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  • JD { Walk me through it. What environmental exposures are you suggesting here (other than vaccines, which have been studied ad nauseam)? And just a crude approximation… } – Oct 29, 1:36 PM
  • Greg { I’m glad I was born late enough to never know what it was like when polio was prevalent in Canada. I do have one question… } – Oct 29, 1:29 PM
  • Concerned Scientist { @EBMOD Well, I’m having a slow day at work, so let me jump into the breach here. First, the actual MRI citation is below. Second,… } – Oct 29, 1:22 PM
  • JD { Do you know the difference between mucosal antigen exposure and transcutaneous exposure? I wonder if this isn’t an apples to oranges comparison. Good question. Your… } – Oct 29, 1:18 PM
  • Pere H Proctor, PhD,MD { It is true that since the US patent office went “first to file”, it is important that the CDC files first so somebody else does… } – Oct 29, 1:07 PM
  • EBMOD { “John Ioannidis, a professor of epidemiology at the University of Ioannina School of Medicine in Greece, found that nearly half of published articles in scientific… } – Oct 29, 1:04 PM
  • Pere H Proctor, PhD,MD { Got several drug patents myself, issued and pending, You always file for a patent because without patent protection no pharmaceutical company will invest the hundreds… } – Oct 29, 12:58 PM
  • Andrey Pavlov { Besides Kay’s excellent point… … infants skin their knees. They get injured in other ways. Any single such injury is still orders of magnitude more… } – Oct 29, 12:57 PM
  • Concerned Scientist { @EBMOD Do you really look at this ABCNews “link” as evidence? Did you actually read it, or have the real reference? All children were from… } – Oct 29, 12:51 PM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { In third world countries, most notably African and old Amazonian tribes, and as far as I know, they don’t have bra cancer lurking around the… } – Oct 29, 12:48 PM
  • KayMarie { And here I thought it all the antigens ended up in the lymph to be presented from either direction and you just had to give… } – Oct 29, 12:47 PM
  • drunkenmonkey { “whatever source of information you use is completely unreliable….” The source is cited. } – Oct 29, 12:33 PM
  • Concerned Scientist { @EBMOD I hear this statement quite frequently, that infants are exposed to countless antigens everyday and that vaccination is thus inconsequential. In fact, I believe… } – Oct 29, 12:22 PM
  • KayMarie { FWIW, if you ever want to change PCP/Internist you might check this resource. http://www.ncqa.org/Consumers.aspx which has a find a PCMH near you button. To get… } – Oct 29, 11:57 AM
  • MadisonMD { John Ioannidis, a professor of epidemiology at the University of Ioannina School of Medicine in Greece, found that nearly half of published articles in scientific… } – Oct 29, 11:57 AM
  • family doctor brooklyn { Lessons from the dubious rise and inevitable fall of green coffee beans. News this week that a randomized controlled trial of green coffee bean (GCB)… } – Oct 29, 11:40 AM
  • BruceW { LouV, As someone who works in the Care sector, I know that government (in the UK) would JUMP on any real cause because that would… } – Oct 29, 11:39 AM
  • Susan Gerbic { Thanks Steve for the much needed shout out and reminder that we can do this if we just keep focused, organized and motivated. By “this”… } – Oct 29, 11:35 AM
  • drunkenmonkey { “that is to say, if you can produce evidence through replicable scientific experiments, then Wikipedia will cover it appropriately.” John Ioannidis, a professor of epidemiology… } – Oct 29, 11:23 AM
  • Mike { I’m looking forward to great things from the SfSBM. I’d like to see an SfSBM chapter in every state and at many schools of higher… } – Oct 29, 11:14 AM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Maybe it is bc of the history of DOCTORS getting things wrong!! Your medical arrogance is nauseating.I’m not a doctor Dianne, perhaps that will make… } – Oct 29, 11:11 AM
  • squirrelelite { Thanks for the links. I had read about the eye-movement diagnosis before, but not the MRI study. } – Oct 29, 11:08 AM
  • n brownlee { Peter Moran needs to meet some physicians I know. I have mid-gut Carcinoid disease and diabetes. The REAL specialists, Gene Woltering in Kenner, LA; Tom… } – Oct 29, 11:07 AM
  • Chris { “Let’s say it like it is – women can live without needing a bra. In third world countries, most notably African and old Amazonian tribes,… } – Oct 29, 11:05 AM
