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  • KayMarie { Checking the full-text of the article to see what it says and “This was a double-blind, randomized, three-arm, parallel-group, placebo-controlled study that compared Petasites extract… } – Jan 28, 3:43 PM
  • Harriet Hall { Andrey, we’ve been down this road before. Please don’t take the bait. } – Jan 28, 3:38 PM
  • PMoran { False dichotomy? How? You have not offered any other option. And why this objection, if not that you simply have the urge to put me… } – Jan 28, 3:26 PM
  • Irish { The only abortive remedy that worked for me was a prescription. I’m not a doc……. But my understanding is that just because drugs are available… } – Jan 28, 3:23 PM
  • Windriven { Any speculation on why they didn’t blind? With N=250 this wasn’t a Friday afternoon project. } – Jan 28, 3:23 PM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { People who decide to fast (completely) from whatever reason, for example for a week, are often advised to have an enema or a cleanse resembling… } – Jan 28, 3:19 PM
  • KayMarie { I’d say generally not compatible with life. There are case reports down into the low 80′s that are easy to find on Pubmed even if… } – Jan 28, 3:12 PM
  • Irish { The biggest improvements in my headaches came in two waves. First was elimination of all alcohol. Once I quit completely, severity and frequency were down… } – Jan 28, 3:06 PM
  • NotADoc { What exactly is a migraine and how does it differ from other chronic headaches? I’ve never quite known this. } – Jan 28, 2:58 PM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { I’m interested what exactly happens in 3 realistic situations (fasting, overhydration, rapid weight loss)Discussing rapid weight loss, what generally happens is rapid weight gain. There… } – Jan 28, 2:54 PM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { I am just here to say that it works for me were I was very skeptical of it for more than a year until the… } – Jan 28, 2:51 PM
  • KayMarie { So far the initial clinical trials seem promising, so will be interesting to see how it plays out. Unfortunately if you stick with the brand… } – Jan 28, 2:46 PM
  • anon { I don’t use Google. I got my info from the same source you cited. But did you even read what you cited? Scheduling conflicts, labor… } – Jan 28, 2:36 PM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Thank you for the response, if acupuncture worked for me, it must work for others as well.The key being “if”; they’re still not sure if… } – Jan 28, 2:34 PM
  • Windriven { 10,000 or 100,000 – do you understand why this is so? Do you purport to have reliable evidence disproving either estimate? } – Jan 28, 2:25 PM
  • Windriven { I am neither doctor nor Novella but it looks promising in a preliminary sort of way. I didn’t find anything on Pubmed that really challenged… } – Jan 28, 2:20 PM
  • anon { According to this media piece, Offit has upped his game to 100,000 vaccines at once (from the old 10,000 vaccines trope). } – Jan 28, 2:19 PM
  • Chris { By the way, I consulted someone who took AP Japanese. She told me that missing three weeks at this time of year would have been… } – Jan 28, 2:17 PM
  • Graham { #10 The problem you have now is that you have relied on the IOM recommendations because they are “experts” but we now have another panel… } – Jan 28, 2:12 PM
  • Windriven { Unless you’re a ninja. } – Jan 28, 2:06 PM
  • Windriven { “And of course, like any other exam, the AP exam has provisions for students who miss the exam due to illness or other emergencies.” And… } – Jan 28, 2:03 PM
  • Chris { Ugh, I hate dropping letters: So what. You still have nothing, other than springing off to several odd directions because you are a Jay Gordon… } – Jan 28, 1:59 PM
  • Adrian { Thanks for this. I occasionally get migraines which I believe are caused by dehydration after exercise, as they only occur after soccer games or particularly… } – Jan 28, 1:57 PM
  • Jeff { What does Dr. Novella think of Butterbur extract as a migraine preventive? Two clinical trials show it to be effective: 1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15623680 2. see also:… } – Jan 28, 1:46 PM
