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  1. IOM Recommends Replacing CFS with SEID
    Exertion intolerance Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a controversial diagnosis that has also been called myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME or ME/CFS), post-viral fatigue syndrome (PVS), chronic fatigue immune dysfunction syndrome (CFIDS), Iceland disease, “yuppie flu,” and many other names. A ne…
  2. Miscellaneous: Colonics, CFS, Magents, Morgellons, Weight loss, Other
    Topic Editor: Sections: Topic Overview Index of SBM Posts Outside Resources Summary of Key Research Topic Overview Index of SBM Posts Colonics Colon “cleanses”: A load of you know what… Would you like a liver flush with that colon cleanse? Energy Therapies Touched by a Touched Healing Touc…
  3. CFS: Viral vs somatization
    On 10/08/09, the NIH and Science through press releases announced the following remarkable information:  Consortium of Researchers Discover Retroviral Link to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS.) From Science on line: Scientists have discovered a potential retroviral link to chronic fatigue syndrome, kn…
  4. Cancer quackery from Germany to Australia
    Last week, I wrote about alternative medicine clinics in Germany that offer a combination of alternative cancer cures plus experimental therapeutics administered improperly outside the auspices of a clinical trial. In particular, I discussed two cases. The first was British actress Leah Bracknell, …
  5. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease Speculcation
    I knew humans could resemble worms, but this? My wife and I are entering an age where our aches and pains are becoming a major ongoing topic of conversations. The pain of raising kids has transitioned into the pains of growing older. These aches and pains are, in the scheme of things, minor and in…
  6. The Blood Cleaner: Invented by Ray Jardine
    Imaginary germs awaiting imaginary electrocution by Ray Jardine’s Blood Cleaner device. I recently heard about a man who was planning a hike in a tick-infested area and thought he could avoid Lyme disease by using Ray Jardine’s Blood Cleaner. Ray Jardine is a well-known mountaineer, ro…
  7. Cure Is About Caring, Not Curing: Placebos, Alternative Medicine, and Patient Comfort
    In a recent post, Dr. Gorski criticized two articles by Jo Marchant on placebos and alternative medicine. He mentioned that she had a book coming out and suggested I might want to review it. The title is Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind Over Body. I don’t know of any evidence that the…
  8. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Rituximab Revisited
    Three years ago I wrote about an experimental treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS): rituximab (brand name Rituxan). I was concerned that doctors who offered it, like Andreas Kogelnik, were jumping the gun by offering it before the evidence was in, and that they might be putting patients at r…
  9. Lyme Testing
    The little burrowing bacteria that bores into your pores to cause Lyme disease, EEEEEWWW!!! Darkfield 400x microscopy image of the 10-25µm long Borrelia burgdorferi spirochaete which causes Lyme disease (1993). Provided by the CDC’s Public Health Image Library (PHIL #6631) via the Wikimedia …
  10. Here be Dragons: Caring for Children in a Dangerous Sea of sCAM
    As a pediatrician working in a relatively sCAM-inclined region, it is not uncommon to find myself taking care of patients who are also being followed by so-called alternative medicine practitioners. This often creates a major obstacle to providing appropriate care and establishing an atmosphere of …
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