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  • Bad News and Good News from Down Under: Science-Based Medicine in Australia (17)
    • AntipodeanChic { Sadly, I think you are right. While I have yet to see any naturopathy clinics operating in pharmacies near where I live, over the last… } – Sep 25, 2:52 AM
    • Renate { Yes, but what’s the price? } – Sep 24, 6:57 AM
    • Hez { We still have long way to go. This was the uni I attended a few years back, have a look at what they offer for… } – Sep 24, 6:53 AM
    • kaitch { So excited you wrote about us in Australia!! I was horrified to see the “Naturopathic Dispensary” when walking into a local pharmacy chain last year,… } – Sep 23, 4:18 PM
  • That’s so Chiropractic (86)
    • Harriet Hall { There is NO scientific evidence behind the subluxation theory. Even science-oriented chiropractors have rejected the concept. See http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/the-end-of-chiropractic/ Patients report improvement, but controlled studies don’t… } – Sep 25, 2:35 AM
    • Kevin { I am a college premedical student currently looking outside of traditional medicine for health care related carers. I recently started examining the chiropractic field. With… } – Sep 24, 9:39 PM
  • Rationalizing the Ridiculous (254)
    • KayMarie { Thanks :-) } – Sep 24, 8:38 PM
    • Windriven { :-) Nicely said. } – Sep 24, 8:04 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Chiropractors can do some good with back pain, it is the only indication they have proof of efficacy for. The real problem is when they… } – Sep 24, 7:42 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Predictions that could be tested does NOT mean anything IF the explanation IS BAD- easy to vary. It is NOT SUFFICIENT and NOT what opened… } – Sep 24, 7:33 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { What I don’t get is why you persist in using such unnecessary capital letters, as if they made your ranting more convincing. Again, it looks… } – Sep 24, 7:29 PM
  • Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: Separating facts from fiction (317)
  • Autism Prevalence Unchanged in 20 Years (89)
    • MadisonMD { Phil, you are dead wrong. It’s obviously a lack of pirates and a dearth of black rhinos that causes autism. Or maybe the Curse of… } – Sep 24, 2:30 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { How would wireless technology influence autism? The levels of energy generated by wifi result in tiny increases in local heating, and lack the power to… } – Sep 24, 11:53 AM
    • Philip Desautel { Autism Prevalence Unchanged in 20 Years – The reason it hasn’t changed in the last 20 years is because both wireless technology and genetically modified… } – Sep 23, 7:10 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { No-one knew at the time what a dramatic increase there was going be (from all the vaccines of course, among possible other environmental factors) so… } – Sep 19, 3:59 PM
    • Patrick { “Since 1938, there have come to our attention a number of children whose condition differs so markedly and uniquely from anything reported so far, that… } – Sep 19, 1:02 PM
  • Did a high ranking whistleblower really reveal that the CDC covered up proof that vaccines cause autism in African-American boys? (1200)
    • Chris { “Thousands die being vaccinated for dieases they have one chance in 5 hundred ;million of ever catching anyway.” Really? Could you please provide a citation… } – Sep 24, 2:23 PM
    • Chris { “The government is pretty evil these days.” Which one? USA, UK, Russian, Japan, Canada, Australia, your local city? Please be specific and explain what woes… } – Sep 24, 2:02 PM
    • Charlotte { No. not just because the American government supports them. But the American government supports them because Big Pharma lobbies and bullies with money. Many in… } – Sep 24, 1:52 PM
  • Left Brain – Right Brain Myth (62)
    • Windriven { Do you actually have a nursing license? If so, what state? I’d really like to stay away. } – Sep 24, 2:12 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { I’m often curious about why nurses seem to be far, far more invested in unscientific nonsense than doctors. } – Sep 24, 12:05 PM
    • Karellen { “For left-hemisphere-dominant people (which is most people) language and math localize to the left hemisphere” How is the above consistent with the following: “There is… } – Sep 23, 2:49 PM
    • cherokee rose { I believe your study is flawed. That is how a person is during the few minutes’ of the scan. There is no way to have… } – Sep 20, 6:15 PM
  • The Human Mold: Another Example of Self-Deception (74)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Until there is proof, it will be uninteresting reading, deceptive and exploitative of mothers, dishonest, profoundly stupid, and promoted by an obvious deluded self-important douche… } – Sep 24, 9:54 AM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { One of the more interesting facts that I learned years back about saunas is that they actually increase slow-wave sleep (or was it REM? Some… } – Sep 24, 9:29 AM
