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  • EBMOD { Its not that I am unable. It is that what always happens, is I find a study, point out it is bogus, and the other… } – Nov 21, 5:19 PM
  • Tazia K. Stagg { You were supposed to stop. If J had specified that he only wanted advice about colorectal cancer screening, my answer would still have been appropriate…. } – Nov 21, 5:17 PM
  • AJB { “you noisemakers resorted to analyzing my style” Maybe you’re just one of those doctors with lousy bedside manners. } – Nov 21, 5:11 PM
  • fred sachs { The use of risk ratios in this discussion is not good. It’s like saying you can double your odds of winning the lottery by buying… } – Nov 21, 5:03 PM
  • Windriven { “All my statements seemed correct,” Yeah, huh? Actually finding a Taz utterance with enough content to allow assessment of objective accuracy was difficult. But you… } – Nov 21, 4:56 PM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Also IMHO they are huge moral cowards who are more worried about popularity than taking a moral stand that might be unpopularTo be somewhat fair,… } – Nov 21, 3:00 PM
  • Birdy { My husband has a high (100-110) resting heart rate and hypertension. He’s only 33, but comes from a long line of people with diabetes, heart… } – Nov 21, 2:58 PM
  • sadmar { Actually, only the ‘good guys’ are moral cowards. The business suck-ups either have no moral standards in this area, or are blind to the problem… } – Nov 21, 2:55 PM
  • Tazia K. Stagg { All my statements seemed correct, so you noisemakers resorted to analyzing my style. The consensus is that I’m guilty of being insulting, but zero people… } – Nov 21, 2:54 PM
  • Windriven { That is a stall, not evidence stan. Show us the evidence. } – Nov 21, 2:52 PM
  • stan { If you aren’t able to find any evidence of harm from GMO agriculture on your own, that does not say much for the integrity of… } – Nov 21, 2:50 PM
  • Chris { Then there are the fairly common psychiatric diagnoses that start in young men in their twenties like schizophrenia, bipolar, etc. This can happen to those… } – Nov 21, 2:43 PM
  • Tazia K. Stagg { Andrey, I’m pointing out that you lied. If that feels like an insult, then retract the lie. } – Nov 21, 2:41 PM
  • EBMOD { And yet you linked to jack sh!t of them. Figures. } – Nov 21, 2:34 PM
  • Windriven { Holy Hannah! Is there something like naloxone for caffeine reversal? I would imagine some kid with undiagnosed dysrhythmias could get into serious trouble pretty easily. } – Nov 21, 2:34 PM
  • Lori { “Their strategy is to delay any action on GMOs by controlling the science until their crops contaminate everyone else’s, then they’ve won.” They’ve won what?… } – Nov 21, 2:32 PM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Lori, perhaps look at Paul Ingraham’s information on trigger points: https://www.painscience.com/tutorials/trigger-points.php He suggests ways of alleviating trigger point pain without skin penetration. As Andrey discusses,… } – Nov 21, 2:32 PM
  • Andrey Pavlov { I would like that level of paranoia when dealing with xenobiotic substances on healthy people or beforehand when dermatologists issued advice to dodge the sun…. } – Nov 21, 2:29 PM
  • stan { I’ve collected hundreds of reports that document the harm of GM agriculture. One thing that GMO proponents ignore is the escalating use of RoundUp herbicide… } – Nov 21, 2:27 PM
  • Andrey Pavlov { When I worked as a tech in the ER before med school we had a few kids come in with SVT to nearly 200′s and… } – Nov 21, 2:24 PM
  • Andrey Pavlov { Great turn of phrase and I got a new word out of it. You have been part of this conversation. I need to up my… } – Nov 21, 2:22 PM
  • Andrey Pavlov { You’re using “J should be an econ” to explain why it’s okay for you to lie to him. You are continuing to address thin air… } – Nov 21, 2:21 PM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { The problem is not with naturopaths believing that toxins can cause autism, but where they go with that belief.Indeed, it’s like cancer and car accidents;… } – Nov 21, 2:15 PM
  • Windriven { “staccato oligosyllabic beatnik poetry you have been laying out for us” Sweet :-) (Fingers snapping in applause) Great turn of phrase and I got a… } – Nov 21, 2:15 PM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { I’ve often wondered about the fact that autism is diagnosed akin to a syndrome – see a cluster of symptoms and you can make a… } – Nov 21, 2:12 PM
