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  • Still No Association Between MMR and Autism (206)
    • Simba { Nell, you find such interesting stuff! } – May 01, 8:31 AM
    • Nell on Wheels { This just in: Americas region is declared the world’s first to eliminate rubella “The elimination of rubella from the Americas is a historic achievement that… } – Apr 30, 9:52 AM
  • Legislative Alchemy: Naturopathic licensing and practice expansion 2015 (36)
    • WLU { Realizing, Fence, that you’re mostly quoting, not stating your own opinion… don’t completely agree with everything written on SBM or what former ND Britt Deegan… } – May 01, 5:33 AM
    • An ND on the fence { I’m a Canadian ND who thinks our profession needs a major overhaul. I don’t completely agree with everything written on SBM or what former ND… } – May 01, 4:51 AM
  • Medical marijuana as the new herbalism, part 3: A “cannabis cures cancer” testimonial (190)
    • WLU { http://www.pubmed.org } – Apr 28, 1:39 PM
    • Lori Koonce { Dr Gorksi The way you word yourself could lead one to believe that cancer is the only thing that is being treated by hemp. GI’ve… } – Apr 27, 7:22 PM
    • Windriven { “There is nothing inherently amiss with CAM.” Really? NCCAM spends $100 million per year searching for something … anything … that isn’t amiss about ‘CAM’… } – Apr 22, 10:34 PM
    • Sunil Aggarwal MDPhD { Hi Thor, thanks for visiting my website. Sorry to rub you the wrong way. I’d like to help to make the rub more comfortable. The… } – Apr 22, 8:28 PM
  • Making One’s Own Reality – Food Babe Edition (349)
    • Nell on Wheels { Check out “On the Media’s” take on the Food Babe last Friday (http://www.onthemedia.org/story/what-does-body-good/). } – Apr 28, 9:36 AM
    • weing { “In my opinion you are going about Homeopathy, Organic, etc just because it is not backed by your science.” You act as if science and… } – Apr 27, 10:08 PM
    • WLU { In my opinion you are going about Homeopathy, Organic, etc just because it is not backed by your science. Echoing Windriven, there is no “my… } – Apr 27, 1:16 PM
    • Windriven { “In my opinion you are going about Homeopathy, Organic, etc just because it is not backed by your science. ” it isn’t his science, though… } – Apr 27, 12:18 AM
    • Simba { I don’t want to be sold sugar water as medicine, chalky water as milk, or any of the other consumer frauds that used to go… } – Apr 26, 9:04 PM
  • Treating Migraines (104)
    • MadScienceGirl { What about smoking and the use of oral contraceptives? I would assume that they’re also common factors that may trigger/worsen migraines. } – Apr 28, 6:32 AM
    • MadScienceGirl { Stan, this is science based medicine, not woo/conspiracy based medicine. } – Apr 28, 6:24 AM
    • twocleopatras { Calli, migraines are a contraindication to taking the birth control pill with estrogen in it, according to WHO and CDC, due to the increased risk… } – Apr 22, 1:59 PM
  • Dr. David Villarreal’s “Holistic Dentistry:” Full of Holes? (93)
    • Thor { So true, Simba. And this dynamic seems to be prominently pronounced in the American way of communicating. We seem to have this dye-in-the-wool “don’t worry,… } – Apr 27, 4:32 PM
    • Simba { Agreed. go mouse! It’s funny, a lot of the time people saying “That sucks, that is really annoying” and getting sad or angry or indignant… } – Apr 26, 11:27 AM
  • Healthy Habits Global: Spreading False Information about an MLM Coffee with Herbal Additives (66)
    • Simba { Did not do their marketing spammy research, either. Wrong website, guys! } – Apr 26, 7:36 PM
    • weing { I can only think of Monty Python. Spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam…. } – Apr 26, 7:15 PM
    • Dorothy Kimberly Thi { I want to say a special thanks to Dr Okwyzil for helping,….I and my daughter get cured from HIV disease. God will continue to bless… } – Apr 26, 6:57 PM
    • Dorothy Kimberly Thi { I have been HIV positive for 6 years and long for the day to be free of this disease. I would love to be part… } – Apr 26, 6:57 PM
  • Integrative medicine, naturopathy, and David Katz’s “more fluid concept of evidence” (170)
    • Andrey Pavlov { Precisely right Simba. And exactly what I say in my consultations. Sometimes it is appropriate to say “No good evidence, but the likelihood is that… } – Apr 26, 1:31 PM
    • Simba { Of course in some cases it would be “There is good reason to believe it doesn’t work.” instead of “There’s no good reason…” depending on… } – Apr 26, 9:58 AM
    • Andrey Pavlov { Neither of us knows for sure how best to deal with such patients, but a relationship that respects their attitudes and inclinationswhere it is safe… } – Apr 26, 12:10 AM
