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  • Still No Association Between MMR and Autism (243)
    • MadisonMD { Yes exactly…better safe than sorry when concerning children. And so when you weigh the highly speculative risks of vaccination against the known risk of unvaccinated… } – May 20, 10:08 PM
    • EBMOD { You come back a month later, and simply re-state the same failed argument you made then? Here is a copy of the response I made… } – May 20, 5:30 PM
    • Harriet_Hall { I agree that it is better to be safe than sorry, but I don’t think that we would have been sorry if we had left… } – May 20, 3:51 PM
  • “Naturopathic Diaries: Confessions of a Former Naturopath” (267)
    • Drey Pavlov { I am truly sorry for you Avishek. Sadly there is little more for me to say. } – May 19, 11:06 PM
    • KayMarie { I’d also love to see a breakdown of readiness to change type of measures as well as capacity to change measures comparing the general population… } – May 19, 3:33 PM
    • mother goddam { “Diabetes? That’s where we’re superior. It doesn’t take much internet research even to understand how to lower your HbA1c. My dad dropped his HbA1c in… } – May 19, 3:19 PM
    • KayMarie { I would also recommend going to a PCMH clinic and see everything from the pre-visit planning to chronic care management work and all of that…. } – May 19, 7:33 AM
    • KayMarie { And all the people I know who controlled early type II diabetes with the diet and exercise prescribed by their doctor (or the registered dietitian… } – May 19, 7:29 AM
  • “America’s Quack” strikes back (423)
    • Sandra Zander { I was been suffering hard ship from HIV/AIDS since 9yrs now, and i happen to have 2 kids for my husband, and now we cannot… } – May 19, 6:09 PM
    • Rourke Decker { Homophones are fun! And you have to admit, “towing the line” and “toeing” the line are rather different mental images. :-) } – May 15, 9:16 AM
  • Vitamins and Cancer Risk (179)
    • Voodude { I would never trust anything from Rodale Press. ever. } – May 19, 5:35 PM
    • Voodude { The longer people live, the higher the risk is that they will die of cancer. As heart disease, stroke, accidents all improve, they will live… } – May 19, 5:32 PM
    • Voodude { Chris, if those people weren’t blaming Fukushima, they’d be blaming “Climate Change”. } – May 19, 5:24 PM
    • Voodude { Anytime a report cannot properly distinguish between radiation and radioactive material, it should be disregarded – like this report. For those who don’t know, “Radiation”… } – May 19, 4:40 PM
    • Voodude { “In fact, antioxidants in general lack evidence for an overall health benefit and in high doses may increase cancer and overall mortality.” When the immune… } – May 19, 4:36 PM
  • HPV Vaccine Compliance (150)
    • DevoutCatalyst { Likewise. } – May 18, 4:47 PM
    • Chris { The boring bit was you using the Pharma Shill Gambit. You need to come up with something a bit more substantial like actual scientific arguments… } – May 18, 3:34 PM
    • Sylvie { Yes, it’s boring and old as nothing changed about pharma. It goes on and on and on. Yawn. Try to concentrate with all your might… } – May 18, 2:40 PM
    • Sylvie { troll off. seriously how am i going to get the 2 minutes i just wasted on this reply back. darn. } – May 18, 2:30 PM
    • Chris { Exactly. One must be always cognizant that things will happen, which is why the anti-vax argument for abstinence is ridiculous. Also I think that early… } – May 18, 12:06 PM
  • ND Confession, Part 1: Clinical training inside and out (156)
    • Courtney Saint Alexander Ellis { I took an online ND course because I was interested in the education and the knowledge involved was quite interesting indeed. One thing I was… } – May 18, 12:05 PM
  • Deconstructing “200 Evidence Based Reasons NOT To Vaccinate” (10)
    • cmyounger { Thank you for correcting me. I don’t pretend math is my strong suit, but I thought the percentage seemed too big. I was wrong. } – May 17, 8:14 PM
    • Silja Laine { You forgot to multiply by 100. } – May 17, 7:53 PM
  • A journey to alternative and integrative medicine apostasy (123)
    • Nell on Wheels { GOD! How I hated that phrase: You need to accept and adjust to your “new normal.” First it was the diagnosis of fibromyalgia, followed a… } – May 15, 5:35 PM
    • KayMarie { “It requires accepting that there are no options” And I would add that there is no cure and accepting that one has something long lasting/life-long… } – May 15, 2:23 PM
