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  • Acupuncture for Menopausal Symptoms (138)
    • Windriven { Sawyer, Don’t reply to spam. Send Paul an e-mail and he’ll remove it. } – Jul 21, 10:40 PM
    • Sawyer { SPAM! How the heck did that one slip through? } – Jul 21, 9:42 PM
    • Windriven { You haven’t missed much. } – Jul 21, 8:07 PM
  • NuVet: Pet Supplement Snake Oil (55)
    • Roadstergal { Thanks for the rec – it looks like a great resource. I’m especially going to be interested to read through the posts on nutrition and… } – Jul 21, 2:42 PM
    • KayMarie { Oh lost my train of thought for a moment….Isn’t all that typical that sales force commissions/kickbacks/compensations are clearly marked. About the only time I know… } – Jul 19, 9:10 AM
    • KayMarie { 90 wafers is something like $55. Other sell to the public directly antioxidant vitamins seem to be more like $25 for 120 range of price,… } – Jul 19, 9:07 AM
  • Lice (66)
    • Sonysunshine { When my children were attending an overseas private school, they got lice several times. Everyone did; must have been the long winters and sharing of… } – Jul 21, 1:37 PM
  • Evaluating Treatment Claims: A Primer (80)
    • n brownlee { Type II diabetics can control the disease and tremendously slow the progress with tight blood glucose control; I did it for more than ten years…. } – Jul 21, 11:05 AM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { I have very little but pre-existing prejudices, some reading into the comments based on them, and a total unwillingness to undertake the research. I’ll cop… } – Jul 21, 9:23 AM
    • KayMarie { For people using insulin there really is a need for routine self monitoring as you have to be careful with the dosing. The syringe isn’t… } – Jul 21, 9:11 AM
    • Andrey Pavlov { There may be a role for continuous blood glucose monitoring for those on insulin to avoid hypoglycemia. And yes, continuous monitoring with continuous infusion pumps… } – Jul 20, 8:46 PM
  • Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine research conference disappoints even NCCAM (23)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { I read that comment three times going “what’s he trying to say?” Completely added the missing “n” each time in the process. } – Jul 21, 9:24 AM
    • Jann Bellamy { LOL! and thanks for catching the error. Should be “mental” not “metal.” Although I am not sure the claim that Bach Flower Remedies “harmonize” the… } – Jul 20, 8:01 PM
    • Anthony Hawes { Bach Flower Remedies, whose intent is to “harmonize the ethereal, emotional and metal body”, decreased anxiety. Works on robots then. } – Jul 20, 2:49 PM
  • Turmeric: Tasty in Curry, Questionable as Medicine (171)
    • Harriet Hall { Please do see a rheumatologist for confirmation and treatment. RA can lead to permanent joint damage with deformity and disability. There are medications that can… } – Jul 20, 2:38 PM
    • Andrea { I’m so glad I found this blog. I have recently been told I may have Rheumatoid Arthritis (plenty of symptoms, but needs confirmation by a… } – Jul 20, 12:40 PM
  • Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: Separating facts from fiction (297)
    • n brownlee { Or- maybe you have a heart problem that needs to be addressed by a physician. } – Jul 19, 9:37 PM
    • gray { Its easier to attribute it to psychological causes. i often get chest pain then my heart rhythm changes. then i search for the cause such… } – Jul 19, 10:18 AM
  • The Texas Medical Board vs. Stanislaw Burzynski, 2014 edition (53)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Thank you very much for the correction and the context Missmolly, it is greatly appreciated. } – Jul 19, 1:06 PM
    • Missmolly { ‘Why is it not easier to find out that DIPG is not a death sentence?’ The problem is that (in paeds, anyway), survival is absolutely… } – Jul 18, 9:26 PM
  • Gary Taubes and the Cause of Obesity (311)
    • Sawyer { To John’s credit there isn’t anything in the “About SBM” link about where funding comes from. Granted it takes about 30 seconds of detective work… } – Jul 19, 10:56 AM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { The answer is in the comment where I told you to go fuck yourself. Go read the whole thing. } – Jul 19, 10:15 AM
    • Windriven { Donations and advertisements. The editors and contributors are volunteers. Think Wikipedia. Go to the title screen of any post and move your eyes to the… } – Jul 19, 8:53 AM
    • John { So what’s the answer? Who’s funding? } – Jul 19, 3:57 AM
    • simba { Yes,that’s it exactly. Butter and oil into a frying pan, just enough to coat the bottom when you roll and shake the saucepan from side… } – Jul 18, 4:15 PM
  • The Buzzy: Revolutionary Acute Pain Management or Simple Distraction… (56)