    • Simba { MadisonMD is making a good point. Why will withholding information build trust, and how can your patients trust you if you do so? Why is… } – Apr 25, 10:04 PM
    • David Gorski { I don’t think Katz is “embracing woo”, either. Seriously? The guy uses homeopathy, naturopathy, and a wide variety of other woo. That sure looks like… } – Apr 25, 9:58 PM
  • How should the FDA regulate homeopathic remedies? (123)
    • Badly Shaved Monkey { Jann Do you know who will be making presentations to the FDA on behalf of both sides? } – Apr 25, 4:22 AM
    • Badly Shaved Monkey { Do you understand that a Risk:Benefit ratio entails dividing one number by another? I suspect not, but what does happen when you divide by zero? } – Apr 25, 4:20 AM
  • Cancer Centers and Advertising Practices (232)
    • MadisonMD { Why not check a reliable source? Like the National Cancer Institute? OK, sure. NCI says: No randomized, controlled trials showing the effectiveness of antineoplastons have… } – Apr 24, 6:17 PM
    • Public Health RN (Scott) { Opinions vary. I did end up changing mine after I left. It started to sound like two different people were posting. Very strange. } – Apr 23, 2:50 PM
    • WLU { I mean how can anyone say something is false when no investigation is carried out and all other means of investigation (tradition, experience) are thrown… } – Apr 23, 11:51 AM
    • mother goddam { Wonderful comment, WLU – I wholeheartedly support your views as limned therein. } – Apr 23, 11:51 AM
    • WLU { I hate to think that the Flying Spaghetti people have shamed others into giving up the elegant compromise, which was explained to me as “We… } – Apr 23, 11:35 AM
  • Less benefit, more risk. Our assumptions about health treatments are probably wrong. (46)
    • knotfreak { I didn’t take it as criticism (not always a bad thing anyway), but as just as you say, another look at it :-)) } – Apr 24, 2:39 PM
    • Andrey Pavlov { True, but it is reasonably clear what effects they cannot have. And it is not entirely unclear what effects they can have. You continue to… } – Apr 24, 3:02 AM
    • KayMarie { Then you will probably be very concerned that NCQA added a check box to the most recent round of PCMH standards so a lot of… } – Apr 23, 8:32 PM
    • KayMarie { Yep that is the question how do you pay people to do things that are good for patients but greatly reduce the income stream when… } – Apr 23, 8:25 PM
  • Stem cells versus Gordie Howe’s stroke, part 3 (22)
    • Gemman Aster { Really? Greed? That’s it? The legal and academic mechanisms which – barely – protect American and European patients from malpractice cost money to implement and… } – Apr 23, 3:42 PM
    • Gemman Aster { The point was not the quality of care or skill of the practitioners. Rather the quality of government or other professional oversight and therefore the… } – Apr 23, 3:36 PM
    • RealityBased1 { Unfortunately, it is true that while there is a lot of good, modern, science based medicine to be had in Mexico, there is also very… } – Apr 22, 9:03 PM
  • The Wild West: Tales of a Naturopathic Ethical Review Board (86)
    • Nell on Wheels { GM ignition switch recall. } – Apr 23, 11:01 AM
    • KayMarie { Yeah, that one sounds bad enough that it stuck in my brain from the long list of that ain’t good things I learned in toxicology… } – Apr 23, 8:28 AM
    • mouse { Add that to my list of diseases that suck (you know it’s gotta be bad if it’s named after the tendency for the patient to… } – Apr 23, 6:16 AM
    • Dober { A disease individual to the person without any known causes, mechanisms, treatments, cures, nor is it even diagnosable. I suppose we could just call Idiopathic… } – Apr 23, 3:59 AM
    • mouse { No worries – It’s a good joke. I like it! But in rheumatology, they seem to feel the need to make everything into initials. UCTD*,… } – Apr 22, 10:38 AM
  • Psychology and Psychotherapy: How Much Is Evidence-Based? (238)
  • Wikipedia vs Quackery – Standards vs Chaos (132)
    • EBMOD { “Your article embodies what I reject Statists, Keynesians, and other interventional economic types.” Ah yes, I love how people with extreme views consider anyone who… } – Apr 22, 1:16 PM
    • Chris Graviss { Your article embodies what I reject Statists, Keynesians, and other interventional economic types. Presenting false statements as truths, out of context statemnts and occasional incorrect… } – Apr 22, 12:16 PM
  • Mediocre Expectations (95)
    • knotfreak { Cream City bricks are made from a red clay containing elevated amounts of lime and sulfur;[2] this clay is common in regions of Wisconsin, especially… } – Apr 22, 10:01 AM
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