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  • Washington bills: Christian Science no longer an excuse for denying medical care (124)
    • mouse { Well – luckily Bill & Melinda Gates seemed to disagree. They came out in support of Unicef and the Convention on the Rights of the… } – Feb 12, 8:23 PM
    • Windriven { Actually, the UN has guns. Or maybe they’re non-functional replicas. When Hutus were gleefully slaughtering their Tutsi cousins, the UN had boots and weapons on… } – Feb 12, 4:34 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { If you’re in favor of some sort of one-world government, a world order of a new sort, and the military to back it up, I’m… } – Feb 12, 3:30 PM
  • Opposing Chiropractic: Persecution or Justified Criticism? (140)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { A responsible doctor like Dr. Hall would refuse to play since attempting to diagnose and treat patients over the internet is inherently unethical. Further, treating… } – Feb 12, 4:10 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { I would just like to hear more than what NOT to do. . .I also know NOT to swing a dead cat over her head…. } – Feb 12, 4:08 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { I am waiting with baited breath.One of the longstanding criticisms of chiropractors is their reliance on personal experience and anecdote over controlled studies. You presenting… } – Feb 12, 4:01 PM
  • Does a Common Treatment for Childhood Constipation Cause Autism? (60)
  • How Not to Treat Migraine (159)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Maybe in Fantasyland, but not in the real world. Like it or not, most researchers are working for somebody else who controls the agenda.Also, the… } – Feb 11, 10:30 AM
    • MadisonMD { If you use clean needles, acupuncture never, ever, never, ever, never, ever, never, ever, never causes problems… which is why we should accept it as… } – Feb 10, 10:07 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Just because you’re commenting on a blog that has the word ‘science’ in the title doesn’t make your stance scientific.And just because the Cochrane review… } – Feb 10, 3:42 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { The 2009 Cochrane review ends with “There is no evidence for an effect of ‘true’ acupuncture over sham interventions, though this is difficult to interpret,… } – Feb 10, 3:19 PM
    • Public Health RN (Scott) { Hi Heather, if you are referring to my comments at no time did I say it didn’t or wouldn’t work on anyone else. I stated… } – Feb 10, 3:13 PM
  • Fear mongering about vaccines as “racist population control” in Kenya (50)
    • Sawyer { If I were being judged by a jury of my peers, I would like to think they’d pay attention to the freaking opening statements (ie… } – Feb 10, 10:35 AM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Dr. Donna Harrison, OB/GYN and executive director of the American Association of Prolife Obstetricians and Gynecologists:If I were being tried by a jury of my… } – Feb 09, 8:13 PM
    • Lori Baldwin { If I were being tried by a jury of my peers for a crime I didn’t commit, I would those peers to be a great… } – Feb 07, 2:05 AM
  • Product B: Here We Go Again (95)
    • Peter H Proctor phD,MD { Papers: “N-acetylcysteine in psychiatry: current therapeutic evidence and potential mechanisms of action ” http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3044191/ “The promise of N-acetylcysteine in neuropsychiatry.” http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23369637 “A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled… } – Feb 09, 6:17 PM
    • Peter H Proctor phD,MD { If by “appeal to authority” you mean the published scientific literature (complete with links) I plead guilty. YMMV, naturally.. As humorist Will Rogers once remarked… } – Feb 09, 5:53 PM
    • MadisonMD { When I hear the phrase “Science-Based medicine”, stuff like this is what comes to mind. Odd because when I read your posts, what comes to… } – Feb 09, 3:44 PM
    • Peter H Proctor phD,MD { Among other sites, N-Acetylcysteine is in clinical trials for bipolar disease (BPD) at the Psychiatry department at UT Medical School, Houston. The PI, Dr Suarez,… } – Feb 09, 11:51 AM
    • Graham { HFCS may be an issue in the USA, but metabolic syndromes abound outside the USA where HFCS is not in high use. I am aware… } – Feb 08, 8:13 PM
  • Gut Check (148)
    • Heather { Thank you so much! I am heading over to PubMed right after this. I really appreciate it! } – Feb 08, 8:20 PM
    • KayMarie { A Pubmed search will come up with a lot. There is some questioning of the best sugar solution to be used to diagnose it, and… } – Feb 08, 5:40 PM
    • Heather { I am completely confused and wondering if the awesome commenters here can help. I had a hydrogen breath test and was diagnosed with SIBO by… } – Feb 08, 3:01 PM
  • No, the CDC did not just “admit” that this year’s flu vaccine doesn’t work (249)
