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  • stan { The reason I listed the poll was to refute the assertion that the tide has turned against anti-vaxxers when there’s NO REAL EVIDENCE for it…. } – Mar 05, 10:57 AM
  • stan { William, the quote from the article went, “Popular opinion, which is turning against vaccine refusers for threatening the public health…” The author here is talking… } – Mar 05, 10:52 AM
  • DW { Related terms, in addition to those already mentioned like Epstein-Barr, myalgic encephalitis: somatization disorder (now, in the new DSM 5, reconfigured a bit more vaguely… } – Mar 05, 10:52 AM
  • n brownlee { “Not every cancer is metastatic. Some tumors go a very long time without ever shedding cells (all the occasional sensational news items about having a… } – Mar 05, 10:48 AM
  • stan { Someone here! Apparently, because vaccines don’t make as much money as many other drugs, they’re considered “not profitable” LOL! } – Mar 05, 10:48 AM
  • stan { I’m not paranoid about measles, that’s for sure. } – Mar 05, 10:46 AM
  • stan { The political system is all just a smokescreen to make you think that what you want matters and that you have a say. You don’t. } – Mar 05, 10:44 AM
  • stan { As much as they reassure us that vaccines are safe, we want more testing, long-term testing. You know, more science. There are enough reports of… } – Mar 05, 10:40 AM
  • DW { Wow right back at you. I think it’s time the truth is told about what it’s like to deal with these people. There’s certainly no… } – Mar 05, 10:39 AM
  • stan { No one is denying that vaccines have saved lives. We want to know how many they’ve hurt as well (why do they suppress this information?),… } – Mar 05, 10:35 AM
  • goodnightirene { Good news for sure–but a tiny drop in a very big bucket. After all, every Whole Foods and Co-op practices medicine without a license all… } – Mar 05, 10:30 AM
  • DW { “Decline in activity can be measured with an actometer. If you suspect malingering make them wear it for months. The results might shock you. “… } – Mar 05, 10:26 AM
  • CTGeneGuy { Excellent. I would add “Vaccines aren’t 100% effective.” “They have dramatically decreased the rates of numerous infectious diseases.” “Those diseases are all very rare now,… } – Mar 05, 10:23 AM
  • DW { Except that the “deconditioning theory” mentioned by Dr. Hall does not say that deconditioning caused the illness, it merely notes that deconditioning inevitably sets in… } – Mar 05, 10:17 AM
  • DW { Well, if it’s written on the death certificate, it must be right – EYEROLL. In the Middle Ages, cause of death was often noted as… } – Mar 05, 10:14 AM
  • DW { And if you could get accurate histories on many of those people, I absolutely guarantee you they are doctor-shoppers. (The term I like even better… } – Mar 05, 10:13 AM
  • DW { Yeah, should be cured by next week if this guy’s right. I’m eagerly awaiting reading his findings in the New England Journal of Medicine. } – Mar 05, 10:10 AM
  • DW { Well, in a peculiar ironic sort of way, I suppose that’s so … I think though, that the sale of comically useless supplements is best… } – Mar 05, 10:05 AM
  • goodnightirene { Thank you! I’ve been looking for a new blog. :-) It seems she might have some new perspective to offer on the whole mess that… } – Mar 05, 10:02 AM
  • DW { Then please, if at all possible have someone else do the grocery shopping. It’s also possible in many locations to order online and have groceries… } – Mar 05, 10:02 AM
  • DW { I have not heard it in conjunction with CFS but my mother – the person I am speaking of when I rant on about the… } – Mar 05, 10:00 AM
  • Annie { To clarify. that is the CFS research initiative at Stanford University who wrote those words yesterday http://med.stanford.edu/chronicfatiguesyndrome/ } – Mar 05, 9:59 AM
  • Robert { You trash Gerson, yet fail to mention that conventional treatments for cancer are virtually worthless. Two of my relatives died from chemotherapy (i.e. poison). Chemo… } – Mar 05, 9:58 AM
  • Annie { Wow, DW, just wow. I share with you words written by the CFS research centre yesterday “The barriers we face with CFS, with the public,… } – Mar 05, 9:56 AM
  • DW { To call a report about chronic fatigue “one of the best things that have happened in America in decades” is to illustrate pretty clearly that… } – Mar 05, 9:51 AM
