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  • Moxibustion (31)
    • Peter { Hops was or hops were? } – Apr 21, 2:54 PM
    • kia { Eight years ago, I was pregnant with my now 7yo daughter. She was breech, and stubbornly so. My midwife* said to me I should try… } – Apr 21, 12:55 AM
    • daedalus2u { Some members of Artemisia are nitrogen fixing. Many species that are nitrogen fixing accumulate nitrate in their tissues as a feeding deterrent. Perhaps it was… } – Apr 20, 5:16 PM
    • Sawyer { Yeah, but that’s in the real world. Why haven’t they written about it in the fantasy world of SSR’s brain? } – Apr 20, 11:10 AM
    • Dave { Have you not read the multiple posts here advising AGAINST certain forms of knee surgery, and FOR more judicious use of antibiotics? I agree with… } – Apr 20, 9:58 AM
  • Risk of Intussusception with Rotavirus Vaccines (12)
    • 14012783 { In order for the medical field to advance and fulfil its purpose of helping people either rid themselves of disease and illness or maintaining their… } – Apr 21, 2:50 PM
    • LovleAnjel { No all babies. My dear daughter made a face and pushed it out with her tongue. She rejects pretty much any medical goo, we have… } – Apr 16, 12:23 PM
    • pmoran { This google search — “incidence rotavirus infection in intussusception” — yields some evidence that intussusception is not associated with natural rotavirus infection, or at least… } – Apr 15, 6:30 PM
    • Kiiri { I am glad that my Little Man (2 and a half) got his three doses of vaccine. The risk of intussusception is small and the… } – Apr 15, 4:58 PM
    • Chris { “Oh my goodness, I never heard of this vaccine. My youngest is 27, and I have no idea if he got this! I presume my… } – Apr 15, 11:48 AM
  • Bill and Hillary Clinton go woo with Dr. Mark Hyman and “functional medicine” (89)
    • mouse { I read it, but past up the link… I just watched the Nature program on honey badgers with the kids last night. “Masters of Mayhem”…. } – Apr 21, 7:33 AM
    • Windriven { ” You know I didn’t know honey badgers were a real thing” Apprently you missed this Crislip Classic. } – Apr 20, 11:49 PM
    • mouse { Hehe – You know I didn’t know honey badgers were a real thing, but I found a video on youtube. They kinda remind me of… } – Apr 20, 6:30 PM
    • Dave { Please show us even ONE post here that advocates against a “healthy life”. } – Apr 20, 5:05 PM
    • David Gorski { I really don’t fear nature as much as I fear the blog! The dogman and narrow views are astounding. A sane society will foster healthy… } – Apr 20, 3:57 PM
  • An Update on Water Immersion During Labor and Delivery (133)
    • simba { Sooo.. what you’re telling us is you have absolutely no good evidence water birth is safe and effective. I mean, you can’t possibly think just… } – Apr 21, 7:30 AM
    • Eric { This article is polemic, plain and simple. I would thank the author to refrain from further slandering the name of science with such hateful menacing… } – Apr 21, 2:37 AM
  • Chiropractic: A Summary of Concerns (168)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { That’s a 24-year-old paper, which was apparently sufficiently unconvincing at the time, or in the subsequent decades, to change doctors’ minds that chiropractors were onto… } – Apr 20, 11:39 AM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { So massage will no longer “evolve” these muscles, but acupuncture needles will? And where is your evidence for this remarkable fact? Oh, of course, your… } – Apr 20, 11:09 AM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Don’t work 100%? Does that include/exclude the placebo effects? By your narrow standards. You all have a lot to learn and consider from PCPs down… } – Apr 20, 11:07 AM
    • Stephen S. Rodrigues, MD { Don’t work 100%? Does that include/exclude the placebo effects? By your narrow standards. You all have a lot to learn and consider from PCPs down… } – Apr 19, 2:34 PM
    • Stephen S. Rodrigues, MD { Yes it is but unconnected to any of the electro-mechanical reflexes of any of the list of my authors. I’m amazed that out of all… } – Apr 19, 2:31 PM
  • Amber Waves of Woo (88)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { My definition is someone who spends months and years studying acupuncture, trying to figure out if it works, how it works, what matters and what… } – Apr 20, 10:50 AM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { How do you account for the large number of studies that find acupuncture to be a waste of time and money? That it is no… } – Apr 20, 10:43 AM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { As I suspected a narrow view of the scientific methods. Once a study is completed it is true forever?? Is that true? NO long-term followup… } – Apr 20, 10:39 AM
    • Stephen S. Rodrigues, MD { You know … what is your definition of a specialist? Is anyone on this blog a hands on, patient care or laboratory specialist? } – Apr 19, 12:17 PM
