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  • Ketogenic diet does not “beat chemo for almost all cancers” (98)
    • Windriven { “even a spoonful of brown sugar.” Next time you bake a galette or a pie, wash the edge with beaten egg and sprinkle with turbinado… } – Jul 08, 10:25 PM
    • Windriven { High on life, Nancy. } – Jul 08, 10:23 PM
  • Did Facebook and PNAS violate human research protections in an unethical experiment? (128)
    • Alex Anlyan { The reporting is objective and impartial, however it lacks concision to the point where no conclusions conveying impact. Any individual whether in advertising, marketing, or… } – Jul 08, 9:11 PM
  • Beware the Integrative Pharmacy (99)
    • KayMarie { My grandpa and his little dog were on the same heart pills. Radically different doses, but the same drug. I knew you were supposed to… } – Jul 08, 1:27 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { The funny thing is Jacy, that true scientists don’t believe it works. They think it’s stupid. And if homeopathy is actually effective, why do well-controlled… } – Jul 08, 1:14 PM
    • Chris { Um, that is just a short blog post that is just an argument from blatant assertion. Where is the actual randomly controlled test on rats… } – Jul 08, 12:32 PM
    • jacy { Any true scientist and believer in science would love homeopathy as it really works, see the truth at http://adidarwinian.com/father-of-human-pharmacology/ to know why it works. } – Jul 08, 2:06 AM
    • RetailPhm { Being a relatively new pharmacist in Canada, it was a bit of a culture shock being forced into a pharmacy that sold homeopathic and naturopathic… } – Jul 05, 10:38 PM
  • What Whole Foods Markets Doesn’t Tell You (200)
    • D.Edwards { Was in their Kensington store today. A woman was giving out drinks samples. I asked what is it? She said, ‘It contains superfoods – ‘… } – Jul 08, 11:12 AM
    • MadisonMD { Yeah cancer goes away even better at 250F under high pressure. I can’t believe those dumb cancer researchers haven’t tried that yet. Any volunteers? Seriously… } – Jul 01, 3:32 AM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Two points: 1) Oh snap. 2) To paraphrase, it’s easy to kill cancer, keeping the patient alive is what’s hard. } – Jun 28, 7:50 PM
    • Getheren { In “107 degrees Farenheit, When cancer just goes away,” by Bryan Hubbard, WDDTY’s founder and co-editor, Hubbard offers the tantalizing possibility that a high fever… } – Jun 28, 5:06 PM
  • Acupuncture for Macular Degeneration: Why I Reject the Evidence (95)
    • Noori { Thank you for this article. I’ve had macular degeneration since I was 30 years old and now after 19 years of progressive degradation I was… } – Jul 07, 1:00 PM
    • toots { Lundgren references Gragoudas et al. 2004, as an anti-VEGF medication. That study showed pegaptanib scoring significantly against sham injection. Lundgren claims that only 34% of… } – Jun 29, 8:18 PM
    • Getheren { This is one of the most offensive things I have ever read. I’d like to see you try to pass medical school just because you… } – Jun 29, 2:00 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Hear ye!!! I’m done for now!!! I’ll be back in a while just to see if you all have broken the logjam!!!Gone to brush up… } – Jun 28, 7:55 PM
    • Windriven { Take your time. } – Jun 28, 2:39 PM
  • Food Fears (186)
    • i need to start reading this blog again { organic does NOT mean its free from pesticides, only synthetic pesticides and the “natural” pesticides are often less effective and so you need to use… } – Jul 06, 11:31 AM
    • mouse { Mike B “So what if something is made in a factory somewhere?” Well that’s clearly better than if something is made in a factory nowhere…. } – Jul 02, 11:31 PM
    • Dave Brown { That would make sense IF organic farming was uniformly better for the environment (positives have to be weighed against the requirement for more land in… } – Jul 02, 4:54 PM
  • The Center for Inquiry weighs in on the FDA’s mishandling of Stanislaw Burzynski’s clinical trials (4)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { That’s an excellent question. The answer seems to be primarily “asshole politicians”. See here. } – Jul 05, 8:29 PM
    • James Peters { Why hasn’t he been struck off and his scam been closed down by now?. } – Jul 05, 6:57 PM
    • Skeptical Medicine { The only way I can see this as justified would be if there were ultimatums attached. It is time for him to release 15 years… } – Jul 05, 11:29 AM
    • SpaceTrout { Assuming these allegations of billing patients for “operational costs” are true and the FDA doesn’t nut up and take action, is there any other federal… } – Jul 03, 11:44 PM
  • Vani Hari (a.k.a. The Food Babe): The Jenny McCarthy of food (327)
    • Christian { Why not fight fire with fire? Write a petition to mainstream media outlets demanding that they stop covering Food Babe. Cite how her science has… } – Jul 04, 1:53 AM
    • Getheren { n Germany, Propylene Glycol Alginate is listed as an ingredient on this bottle of Corona as “E405 Alginat” (the European food additive number for Propylene… } – Jun 29, 5:36 AM