    • Amy Baxter { I like that idea, Michael! Actually, the physiology of relaxing a muscle probably deceased your overall tenseness, as well as decreasing the density of the… } – Jul 18, 2:47 PM
    • Windriven { @Madison Actually, it appears that they do still claim it to be FDA approved. So it would appear my note went nowhere. } – Jul 16, 11:37 AM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { I love how they are “quite literally FDA-approved”. } – Jul 16, 11:17 AM
    • MadisonMD { We have seen that spam before. Good to see that they no longer claim FDA approval. It’s registered with the fda as a cold pack…. } – Jul 15, 10:34 PM
    • Nell on Wheels { It’s a MLM scheme: http://fgxpressstrips.org/faq/ As to what’s in it: http://fgxpressstrips.org/ FGXPress Power Strips Review FG Xpress Power Strips is an up and coming natural… } – Jul 15, 2:05 PM
  • Forskolin: Here We Go Again (145)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { The nice thing is, for the most part Dr. Oz’s recommendations are problably chemically inert; they’re just food. There’s usually little chance to actually hurt… } – Jul 18, 9:13 AM
    • Ralph Gavidia { Thank you so much for your input…I have tried some of Dr. OZ recommendations on other products that will help you lose weight without exercise… } – Jul 17, 8:38 PM
  • Telemedicine: Click and the doctor will see you now (39)
    • Betty { I would like to add a comment on the positive side. In 2004, with late brain swelling from a large dose of proton beam medication,… } – Jul 17, 5:16 PM
  • Beware The P-Value (175)
    • Michael { Thanks again, Jay. I’ll look up the first article. } – Jul 17, 8:03 AM
    • Jay { The above is a reply to Michael. } – Jul 16, 5:35 PM
    • Jay { There are a few papers I can think of. A Practical Solution to the Pervasive Problem of P-values, which is freely available from the website… } – Jul 16, 5:34 PM
  • Moxibustion (52)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { There are so many variations on the discipline it is mind boggling.The funny thing is – in other areas of medicine, after 3,000 studies, one… } – Jul 16, 7:28 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Marketing, deception and profits is what you are witnessing. If the laser works then the needles has to also work. It is all in you… } – Jul 16, 4:13 PM
    • Windriven { “The key in my opinion is in the stainless steel surgical tools, that is where the power lives.” So exactly which type of stainless has… } – Jul 16, 3:35 PM
    • Windriven { “So you fell into that trap of the 3-card monte, we all get tricked now and again.” Steve. Really? C’mon now, even you can’t be… } – Jul 16, 3:30 PM
    • Stephen S. Rodrigues, MD { @doug There are so many variations on the discipline it is mind boggling. The key in my opinion is in the stainless steel surgical tools,… } – Jul 16, 1:55 PM
  • Medical marijuana as the new herbalism, part 1: Science versus the politics of weed in New York and beyond (184)
    • Volteric { Cannabis wasn’t prohibited for scientific reasons, but political ones. It remains prohibited not for scientific reasons but political ones. It was considered a medicine by… } – Jul 16, 7:20 PM
  • Ketogenic diet does not “beat chemo for almost all cancers” (98)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { My mother-in-law’s oncologist refused to prescribe anti-nausea medication for months despite massive nausea and weight lossWhy on earth not? } – Jul 16, 4:13 PM
    • Heidi { Dr. Gorski, Thank you for this article. I was considering suggesting a ketogenic diet for my mother-in-law, who has metastatic breast cancer. I was trying… } – Jul 16, 2:29 PM
  • The Truth? (115)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { You are correct it is not Acupuncture theory. That is because there is no one theory but many based on your wishes. yes the concepts… } – Jul 16, 4:11 PM
    • Windriven { Yeah Peter, what Steve-o means is that acupuncture is whatever he wants it to be. It is kind of like the guy that trips over… } – Jul 16, 3:40 PM
    • Stephen S. Rodrigues, MD { @peter You are correct it is not Acupuncture theory. That is because there is no one theory but many based on your wishes. yes the… } – Jul 16, 2:09 PM
  • Did Facebook and PNAS violate human research protections in an unethical experiment? (128)
    • Maree { exactly! I was wondering what was happening to my real-life friends because we did use FB a lot to coordinate getting together – and I’d… } – Jul 15, 11:26 PM
    • Maree { Having read this article, I am now sure I was among the subjects: The description of the experimental protocol explains odd stuff that kept happening… } – Jul 15, 11:08 PM
  • PETA Embraces Autism Pseudoscience (477)
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