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  • Neuro-Acupuncture and Stroke (88)
    • Stephen S. Rodrigues, MD { Hey the human mind is puny and gets punier when it does not allow for new ideas. If I have no evidence or experience I… } – Oct 19, 11:46 PM
    • Jann { Please let me know if you’re looking for a article writer for your weblog. You have some really good articles and I feel I would… } – Oct 18, 7:32 PM
    • David Drummond { “puny mind” im not a religious person but i do know that “one should not point out the splinters in another persons eye when he… } – Oct 18, 1:34 PM
  • The Reality of Ancient Wisdom: Acupuncture and TCM Weren’t So Great (366)
    • MadisonMD { I find it doubtful that thousands of years of accumulated medical practice had no successes at all and I would be surprised if that history… } – Oct 19, 11:45 PM
    • Stephen S. Rodrigues, MD { All good points! Just became you have knowledge and evidence does not mean you know how to use it effectively and humanely. I can look… } – Oct 19, 11:17 PM
    • Peter Dyrhaug { There was a lot of speculative, non-scientific, “mythologizing” in this article and now I’ll add some of my own. I find it doubtful that thousands… } – Oct 19, 5:18 PM
  • Placebo Speculations (51)
    • simba { Agreed, especially after exercise. Not that girls don’t stink- just that the stink is different. } – Oct 19, 1:05 PM
    • n brownlee { “I have my doubts that humans can even subconsciously detect male/female scents from a t-shirt.” Oh, man. Literally. Walk into a teenaged boy’s bedroom, sometime…. } – Oct 19, 11:45 AM
  • The “CDC whistleblower saga”: Updates, backlash, and (I hope) a wrap-up (335)
    • Chris { Go to top of this page, find the search box. Use it to see what the authors have to say about Joe Marcela and Barbara… } – Oct 19, 12:21 PM
    • Chris { Why should we believe the conspiracy stories of Marcela, a quack huckster, and the grand dame of the anti-vax realm, Barbara Loe Fisher? “Rather than… } – Oct 19, 12:18 PM
    • lucinda manning { Please consider that some vax were never properly vetted and/or have dangerous effects that have been covered up. There are many reasons why the CDC… } – Oct 17, 7:14 PM
    • lucinda manning { Please consider that some vax were never properly vetted and/or have dangerous effects that have been covered up. There are many reasons why the CDC… } – Oct 17, 6:54 PM
  • Ebola SCAMs (210)
    • simba { I think they just hope people won’t read the citation. We’re just supposed to look briefly at the headline, at most, and be impressed by… } – Oct 18, 3:56 PM
    • MadisonMD { According to your cite to Sci Am, Nigeria did the following: Fast and thorough tracing of all potential contacts Ongoing monitoring of all of these… } – Oct 18, 3:44 PM
    • rose { hahahahah you idiots! there are loads of articles condemning colloidal silver, but it worked in Nigeria! hahaha… wall st journal last week said they couldnt’… } – Oct 18, 3:23 PM
  • Dr. Frank Arguello’s “atavistic oncology”: Another dubious cancer therapy to be avoided (133)
    • KayMarie { Probably piling on, but what he’s presenting doesn’t really show if it works or not. If he was really interested in scientifically proving it works… } – Oct 18, 11:00 AM
    • MadisonMD { Do you want to know whether his stuff works or not? I may already know that it does work. Non-chemotherapy treatments are already known to… } – Oct 18, 9:10 AM
    • Windriven { Pettie Pie, there is an established method for presenting new approaches in medicine: publishing results in a peer reviewed journal where other experts can examine… } – Oct 18, 8:48 AM
    • simba { Case studies don’t tell you whether something works or not. That is the entire point of the discussion around this. If he was willing to… } – Oct 18, 6:25 AM
    • Pettie Pie { So the guy gives you a real live case study, and you continue to berate him? Do you want to know whether his stuff works… } – Oct 18, 3:58 AM
  • Andrew Wakefield, the MMR, and a “mother warrior’s” fabricated vaccine injury story (74)
    • simba { Don’t mind me, Mouse, I just have a somewhat distorted view of potential reactions to this topic, because the reactions I’ve described freaked me out… } – Oct 17, 11:09 PM
    • mouse { Happy to hear your thoughts and have your help clarifying, Simba. } – Oct 17, 5:12 PM
    • simba { There was no reporting, in situations where there very much should have been, partly due to ideas similar to this but misapplied. I’m not disagreeing… } – Oct 17, 5:03 PM
    • mouse { Simba- it sounds like you are talking about situations where there was no report of abuse or intervention? I’m not quite clear. It’s not my… } – Oct 17, 2:11 PM
    • Flabbergastered { On the other hand, we have a young relative with ASD in our family who is doing well in and enjoying university, just got his… } – Oct 17, 12:13 PM
  • Connecticut “modernizes” naturopathic scope of practice (37)