  • Cervantes { Wow! David Gorski and Orac have both taken him on. } – Mar 05, 9:50 AM
  • DW { It’s basically a nursing rather than a medical question. There’s really no argument that lying in bed for a few weeks does NOT cause deconditioning…. } – Mar 05, 9:48 AM
  • Christine Rose { My first reaction: YESSSSSS!!! Secondary reactions include worrying about the people who will consider this a validation of their conspiracy fantasies, images of Clement pleading… } – Mar 05, 9:44 AM
  • DW { Oh, dear. I am very sorry Dr. Hall, I have been saying how great the article is and thinking it was written by Dr. Gorski…. } – Mar 05, 9:43 AM
  • Windriven { Thanks for the link, Jann. And yeah – I would agree with WLU – a guest post from her could be really enlightening. } – Mar 05, 9:41 AM
  • DW { It’s all in your head Nell :) } – Mar 05, 9:39 AM
  • DW { “These maladies are systemic problems” That’s exactly what careful research thus far has NOT shown. “Relieving symptoms with a new drug … IS what many… } – Mar 05, 9:38 AM
  • Dave { I hope you’ve read some of the replies. I’ve hospitalized a number of people this year with the flu and it is possible to die… } – Mar 05, 9:37 AM
  • DW { You’re the one not being honest. He did not say he did not read the report. You made that up, or else you honestly think… } – Mar 05, 9:36 AM
  • Windriven { “Yeah, I’ve at times fantasized at how rich I could be if I simply used my extensive knowledge of alternative medicine” For me, it is… } – Mar 05, 9:36 AM
  • DW { I personally would like to undertake a small mission trying to determine the truth of how often this phrase, “It’s all in your head” is… } – Mar 05, 9:31 AM
  • TheTruth { I just read 2 interesting comments on a blog (yes, i realize it’s only a blog) about the child that died. First, the parents of… } – Mar 05, 9:31 AM
  • KayMarie { I do think certain training programs (not just doctors) tend to accumulate people with that type of memory. The trick is to be able to… } – Mar 05, 9:30 AM
  • n brownlee { I have spent many happy times with Unca Scrooge and the nephews. Of course, I was seven years old… My current taste in comics runs… } – Mar 05, 9:27 AM
  • DW { “and why did they review 9,000 citations” And why did 9,000 citations exist in the first place. It seems to me the medical profession overall… } – Mar 05, 9:21 AM
  • Windriven { I was thinking more along the lines of Donald Duck. } – Mar 05, 9:21 AM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Then the case will need needles, thin needling if it case has not deteriorated past a point. So there is also a finite limit to… } – Mar 05, 9:19 AM
  • DW { An important question would be did the brain abnormalities come first and cause a problem, or are they the result of problems? } – Mar 05, 9:19 AM
  • DW { No, giving funding to psychiatrists is appropriate, if other venues have not yielded promising results. Do you want the patients to get better, or do… } – Mar 05, 9:18 AM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { I actually read a lot of comic books, they’re delightful and getting quite sophisticated these days. They did an entire Daredevil story arc with absolutely… } – Mar 05, 9:17 AM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Though a key difference between this and, say, CAM, is that the CAM treatments would be completely unproven, and he would have to buy them… } – Mar 05, 9:15 AM
  • DW { Although reports of the contempt in which doctors supposedly hold sufferers of this condition are legend, I personally have never seen it in action, and… } – Mar 05, 9:15 AM
  • KayMarie { So you believe that surgeons were able to remove every cancel cell without leaving a single one behind? Pretty spectacular. So what prevented metastasis and… } – Mar 05, 9:12 AM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Well good for her, I plan on reading the whole damned website. Would she perhaps be interested in providing a guest post to SBM? Maybe… } – Mar 05, 9:12 AM
  • DW { I haven’t yet read the comments, which are sure to be edifying. Just wanted to say bravo. I think – based solely on layperson impressions,… } – Mar 05, 9:03 AM
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