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  • Nell on Wheels { I remember lining up for polio sugar cubes in elementary school, as well as for the tine test for TB. } – Jan 29, 11:12 AM
  • mouse { @Andrey Pavlov – Did you see MadisonMD’s response to Graham trying to cite a veterinary iguana study as evidence that the standards for vitamin D… } – Jan 29, 9:55 AM
  • KayMarie { Mine tend to be of a severity most people would think it is a really bad tension headache, but I have symptoms of migraine with… } – Jan 29, 9:28 AM
  • David Gorski { I discussed this sort of thing in the context of why Akron Children’s Hospital gave up trying to get Sarah Hershberger treated for her lymphoma:… } – Jan 29, 8:57 AM
  • David Gorski { Well, I think she acknowledged that she could die but didn’t care because she thought chemotherapy was so bad. I hear this sort of statement… } – Jan 29, 8:50 AM
  • KayMarie { I don’t recall them in the private school I started out in, but the public school I attended for the last half of my elementary… } – Jan 29, 8:43 AM
  • Andrey Pavlov { I suppose that is variable. As a 4th year med student I worked in a high school clinic that had basic medical services including vaccinations…. } – Jan 29, 8:34 AM
  • BurnOut { Agree with MadisonMD. This article doesn’t seem worth much at all – recommends healthy diet and exercise. Specifically mentions not to recommend supplements. I looked… } – Jan 29, 8:33 AM
  • Andrey Pavlov { Hmmm, funny that Graham. I didn’t get the memo either. As Windriven said, perhaps it was in the same pack as the one where Madison… } – Jan 29, 7:50 AM
  • DancinBransen { I meant to write someone on here and ask the good docs to cover this ridiculous story. I’ve been feverishly posting articles about it with… } – Jan 29, 7:44 AM
  • Windriven { I wonder when that changed, weing? When I was in elementary school I recall screening eye tests, lice tests, hearing tests and so forth. I… } – Jan 29, 7:42 AM
  • mouse { JUST IMO – not all assholes are bad. The things that Graham is – Dude on the internet who clearly gets some sort of “gratification”… } – Jan 29, 7:11 AM
  • sadmar { Dr. G: My guess is Spear de-emphasizes Clement because he doesn’t want to give his own people a pass on putting politics over science —… } – Jan 29, 6:23 AM
  • weing { “But schools are tinder boxes for communicable disease.” True. One way would be for the school to ensure immunization by immunizing. Give the public health… } – Jan 29, 6:16 AM
  • Eliot { I suggest it would be beneficial to your international readers to note that Acetaminophen is also called paracetemol. Just for clarity’s sake, given it is… } – Jan 29, 5:35 AM
  • GrinterD { Dementia (of which Alzheimer’s is a subtype) isn’t actually increasing in prevalence. There was a massive study by Matthews, Arthur, Barnes et al. Published in… } – Jan 29, 4:34 AM
  • Maria { Thanks for your reply. Regarding taking a triptan for a bad headache that is not a migraine, I was thinking they would be unlikely to… } – Jan 29, 4:33 AM
  • Windriven { Border control in the US is laughable. We have millions of illegal aliens living and working in the US. We need a proper and simple… } – Jan 29, 4:29 AM
  • Windriven { Perfectly reasonable. There is simply no excuse for not vaccinating. The Affordable Care Act provides one model. One can opt out of vaccination but there… } – Jan 29, 4:20 AM
  • Stephen H { There seems to be a lot of confusion between headaches and migraines, along with different levels of severity. I apparently used to get migraines in… } – Jan 29, 3:50 AM
  • sadmar { forgot link to Canadian Civil Liberties Union post: http://tinyurl.com/ptc9blb } – Jan 29, 2:39 AM
  • sadmar { And here is a blog post on the Canadian Civil Liberties Union site, “Protecting the health of the child is a justifiable infringement of aboriginal… } – Jan 29, 2:37 AM
  • Graham { If you want compliance in a scientifically illiterate society, pass a law that requires compliance with immunisation schedules, as they have for drink driving etc…. } – Jan 29, 12:00 AM
  • Andrey Pavlov { Depends on how slow and chronic it is. Amongst other factors. } – Jan 28, 11:39 PM
  • KayMarie { Catching up on this on the DVR…Oi! Thinking Mom on The Nightly show. http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620591/Family-safety-and-vaccination-concerns-headline-Comedy-Central7s-6Nightly-Show7.html?pg=all } – Jan 28, 11:31 PM
