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  • Breast cancer myths: No, antiperspirants do not cause breast cancer (104)
    • Windriven { Shame on me. I didn’t look beyond the US. } – Oct 15, 7:46 PM
  • Delaying School Start Times for Sleep Deprived Teens (61)
    • LovleAnjel { I wen to one of the best public high schools in my state (we were jockeying for the #1 spot with a school about an… } – Oct 15, 11:02 AM
    • GregH { At least that is how things look to me, my take is that teenager physiology creates the issue and teenager psychology limits the number of… } – Oct 14, 5:00 PM
    • Harriet Hall { That makes sense. So teen physiology initiates the problem and there could be various solutions, but later school starts are the most practical approach. } – Oct 14, 4:53 PM
    • GregH { Harriet: Can learn is very different from “would learn”. Given the various aspects of teenager psychology, I find it difficult to believe we’d have an… } – Oct 14, 4:20 PM
  • Why Does This Immunologist Reject Vaccinations? (140)
    • Andrés { I will sum up for those not following the links. Dr. Hemilä said: Furthermore, in guinea pigs, 0.5 MLD tetanus toxin reduced in 3 days… } – Oct 15, 10:53 AM
    • MadisonMD { Didn’t Jenner die in 1823? Didn’t he make the seminal discovery that eventually led to the first disease eradicated on earth? Wasn’t he voted one… } – Oct 13, 6:42 PM
    • Chris { Plus medicine has progressed a bit further since Jenner’s day. Modern vaccines are made using many ways, and are not just a weaker related pathogen… } – Oct 13, 6:29 PM
    • Harriet Hall { 1. You are citing a rant from 1889 2. It is from whale.to, perhaps the worst source of misinformation anywhere on the Internet. 3. Jenner’s… } – Oct 13, 6:18 PM
    • Dave Coates { I wonder if you are aware of the full history of Jenner’s alleged scientific credibility. He is in fact far more of a quack than… } – Oct 13, 5:44 PM
  • A Statement on Cervical Manipulation and Dissections (139)
    • Gregg S Mallett { As a Chiropractic Physician who specializes in sports medicine and is an evidence-based practitioner, I too, would like to see the evidence that supports this… } – Oct 14, 1:58 PM
  • How “they” view “us” revisited: Mike Adams goes off the deep end (123)
    • Chris { Really? How goes Wakefield’s lawsuit in Texas? I heard it was finally dismissed. Have you seen this: http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/the-cdc-whistleblower-saga-updates-backlash-and-i-hope-a-wrap-up/ or this: http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/andrew-wakefield-the-mmr-and-a-mother-warriors-fabricated-vaccine-injury-story/ } – Oct 14, 1:22 PM
    • George I Hopkins { The article ends with”It is people like Stanislaw Burzynski and Andrew Wakefield, who mislead people like this into pseudoscience and quackery, who are the enemy”… } – Oct 14, 12:41 PM
  • Naturopathy vs. Science: Infertility Edition (55)
    • CKS { The infertility center we worked with gave me (the female part of the couple) a referral to an acupuncturist. How that would resolve the male-factor… } – Oct 13, 5:13 PM
    • Frederick { Although, a porcupine is a lot cutter than a acupuncturist like SSR. } – Oct 11, 10:35 AM
    • Frederick { I agree, fertility is not binary, You are fertile or you are not, is not the reality. Some are more fertile than others. When my… } – Oct 11, 10:33 AM
    • Angora Rabbit { Sorry – amarillos. A hop variety that goes in beer; Santa puts them in my stocking. Not sure I’m spelling it correctly. } – Oct 10, 9:26 PM
    • Petticoat Philosopher { I think a lot of alternative types are into fertility awareness. Which works pretty well if you do it right but there’s a pretty huge… } – Oct 10, 7:49 PM
  • Naturopathy vs. Science: Facts edition (497)
    • David Gorski { You mean like this? :-) http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2014/10/10/sht-naturopaths-say-part-2-naturopathic-education-and-science/ } – Oct 13, 2:45 PM
    • Mariam { Hey Scott, you might want to inform yourself a bit more with articles such as http://www.healthyfashionista.com/healthyfashionista/blog/2014/10/7/what-everybody-ought-to-know-about-naturopathic-doctors before preaching such an extremist view. To be honest,… } – Oct 13, 2:33 PM
  • Did a high ranking whistleblower really reveal that the CDC covered up proof that vaccines cause autism in African-American boys? (1207)
    • lilady { Perhaps Charlotte would like to provide us with the VAERS report for her niece as well as the claim made on behalf of her niece… } – Oct 13, 12:07 AM
  • The Miracle Cure for Everything (37)
    • Frederick { Lol, thanks, that was a lack errors checking on my part. Sorry about this one. } – Oct 12, 11:01 AM
    • Dave { Alexander, you are perfectly correct. A correct practitioner of science-based medicine will avoid treatment of a benign self-limited condition, the most often used example being… } – Oct 12, 10:22 AM
    • Alexander Inglis { Putting it this way: “The second method is to argue that, even though there may be many causes of disease, the body has an unlimited… } – Oct 11, 5:26 PM
    • Jorge Ramírez { Déjà vu… Oxygen nanobubbles (i.e., RNS60 or charge-stabilized nanobubbles) URL: https://chaoticpharmacology.wordpress.com/2014/08/12/a-story-about-oxygen-nanobubbles-introduction/ Only one comment: It is very frequent to identify two words in some active… } – Oct 10, 12:03 PM
    • brewandferment { neuter, not nutter (but cats can go pretty nutters when stressed ;-> ) Only male animals get neutered, females get spayed. } – Oct 09, 9:43 PM
  • “Atavistic oncology” revisited: Dr. Frank Arguello responds (196)
    • MadisonMD { Whatever, dude. Send it to peer review. Do you realize that quacks like you have been around forever? } – Oct 12, 10:00 AM
    • Windriven { Frankie takes the atavistic medicine show on the road! His trailer, drawn by a team of Clydesdales, will travel the backwoods and countryside bringing news… } – Oct 12, 9:55 AM
    • Dr. Frank Arguello { AN INVITATION TO WITNESS A NEW, HUMANE AND EFFECTIVE TREATMENT FOR CANCER I am inviting the public and the medical community to follow the case… } – Oct 12, 12:38 AM
  • Medical marijuana as the new herbalism, part 2: Cannabis does not cure cancer (343)
    • MadisonMD { Thanks for the review article cite. A few points: (1) The authors only say that CB1/CB2 receptors are present in a high fraction of tumors… } – Oct 12, 9:22 AM
    • KayMarie { One note about receptors and things that may from nature attach to them. Sometimes a sythentic but altered from nature compound will do better than… } – Oct 12, 8:44 AM
  • Hiccups: From Acupuncture to Quantum Touch (66)
    • Chris { Not exactly a healthy option. Also not for us who cannot stand the smell. } – Oct 09, 11:13 AM
    • Pete { I have found that smoking some sort of tobacco, and making sure to inhale deeply immediately cures my hiccups. This does not induce coughing for… } – Oct 09, 9:51 AM
  • Chaperones Needed (142)
    • Chris { It i s apparently mostly on the research done in Germany. I can’t say since I am waiting until Friday to pick up the book…. } – Oct 09, 2:47 AM
    • Interrobang { The RN at my clinic gives me B12 shots pretty much every time I’m in and I’ve never seen her gloved up for it, either…. } – Oct 09, 2:29 AM
    • weing { “and what is presently in transit is Arthur Allen’s The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl about typhus.” I’ll have to check it out. I wonder… } – Oct 08, 9:32 PM
    • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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