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  • Yet another plague panic (267)
    • mouse { @Jopari – (shrug) Nope, I was done anyway. The thread is all yours. } – Sep 15, 4:33 PM
    • Jopari { Mouse, while I may agree with your sentiment on chit chat, I generally do not think it’s appropriate here, I mean, if someone actually has… } – Sep 15, 2:51 PM
    • mouse { Thor “Anyway, I wanted to add that I didn’t want to leave the readers in general with the impression that this site is about a… } – Sep 15, 10:33 AM
    • Andrey Pavlov { Andrey – I actually knew what you looked like, from a picture you posted years ago. If my subconscious had thought of your hemp necklace… } – Sep 15, 12:58 AM
    • Thor { As is par for the course for me, I just posted under Andrey’s first ‘random’ comment instead of under simba’s. Tell you what – this… } – Sep 12, 6:35 PM
  • Ebola SCAMs (203)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { So…you’re saying all we have to do to cure all diseases is to give you 50 billion euros? Bah, I can do that for half… } – Sep 15, 4:27 PM
  • NuVet: Pet Supplement Snake Oil (68)
    • Kim Wolterman { Thanks for the great article. It is not just the breeders and vets hawking it either. Our groomer just recommended it for our dog, who… } – Sep 15, 1:16 PM
  • Ebola outbreaks: Science versus fear mongering and quackery (290)
    • Jopari { Sorry, I was having a case of tunnel vision there. Was looking at drugs and medicines and considering that the guiding principles were probably chemistry…. } – Sep 15, 3:47 AM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Dear Bernie, Quantum effects are incredibly fragile, you need incredibly expensive and complicated equipment to be able to measure them. They also operate at incredibly… } – Sep 14, 7:25 PM
    • Chris { That is because living on this planet they are good enough. The relativistic corrections are for the extremes of big and small, which can be… } – Sep 14, 2:40 PM
    • Chris { “Quantam Physics” Show us how much you know about the above subject. Explain the origin and meaning of the word “quantum.” What is the difference… } – Sep 14, 2:15 PM
    • Jopari { Sorry, Newtonian principles are not the major principles used in medicine, it probably plays an obscure part somewhere. Besides, Newton’s three laws are still being… } – Sep 14, 1:57 PM
  • The Unpersuadables (223)
    • Serge { Wonderfully put. } – Sep 14, 4:14 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { The big problem here is classical chiropractic is not like medicine.You’ve got that right, but the rest of your comment goes off the rails. The… } – Sep 10, 4:08 PM
    • daniel pyron { I remember reading about the history of N-Rays which were named such for their alleged discovery at the University of Nancy. The reason for Robert… } – Sep 09, 4:44 PM
    • Harriet Hall { The study cited was about NUCCA’s effect on blood pressure. You admit that you don’t know anything about NUCCA, and it is irrelevant to comment… } – Sep 09, 1:22 PM
    • Miles Mitchell { I don’t know anything about Nucca, so I won’t comment on it. The big problem here is classical chiropractic is not like medicine. It’s not… } – Sep 09, 1:11 PM
  • Side effects may include liver failure (36)
    • MadisonMD { OK, 65% of companies audited are out of compliance… that doesn’t mean 65% of products. It could be a higher or lower fraction of products… } – Sep 14, 9:51 AM
    • Jeff { “The 65% out of compliance figure came from all FDA audits, not just audits of small firms as you claim.” Precisely my point — 65%… } – Sep 14, 4:49 AM
    • MadisonMD { OK, Jeff, now you are getting dumb. I might have been born at night.. but it wasn’t last night. You are just trying to obfuscate…. } – Sep 13, 9:17 PM
    • Jeff { MadisonMD, The supplement GMPs for small companies only took effect in June, 2010 (earlier for larger companies). For their inspections the FDA almost certainly targets… } – Sep 13, 7:06 PM
    • Vicki { I don’t see any way to do that without either accusing the patient of dishonesty, or lying to them about the purpose of the blood… } – Sep 13, 5:59 PM
  • Naturopathy vs. Science: Facts edition (436)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { I’m not sure what you are talking about, I’m very capable of masturbating. One might even say semi-pro. } – Sep 13, 4:15 PM
