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  • FDA and Homeopathy: Part Two. (100)
  • Should the FDA crack down on homeopathic “remedies”? (206)
    • Andrey Pavlov { Yes, that is so Peter. And yet more evidence that you don’t actually know what you are talking about. Or, more accurately, that you are… } – Apr 05, 5:50 PM
    • Andrey Pavlov { Jesus, what a reply I hope that was meant in a good way? LOL I met somebody at UQ who knows you in person btw,… } – Apr 05, 5:47 PM
    • Dancin_Bransen { Jesus, what a reply. I met somebody at UQ who knows you in person btw, such a small world. } – Apr 05, 11:06 AM
    • Dancin_Bransen { This is not at all true. In every coles and woolworths I’ve sought medication in, the fake crap is situated directly beside real medicine, and… } – Apr 05, 10:54 AM
    • Dancin_Bransen { I came into this discussion very late. I imagine that what we’re talking about is the germanwings copilot being on anti-depressants, and that ultimately being… } – Apr 05, 10:49 AM
  • Is There a Treatment for Tinnitus (71)
    • MadisonMD { James, I can make you a sweet deal on the Brooklyn Bridge. Make me an offer. Best, MadMD } – Apr 05, 3:18 PM
    • James { If anything can cure tinnitus then it’s homeopathy. That homeopathic remedies contains no drugs because of its ‘diluted’ shows incomplete understanding of this system of… } – Apr 05, 3:39 AM
  • Fluoride: Still Not Poisoning Your Precious Bodily Fluids! (647)
    • David Gorski { Approve. — David H. Gorski, MD, PhD, FACS |”He knows nothing and thinks he knows www.sciencebasedmedicine.org | everything. That clearly points to a Facebook: dhgorski… } – Apr 05, 6:50 AM
    • Mitchell Schnyder { The EPA says Fluoride should be kept below 4.0mg/L (4ppm) because fluoride has the risk of,”Bone disease (pain and tenderness of the bones); children may… } – Apr 05, 6:41 AM
  • Another Review Finds Homeopathy Worthless (386)
    • Avijit { http://www.homeoint.org/books/boericmm/n/nux-v.htm } – Apr 04, 1:31 PM
    • simba { This works way better than gelsemium. :) } – Apr 02, 8:13 PM
    • simba { “Would you be happy for a treatment to be sold to you, as someone prone to illness just like the rest of us, as an… } – Apr 02, 8:06 PM
    • Pmoran { So now you want to talk about placebo? I thought we were talking about the CAM treatments that many practitioners actually do believe strongly in…. } – Apr 02, 7:47 PM
    • simba { It rests on the assumption that patients who use these treatments must think they are ineffective or less effective. True for some people, maybe, but… } – Apr 02, 9:49 AM
  • The benefits and risks of folic acid supplementation (31)
    • confused { Are vitamin b9 and folic acid chemically identical and is there any benefit from having b9 instead of folic acid if there is a difference? } – Apr 03, 5:31 PM
  • A brief bit of shameless self-promotion…The Prince of Wales edition (28)
    • Chris { You seem to have a fantasy opinion of royals. } – Apr 03, 4:55 PM
    • Dr Aditya Sardana { Samantha, you are perfectly right. Why would a highly esteemed and powerful person like Prince Charles support a pseudoscience? He is righteously supporting the truth. } – Apr 03, 4:01 PM
    • Graham Chiu { And the ones that got fully treated but died aren’t able to post their experiences. } – Apr 01, 9:42 PM
    • Chris { Great, then you can provide the less than fifty year old PubMed animal study showing homeopathy works better for rabies than the modern vaccine. An… } – Apr 01, 11:44 AM
    • Samantha { There are millions of people that get fully treated with homeopathy including me and my own family. Prince Charles is just supporting the truth. } – Apr 01, 11:03 AM
  • Acupuncture Doesn’t Work (575)
    • Monica { Naturopaths are NOT Licensed Acupuncturists !!! Stop confusing them. You have no idea what you’re talking about. } – Apr 03, 1:04 PM
    • Monica { Naturopaths are NOT Licensed Acupuncturists !!! Stop confusing them. You have no idea what you’re talking about. Traditional Chinese medicine has nothing to do with… } – Apr 03, 1:02 PM
    • Monica { Oh and what about the people who have tried EVERYTHING for many, many years for their chronic conditions and nothing else has helped?!? And then… } – Apr 03, 12:59 PM
    • Monica { You’re the idiot if you think all vaccines are safe. I’m not against vaccines and I’m not against western medicine. There should be a healthy… } – Apr 03, 12:57 PM
    • Monica { Acupuncturists are MDs in China and work in the hospitals along with other MDs. They work together. In the reputable schools, they learn both Chinese… } – Apr 03, 12:55 PM
