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  • Do doctors pay attention to negative randomized clinical trials? (145)
    • Ed Whitney { How about this one: We studied ten patients with low back pain and did needle acupuncture on all of them. Two weeks later, all ten… } – Oct 08, 1:18 PM
    • Andrey Pavlov { No such thing as a flawed study, only flawed interpretations of studies. I very much disagree. There are a plethora of horribly flawed studies from… } – Oct 08, 12:55 PM
    • Ed Whitney { I was not asserting that C>A, only that the prevailing interpretation of Buchbinder and Kallmes that interpreted C=A was not tested by their studies and… } – Oct 08, 11:55 AM
    • Tom { @DG: Thanks for clearing that up – I was looking for an answer but did not find the link…. So the evidence points to no… } – Oct 08, 2:02 AM
    • MadisonMD { @Ed: Only if you assume or demonstrate efficacy of the sham procedure. Are you willing to accept that that is superior than conservative management without… } – Oct 07, 11:55 PM
  • Chaperones Needed (142)
    • Badly Shaved Monkey { That would make sense. I have often been struck by the way in which some, quite tiny, initial favourable experience with a SCAM therapy supplies… } – Oct 08, 2:20 AM
  • Autism Prevalence Unchanged in 20 Years (103)
    • Windriven { Well, we can hope. Perhaps he’ll come back with something substantive. … Nah… } – Oct 07, 11:59 AM
    • Windriven { “Too many attacks and no meaningful debate.” No meaningful debate??? You bring nothing but inchoate notions about “electrosmog” and autism. Do you have some meaningful… } – Oct 07, 11:58 AM
    • weing { Flouncing off? } – Oct 07, 11:17 AM
    • Phil Desautel { You win! I’m done here. } – Oct 07, 10:30 AM
    • Phil Desautel { Too many attacks and no meaningful debate. I’ll never comment here again. You win! } – Oct 07, 10:29 AM
  • K2: The Vitamin, Not the Mountain (32)
    • Ella Mentry { “What is misleading is that 40 mg of Crestor is the maximum dose. So what is she arguing? The equivalent of drinking a gallon of… } – Oct 07, 8:30 AM
    • Katarzyna Maresz { I agree that we are just starting to learn about vitamin K2 and understanding why vitamin K2, especially MK-7 form, has unique properties that vitamin… } – Oct 06, 4:42 AM
    • weing { “According to Jones 2003, adverse effects in the STELLAR trial hovered around 50% and that included 10mg – 80mg as doses. She’s arguing that over… } – Oct 05, 4:17 AM
    • Ella Mentry { Stella, the article you’ve linked to is about all statins at all doses. The author of the book was commenting on a particular statin at… } – Oct 05, 3:38 AM
    • weing { “If the statement that high-doses of Crestor are associated with crippling side effects in most people is “demonstrably untrue”, then why not demonstrate it? According… } – Oct 04, 1:32 PM
  • Fluoride: Still Not Poisoning Your Precious Bodily Fluids! (642)
    • simba { Have you read any of the rest of the comment,s the article, or searched ‘flouride’ on this website? You might want to try doing that… } – Oct 07, 12:17 AM
    • Rochelle { There is reason and insanity to both sides of the argument. Topical application of flouride is beneficial to teeth and is proven to help prevent… } – Oct 06, 11:50 PM
  • Ebola SCAMs (211)
    • n brownlee { ” It would be nice if you actually did some proper research and not just scanned dis/misinformation on this subject using Google. ” Oh, the… } – Oct 06, 3:45 PM
  • Another Lawsuit To Suppress Legitimate Criticism – This Time SBM (152)
    • NeilC { Despite your country’s inability to spell defence, my PayPal donation is winging its way to your legal defence fund as I write. Keep up the… } – Oct 06, 2:47 PM
  • Bad Science Journals (55)
    • Nick J { as a fellow EE I can commiserate. Late, but I came back to peek at old replies, and thought I’d toss this out. no need… } – Oct 06, 12:41 PM
  • Yahoo News spews NaturalNews anti-vaccine (and other) propaganda (100)
    • EBMOD { We need a facebook style ‘like’ button. I think this is a great post and I will try to keep this in mind when arguing… } – Oct 06, 10:44 AM
    • ScienceMonkey { If you want to go to bed crying tonight, read some of the comment sections on any medical or science related story on Yahoo! News…. } – Oct 06, 10:25 AM
    • simba { People aren’t going to use ‘complementary’ medicine unless they think it works: it helps them, it makes them better. If it works, why should it… } – Oct 05, 9:46 PM
    • sadmar { While Bruce Hamilton’s reference to “ignoring of arguments and references” rings some caution bells, as do the lingo “tone of voice” and “calmly and directly”,… } – Oct 05, 6:36 PM