    • Jose A. Jarimba { I thank you all for your ideas and comments. Keep on reading, there is a lot more coming. Healthy Regards! } – Sep 23, 10:51 PM
    • KayMarie { I have sometimes used it for that purpose rather than belief checking. Rage and sleep seem to be mutually exclusive states of being for me… } – Sep 23, 8:16 AM
    • mouse { Er, you are a braver woman than me! I can’t tolerate talk radio, except NPR, although I don’t think people typically call that talk radio…. } – Sep 22, 10:04 PM
  • Missouri tackles primary care shortage with “assistant physicians” (99)
    • J Rao G { I am an MD with more than 30 yrs of Practice. I 100% support the idea of Assistant Physician position in all through out USA…. } – Sep 24, 9:29 AM
    • brewandferment { I think that you have a perfectly reasonable view of enlisted military medical personnel. Some of them practice as Independent Duty Corpsmen–IDC– (Navy term) which… } – Sep 23, 5:20 PM
    • Shay { How about increasing funds to county health departments to allow them to hire an NP, and then offer financial incentives to military hospital corpsmen/medics/(whatever the… } – Sep 23, 1:27 PM
    • Andrey Pavlov { @R. Miller: A little bit of both. The prices hikes being as a described – VERY high, but transient – can be demonstrated. After all,… } – Sep 23, 6:13 AM
    • CHotel { Windriven totally nailed my intent in his first comment. I would also fully agree with his second comment: “I will also immediately agree that pharmacists… } – Sep 22, 11:01 AM
  • The Reality of Ancient Wisdom: Acupuncture and TCM Weren’t So Great (362)
    • simba { I notice that a lot of your examples are of people who used science to discover things. The issue here isn’t ‘Indian’ versus ‘Western’ science-… } – Sep 23, 12:02 PM
    • Windriven { “Ben Kavoussi apparently did not apply himself enough to comprehend any of the concepts of Acupuncture.” Assumes facts not in evidence. You draw your inference… } – Sep 23, 11:26 AM
    • Windriven { Brad, The powers that be have my first reply which, I think, clearly communicates my utter disdain for you and your effort at obfuscation, in… } – Sep 23, 11:16 AM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Conduct some properly-controlled trials and you will help far, far more people that the small body of patients you currently treat. Apply for some funding,… } – Sep 23, 11:06 AM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Ben Kavoussi apparently did not apply himself enough to comprehend any of the concepts of Acupuncture.Which sort of acupuncture? Traditional Chinese acupuncture, which has almost… } – Sep 23, 11:03 AM
  • Only two months until Skepticon (14)
    • Phil Monroe { Looking forward to your talk at Skepticon. } – Sep 23, 8:10 AM
  • Fluoride: Still Not Poisoning Your Precious Bodily Fluids! (639)
    • simba { I did a lot of ‘it is okay for me to grab your face and look at your teeth for no reason’ first, because otherwise… } – Sep 22, 3:40 PM
  • The false hope of “right-to-try” metastasizes to Michigan (211)
    • Peter H. Proctor { From experience, once the IP package expires, interest and funding expires. This has little relationship with efficacy. This is particularly a problem where the agent… } – Sep 22, 11:24 AM
  • Ketogenic diet does not “beat chemo for almost all cancers” (305)
    • Windriven { “perhaps diet has a tremendous impact on chronic disease like cancer.” OK, Bob. You have a conjecture. With some careful work you can turn that… } – Sep 21, 1:29 AM
    • Bob Johnston { Sometimes unexpected things happen with cancer and we can hope the best for you. Unexpected only if you refuse to consider the possibility that perhaps… } – Sep 21, 12:22 AM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { I’ve been eating a ketogenic diet for 18 months and none of my scans have shown progression of my tumour to date. But it hasn’t… } – Sep 18, 9:06 PM
  • Legislating Ignorance (255)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Orwellian means controlling language to control thought – or in this case, controlling research to prevent informed decision-making. A scientific review board would be pinned… } – Sep 19, 3:40 PM
    • William { I like how this guy bemoans the Orwellian nature of things he doesn’t like, and then closes with his desire for an Orwellian board to… } – Sep 19, 11:26 AM
  • NuVet: Pet Supplement Snake Oil (68)
    • Windriven { I refuse to see one vet at the practice where I take my Lab. The dog has regular ear problems when I let her swim… } – Sep 19, 9:44 AM
    • enkidu { My vet keeps suggesting supplements for my 10 year old tripod dog, as she is missing a back leg and I am starting to notice… } – Sep 19, 9:07 AM
  • The “CDC whistleblower saga”: Updates, backlash, and (I hope) a wrap-up (331)
    • KayMarie { A lot of data sets require you be able to pass the basic HIPPA regulation training and other things to protect the individuals in the… } – Sep 18, 11:45 PM
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