  • Windriven { You should lighten up, Graham. I don’t put a smiley face on every outrageous comment. I shouldn’t have to. I don’t like anti-vaxxers and I… } – Jan 28, 11:09 PM
  • Calli Arcale { It’s more sort of inverted. ;-) } – Jan 28, 10:46 PM
  • Graham { The parents and their children are just victims of those disseminating non science based beliefs. In essence it’s a form of domestic terrorism that undermines… } – Jan 28, 10:31 PM
  • Windriven { “Pavlov, you’ve been outed as someone incredibly deficient in medical knowledge.” Huh. I guess I missed that memo. Maybe it was stuck to the back… } – Jan 28, 10:17 PM
  • Windriven { An opinion piece in USA Today argues that parents who don’t vaccinate their children should be jailed. http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2015/01/27/jail-anti-vax-parents-vaccines-cdc-measles-disney-world-california-column/22420771/ If we can’t whack ‘em with an… } – Jan 28, 10:08 PM
  • Windriven { “why no tests to prove that?” Because they would be pointless, because we don’t have 10,000 vaccines, because the point isn’t the doing of it… } – Jan 28, 9:43 PM
  • Graham { Pavlov, you’ve been outed as someone incredibly deficient in medical knowledge. What makes you think you’ll get lucky now? } – Jan 28, 9:36 PM
  • Graham { 16 mmol/l, only a difference between brain stem herniation and surviving. But what’s a few mmol to someone who is so ignorant? } – Jan 28, 9:33 PM
  • DGR { David wrote “she is laboring under the delusion that death by cancer is better than suffering through chemotherapy.”. I’m not convinced Makayla truly understood that… } – Jan 28, 9:27 PM
  • bhilleli { > It’s said to be an exitotoxin that attacks brain cells. And I’ve been known to levitate from time to time. Believe it? Blaylock is… } – Jan 28, 9:24 PM
  • MadisonMD { What it means is that when you are writing a review article on inconclusive results from studies based on several nonspecific incongruent and unknown mechanisms… } – Jan 28, 9:13 PM
  • patricia { My go-to speculative treatment is Jolly Ranchers candy (red flavors work best). sodas work too, but have more calories. Something about a shot of sugar… } – Jan 28, 9:06 PM
  • DGR { Under the Ontario Under the Ontario “Health Care Consent Act” every “capable” person has, regardless of their age, the right to make decisions about their… } – Jan 28, 9:05 PM
  • patricia { yes. I used to get them quite often. Although they stopped after menopause, i still get migraines- other triggers such as dehydrations, caffeine, etc. sigh. } – Jan 28, 8:53 PM
  • n brownlee { GOD, I LOVE THIS SITE. } – Jan 28, 8:42 PM
  • Andrey Pavlov { And I still don’t buy 60 and 40 mmol/l. They’re just unsubstantiated claims. If they had really seen this, they should have published them as… } – Jan 28, 8:37 PM
  • sadmar { Wnd: That quote rather misstates the situation. It isn’t that ‘their country’ endorses the idea that every different group should have a different and asymmetrical… } – Jan 28, 8:32 PM
  • MadisonMD { Please state clearly if/why you think the adaptive immune system cannot respond to thousands of antigens. Also state how you think the question of 1000… } – Jan 28, 8:31 PM
  • Frederick { Thank, great article, always good to have a article by someone who specializes in the subject (Like reading Gorski on cancer). I have couple of… } – Jan 28, 8:22 PM
  • DGR { “Band” is a legal term used in Canada’s “Indian Act”. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Band_government http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/i-5/page-1.html#h-1 } – Jan 28, 8:15 PM
  • Chris { I think dear brave Anon is trying for a “gotcha” by asking for an unnecessary test, just like the hue and cry about there not… } – Jan 28, 8:13 PM
  • MadisonMD { Yes, apologize already, n brownlee. He’s waiting. } – Jan 28, 8:12 PM
  • MadisonMD { Free choice versus paternalistic decision making? I think not. Is Harriet asking Dr. Jay to inject vaccines into children against their parents’ will? or Is… } – Jan 28, 8:10 PM
  • n brownlee { Graham, I called you an asshole because you ARE an asshole. As for an apology, you first. Your original comment about my misremembered blood sodium… } – Jan 28, 8:10 PM
  • Anon { Offit is not being interviewed, it is a journalist making that comment. Nowhere did I claim he changed the number just now. I was unaware… } – Jan 28, 8:09 PM
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