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  • Homeopaths Threaten Public Health Selling Sugar Pills as Vaccine Alternatives (296)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Re vaccines I feel some vaccines may be necessary but too much is given all at once to children which can possibly be detrimental to… } – Jan 24, 10:50 AM
    • Windriven { Your delusional, and in parts borderline hysterical, comment betrays a profound ignorance of immunology. You have trotted out very nearly every misconception and outright lie… } – Jan 24, 9:38 AM
    • shezina { Re vaccines I feel some vaccines may be necessary but too much is given all at once to children which can possibly be detrimental to… } – Jan 24, 6:27 AM
  • Is cancer due mostly to “bad luck”? (445)
    • MadisonMD { You asked. Now I looked, and find that your argument is simply pitiful. } – Jan 24, 9:50 AM
    • Graham { I am referring to the reasons I gave you for why I disagreed with the IOM recommendations. You have yet to respond. } – Jan 23, 3:00 AM
    • MadisonMD { Ah, still a bit burnt and sore about your sunlit lizards, eh? It didn’t back your claim, but I’m over it. Are you not? Google… } – Jan 23, 2:06 AM
    • Graham { I could but the last two times I responded with a link or a response, you failed to reciprocate. Try googling for ketogenic diets atkins… } – Jan 23, 12:35 AM
    • MadisonMD { He abandoned this approach and never published. Then how do you know about it? Could you provide source? } – Jan 22, 10:40 PM
  • Are skin-lightening glutathione injections safe and effective? (33)
    • Nell on Wheels { Happy Birthday, Mouse! In our family, this milestone would have been marked with a telegram reading “Happy Birthday to my half century old [mother, father,… } – Jan 24, 9:49 AM
    • Windriven { Happy birthday! } – Jan 24, 7:59 AM
  • Acupuncture, Organic Food, and Other Questions (523)
    • Windriven { :-) } – Jan 24, 7:58 AM
    • Cathy Louise { Windriven — Beautiful post! It’s “frig-able” which, in our house, means it’s printed and tacked on the fridge at eye level. Thanks for all you… } – Jan 24, 6:50 AM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Qi is simply “energy.” The stuff that keeps us alive that we must feed, fuel or die.Well two points: 1) What did the ancient Chinese… } – Jan 21, 11:02 AM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { You did not do a duty, you slandered!!! All you had to do was ask.Slander is verbal, you probably mean libel. But further – did… } – Jan 21, 10:54 AM
  • Stem cell clinics and unapproved, for-profit human experimentation (72)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { I now suspect that he was occasionally hitting some susceptible genotype.Seems more likely he simply fudged the denominator and ignored as many cases as possible… } – Jan 23, 1:31 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Andrey, he’s trying. Sure, he’s barking up the “science doesn’t know everything” tree, with annoying connotations (i.e. that science and scientists are “smug”), but there… } – Jan 23, 1:20 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { @Graham I don’t understand why you people can’t be civil, or just ignore me as many said they would do.Much of your initial forays into… } – Jan 23, 1:15 PM
  • Can Airrosti Really Resolve Most Chronic Pain in Just Three Visits? (89)
    • Graham { Knee osteoarthritis is common, and this example wouldn’t be rare that it was another pathology causing the symptoms either from the hip joint, trochanteric bursa…. } – Jan 23, 1:23 AM
    • Steve { Im currently undergoing therapy through Arrosti, recommended by my primary care Doctor for a shoulder issue. I’m very skeptical of non-traditional methods of treatment and… } – Jan 20, 9:37 PM
  • Political Science: Chronic Lyme Disease (121)
    • JD { @ Sawyer You can’t jump back and forth between the terms CLD and PTLS at the drop of a hat without offering a thorough explanation… } – Jan 22, 1:44 PM
    • Sawyer { That paper came up a few weeks ago on one of the skeptic subreddits so I decided to see if I could pick it apart…. } – Jan 21, 3:55 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Even if I don’t have chronic lyme, since starting my treatment. I’m starting to see progress for the first time in years instead of getting… } – Jan 21, 10:45 AM
    • MadisonMD { This cite isn’t a study at all, but a review article that seems to muster all kinds of mechanisms by which Borrelia *might* evade antibiotics,… } – Jan 21, 1:57 AM
