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  • NuVet: Pet Supplement Snake Oil (68)
    • enkidu { My vet keeps suggesting supplements for my 10 year old tripod dog, as she is missing a back leg and I am starting to notice… } – Sep 19, 9:07 AM
  • The “CDC whistleblower saga”: Updates, backlash, and (I hope) a wrap-up (331)
    • KayMarie { A lot of data sets require you be able to pass the basic HIPPA regulation training and other things to protect the individuals in the… } – Sep 18, 11:45 PM
    • Chris { So have you submitted your proposal and done all the paperwork? } – Sep 18, 11:25 PM
    • Doro { hi ! you stated in your text that the CDC has the data from the controversial study available for everyone to have a look, so… } – Sep 18, 2:27 AM
    • Chris { Argh. Misplaced comment, so I’ll repeat: I could go into an explanation of a bacteriophage known about by 1930 that makes strep more virulent. But… } – Sep 18, 12:14 AM
    • Chris { I could go into an explanation of a bacteriophage known about by 1930 that makes strep more virulent. But it is pointless with someone who… } – Sep 17, 11:58 PM
  • Ketogenic diet does not “beat chemo for almost all cancers” (305)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { I’ve been eating a ketogenic diet for 18 months and none of my scans have shown progression of my tumour to date. But it hasn’t… } – Sep 18, 9:06 PM
    • MadisonMD { Hi Alix, Thank you for sharing your experience. It’s fantastic that you are doing well. There could well be other individuals out there who tried… } – Sep 18, 7:25 PM
    • AlixHayden { At the risk of sounding like one of the quacks, I wanted to contribute my perspective. I was diagnosed two years ago with a grade… } – Sep 18, 5:16 PM
  • Did a high ranking whistleblower really reveal that the CDC covered up proof that vaccines cause autism in African-American boys? (1190)
    • Truthseeker { As William Thompson’s statement through his attorney has revealed, maybe you can’t find any evidence of such because all evidence has been scrubbed clean. That… } – Sep 18, 9:56 AM
    • Chris { “There are much safer solutions, starting with proper nutrition and proper hygiene.” Provide citations on those safer ways to prevent measles, mumps and rubella, all… } – Sep 17, 10:30 PM
    • Chris { The vaccine being discussed, the American MMR, has never contained an adjuvant nor thimerosal. } – Sep 17, 10:27 PM
  • Legislating Ignorance (254)
    • AJB { In grumpy’s defense, I don’t think he is saying he chooses to like science when he agrees with it and ignore when he doesn’t, but… } – Sep 17, 1:00 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { I’m going to echo this – I’m assuming there is some research or press discussion on the topic, but I would be very happy if… } – Sep 17, 12:38 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { I strongly support science-based medicine and your battle against quackery, but I think you are way off base here. If my doctor asked me these… } – Sep 17, 12:33 PM
  • Medicine past, present, and future: Star Trek versus Dr. Kildare and The Knick (54)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { My last reading on the topic was that they were staving off colony collapse by breeding in new lines from Europe…producing its own problems as… } – Sep 17, 12:21 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { You can’t really accuse the fluoride and vaccination threads of being threadjacked though, they’re merely being tediously prolonged by liars and the ignorant. And no… } – Sep 17, 12:19 PM
    • Jopari { It seems to be doing just that now, or maybe it’s just a lull in the flow. Another topic that doesn’t die easy is vaccination,… } – Sep 17, 1:05 AM
    • brewandferment { and apparently neither do fluoride threads… } – Sep 16, 6:58 PM
    • Petticoat Philosopher { Yeah, I love Star Trek, but I always found McCoy kind of an obnoxious hothead exactly because of scenes like this. I remember watching that… } – Sep 16, 6:23 PM
  • The Texas Medical Board vs. Stanislaw Burzynski, 2014 edition (71)
    • MadisonMD { I find Brett Snodgrass, MD rather creepy. Everytime he posts, I see dead people. } – Sep 16, 11:01 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Burzynski is a bad, greedy, unethical asshole. You shouldn’t be defending him in any way, shape or form. His ideas are terrible, they are not… } – Sep 16, 11:16 AM
    • MadisonMD { Hi Brett, Dr. Burzynski started selling ANP in the late 1970s and by 1997 was selling to 963 patients per year. He has continued to… } – Sep 16, 8:07 AM
    • Brett Snodgrass, MD { Okay, I thought my prior comment was deleted, I may be mistaken, I apologize for the ambiguous, possibly misleading request. Kind regards, -Brett } – Sep 16, 12:11 AM
    • Brett Snodgrass, MD { Thank you for your reply. If Burzynski has sold ANPs to many people, than that should be what the Texas Medical Board takes Dr. Buryznski… } – Sep 16, 12:10 AM