    • Windriven { “I find ads really obnoxious, especially the ones that used to show up on my browser of jiggling obese people or wrinkles forming on a… } – Oct 05, 4:11 PM
  • A balanced look at gluten sensitivity (95)
    • duma { and odin will send you to hel for not feeling bad from gluten, because beer is for sissys, real vikings only drink mead! *makes just… } – Oct 06, 9:53 AM
  • Bad News and Good News from Down Under: Science-Based Medicine in Australia (20)
    • duma { yes! i hate how nutrition is lumped in with alternative medicine as if eating well and taking homeopathy were somehow equal when someone is trying… } – Oct 06, 7:13 AM
    • Windriven { “That said, if it is nutrition that plays the main role, perhaps it should be dieticians and not naturopaths working alongside pharmacists!” Absolutely! Not naturopaths,… } – Oct 03, 1:03 PM
    • Yolanda { I also am an Australian health professional and whilst I believe having a naturopath working alongside a pharmacist can send a confusing message to the… } – Oct 03, 12:41 PM
  • Announcement: “Integrative oncology” – Really the best of both worlds? (149)
    • Windriven { @Avijit “Did you check with your doctor friends what the degrees of Dr. Hegde mean in the medical world?” You flatter yourself that yours is… } – Oct 05, 4:00 PM
    • weing { “Did you check with your doctor friends what the degrees of Dr. Hegde mean in the medical world?” Sorry. But I distrust authority. Especially nowadays,… } – Oct 05, 2:08 PM
    • Avijit { Windriven “Patient to one, friend to several. Yours?” I was looking at your understanding level to Dr. Hegde. So, being friend to doctors makes you… } – Oct 05, 1:17 PM
    • Avijit { Dave ” I suspect my professor spoke from 35 years of taking care of people with drastic diseases and was not parroting what he learned…. } – Oct 05, 1:02 PM
    • Dave { Avijit, I hope you do not get cancer, because even if you developed a curable type you would probably refuse treatment for it and die…. } – Oct 04, 2:01 PM
  • Did a high ranking whistleblower really reveal that the CDC covered up proof that vaccines cause autism in African-American boys? (1207)
    • MadisonMD { Yes, that experiment was done by the CDC starting in 1932. The researchers justified it because they figured these people didn’t have access to medical… } – Oct 04, 10:13 PM
    • tom { I’ve looked at several autism vs (fill in the blank) studies and have yet to find one that screens test subjects for Fragile-X syndrome. Since… } – Oct 04, 7:46 PM
    • Analu { the CDC did that horrendous syphilis experiment???wth! } – Oct 04, 1:25 PM
  • Brain Research in the 21st Century (30)
    • John F { I noticed that the discussion poked along in a desultory manner, covering the BRAIN initiative with a “ho hum” tone. Then suddenly, when the question… } – Oct 04, 9:14 AM
    • Frederick { So, you think that you have discovered that something, by yourself, with no outside second opinion and now your screen people for it. Are you… } – Oct 03, 8:40 PM
    • Windriven { An anecdote. Ho hum. I was a 92 pound weakling. I tried lifting weights. I tried running marathons. Nothing worked for me. Then I found… } – Oct 03, 8:34 AM
    • Tina Cutler { As a sufferer of Irlen and now a screener, your dismissal of Irlen needs some attention. I was 57 years old when i discovered I… } – Oct 03, 6:39 AM
    • n brownlee { Oh, dear- this threading defeats me. Anyway- @Devout Catalyst WHAT a terrific site! Thank you! } – Oct 02, 1:53 PM
  • “Mystery” Illness in Colombia (222)
    • mouse { @DW – Ha! Just saw this. I will just say – Language is my second language. If you are one of those folks to whom… } – Oct 03, 9:52 AM
    • DW { The thing to do is use the correct psychiatric terminology. Per the DSM 5, the conditions you’re talking about are – as noted in the… } – Oct 02, 11:17 PM
    • DW { Mouse, I do hope you mean you are their descendant and not a decedent :) } – Oct 02, 10:45 PM
  • How “they” view “us” revisited: Mike Adams goes off the deep end (123)
    • simba { I love in Lords and Ladies when the morris dancers cannot stop. } – Oct 03, 8:36 AM
  • The false hope of “right-to-try” metastasizes to Michigan (223)
    • Nell on Wheels { Oh! And he ran for President (yes, of the United States!) in 2004. } – Oct 02, 4:30 PM
    • Nell on Wheels { State official sues `Doc Mike’ over health Web site September 19, 2003|By Meg McSherry Breslin, Tribune staff reporter. Illinois Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan filed suit… } – Oct 02, 4:25 PM
    • Windriven { doc mike witort,r.p.md. Mike “Doc” Witort L.C., H.F. Doc Mike Witort, PLRN Which is it? Windriven, E.I.E.I.O } – Oct 02, 2:10 PM
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