  • Windriven { “lies being told by Monsanto” Name the 3 most serious lies with citations from reputable sources refuting them. “Monsanto owns the Congress, Executive Branch, even… } – Nov 21, 2:09 PM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Probably depends on whether he’s selling it or not. } – Nov 21, 2:08 PM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Preclinical laboratory study. Never trust the ability to kill cancer cells in a dish. } – Nov 21, 2:07 PM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Tremendous risk of false positives with shotgun testing though. The more tests you take, the more risk that you’re going to get at least one… } – Nov 21, 2:06 PM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { My thinking was “hard end points”. Placebo controls and blinding are important when you’re discussing subjective end points like satisfaction and well-being. When discussing objective… } – Nov 21, 2:04 PM
  • Tazia K. Stagg { You’re using “J should be an econ” to explain why it’s okay for you to lie to him. } – Nov 21, 2:03 PM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Every time I listen to a show about CAM, I’m increasingly disappointed. The host continuously invokes patient choice and continuously avoids the fact that it… } – Nov 21, 2:02 PM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Please read: http://www.drug-education.info/documents/iatrogenic.pdfThat’s a 14-year-old document that draws on 20-year-old research. Further, someone gets hit by a bus, goes into a hospital, is given an… } – Nov 21, 1:58 PM
  • stan { Believe it or not, no independent lab is able to do research on Monsanto seeds anymore because of a law that Monsanto got passed that… } – Nov 21, 1:56 PM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Would you be sure this practice is not being followed still?Uh, yes. The very article you cite is evidence that the medical community has abandoned… } – Nov 21, 1:52 PM
  • stan { All those “benefits” that you attribute to GMOs are based on lies being told by Monsanto with their fraudulent science and PR Department. None of… } – Nov 21, 1:51 PM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Obviously, it’s deliberate. You really think the CDC spits out the truth?I don’t think you do. } – Nov 21, 1:47 PM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { There are many other harmful side-effects from taking aspirin besides internal bleeding. WebMD has an entire page of themYa, and they’re either minor or rare… } – Nov 21, 1:46 PM
  • Andrés { I hope this task force is totally independent of the one deciding on the recommended dose. Dr. Hall said: but history shows us that all… } – Nov 21, 1:45 PM
  • Andrey Pavlov { I’m sorry Tazia, but I would have thought you’d manage to figure it out by now. Windriven and EBMOD are spot on. Your “contributions” here… } – Nov 21, 1:44 PM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Everyone would really, really love to know the answer to that question. } – Nov 21, 1:37 PM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Ha ha ha. They conveniently left off out the over 100,000 people who die every year from properly-prescribed and administered prescription drugs. That’s not even… } – Nov 21, 1:37 PM
  • Windriven { “As Alister says, the NCCAM page is a good resource.” Well, at least we’re getting something for our $120,000,000 – the annual budget for quackery… } – Nov 21, 1:17 PM
  • Jopari { No one asked you to, but you could, and didn’t? Interesting mindset you have. You realise that content matters on these websites right? I mean,… } – Nov 21, 1:15 PM
  • Jopari { Madison accused you of being insulting, not being insulting against a specific person, Andrey, Madison and Windriven come to mind if you truly want a… } – Nov 21, 1:13 PM
  • Tazia K. Stagg { Who did Madison accuse me of insulting? } – Nov 21, 1:09 PM
  • Windriven { “If anyone would have disagreed with me, I would have wanted J (and other readers) to know whether they were credible.” In these parts credibility… } – Nov 21, 1:07 PM
  • Chris { Correction: “though the blasted health insurance nurses called on phones about preventing that genetic anatomy!” } – Nov 21, 1:03 PM
  • Chris { I think it would be useful that, Dr. Stagg, who specializes in prevention, would wander over to the “Naturopathy vs. Science: Autism” article and lend… } – Nov 21, 1:02 PM
  • Jopari { Regarding your last paragraph, I’d like you to provide an actual study that proves GMOs are harmful, more so than the “natural” stuff we get. } – Nov 21, 12:57 PM
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