    • mouse { “It requires accepting that there are no options, that the way one is is the way one will be. There is tremendous resistance to the… } – May 15, 1:57 PM
    • Drey Pavlov { I absolutely agree Simba. Despite his protestations otherwise he does advocate for a thinly veiled form of extreme paternalism. I think at heart though it… } – May 15, 9:54 AM
    • Simba { My issues with Pmoran’s arguments is that he advocates things which are immoral, which are simply unethical. He wants to decieve people into taking treatments… } – May 15, 9:45 AM
  • Medical marijuana as the new herbalism, part 3: A “cannabis cures cancer” testimonial (194)
    • Public Health RN (Scott) { There is really nothing to address in Ian’s post. It was a good post. I would agree with decreasing the legal limit for alcohol to… } – May 15, 4:23 PM
    • Eva001M { Very interesting that the opposing gentlemen keep hacking on “poor Stan”, but avoid to react to your well written post containing relevant and convincing links… } – May 15, 3:42 PM
    • David Gorski { We’re quite happy that you’re still doing well. Also, if there is anything in my post that is erroneous, feel free to point it out…. } – May 12, 10:56 AM
  • Homeopathy and the UK’s National Health Service (26)
    • Simba { Humans have a natural propensity for believing irrational things about cures and disease- it’s not the exception historically and culturally, it’s the rule. No shame… } – May 15, 2:05 PM
    • Mc { I suspect that the mental illness is a prerequisite for wanting to undergo homeopathic training or treatment ;) } – May 15, 4:09 AM
    • Mc { So it sounds like there is a massive market for curing fraudsters and other charlatans (such as homeopaths) by medicating them with a homeopathic extract… } – May 15, 4:07 AM
    • Kiiri { Glad that you are feeling better Dr. Hall! I love homeopathic remedies. Just the idea is so ridiculous that it is funny. I am not… } – May 13, 4:39 PM
    • Harriet_Hall { That cost was for patients in that hospital alone, not for the population as a whole. } – May 13, 12:31 PM
  • The measles vaccine protects against more than just the measles (41)
    • Chris { Also, what does a cardiologist know about measles and its effects on other infectious disease? Or do you just not care about the subject of… } – May 15, 11:59 AM
    • Chris { Aw, poor baby. You don’t like it when people ask you for evidence as you post off topic nonsense. Perhaps you should grow a backbone… } – May 15, 11:57 AM
    • Jane Savickas { You are r u d e and an a- h o l e. I did not say they are the same. I saisd statins help… } – May 15, 9:30 AM
    • Chris { A stroke is a coronary heart disease? Wow. I always thought it was from the interruption of blood to the brain. Live and learn. [/sarcasm]… } – May 14, 8:42 PM
    • Jane Savickas { Chemo DOES kill. The cancer industry is a scum bag organization. BIG MONEY in jerking people around. ACS is a scam as well and they… } – May 14, 6:48 PM
  • “Science.” You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means. (29)
    • Jonathan Graham { There is a lot of magical thinking about medicine in the anti-vaccination camps. Isnt’ there? For example when arguing with people who claim that someone… } – May 14, 4:48 PM
    • Public Health RN (Scott) { Nutritarian Nancy is very amusing isn’t she? } – May 14, 11:21 AM
    • John Johnson { 7000 words is more than “Nutritarian Nancy, PhD, CHMP, CMHP” had to write to get her “PhD.” } – May 14, 11:01 AM
    • Jonathan Graham { I pointed out to “The Professor” that if she maintains that “intuition tells you what to test” then Ioannidis (Most Published Research is False -… } – May 14, 9:10 AM
    • WLU { What has convinced me that scientists understand how reality works is the incredible advances we have made in technology and lifestyle over the past century… } – May 13, 2:31 PM
  • Lyme: Two Worlds Compared and Contrasted (63)
    • Drey Pavlov { Oh this is quite rich. Firstly, these are two studies. At best it is interesting and worth further inquiry. But even then they are animal… } – May 12, 11:22 PM
    • Sawyerrr { CC Just as a word of advice, it’s really hard to have a serious conversation with someone when they show up out of the blue… } – May 12, 10:16 PM
    • MadisonMD { Link to the study that shows Borrelia persists after an appropriate course of an effective antibiotic in humans. } – May 12, 9:45 PM
    • CC { Except there are studies that show persistence *despite* antibiotic treatment. The study by Monica embers in Rhesus macaques shows this clearly, as well as studies… } – May 12, 8:33 PM
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