    • Stephen S. Rodrigues, MD { I do not think people actually have full time jobs attempting to refute acupuncture. Hmmm I will actually look for such people and wonder who… } – Apr 19, 12:16 PM
  • Ridiculous Warning from Chiropractors About Alleged Health Effects of Texting (99)
    • Josh { This seems like flawed rationale to me to say “hours of looking down leads to kyphosis, an HVLA thrust that lasts a SECOND will correct… } – Apr 18, 9:16 AM
  • New evidence, same conclusion: Tamiflu only modestly useful for influenza (30)
    • Trish Groves { Interesting questions. The datasets (ie the full CSRs) for the two Cochrane reviews of Tamiflu and Relenza are now freely available here: http://datadryad.org/resource/doi:10.5061/dryad.77471 and the… } – Apr 17, 10:49 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Not sure about a study, but SBM’s own Scott Gavura has discussed this in the past: http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/the-drug-expiry-date-a-necessary-safety-measure-or-yet-another-big-pharma-conspiracy/ } – Apr 17, 6:07 PM
    • jon g { Wasn’t there a study that showed that expiration dates of most meds were basically “made up” and no one really knew when their effectiveness would… } – Apr 17, 2:39 PM
    • Self Skeptic { I’m not seeing anything in these replies, that require any clarifying input or correction from me, regarding my viewpoint. So I’ll leave my original comment… } – Apr 15, 11:30 AM
    • Bradenton Home Health Care { I was glad to see that all the clinical trials were made available for this study. I think all clinical trials should be publicly available… } – Apr 15, 9:22 AM
  • More questions about acetaminophen: Does it cause ADHD? (58)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { If you found Bottled Up too hysterical, then may I suggest the cool, dispassionate prose and analysis of Joan Wolf’s Is Breast Best? instead? Barston… } – Apr 17, 6:03 PM
    • Anne G { I read “Bottled Up” because it was recommended for the reasons you have stated. Although the prose was pleasant and readable, Barston seems to have… } – Apr 16, 11:01 PM
  • Acupuncture Vignettes (115)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Let me translate: “I can’t think of why or how you are wrong, so you must be paid by Big Pharma. The problem definitely isn’t… } – Apr 16, 9:03 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Your opinions lacked avail because you could not cite any evidence supporting them bar your own opinion. Meanwhile, much evidence can be found saying it… } – Apr 16, 9:00 PM
    • Stephen S. Rodrigues, MD { @weing. I some how feel that something is wrong. Are you just an Avatar? I don’t think you actually are here to believe anything. What… } – Apr 16, 8:35 PM
    • Stephen S. Rodrigues, MD { Hello, Dr Quinn. Thanks for chiming in. You are correct in that this site is very opinionated and narrow. I have posted many references to… } – Apr 16, 8:31 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Oh, I meant it in the pedantically useless sense :) } – Apr 16, 1:22 PM
  • Water Birth (Again) (43)
    • Harriet Hall { I think it is trumped by the more recent systematic reviews I cited. } – Apr 16, 3:45 PM
    • Lea { I didn’t see you reference this comparative study. What do you think of it? http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10971083?dopt=Abstract } – Apr 16, 2:53 PM
  • Urinary Tract Infections Cause Depression. Directors Cut.* (142)
    • June Toner { This article doesn’t mention the possibility of urethral diverticulum in women with recurring uti and with which I’ve just been diagnosed after several years of… } – Apr 16, 2:47 PM
  • Mammography and the acute discomfort of change (51)
    • Roman Korol { Golly, I didn’t *ask* for that annoying pic! I don’t know where the system picks that up! } – Apr 16, 8:07 AM
    • Roman Korol { Uffish Thought: “A two view digital mammogram deposits ~3 mSv effective dose to the breast tissue” Here are two general references that may be helpful… } – Apr 16, 8:04 AM
    • Self Skeptic { Here’s some more, mostly intelligent, lay discussion of screening mammography, with comments. (Please excuse, if this has already been cited; it’s a week old, but… } – Apr 15, 9:36 AM
  • Hickey (93)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Not to split a hair or anything… Go here and type in “A608649″ in the search box. It’s dated 300BCE to 300 CE, and is… } – Apr 14, 12:27 PM
    • Rokujolady { As far as I know, the Egyptians didn’t do cupping. We have a few medical papyri, and I don’t recall reading about it. Crocodile dung… } – Apr 14, 11:24 AM
  • The Diet Fix (259)
    • Angora Rabbit { Ditto what Dr. Hall said. Yes, someday we will be at this point where allelisms can be used to make meaningful modifications to individual dietary… } – Apr 13, 9:26 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Geez. Eat a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and beans. Exercise. Get enough sleep. Don’t waste time chasing down immortality and the false… } – Apr 13, 9:15 PM
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