  • Mary { They are getting more and more bold (see https://www.facebook.com/ModernAlternativeMama/photos/a.10150226027907913.311785.310966612912/10152464014377913/?type=1&permPage=1 ). They love to give “facts” with no sources, as usual. } – Oct 29, 11:01 AM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { I’m not sure how discussing Ebola from a science-based perspective detracts from Dr. Gorski’s credibility or abusing science. I’ll also point out that a flat… } – Oct 29, 10:55 AM
  • KayMarie { That brings up a good point. If we only look at CAM as unmet needs (aka modern medicine is to blame for every appointment booked)… } – Oct 29, 10:54 AM
  • JD { I remember hearing a lecture on structural biology at one point that brought up a potential side benefit of the tireless efforts of tobacco companies… } – Oct 29, 10:38 AM
  • weing { “I suppose I am saying that when a patient seeks out CAM, there is always an unsatisfied need. ” Are you sure you aren’t mixing… } – Oct 29, 10:38 AM
  • Dave { Peter, I’d be interested in your thoughts about the patient who has a condition needing mainstream medical care, an example being a potentially curable hematologic… } – Oct 29, 10:20 AM
  • Dianne mackay { Maybe it is bc of the history of DOCTORS getting things wrong!! Your medical arrogance is nauseating. } – Oct 29, 10:05 AM
  • Andrey Pavlov { Doctors will do their best. I still hold that it is difficult enough to be “all things to all people” without additional constraints (from clashing… } – Oct 29, 9:22 AM
  • KayMarie { Doctors will do their best. I still hold that it is difficult enough to be “all things to all people Yeah there is still some… } – Oct 29, 8:50 AM
  • reasonablehank { That was possibly me :) http://reasonablehank.com/?s=anti-vaccine+chiropractors } – Oct 29, 6:52 AM
  • Rain { Let’s say it like it is – women can live without needing a bra. In third world countries, most notably African and old Amazonian tribes,… } – Oct 29, 5:28 AM
  • Windriven { “I still hold that it is difficult enough to be “all things to all people” Then don’t. Trying to be all things to all people… } – Oct 29, 5:28 AM
  • Horatio { Great first post! As an aside, I was born in Canada in 1989 and received the oral polio vaccine. The last case of polio in… } – Oct 29, 1:36 AM
  • MadisonMD { I suppose I am saying that when a patient seeks out CAM, there is always an unsatisfied need. This should be thought about. …thinking… …so… } – Oct 29, 1:35 AM
  • Horatio { John RappOport is nuts. He’s a germ theory denialist, AIDS denialist, vitalist, and believes that the New World Order is after his and your bodily… } – Oct 29, 1:01 AM
  • Horatio { “We’re giving kids too many shots” “Make a trivalent shot 3 separate shots!” Cribbed that contradiction from Mr. Andrew Wakefield, did we? } – Oct 29, 12:55 AM
  • Sawyer { Keep in mind there were respected researchers in the 50s finding no adverse health effects from smoking. Brian, this is one of those little comments… } – Oct 29, 12:52 AM
  • Chris { “Which does make sense since technical reading such as studies, statistics, et al are way above level for him, just as Brian showed here…” It… } – Oct 28, 11:22 PM
  • EBMOD { Chris- I’ve noticed the same thing, as far as cranks and youtube vids. I have friend on facebook who is, shall we say, a fan… } – Oct 28, 11:09 PM
  • Troy Antone { Stick it up your butt hole. Stop ABUSING science with your site,. YOU just want “credibility.” } – Oct 28, 9:32 PM
  • Frederick { Really good First post. Really interesting, I really learn today. I knew about the oral vaccine, and that there was competition between 2 researchers, but… } – Oct 28, 9:09 PM
  • Sawyer { This is hilarious. You’ve inadvertently explained exactly why this doctor is the “top rated” (how ever the hell that’s measured), and it’s not because he’s… } – Oct 28, 8:53 PM
  • Sawyer { Actually, I’ve noticed anti-vaxxers tend to shy away from the topic of polio vaccines. They’ll occasionally bring up the SV40 contamination issue, but few have… } – Oct 28, 8:08 PM
  • Guy Chapman { This may just be my favourite SBM post of all time. } – Oct 28, 6:57 PM
  • PMoran { “Bullshit Peter. Flat out bullshit. You have stated numerous times here that we science based practitioners simply cannot have the same level of non-specific interaction… } – Oct 28, 6:42 PM
  • JD { I’m not your internet video locator. I was directing your attention to this: Provenance: Gift of Edward Shorter, 1987, Accession #480. Access Restrictions: Copyright was… } – Oct 28, 5:46 PM
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