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  • Energy Drinks are Risky, Especially for Kids (132)
    • Thor { After losing too many words like that, now I simply copy what I’ve written before leaving the page, just in case (no need to even… } – Nov 30, 1:54 PM
    • mouse { Take large glass container of water (’bout a gallon), few bags of tea, set out in sun on a summer day for a few to… } – Nov 30, 7:35 AM
    • Interrobang { How the hell do you get the water hot enough to “sun brew” tea? Tea made with water that isn’t hot enough is just straight… } – Nov 30, 1:29 AM
  • Happy Thanksgiving! (18)
    • goodnightirene { Just steamed them and drizzles with a bit of olive oil and balsamic vinegar! They were the last thing to come out of the garden,… } – Nov 30, 11:21 AM
    • Windriven { Excuses … } – Nov 28, 4:45 PM
    • simba { Ooh, what did you do with them? Thirding! } – Nov 28, 2:47 PM
    • Chris { Dr. Novella is in Australia. } – Nov 28, 2:35 PM
  • Naturopathy vs. Science: Fake Diseases (151)
    • Ken { I would recommend the Geritol patch. Less hassles that way. } – Nov 28, 6:51 PM
  • Announcement: The Society for Science-Based Medicine is co-sponsoring NECSS (12)
    • bluedevilra { I have 4.5 more years of residency, so there’s no urgency. I would enjoy coming up with an SBM-related poster (maybe a study regarding antivaccine… } – Nov 28, 12:39 PM
    • Frederick { That will probably happen one day, sfsbm just started to exist. And piggy backing on the already existing conference is probably a way to start… } – Nov 28, 7:16 AM
    • Birdy { Very happy to hear this! Conveniently, my classes end April 8 and exams don’t start until the 13th so it is perfect timing! I’m going… } – Nov 27, 11:39 PM
    • Rob Cordes, DO { Are SfSBM speakers / topics posted yet? } – Nov 27, 11:05 AM
    • Windriven { I’m hoping for a dedicated SfSBM annual conference and would argue that to be the more appropriate venue for medical poster sessions. NESS is a… } – Nov 27, 9:02 AM
  • Naturopathy vs. Science: Autism (147)
    • Tazia K. Stagg { Thank Luna. } – Nov 27, 9:06 AM
    • Skeptiquette { Haha, that was fun… but not as fun as watching the argument clinic (I had never seen that before) Thanks! } – Nov 26, 4:43 PM
    • Tazia K. Stagg { Many have quit me several times. } – Nov 26, 4:20 PM
    • Thor { I’m 100% with you on this, George, and have expressed it a couple times. To me, the issue seems transparent, and it’s somewhat perplexing about… } – Nov 26, 4:03 PM
    • Harriet Hall { Scientists have no conflict with believers who base their belief on faith. The conflict is with those who claim they have irrefutable proof that their… } – Nov 26, 11:51 AM
  • Brian Hooker and Andrew Wakefield accuse the CDC of scientific fraud. Irony meters everywhere explode. (288)
    • Chris { Oh, come on! Mr/Ms VACCINES MAIM KILL surely you have some kind of data. Don’t be one of those “post and run” commenters who spew… } – Nov 27, 12:27 AM
    • Chris { “We saw how Wakefield suffered an UBER attack that was entiely unnecessary.” The best way you can defend Wakefield is to provide the data I… } – Nov 26, 11:14 AM
    • Chris { “We saw how Wakefield suffered an UBER attack that was entiely unnecessary.” Hmmmm. This is interesting. Can you answer a couple of questions about his… } – Nov 25, 7:29 PM
    • MadisonMD { Oh, look. Smallpox escaped and is trying to infect SBM with its stupidity. Will it and its friends, measles, polio, and influenza get some better… } – Nov 25, 7:24 PM
    • VACCINES MAIM KILL { Its about vaccine makers not wanting to change their ways. Its about them acting insulted their science has been criticized. Its about it costing them… } – Nov 25, 4:18 PM
  • Low Dose Aspirin for Primary Prevention (91)
    • MadisonMD { Further, someone gets hit by a bus, goes into a hospital, is given an antibiotic they are allergic to and dies of anaphylaxis. Did they… } – Nov 25, 6:56 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { You may not know how to record such death. The doctor would.I’m not asking about how to record such a death, I’m asking whether this… } – Nov 25, 2:16 PM
    • MadisonMD { They didn’t show particularly impressive effects even in vitro– very modest differences in effect between the cell types, suggesting it would be hard to hit… } – Nov 25, 10:23 AM
  • Stroke Death from Chiropractic Neck Manipulation (292)