    • Windriven { “anyone who orders Captain Morgan or Red Bull mixed with anything is a minor” Anyone who would order Captain Morgan or Red Bull as part… } – Jun 28, 2:38 PM
    • Windriven { Great stuff. Thanks Jon. } – Jun 28, 2:35 PM
  • Turmeric: Tasty in Curry, Questionable as Medicine (171)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { though there is considerable in vitro and animal based research available Thaldiomide is a potent anti-nausea medication and is perfectly safe in rats. A solution… } – Jul 03, 9:30 AM
    • Dave { Looking at the site and going over the citations, there are a lot of papers on rodents (mice, rabbits, hamsters) and some pilot studies otherwise…. } – Jul 03, 8:54 AM
    • Windriven { Following up on Dr. Pavlov’s excellent response, did you trouble yourself to follow the citations to their original source documents? I didn’t check them all… } – Jul 03, 8:23 AM
  • One Million Page Views (47)
    • Dave { That’s one reason I didn’t go into surgery. At my training institution the surgery call schedule was every other night for 6 years in a… } – Jul 03, 8:16 AM
    • Sawyer { Just wait till we get this A.I. and cloning stuff figured out and it will all be done by a robot army of William Halsteds…. } – Jun 30, 11:37 PM
    • David Gorski { 56 hours straight? 32 hour shifts? That’s only eight hours plus a 24! Luxury! :-) Try doing a surgery residency before the work hour restrictions…. } – Jun 30, 11:26 PM
  • John Oliver skewers Dr. Oz for his hawking of diet supplements (83)
    • Henning { Jees christ, I didnt even check the author of this page, just assumed since I got here from SGU… just ignore me… showing myself out. } – Jul 03, 12:15 AM
    • Henning { My mistake. I trusted a source that didn’t give a thorough enough definition for hawk and assumed pawn was close enough for hock. I’ll get… } – Jul 03, 12:14 AM
  • More Dialogs (100)
    • Tazia K. Stagg { Thanks for your interest. The request is still “Pending program search.” I’m about ready for a FOIA lawyer. } – Jul 02, 12:26 PM
  • Don’t supplement users deserve consumer protection, too? (81)
    • Andrés { WLU said: I I think your premise (“I’m smarter than the majority of scientists who actively research this area”) is fatally flawed I’m never, ever… } – Jul 02, 10:09 AM
  • The Compassionate Freedom of Choice Act: Ill-advised “right to try” goes federal (57)
    • Mike Goodman { Am I missing something? There’s no mention of phase I success in the National Bill. } – Jul 01, 8:33 PM
  • Reiki: Fraudulent Misrepresentation (98)
    • Harriet Hall { That was Emily Rosa. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emily_Rosa Youngest person ever to have a study published in a major medical journal. } – Jul 01, 8:01 PM
    • Erik1986 { Wasn’t there a teen/pre-teen girl who did a science experiment for school regarding “healing touch” and showed it was, to put it politely, “baloney?” Something… } – Jul 01, 6:24 PM
  • Dr. Oz and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (166)
    • sandy wilson { I don’t think Dr. OZ is an evil man but let’s face it. If someone says there’s a weight lost miracle – run! Weight loss… } – Jun 30, 8:36 AM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Yall still do not get it!It’s funny, because it’s you who do not get it. Testimonials are worthless. Patients who were bled testified (if they… } – Jun 27, 10:24 AM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Guys looks at the evidence, the data and draw conclusions as professional! I’m just the messenger! killing me is the first step to self imposed… } – Jun 26, 9:16 PM
    • Petticoat Philosopher { Luckily she doesn’t take shit. The awesome thing about Claire McCaskill is that she looks like this mild, sweet soccer mom but she’s smart as… } – Jun 26, 9:11 PM
    • Harriet Hall { @SSR, Why have you not commented on the article I wrote just for you: http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/acupuncture-for-macular-degeneration-why-i-reject-the-evidence/ It is a response to the link you provided to… } – Jun 26, 1:00 PM
  • Gluten-free skin and beauty products: Extracting cash from the gullible (125)
    • Christina { I have ulcerative colitis rather than celiac. There are studies that suggest having UC or Celiac increases your chances of having the other disease and… } – Jun 27, 12:27 PM
  • Is There a Role for the Art of Medicine in Science-Based Practice? (71)
    • Discussant { Interesting post! Here’s a related one on the “art of psychotherapy”: http://forbiddenpsychology.wordpress.com/2014/05/04/the-art-of-psychotherapy/ If you give yourself creative license to take a risk to create something… } – Jun 24, 7:23 PM
    • NotADoc { “Just give me a competent, caring, unhurried, licenced physician.” One problem with this- “pick any two of the above” is usually closer to what’s available. } – Jun 24, 3:30 PM
  • Mammography and the acute discomfort of change (55)
    • Sawyer { Age is just a number, more and more women under the age of 40 are getting breast cancer, I see it every day. And finally,… } – Jun 23, 11:32 PM
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