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  • 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
    • Harriet Hall { And you know this is true because…? Do you ever wonder why so many women died in childbirth throughout human history and how many still… } – Apr 12, 7:44 PM
    • Chris { Oops; “my baby and myself would have died.” Though the two younger ones were fine. The first one had a huge head that ripped me… } – Apr 12, 7:12 PM
    • Chris { By the hammer of Thor, which god? And truthfully, I don’t like your god because without medical intervention both by baby and myself would have… } – Apr 12, 7:07 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
  • Acupuncture Vignettes (115)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Oh, I meant it in the pedantically useless sense :) } – Apr 16, 1:22 PM
  • Risk of Intussusception with Rotavirus Vaccines (11)
    • 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
    • Andrey Pavlov { Indeed. I think it would be difficult to suss out those exact differences, especially since the data seems to indicate (though is not 100% confirmed)… } – Apr 15, 11:26 AM
  • 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
    • rork { I was adviser to my mom with a mammography-detected lump at age 75, and poured through the literature at the time (5 years ago), with… } – Apr 11, 11:10 AM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { The great rise in breast cancer risk with age has yet to be linked with a specific feature of the ageing processWhat, you mean aside… } – Apr 10, 2:22 PM
  • New evidence, same conclusion: Tamiflu only modestly useful for influenza (30)
    • 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
  • 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
    • Harriet Hall { Nutrigenomics makes claims that go beyond the currently available evidence. The potential is there, but it’s not ready for prime time, and the companies that… } – Apr 13, 4:35 PM
    • Marga { Science in the nutrigenomics domain has shown that some people have variations in the genetic make up that would lead to constant eating and have… } – Apr 13, 12:10 PM
  • More questions about acetaminophen: Does it cause ADHD? (58)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { No idea, I’m not a doctor and I wouldn’t pretend to be one. But that being said, body temperature can reach a point that it… } – Apr 13, 3:29 PM
    • Chris { http://www.webmd.com/first-aid/fever-in-children-treatment } – Apr 13, 10:58 AM
    • Iqbal { WilliamLawrenceUtridge ….. or to avert high fevers (which are in fact dangerous). .. What is high fever in degrees? } – Apr 13, 10:36 AM
  • Ridiculous Warning from Chiropractors About Alleged Health Effects of Texting (99)
    • weing { “The proper question would be why does Chiro work and why does it fail. NOT illogically, since we can’t figure it out so lets trash… } – Apr 13, 12:18 AM
    • Harriet Hall { No, the question was whether “the chiropractors were right to claim that the nervous system is the system that “controls and regulates every single function… } – Apr 12, 9:02 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { The correct question is “does chiropractic work”. And the answer is “for acute back pain, yes; for nothing else though”. This is shameful for two… } – Apr 12, 8:08 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Sounds like you’re blaming the victim. Pain that isn’t going away? It’s your fault, you just can’t relax enough. } – Apr 12, 8:05 PM
  • Oil Pulling Your Leg (148)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Steve, are you seriously saying there is a coherent, readable thought in that post? That it’s easy to read? That trying to parse what Tana… } – Apr 12, 7:45 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Actually, the NIH funds many billions of dollars worth of studies. Concerned about the pernicious effects of Big Pharma on medical research? Try to get… } – Apr 12, 7:43 PM
    • Stephen S. Rodrigues, MD { @Windriven Focusing on the text, words and messenger ignoring the concepts and ideas are the best way to shut down dialogue and thus end the… } – Apr 12, 5:22 PM
    • Windriven { Wrap the tinfoil a little tighter. Then Learn how Not To use Punctuation. The “content” of your comment is too absurd to warrant response. } – Apr 12, 3:54 PM
    • Tana Villanueva { Science Based Medicine, I think not. It’s lack of Science because there are not enough studies to base a conclusion. Why? Because Science based studies… } – Apr 12, 11:10 AM
  • Chiropractic: A Summary of Concerns (153)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { the need to repair, replace or high-tech fix a joint or back pain problem could be eliminated. Saving hospital, radiological, surgical, error and blunder cost.Massage… } – Apr 11, 3:49 PM
    • Windriven { “The cost saving would be in the multiple 100 mill dollar areas.” Yeah! It’s all there except for one timy little thing: evidence that it… } – Apr 11, 2:31 PM
    • Stephen S. Rodrigues, MD { Any manipulation of the skeleton are the same; they only differ in the time, effort and intent. I would group all hands-on therapy together and… } – Apr 11, 1:56 PM
    • Windriven { I have no problem with chiros who eschew subluxation. But I am trying to understand what a subluxation-free chiropractic model brings to health care that… } – Apr 10, 10:50 PM
    • GeneF { windriven — it’s not so much that the chiropractor did more than PT, actually, to the contrary: the PT does much more, including exercise guidance,… } – Apr 10, 9:51 PM
  • More Measles Myths (115)
    • Windriven { No arguments from me. There are a few commenters who happen by whose ignorance is so all-encompassing and so painfully refractory that no amount of… } – Apr 11, 10:38 AM
    • Sawyer { I would suggest people stop responding to lq. The link he provided me did not answer my questions at all. He either isn’t interested in… } – Apr 11, 9:48 AM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { If you put strengthening of immune system at the center of medical activity, some simple answers will emerge.Really. That’s what you think. Because the immune… } – Apr 10, 2:37 PM
    • Chris { Iqbal, mice lie, monkeys exaggerate and ferrets are not people… and those are all mammals. Alligators are not mammals. Plus antibiotics do nothing for viral… } – Apr 10, 1:46 AM
    • Iqbal { Sawyer: Please read: http://news.nationalgeographic.co.in/news/2008/04/080407-alligator-blood_2.html WilliamLawrenceUtridge: If you put strengthening of immune system at the center of medical activity, some simple answers will emerge. An American… } – Apr 10, 1:26 AM
  • Antivaccine happenings ten years time ago (44)
    • Windriven { Smallpox. Polio. Pertussis. If that was all it would be more than enough. Douche. } – Apr 11, 7:08 AM
    • Chris { Yep. he is just that kind of jerk. Trying to post before commenting is cut off. } – Apr 11, 3:48 AM
    • Chris { Here is Mr. Alber, the “World’s Worst Person, trying to tell us vaccines never prevented anything. Let’s see if he will ever return to answer… } – Apr 11, 3:47 AM
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