    • JD { Wow, with titles like “Proof That Chronic Lyme Disease Exists,” this must be a collection of completely unbiased individuals, with no stake at all in… } – Jan 21, 12:42 AM
  • Say it ain’t so, Mickey! A holiday measles outbreak makes the happiest place in the world sad (206)
    • Quokka1969 { You do realise that successful and effective are not the same thing, right? } – Jan 22, 8:12 AM
    • DrDuran { Anything from Bakersfield to Oceanside is “the LA area” as far as I’m concerned. :-p } – Jan 22, 2:29 AM
    • Lawrence { Oh, and in re-reading your comment, you admit that although there is no “extra-cost” for vaccines (and why would there be? Regular doctors don’t charge… } – Jan 20, 5:38 AM
    • Lawrence { You’ll never receive an apology from me, Dr. Jay – so, you’re saying you “don’t” charge for visits? If someone comes in multiple upon multiple… } – Jan 20, 5:36 AM
  • Mel asks and I do my best to answer. (400)
    • Graham { Yes, we have discussed this. Their opinion is that such messages are best given by the primary care physician and not us specialists. Never mind… } – Jan 21, 7:19 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { In my circle I don’t know of any that make these recommendations.Why not? Have you asked or challenged them on this fact? And for that… } – Jan 21, 3:15 PM
    • MadisonMD { ;-) } – Jan 21, 2:12 PM
    • Graham { In the ancient Roman tradition, and of modern phone users, a show of thumbs will be fine. } – Jan 21, 2:06 PM
    • MadisonMD { so it’s this phone or nothing Would you like a show of hands to help you decide? } – Jan 21, 1:45 PM
  • Ontario fails to protect the life of a First Nations girl with cancer (177)
    • David Gorski { Sadly, I’m aware. http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2015/01/20/a-tale-of-two-unnecessarily-doomed-aboriginal-girls-with-lymphoblastic-leukemia/ } – Jan 20, 10:54 AM
    • Marty { Unfortunately, what we all thought would happen has become reality, the young girl in this case has died. She was failed by her parents, our… } – Jan 20, 9:59 AM
  • No, the CDC did not just “admit” that this year’s flu vaccine doesn’t work (236)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Yes, thank you – that should be incidence. } – Jan 20, 10:47 AM
    • David Gorski { One thing to look out for now is her misbehaving our our Facebook page. I’ve already issued instructions with respect to that. } – Jan 20, 8:47 AM
    • mouse { “We thank you very sweetly for doing it so neatly.” ~ Edgar “Yip” Harburg } – Jan 19, 11:20 PM
    • Chris { Thank you. I really tried to ignore her, but a string of insults got to me. So I pointed some out with direct quote links…. } – Jan 19, 10:33 PM
    • JD { Yep, I remember playing around with Populus software for an extended amount of time. The inputs for HIV are pretty intense, even compared to something… } – Jan 19, 10:18 PM
  • Smoking Cessation and the Affordable Care Act (33)
    • KayMarie { About the only harms I could see looking around is if you are prone to heart beat irregularities or have low HDL from smoking, the… } – Jan 20, 10:37 AM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { I’m curious to know if there are significant adverse effects from nicotine patches or gum (a quick googles doesn’t turn up much of note). Obviously… } – Jan 20, 10:09 AM
    • Graham { Meaningful use of EHR requires asking these days about tobacco use and counseling on cessation } – Jan 19, 7:35 PM
    • Tazia K. Stagg { not Dave Barry? } – Jan 19, 4:29 PM
  • Vitamin D: To Screen or Not to Screen? (152)
    • Windriven { @KayMarie ‘Fraid I’m too old school for Twitter. Though I’ve been called a twit on more than one occasion. In any event please contact me… } – Jan 19, 9:18 PM
    • KayMarie { I’ve got a personal twitter if it would be convenient for anyone to reach me there @kaymarie350 } – Jan 19, 9:04 PM
    • KayMarie { I don’t have an email for any of you, unfortunately. } – Jan 19, 8:56 PM
    • KayMarie { The troll itself is from a free clip art, can use for commercial uses site. I did the rest. For things other than scientific presentations… } – Jan 19, 8:33 PM
    • Windriven { @KayMarie, If you have an e-mail address for me, mouse, or Andrey Pavlov, would you make contact please? } – Jan 19, 8:32 PM
  • New FDA regulatory role threatens bogus diagnostic tests (54)
    • simba { I wonder how many of them would also have similar syptomology profiles with older diseases (‘nerves’ etc). It would be interesting to see. } – Jan 19, 3:31 PM
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