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  • Drinkable Sunscreen Snakeoil (60)
    • Chris { “Carotenoids, taken in large enough amounts, are a partial sunscreen. If you take enough per day, regularly (for months) it would be like SPF 15… } – Aug 10, 9:03 PM
    • n brownlee { And you believe that carotene in your skin protects you from the sun… how? How does it shield you from UV radiation? Or anything else? } – Aug 10, 8:29 PM
  • Chiropractic scope of practice includes . . . well, you won’t believe it (101)
    • Thinking_Chiro { P.S. A centralised national registration board like AHPRA is an absolute necessity! } – Aug 10, 8:08 PM
    • Thinking_Chiro { In reply to Thor: The CAA has deservedly taken a hammering over the last few years and they are slowly changing under duress, but as… } – Aug 10, 8:03 PM
  • Gary Taubes and the Cause of Obesity (323)
    • Windriven { Which is it Razwell, 40 physicists or 12? I don’t have a dog in this fight but I’d like to see some consistency in the… } – Aug 10, 5:54 PM
    • Razwell { Obesity is NOT a matter of basic thermodynamics. TOP- TOP – THE VERY BEST in non – equilibrium thermodynamics TOLD ME THIS and stressed it…. } – Aug 10, 4:38 PM
    • Razwell { Lacri is CORRECT. I hope you realize that. That is because you have NO ARGUMENT. It was SHUT down by my own efforts and the… } – Aug 10, 4:37 PM
    • Razwell { That is because you have NO ARGUMENT. It was SHUT down by my own efforts and the expertise of 40 world renowned physicists STRESSING the… } – Aug 10, 4:28 PM
  • Reiki: Fraudulent Misrepresentation (101)
    • joseph { hi, thank you for your comment, you have put me at ease, i believe you are right, reiki is a load of crap. thank you. } – Aug 10, 2:06 AM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { It doesn’t matter if your brother is 1,000 miles away or touching you, he can’t harm you with reiki. Reiki is nothing more than wishful… } – Aug 09, 1:57 PM
    • joseph { hi,my estranged brother is a “reika master”he hates my guts because i told him that reiki is rubbish, make me feel safe by telling me… } – Aug 09, 2:00 AM
  • VacciShield: Pixie dust for an imaginary threat (81)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Assuming autism is caused by genetic differences that lead to a neurological structure that differs considerably from the norm, there is no “cure” for autism,… } – Aug 09, 2:02 PM
    • Chloe Paltrow { Autism is becoming a social curse because it is incurable as autism or ASD is neurological as well as a genetic disorder. Many different genetic… } – Aug 09, 6:37 AM
  • Upper Neck Manipulation: Caveats for Patients and Providers (130)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { But again – golf isn’t a medical treatment. What is medically recommended is some form of exercise. Golf is one example. It’s not like doctors… } – Aug 09, 1:53 PM
    • Sam Homola { Thanks, Blue Wode, for providing the full text of the neck manipulation article prepared on behalf of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. I do… } – Aug 08, 11:16 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Hey blah blah, how about instead of chiropractors proclaiming how safe cervical adjustment is, and how superior it is to other forms of treatment -… } – Aug 08, 12:43 PM
  • Left Brain – Right Brain Myth (58)
    • BodenSeele { Sure – right brain dominants use dominantly their left hand and left brain dominants their right hand – that is what I mean “in practice”. } – Aug 09, 2:21 AM
    • Stephen H { Interestingly, the experts are now having a closer look at the Hawthorne effect. The study had biases that were not accounted for (most of the… } – Aug 08, 11:34 PM
  • Another Lawsuit To Suppress Legitimate Criticism – This Time SBM (149)
    • Peter Jones { Looks like Dr. Edward Tobinick, dermatologist, old habits go back a long long time, like this ‘INSTITUTE’ gem from 1987 . Warning: Fry Now, Pay… } – Aug 08, 7:37 PM
  • Should the Incidental Discovery of Nonparentage be Disclosed? (122)
    • mouse { “is there an equivalent possibility where the father doesn’t appear to be the father because of chimerism?” Yes } – Aug 08, 2:02 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { I’m not asking about whether the child’s gender is relevant to chimerism, I’m asking whether chimerism is always because the mother is a chimera (i.e…. } – Aug 08, 12:03 PM
    • JS { Grifter I think you have nailed the analysis. Clay’s I respect your opinion on the matter but think you come down on the wrong side… } – Aug 07, 4:01 PM
    • Calli Arcale { There’s no reason to think it would be more common in either gender, but I would bet it would be noticed more often in women… } – Aug 07, 1:15 PM
    • Calli Arcale { I very much agree. The most obvious and probably safest approach is this: ask before the testing is performed whether any parentage-related information is to… } – Aug 07, 1:11 PM
  • An Egregious Example of Ordering Unnecessary Tests (166)