    • 4ensic { William, So, basically, it’s all comes down to fantasizing over the unachievable or the imaginary unattainable? } – Sep 13, 4:16 AM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { I have a theory that most comments, irrespective your level of proof or number of citations, are basically a form of masturbation. Or perhaps that’s… } – Sep 12, 11:10 AM
    • 4ensic { I have just stumbled on this blog topic. And having pawed through it, and in an attempt to try to comprehend Whoa’s phantasmagorical concepts and… } – Sep 12, 5:01 AM
  • Tens of millions for CAM research — and it’s all on your dime (143)
    • BrettMD { No worse than the Missouri Medical Board wasting upwards of 100,000 dollars of Tax-payer money to reprimand the cardiologist Dr. Antoine Adem for providing good… } – Sep 13, 11:03 AM
  • Dr. Oz and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (178)
    • Jopari { Interesting. Thanks. } – Sep 12, 6:35 AM
    • Nell on Wheels { Try this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgdWFbeBnyY } – Sep 11, 2:10 PM
    • Jopari { Can’t watch it, apparently there are right restrictions. But I’ll be doing some reading, I can garauntee that. } – Sep 11, 1:58 PM
    • Nell on Wheels { Dr. Oz on Islam and Identity http://video.pbs.org/video/2247099451/ } – Sep 11, 1:34 PM
    • Jopari { Really?! Now I’m intrigued. } – Sep 11, 12:57 PM
  • Turmeric: Tasty in Curry, Questionable as Medicine (174)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Any herbal supplement that works would have significant side-effects. It would either increase your metabolic rate considerably (which means you would be at risk for… } – Sep 11, 7:25 PM
    • Harriet Hall { “any herbal supplement that works – even a little – to lose weight?. ” Anything with caffeine in it might have a very tiny effect,… } – Sep 11, 2:54 PM
    • Maria { Thank you for all your articles. I read some, specially the one’s regarding weight loss and “the famous, Dr. Oz”. He is a scam himself,… } – Sep 11, 2:33 PM
  • Chiropractic scope of practice includes . . . well, you won’t believe it (133)
    • Jopari { Meh. } – Sep 11, 1:00 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Ruh-ro, sperring error :) } – Sep 10, 4:18 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { I’m not sure what your point is. It may be spread out over 18 months or 18 days, it doesn’t matter – a science-based approach… } – Sep 10, 4:17 PM
    • Jopari { Apologies, tend ro refrain. } – Sep 10, 6:04 AM
    • William { So WLU, whether it’s in a residency or in an office, you learn what you practice on the job . } – Sep 09, 9:15 PM
  • CAM and Headaches (291)
    • simba { FFS- I have written two long and thoughtful answers to this and both times the computer has eaten it. Basically- I know that PMoran is… } – Sep 11, 12:13 PM
    • Windriven { Sh!t. Threading fail. This is obviously out of place. } – Sep 10, 10:35 PM
    • Windriven { @simba Peter’s position is a bit more nuanced I think than you credit him. I don’t think he is arguing for the promotion of CAM… } – Sep 10, 10:33 PM
    • PMoran { “If we have $23 to spend and we can spend it on either TB or Chronic Lyme’s Disease, my vote goes to TB.” W, we… } – Sep 10, 10:00 PM
    • Andrey Pavlov { Andrey, I swore to myself that I would have a “go” at you the next time you crowed about that kind of thing – mainly… } – Sep 10, 7:09 PM
  • Pass the Salt (But Not That Pink Himalayan Stuff) (206)
    • Harriet Hall { The claim was that it contained 84 trace elements. If they were relying on this analysis, they were claiming that the salt contains the ones… } – Sep 09, 5:09 PM
    • Lucas Beauchamp { I have never desired to eat, much less buy, Himalayan Pink Salt, but I must point out that Dr. Hall misinterprets its spectral analysis. The… } – Sep 09, 4:39 PM
  • An Egregious Example of Ordering Unnecessary Tests (169)
    • Nell on Wheels { The WSJ article is behind a paywall, but this article in Forbes gives a big shoutout to Harriet and SBM. } – Sep 08, 11:21 PM
  • Diet Cults vs. Science-Based Healthy Eating (208)
    • Harriet Hall { So are you denying that there is any “group solidarity, peer pressure, moral stance, or semi-religious zeal among today’s environmentalists and animal rights activists”? Are… } – Sep 08, 7:55 PM
    • Windriven { “I think the clear message is that you are attempting to paint a lot of hard working and sincere people as fanatics.” That message may… } – Sep 08, 7:54 PM
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