    • MadisonMD { Check out Bruce McBurney’s link. Not only is he a medical genius capable of recommending medical therapies for disease, but for the low price of… } – Feb 08, 2:58 PM
    • Windriven { High, of course! ;-) } – Feb 08, 11:53 AM
    • MadisonMD { Shocking! What is the voltage of that silver? } – Feb 08, 10:17 AM
    • Harriet Hall { I have not had a cold or flu for 10 years. I attribute that to NOT using colloidal silver, to getting yearly flu vaccines, to… } – Feb 07, 8:09 PM
    • Bruce McBurney { I have not had a cold or flu for 10 years, since I started using high voltage colloidal silver. The Russian Media stated a few… } – Feb 07, 8:01 PM
  • Glyphosate – The New Bogeyman (301)
    • Graham { Hardly odd. See medical hypothesis http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3945589/ } – Feb 08, 1:19 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { The article you linked to also shows significantly higher levels of hardness and dissolved minerals. Yet the focus appears to be solely on glyphosate. What… } – Feb 08, 8:53 AM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { You mean the laws of economics that allow some farms to distinguish themselves from competitors by advertising thing like “organic”, “no till”, “local”, “herbicide free”… } – Feb 08, 8:39 AM
    • Pragmatist. { Nobody was able to convince me to try their raw milk, though. Perhaps when a vaccine against brucellosis becomes available? ;-) } – Feb 06, 8:18 PM
    • Pragmatist. { Thanks Graham. That is a most excellent bio an history lesson. I had not known about Fukouka. At bottom, a scientist is a meticulous observer,… } – Feb 06, 8:11 PM
  • Detox: What “They” Don’t Want You To Know (376)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Your user name is linked to a fearmongering Scientific American post (that isn’t very scientific seeing as it consists of “OMG WE GET EXPOSED TO… } – Feb 08, 8:49 AM
    • Nursejuli { Soy MSG White Flour Pesticides Fast Foods Boxed Foods Canned Foods Processed Foods Dessert Sugars Hydrogenated Oils Antibiotics & Hormones Genetically Modified Foods Smoke Dust… } – Feb 07, 1:53 AM
  • SfSBM at NECSS (1)
    • Frederick { Ah man, I gonna miss so much. I hope you are going to record this and put it online, I want to hear and see… } – Feb 07, 5:32 PM
  • Hot-Zone Schools and Children at Risk: Shedding light on outbreak-prone schools (314)
    • R. Chase { I couldn’t help but noticed that vaccinators tend to worry about the so-called waning immunity. Do they really think Abs would last a lifetime? Like… } – Feb 07, 4:13 PM
    • R. Chase { Therefore? How can we give this boosting effect without a natural infection? How? Let me think. A booster shot? A booster infection by revaccination-that’s promoting… } – Feb 07, 3:50 PM
    • weing { “Waning immunity even among individuals vaccinated after 15 months of age, without the boosting effect of natural infections should be considered a relevant possibility in… } – Feb 07, 3:08 PM
    • R. Chase { Thus any vaccine, infection, or any immunogen whatsoever will, if eliciting a response, will first cause an IgM tyoe antibody specific to it to appear…. } – Feb 07, 2:49 PM
  • Stem cells versus Gordie Howe’s stroke (65)
    • Brian Sanderson { Dear David, Stemedica has clarificatied matters somewhat, as posted by Paul Knoepffler http://www.ipscell.com/2015/01/stemedica-reply-on-olbermann-interview-regarding-gordie-howe/ Some of the “extrapolations” that you make in your above are now… } – Feb 07, 10:55 AM
  • A Scientist in Wonderland (47)
    • Graham { Pandora of course. } – Feb 06, 2:28 PM
    • mouse { If I had more children I would name them Vector and ….damn can’t think of an appropriate girl’s name. } – Feb 06, 2:23 PM
    • SWF77 { I wear black a lot and I haven’t been run over by an airplane. I’ve concluded that black is an effective deterrent of errant flying… } – Feb 05, 7:57 PM
    • SWF77 { All the LOLs. } – Feb 05, 7:56 PM
    • ste5e { Prof Ernst has been blogging for years on various sites. Prolific and readable. http://edzardernst.com/ Is his current home and well worth bookmarking. Kind thoughts, Steve } – Feb 05, 12:07 PM
  • Screening for disease in people without symptoms: The reality (65)
    • William O. B'Livion { http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/seriouslyscience/2015/01/30/flashback-friday-unusual-finding-screening-colonoscopy-cockroach/#.VNQhEYrF_wU Just sayin’… } – Feb 05, 9:06 PM
    • Badly Shaved Monkey { What I am saying is that, by my argument, disease-specific mortality is a particularly poor metric because in many cases we would only get temporary… } – Feb 05, 9:41 AM
    • Badly Shaved Monkey { Oh, I think I see. I said; we have a screening test that genuinely increases survival time Implicit in that was the assumption that screening… } – Feb 05, 9:38 AM
    • Badly Shaved Monkey { Sorry Andrey, but I don’t think you’ve understood what I wrote. I’m saying if we had a successful screening programme that allowed treatment to be… } – Feb 05, 9:35 AM
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