  • Update on the Tobinick Lawsuit (23)
    • Wisenheimer { I live in California, so I think we already have some pretty good protection from being sued for libel in State courts or even foreign… } – Apr 03, 1:01 PM
    • Privyet { Dude that HAS to be illegal. I can’t imagine that a state can stop *anyone* from contacting their legislators. } – Apr 03, 12:45 AM
    • NonFiction { Spectator – That’s what the anti-SLAPP or SLAPP-Back legislation is all about. It is a burden shifting scheme that requires plaintiff’s in a SLAPP suit… } – Apr 02, 8:14 PM
    • Kiiri { I would love to help you get a law on the books but I work for state government in a state which bars us directly… } – Apr 02, 4:46 PM
  • Epigenetics: It doesn’t mean what quacks think it means (65)
    • Carole { I don’t mean to sound ungrateful, but I already know about the exploitation and hijacking of the term “epigenetics” by quacks. (Even some fellow students… } – Apr 03, 11:33 AM
  • Searching for the supplement in your supplement (148)
    • libby { I’m in the process of investigating the source of so-called natural supplements available on the market, specifically, contacting companies to find out where they source… } – Apr 03, 11:22 AM
    • Nell on Wheels { From ConsumerLab: FDA Finds Problems at 62% of Supplement Manufacturing Sites in U.S. and Abroad (Date Posted: 3/30/2015) ConsumerLab.com has obtained results of the FDA’s… } – Apr 01, 12:08 PM
  • Making One’s Own Reality – Food Babe Edition (290)
  • Treating Migraines (101)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Dr. Novella’s second post on the subject can be found here: https://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/how-not-to-treat-migraine/ } – Apr 02, 1:17 PM
    • Marybeth { I trail after Harriet hall reading her great stuff and so fell in here. So incompetent that I could not find the part 2 referenced… } – Apr 02, 4:56 AM
  • Ken Burns Presents Cancer (66)
    • Paul Hilling { I note that one sponsor of this PBS series is Cancer Treatment Centers of America (known for mixing in proven treatments along with the likes… } – Apr 02, 12:14 PM
    • Frederick { Agreed, when I was looking around to see if someone has responded to a comment I made I scroll to find my blue icon (blue… } – Apr 01, 6:58 PM
    • simba { I miss those. They made it easier to find the part of the discussion you wanted. } – Apr 01, 1:55 AM
  • What Is Brain Death? (119)
    • Andrey Pavlov { Well, considering that the reticular formation is in the brainstem and that brainstem death would lead to death of the RF as well it is… } – Apr 02, 6:30 AM
    • Graham Chiu { Anyway, the point is that brain death in some patients may be a technical issue to be solved in the future when brain death might… } – Apr 01, 9:38 PM
    • simba { Hooray! Thank you KayMarie, your google fu powers are obviously much stronger than mine. } – Apr 01, 9:16 PM
    • KayMarie { I think this will work as a source for that story. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1351016/ } – Apr 01, 9:14 PM
    • simba { I vaguely remember reading about people being.. can’t remember the medical words for this, but essentially ‘hand-pumped’. You’d have a medical student and a bag… } – Apr 01, 9:05 PM
  • SSPE: A Deadly and Not-That-Rare Complication of Measles (39)
    • Nasreen { I read an article the other day that once again emphasized the importance of vaccination – Child Pays Price For Anti-vaccine Misinformation, http://www.skepticalraptor.com/skepticalraptorblog.php/child-pays-price-for-anti-vaccine-misinformation/. The article… } – Apr 01, 6:07 PM
  • On the “right” to challenge a medical or scientific consensus (136)
  • Lyme: Two Worlds Compared and Contrasted (58)
    • VAHiker { I would like to first echo Camp Other’s points and add another point. While I am appreciative on this site regarding the validation that people… } – Apr 01, 12:51 AM
  • Psychology Journal Bans Significance Testing (117)
    • Won-Seok Lee { I think that Bayesian approaches could be an alternative of p-value in some cases but not in all cases. It depends on the context. So,… } – Mar 31, 9:35 PM
  • An aboriginal girl dies of leukemia: Parental “rights” versus the right of a child to medical care (215)
    • KayMarie { I do think you have to dig a little deeper than is this a consensus or the work of an individual. Is it a consensus… } – Mar 31, 10:40 AM
    • windriven { “I take a dim view of a consensus,” Whatever your view on consensus doesn’t make it wrong. With all due respect to Lady Thatcher, consensus… } – Mar 31, 10:29 AM
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