  • Only two months until Skepticon (13)
    • mouse { “Carriers” – Ahhh, I had not heard that one. } – Sep 16, 9:45 PM
    • Windriven { Hah! You always have a good attitude. Almost always ;-) } – Sep 16, 8:45 PM
    • Windriven { @mouse “Hope I didn’t offend.” I am all but unoffendable when barbs are aimed my way, especially when they are intended in good humor. He… } – Sep 16, 8:44 PM
    • mouse { Also, I don’t really have a good attitude either. } – Sep 16, 8:18 PM
    • mouse { @Windriven – Clearly your health indicated you have a perfectly balance attitude! I WAS pinging on you just a bit, though. I kinda can’t help… } – Sep 16, 8:06 PM
  • Autism Prevalence Unchanged in 20 Years (85)
    • Skeptiquette { I read an interesting paper the other day that relates well to this topic, as well as some comments by DM. Here is the reference:… } – Sep 16, 4:39 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { There can be no science based medicine as long as a human element is involved, as the latest cover up story in the vaccine industry… } – Sep 16, 1:46 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Yes, and there are good reasons for these figures. The US has a systematic screening process to look for autism, even mild or high-functioning cases,… } – Sep 16, 1:35 PM
  • Chiropractic “pediatrics” firmly in the anti-vaccination camp (63)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { I think the history is a little more complicated than that, but I’ll note two things: 1) Actual testing of chiropractic care indicates that the… } – Sep 16, 11:14 AM
    • Windriven { I welcome the disgust of fools and revisionists. Your tactic is, “I’m not here to support chiropractic but DD Palmer and his religio-delusional subluxation nonsense… } – Sep 16, 7:49 AM
    • William { @windriven I said nothing in my response in support of chiropractic . I’m only pointing out someone who hasn’t even researched a topic he is… } – Sep 16, 1:58 AM
    • Windriven { @ William “It was based on Osteopathy ( more like copied) which itself was based on bonesetting by bonesetters” Based on bonesetting by bonesetters. Now… } – Sep 16, 12:34 AM
    • William { @ Newcoaster MD Another brilliant post from someone on this site that knows nothing of chiropractic. You say” There is no science behind chiropractic and… } – Sep 16, 12:10 AM
  • Medical marijuana as the new herbalism, part 2: Cannabis does not cure cancer (250)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { This author is clueless. The science does exist, he chooses to ignore it. Cannabis oil *does* cure cancer. I know dozens of people told to… } – Sep 16, 11:02 AM
    • Bill Syrjala { This author is clueless. The science does exist, he chooses to ignore it. Cannabis oil *does* cure cancer. I know dozens of people told to… } – Sep 15, 9:20 PM
  • Ebola SCAMs (203)
    • Jopari { Same person?! I thought it was another? *sigh* } – Sep 16, 3:06 AM
    • AdamG { I’m sad to report that this one completely for real, and completely bonkers: http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2014/08/12/homeopathy-for-ebola-virus-disease-too-irresponsible-for-even-mike-adams/#comment-346643 } – Sep 16, 12:22 AM
    • Woo Fighter { He’s been spamming comments on blogs about cancer and AIDS for ages. The Ebola thing is new. He used to call his miracle the Personal… } – Sep 15, 10:31 PM
    • Nell on Wheels { He’s all over the comments of any stories about Ebola. The text is pretty much the same, but in some he does claim that “everybody… } – Sep 15, 8:21 PM
  • An Egregious Example of Ordering Unnecessary Tests (169)
    • jdiabla { Some of those tests should comprise a basic chem 20 and shouldn’t be separate tests ( the potassium and sodium and all). The lipids and… } – Sep 15, 9:16 PM
  • One more time: No, wearing a bra does not cause breast cancer (295)
    • Nell on Wheels { The authors of Dressed to Kill felt that it is something that ought to be studied, and I agree. Well, then, I suggest that you… } – Sep 15, 7:56 PM
    • AdamG { I was just sharing my perspective. Again, I just want to point out that your first foray in this thread was to state [bras] can’t… } – Sep 15, 7:39 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { I NEVER said I was certain that bras cause cancer. There is research suggesting they might, and there is one study, described in this blog… } – Sep 15, 7:35 PM
    • AdamG { Notice that your first comment in this thread states “they can’t be any good for women.” You made up your mind before you even started… } – Sep 15, 7:34 PM
    • whoa { I NEVER said I was certain that bras cause cancer. There is research suggesting they might, and there is one study, described in this blog… } – Sep 15, 7:13 PM
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