    • KayMarie { It doesn’t matter what is going on with the immune system. The answer is always the immune system must be boosted as best as I… } – Oct 17, 2:49 PM
    • Sastra { Once, when I asked whether it was wise to “boost the immune system” of someone with an autoimmune disorder, I was told that the immune… } – Oct 17, 2:39 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Also missing the fact that many doctors claim their real training is during residency; while being able to write an exam is a reasonable (though… } – Oct 17, 2:22 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { The reports were generated in 1999 and 2000. 15 years and NO improvement. If anything, things are getting worse as evidenced by the 2013 study…. } – Oct 17, 2:18 PM
    • cloudskimmer { Cheaters. } – Oct 17, 10:40 AM
  • “Atavistic oncology” revisited: Dr. Frank Arguello responds (196)
    • Windriven { With all his twitting and pontificating it’s no wonder he hasn’t had time to publish his research in a peer reviewed journal or file that… } – Oct 17, 12:10 PM
    • Farrah { Looks like Dr. Frank Arguello is behaving badly on Twitter now. https://twitter.com/somewhatcivil/status/522932908668227584 https://twitter.com/MelanomaUK/status/522508022963503104 } – Oct 17, 11:18 AM
  • Medical marijuana as the new herbalism, part 2: Cannabis does not cure cancer (341)
  • Brain-Based Learning, Myth versus Reality: Testing Learning Styles and Dual Coding  (69)
    • Andrey Pavlov { Flying the rebel flag, using camouflage or driving a pickup truck does not in any way imply the person lacks intelligence… Well, I’ll agree with… } – Oct 17, 6:17 AM
    • weing { I was under the impression that most studies on learning have been carried out on western college students and the inferences drawn from such studies… } – Oct 16, 10:58 PM
    • Sawyer { I would like to reiterate Dr. Gorksi’s point that the sentence in question was literally edited out the day this went up (a Sunday afternoon… } – Oct 16, 10:39 PM
    • Windriven { “Flying the rebel flag, using camouflage or driving a pickup truck does not in any way imply the person lacks intelligence…” No implication needed. It… } – Oct 16, 10:00 PM
  • A Statement on Cervical Manipulation and Dissections (139)
    • MadisonMD { H.J., D.C. says: Medicine and health care, in general, is not a “game” as stated in your conclusion. Your characterization of it as such demonstrates… } – Oct 16, 9:36 PM
    • Harvey Johnson, D.C. { Medicine and health care, in general, is not a “game” as stated in your conclusion. Your characterization of it as such demonstrates your lack of… } – Oct 16, 3:17 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Considering chiropractic care is basically a form of physiotherapy, how do you defend your use of the title “chiropractic physician”? I don’t call my massage… } – Oct 16, 8:13 AM
  • Fluoride: Still Not Poisoning Your Precious Bodily Fluids! (642)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Ingesting flouride is not, it is poison, and is proven as a poison when ingested. That is why all flouride toothpastes issue warning not to… } – Oct 16, 10:11 AM
  • Breast cancer myths: No, antiperspirants do not cause breast cancer (104)
    • MadisonMD { Problem is, antiperspirant and cancer is actually a rather improbable link for which no evidence or even plausible mechanism actually exits. So as much as… } – Oct 16, 9:19 AM
    • Windriven { Not at all. I’m not and that hasn’t stemmed my commentary. But when you self-identify as ‘Dr.’ the implicit claim is that you are a… } – Oct 16, 8:52 AM
    • Ahmed Fouad { Windriven, i want to ask you one question. Is it a must to be a physician to reply on this article or any in this… } – Oct 16, 8:16 AM
    • Ahmed Fouad { David Gorski, 1st of all i want to emphasize my appreciation to your work in this site. As a pharmacist, i find many interesting articles… } – Oct 16, 7:56 AM
    • Windriven { Shame on me. I didn’t look beyond the US. } – Oct 15, 7:46 PM
  • How “they” view “us” revisited: Mike Adams goes off the deep end (123)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { George, your opinions are, to put not too fine a point to it, wrong. Burzynski’s own research shows he can’t actually cure cancer at anything… } – Oct 16, 8:20 AM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { I am healthy so I don’t need medical care.Wow, with that comment you just jumped from ignorant arrogance into idiocy, condescending douchebaggery and victim-blaming. Do… } – Oct 16, 8:15 AM
  • Delaying School Start Times for Sleep Deprived Teens (60)
    • LovleAnjel { I wen to one of the best public high schools in my state (we were jockeying for the #1 spot with a school about an… } – Oct 15, 11:02 AM
    • GregH { At least that is how things look to me, my take is that teenager physiology creates the issue and teenager psychology limits the number of… } – Oct 14, 5:00 PM
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