’ve… } – Mar 27, 6:16 AM
    • Graham { Be specific. Which doctors here that your perceptions show you are those that would heavily criticise patients for CAM use? } – Mar 27, 6:02 AM
    • PMoran { ” What is said on a blog about the evidence and rationality of a treatment is not representative of what is said to patients in… } – Mar 27, 5:02 AM
    • Avijit { WilliamLawrenceUtridge says: ..Except, the thing is – it won’t. When you test homeopathy as a treatment for nausea, it doesn’t work any better than an… } – Mar 27, 2:49 AM
  • ND Confession, Part 1: Clinical training inside and out (126)
    • Britt Hermes { Patrick, I enjoyed reading your insights and stories. Thank you for posting. } – Mar 27, 3:49 AM
    • David Drummond { “The sad part is that they don’t even know and the many in authority don’t even know.” irony meter going off, alert. Steve-o is still… } – Mar 26, 4:25 PM
  • Should the FDA crack down on homeopathic “remedies”? (80)
    • Beatrice C. { *significant other. I hate typos. } – Mar 27, 12:27 AM
    • Beatrice C. { My significant was a lab scientist in the pharmaceutical industry. There are days it feels like I need his expertise to go to the drug… } – Mar 27, 12:03 AM
    • ScienceMonkey { Spectacular! The Physical Symptoms section reads like an ee Cummings poem. Did I make a mistake when I switched from engineering to business? Some of… } – Mar 26, 9:56 PM
    • George Martin { I found out recently that Galaxo Smith Kline which makes the Advair Diskcus has has a plan which provides patient assistance if your income is… } – Mar 26, 9:12 PM
    • simba { Yup, I’ve started going more for the small independent pharmacies because there is a better chance they won’t stock all that stuff. It can sometimes… } – Mar 26, 9:10 PM
  • Scientology’s War on Medicine (113)
    • Frederick { ( Going to test the nerd/gamer out here) I wonder how Xenu and his crowd could have survived to the 50 000 years harvesting cycles… } – Mar 26, 11:19 PM
    • Graham { Of course not. } – Mar 25, 8:53 PM
    • llewelly { “The telegraph even wants you to believe that this would disprove the Big Bang, and tomorrow maybe it will cause global warming, cure Alzheimer and… } – Mar 25, 8:43 PM
    • Lytrigian { Does it really matter? } – Mar 25, 7:40 PM
    • Thor { Regarding cults, I highly recommend Sam Harris’ new audio-blog post, “Through the Eyes of a Cult”, about the suicide-cult of Heaven’s Gate. The main gist… } – Mar 25, 5:52 PM
  • What Is Brain Death? (101)
    • simba { Not taking the piss out of you, it just seemed like a weirdly-appropriate place for this comment! I was only reading through old threads the… } – Mar 26, 10:17 PM
    • Nell on Wheels { :-D } – Mar 26, 10:09 PM
    • Windriven { I’ve been registered for many years. In WA and also in LA (maybe this is throughout the country) donors have a notation on their driver’s… } – Mar 26, 9:55 PM
    • mouse { hear, hear? Oh well. } – Mar 26, 8:39 PM
    • mouse { Here, here, MadisonMD } – Mar 26, 8:38 PM
  • Evaluating milk and its substitutes (497)
    • David Drummond { “My favorite is MeatEater and here is the host, at a book signing, answering a vegan on the question of hunting:” Wow this guy is… } – Mar 26, 4:31 PM
  • Making One’s Own Reality – Food Babe Edition (289)
    • David Drummond { “Instead of looking it up, you try to shoot the messenger, hmmmmm……” i did look it up, not very interesting. bam bam! it’s still twitching… } – Mar 26, 4:16 PM
  • Glyphosate – The New Bogeyman (375)
    • Public Health RN (Scott) { When you say “Monsatan” you have lost all credibility. Oh and thank you for the dose of conspiracy theory paranoia. } – Mar 26, 3:14 PM
    • Graham { You seem to have rather poor reading comprehension. Let me have you re-read what I wrote: And, though not in the same field, I am… } – Mar 25, 3:57 PM
    • Mlema { and that amphibians are irrelevant to the ecosystem } – Mar 25, 2:17 PM
    • Mlema { How do you use both a system that reduces pesticides and increases diversity and soil health AND use glyphosate-resistant GE monocultures? It’s not a false… } – Mar 25, 2:09 PM
    • Andrey Pavlov { Oh, and Mark Lynas himself discusses it, along with evidence and references, to show why it is indeed unlikely that “organic farming” could feed the… } – Mar 25, 7:46 AM