    • Nell on Wheels { “…they told him to just forward the check for $13.09 that his insurance company had sent to him. They told him he would not be… } – Aug 08, 1:49 PM
    • Harriet Hall { I have added a followup to the article: Addendum: August 7, 2014 The young man in question called the doctor’s office to complain about the… } – Aug 07, 12:25 PM
    • Self Skeptic { Here’s a fun explanation of one reason too many tests get ordered. It’s at KevinMD, by Susan Hecker, MD. http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2014/07/dear-patient-5-minute-appointment-awaiting.html “snip However, if you would… } – Aug 06, 8:34 PM
    • Tazia K. Stagg { Did you report this already? Along with the family doctor, the laboratory (and medical director Tara Dall) also need to be reported. } – Aug 04, 7:14 PM
  • The false hope of “right-to-try” metastasizes to Michigan (209)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { The article says that the concept must be explained for any language that lacks homophones. I have a hard time believing that there is any… } – Aug 08, 12:24 PM
    • Windriven { That’s just sad. But you know … Salt Lake City. } – Aug 07, 10:15 PM
    • Chris { Blogger fired from language school over ‘homophonia’ :-) } – Aug 07, 9:41 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Like all trolls, it’s no fun if you’re not offended. } – Aug 06, 4:24 PM
    • KayMarie { @WLU – that reminds of a friend of mine who used to have a phone number that spelled out a dirty word. After a couple… } – Aug 06, 1:13 PM
  • Dental Management Of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (42)
    • Grant Ritchey { Thanks David, Nice to hear from you. I agree that it can happen. I would assume that this is an orthopedic change, not dental since… } – Aug 08, 10:10 AM
    • D Wetherington { Grant, there are documented cases of permanent changes in occlusion. Resulting in heavy contact on the front teeth and less contact in the back teeth… } – Aug 08, 2:06 AM
    • Calli Arcale { I think in general you’ll be getting the oral appliance paid for by your regular medical insurance, not your dental insurance, so the fact that… } – Aug 07, 12:53 PM
    • KayMarie { I did the whole sleep study thing for what ended up being upper airway resistance syndrome as well. Back in the day my BMI was… } – Aug 07, 11:35 AM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Diet and exercise can cure sleep apnea if caused by obesity and you can use diet and exercise to lose that weight. If the apnea… } – Aug 07, 11:21 AM
  • Forskolin: Here We Go Again (159)
    • n brownlee { The last mentioned optioned- and judiciously, because of falling down. My little home town (Fort Worth) has a sizeable and venerable Greek community- that’s where… } – Aug 07, 10:51 AM
    • Windriven { Me too. Garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper. I haven’t used ouzo during the roasting process (other than roasting myself). Do you use it as a… } – Aug 06, 10:25 PM
    • n brownlee { Yes. Personally, I marry it with lots of garlic. And ouzo. } – Aug 06, 8:37 PM
    • Nicola { Would you like to put some forskinia in your mouth? Forskolin and Garcinia blends are featured as a big seller over on the forskolin guru… } – Aug 06, 8:16 PM
    • Windriven { “Eat mint chutney and live forever.” But keep it off my leg of lamb. Whoever came up with the idea of marrying lamb with mint… } – Aug 06, 7:43 PM
  • How “they” view “us” revisited: Mike Adams goes off the deep end (105)
    • Frederick { This is not totally related but, A Friend of mine sent me this link. ( I used donotlink because this is cherry picking anti-gmo site)…. } – Aug 06, 11:20 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { He actually admitted that decreasing use of fossil fuels is prudent; even if anthropomorphic global warming is not proven to this impossible extent, it is… } – Aug 06, 10:47 AM
    • Jopari { The problem is that the equipement itself means that innaccuracies are likely, besides that read what JD has said. So in reality, the action has… } – Aug 03, 2:52 AM
  • Why People Continue to use SCAMs (301)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { And your proof that it’s better than, say, qi gong, jogging, walking pilgrimages, high-intensity resistance training, volunteer work, is? } – Aug 06, 11:14 AM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Mainstream medicine generally believes that people inevitably get out of shape as they get older. Actually, many diseases and pains can be avoided, by correcting… } – Aug 06, 11:11 AM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Health is not that fragile. The balance of the atlas is not likely to be disrupted in any natural situation. By “natural” I mean things… } – Aug 06, 10:13 AM
  • Lemons and Lyme: Bogus tests and dangerous treatments of the Lyme-literati (148)
    • lilady { IIRC, many ECM rashes and atypical rashes are “missed”, because ticks prefer to embed themselves in areas of the body which are dark and moist… } – Aug 04, 3:45 PM
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