    • Thor { LOGIC, baby!! } – Nov 24, 7:16 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Those dam assumptionsWhat, like regarding the flow rates of feeder rivers? Here you say you oppose pediatric vaccination. Here you say you endorse it. Which… } – Nov 24, 4:00 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { I am a witness to the tragic failures of this health care system. 90% of my solo practice are the tortured souls swept under the… } – Nov 24, 3:56 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { So I assume you believe whatever comes out of the FDA?As a reasonable approximation of a defensible interpretation of the current evidence base – yes,… } – Nov 24, 3:53 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { You all are not reasonable scientist either by fear, ignorance, arrogance or profits.Do you charge your patients for your services? Do you make a profit?… } – Nov 24, 3:51 PM
  • Ebola SCAMs (224)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Well since he makes money off of orthotics and the like, that means you can’t trust any of his advice regarding the feet, legs or… } – Nov 24, 3:35 PM
    • Harriet Hall { You’ve got to be kidding! The patient never even had a blood test, so there is no evidence that he actually had Ebola. He had… } – Nov 24, 2:59 AM
    • Chris { “What is stopping him?” Opening himself up for medical license review? } – Nov 24, 12:32 AM
    • weing { Herbie, That is not an actual treatment. The documentation in the report is unacceptable. You would be a fool to accept it as evidence of… } – Nov 24, 12:31 AM
    • Chris { By the way, the second half of this press release is “Howard Robins, DPM.” From what I can see is that “DPM” stands for “Doctor… } – Nov 24, 12:30 AM
  • Infinite Variety? (106)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Don’t let you opinion interfere with patient care. That is malpractice.I know posting information about an identifiable patient’s medical condition online is a HIPPA violation,… } – Nov 23, 7:20 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Why continue to use the term CAM when you truly know that all of it is not ineffective. When CAM is proven to be effective,… } – Nov 23, 7:13 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Leaving patients to suffer in pain in vain under your stupidity and narrow mindedness is the definition of sick minded. What do you call offering… } – Nov 23, 6:50 PM
    • Windriven { “Don’t let you opinion interfere with patient care. That is malpractice.” This, spoken by a man whose entire practice is based on opinion. Unreal. You… } – Nov 23, 4:29 PM
    • Windriven { I touch more patients in a day with the products that I make than you will treat in several years, products that demonstrably improve peoples’… } – Nov 23, 4:25 PM
  • Ontario fails to protect the life of a First Nations girl with cancer (172)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { The history of courts forcibly removing children from First Nations families and having them adopted out by white people is too dark and bitter.At what… } – Nov 23, 7:19 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { And in the case of a Minor have their parents speak for them?They should not have this right. There are correct answers. For anybody, Aboriginal,… } – Nov 23, 7:08 PM
    • Jon { And thank you, Steve and Dave, for acknowledging that it’s not traditional medicine. (That wouldn’t make it any more factual, but claiming it’s traditional medicine… } – Nov 23, 4:05 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Canada’s Aboriginal policy is fundamentally racist, and now we’re adding it to the court system. On the other hand, it is somewhat self-correcting, because more… } – Nov 23, 2:34 PM
  • Does the Movie Fed Up Make Sense? (674)
    • Andrey Pavlov { …. exit stage left! } – Nov 22, 6:53 PM
    • estockly { >>>I would politely suggest Andrey, Madison, Windriven, and any of the other regulars here stop wasting time on this abomination of a discussion. I can… } – Nov 22, 5:48 PM
    • Windriven { I for one will defer to your sensible suggestion and to the unspoken endorsement of the fuzzy rabbit. } – Nov 22, 10:29 AM
    • Sawyer { Currently 670 Comments in, and from the looks of things not one single issue has been resolved to anyone’s satisfaction. I would politely suggest Andrey,… } – Nov 22, 10:22 AM
  • Retconning the story of traditional Chinese medicine (129)
    • Bryan Hanson { Very helpful and informative article. Thanks for writing it. For a related perspective, in Latin American where the hot-cold notion came over with the Spanish,… } – Nov 22, 1:48 PM
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