  • KayMarie { DW, I don’t know what practices you deal with regularly, but language and other barriers to learning are issues most quality certifications (like PCMH) require… } – Jan 28, 1:41 PM
  • Chris { So what. You still have nothing, other springing off to several odd directions because you are Jay Gordon Fan Child. Measles is dangerous. The MMR… } – Jan 28, 1:35 PM
  • Thor { I’m confident that Dr. Novella’s take will be the same as it’s always been and which is held by every contributor (and most regular commenters)… } – Jan 28, 1:31 PM
  • Jeff { What does Dr. Novella think of Butterbur extract as a migraine preventive? Two clinical trials show it to be effective: 1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15623680 2. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11020030 The… } – Jan 28, 1:30 PM
  • qetzal { Thanks, Steve. I was just going from memory when I made my previous comment, but having now had a chance to query PubMed, it seems… } – Jan 28, 1:22 PM
  • Alia { I have a conditioned response to raspberries. In ole communist times my parents had a plot of land and made their own preserves. Including raspberry… } – Jan 28, 1:19 PM
  • mouse { This is why you are supposed to drink awful stuff like sloe gin and Boone’s Farm when you are young and foolish. Then you don’t… } – Jan 28, 1:19 PM
  • anon { Hey Chris. You certainly are fond of making unwarranted assumptions. Occasionally you mention something interesting, if one can spot it while skimming over the blather… } – Jan 28, 1:19 PM
  • Public Health RN (Scott) { Do you think that Dr. SSR will use that as anecdotal evidence? } – Jan 28, 1:17 PM
  • Public Health RN (Scott) { I still react that way to Tequila! The liquor not the song :-). } – Jan 28, 1:16 PM
  • Thor { So in your case “not now, honey, I have a headache” never applies ;-) } – Jan 28, 1:13 PM
  • Thor { Hilarious! } – Jan 28, 1:08 PM
  • Nell on Wheels { I got really sick after overindulging on bourbon Old Fashions back when I was young and foolish. For years, the faintest whiff of bourbon made… } – Jan 28, 1:04 PM
  • Linda { I used to get headaches all the time. And I got really bad migraines at least once or twice a month. Being in the sun… } – Jan 28, 12:58 PM
  • Alia { I hate my auras. Maybe if I could just relax and watch the light show – but it’s hard to run a class and check… } – Jan 28, 12:57 PM
  • Nell on Wheels { True, but I was responding specifically to Young CC Prof’s comment that “There has GOT to be a way to get medical instructions in writing… } – Jan 28, 12:55 PM
  • Alia { I had to switch to a different type of oral contraceptive, because the first one I got gave me migraine almost every month – always… } – Jan 28, 12:53 PM
  • Windriven { His peers? You mean like Larry Fine and Moe Howard? } – Jan 28, 12:51 PM
  • mouse { @DW – Oh, that is so sad. :( } – Jan 28, 12:51 PM
  • Windriven { True enough simba, but I believe that is mostly in the form of glutamic acid. I’m not sure if and how the salt might form… } – Jan 28, 12:50 PM
  • Nell on Wheels { They are indeed weird. My first officially diagnosed migraine was a scintillating scotoma aura and it terrified me — I thought I was having a… } – Jan 28, 12:50 PM
  • Elizabeth Kilmarx { I have been haunted lately by this case and by the other recent case of the 17-year-old Connecticut Hodgkin’s patient. I wanted to express my… } – Jan 28, 12:50 PM
  • TD { What is the different between tribal and religious interests? “In a more recent (1995) Canadian case, B(R) v. Children’s Aid Society of Metropolitan Toronto, Jehovah’s… } – Jan 28, 12:50 PM
  • DW { Just to say thanks Mouse – yes I’m still reading. The OCD comparison is interesting. I had a cousin who essentially died from it. (Not… } – Jan 28, 12:46 PM
  • Graham { Yes I copied and pasted it leaving all the typos intact. } – Jan 28, 12:45 PM
  • DW { More proofreading tips: change the font (preferably to one that is quite dissimilar to the original) or change the color of the font, or the… } – Jan 28, 12:42 PM
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