  • Ken Burns Presents Cancer (49)
    • KayMarie { Mouse, you may want to check with the insurance as Flonase very recently went over the counter so you may be better off buying it… } – Mar 26, 2:30 PM
    • mouse { Actually, I hadn’t realized until you all started talking about allergies, how bad my typical change of season, non-allergic rhinitis had gotten. I actually can… } – Mar 26, 1:58 PM
    • KayMarie { I still remember my Mom coming over to check why I hadn’t gotten out of bed yet one spring morning. My one eye was glued… } – Mar 26, 1:20 PM
    • Chris { Mouse: “allergies shots won’t help me and antihistamines have very limited affect,” Yikes. You have an immune system with learning disabilities! KayMarie: “Too many of… } – Mar 26, 1:05 PM
    • mouse { Vaccines are great, unfortunately allergies shots won’t help me and antihistamines have very limited affect, while making my eyes even dryer. I think I need… } – Mar 26, 12:53 PM
  • Is cancer due mostly to “bad luck”? (477)
    • Nell on Wheels { <a href="http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/002048-pdf.pdf"=The History of Cancer Human beings and other animals have had cancer throughout recorded history. So it’s no surprise that from the dawn of… } – Mar 26, 11:38 AM
    • Graham { Another curiosity, why is it so rare to find cancer in premodern times? If it is found, then it gets a big press release eg…. } – Mar 26, 10:59 AM
  • On the “right” to challenge a medical or scientific consensus (125)
    • Slim934 { “You claim that Medicare is unconstitutional but that the constitutionally provided Supreme Court that has let Medicare stand is a flawed institution whose ruling is… } – Mar 26, 11:36 AM
    • Windriven { What does an ideal society look like to you, Slim? You claim that Medicare is unconstitutional but that the constitutionally provided Supreme Court that has… } – Mar 26, 10:11 AM
    • Slim934 { “Along the way the AAPS embraces some seriously wacky far right wing viewpoints such as that Medicare is unconstitutional” So I know you only brought… } – Mar 26, 9:01 AM
    • Beatrice C. { Chris, I really do understand where you’re coming from. In addition to the bone disease, all three of my kids were preemies. The youngest hit… } – Mar 26, 1:38 AM
    • llewelly { It’s notable that you provide no references. } – Mar 26, 12:13 AM
  • An aboriginal girl dies of leukemia: Parental “rights” versus the right of a child to medical care (210)
    • Graham { Your inability to comprehend text, misunderstanding of the words you use, and personal attacks places you firmly in the altie camp. You’d be less of… } – Mar 26, 12:07 AM
    • Chris { Reading comprehension fail. You are the one playing word games instead of coming up with data. Try playing your petty Dunning-Kruger contests elsewhere. } – Mar 25, 9:53 PM
    • Graham { Oh yeah, forgot how irrelevant data is to you. } – Mar 25, 8:55 PM
    • Chris { So what? They are native peoples of the two American continents. You really show how petty your are when you argue semantics instead of data. } – Mar 25, 8:40 PM
    • Graham { From the link I used Even though the term “Indian” does not include the Aleuts, Inuit, or Yupik peoples, these groups are considered indigenous peoples… } – Mar 25, 8:27 PM
  • The Gerson protocol, cancer, and the death of Jess Ainscough, a.k.a. “The Wellness Warrior” (719)
    • Chris { Well, for one thing convincing people to use worthless therapies instead of real medicine is dangerous. Her own mother was one such victim. } – Mar 25, 11:21 AM
    • KayMarie { Harriet, isn’t this article excatly the same as using a personal testimonial? You just use others personal experiences to suppport your own agenda here. It… } – Mar 25, 8:59 AM
    • Windriven { “Apparently it made her happy to inspire people and make money doing that, why is that a problem? Also, isn’t that what doctors do? They… } – Mar 25, 7:42 AM
    • LouV { and yes! they do keep records on this, but it seems to me, you don’t want to see them? Then could you please provide a… } – Mar 25, 6:16 AM
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