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  • Chris { “But, one thing they mention is that some old remedies for rabies were believed because, while rabies infection is 100% fatal (more or less, listen… } – Mar 30, 3:24 PM
  • Nell on Wheels { Breasts are for breastfeeding, not the titillation of males. They also make your clothes hang better ;-) Seriously, though, I always thought I wouldn’t give… } – Mar 30, 3:21 PM
  • stan { Just about every mass murder that ‘s reported has a inference that meds were involved, but they’re careful never to mention which ones and any… } – Mar 30, 3:13 PM
  • mouse { I was listening to a RadioLab on rabies awhile back, which is incredible if you come across it. But, one thing they mention is that… } – Mar 30, 3:08 PM
  • windriven { The SBM Technical Services Division made some upgrades to the site over the weekend. Today, things are … different. I had two comments entirely disappear… } – Mar 30, 3:06 PM
  • Rork { The pain experienced in reading that Ji article was as nothing compared to his “Breaking Report: HPV cancers rising in spite of vaccine”. Apparently the… } – Mar 30, 3:04 PM
  • mouse { Yeah! Simba Guest Post! I’m for it. } – Mar 30, 2:59 PM
  • KayMarie { I’ve seen much worse intentional sockpuppetry. Although I sometimes think the trolls think being super obvious proves something or other. } – Mar 30, 2:57 PM
  • mouse { ha! n brownlee – like that screen name. :) } – Mar 30, 2:43 PM
  • KayMarie { Are we sure that you end up with the exact same number of deaths and complications (maternal or infant) in both cases? I thought some… } – Mar 30, 2:42 PM
  • mouse { I should have wrote elective c-section, convenience – sounds like negative spin that I had no intention of using…just drew a blank on the word… } – Mar 30, 2:41 PM
  • mouse { You can’t find an accurate risk/benefit for a convenience c-section if you are basing your decision on research for c-sections performed in at-risk pregnancies, because… } – Mar 30, 2:38 PM
  • mother goddam { Simba, I do wish you would. You’re an elegant writer of fine clarity, and I would love to read any post you might produce. (n… } – Mar 30, 2:17 PM
  • mother goddam { Absolutely, WLU. I do absolutely agree – and elective caesarian is now quite commonplace, in most cities- even my own benighted little backwater. (I am… } – Mar 30, 2:05 PM
  • Tor Strasburg { And the layout has apparently changed, mouse. Gone are the colored, snowflake thumbnail graphics accompanying each of our names. Many times I could tell just… } – Mar 30, 2:02 PM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Of course “convenience” C-sections without a medical indication are definitely a bad idea.I gotta say – why? If a C-section isn’t associated with any worse… } – Mar 30, 1:56 PM
  • mouse { That was actually mouse. I’m having some goofy sign in issues. That wasn’t intentional (and or extremely bad) sock puppeting. } – Mar 30, 1:35 PM
  • mousethatroared { hmm- well certainly it is people’s choice regarding preventative surgeries, but I suspect that many people are pretty attached to their breast regardless of whether… } – Mar 30, 1:33 PM
  • Canucklehead { Nice article, pretty funny that Ji thinks he can fix the BRCA1 with epigenetic controls and environmental factors. Oh well. } – Mar 30, 12:35 PM
  • capnkrunch { Luckily the Wayback Machine never forgets: Angelina Jolie inspires women to maim themselves by celebrating medically perverted double mastectomies How Angelina Jolie was duped by… } – Mar 30, 12:30 PM
  • KayMarie { I’m unclear, but I assumed they would be equally upset no matter what organ that got removed and it wasn’t just about the womanly ones…. } – Mar 30, 12:28 PM
  • Fergus { So much nonsense from Ji it’s hard to know what to say. Exasperation probably. Simple point on the “control” of epigenetics by diet. If this… } – Mar 30, 12:17 PM
  • anthro49 { Aside from their stupidity, what do Adams, Ji, or any other quack care what I (or any woman) do with our own breasts or ovaries?… } – Mar 30, 12:15 PM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Looking over the study, there are 133 subjects, broken into three groups from what I can see – “real” homeopathy and placebo prozac, real prozac… } – Mar 30, 11:53 AM
  • Maria { They’re quacks, so they are not only very poor readers of science, they are also very poor understanders (it’s a word now!) of science. Namely,… } – Mar 30, 11:49 AM
  • mouse { Windriven already covered the fact that the FAA does allow licensing of pilots taking SSRI (with special considerations) but I would add that I believe… } – Mar 30, 11:29 AM
  • sowellfan { Great article (I forwarded to a genetic counselor that I know). BTW, the 4th paragraph from the end of the article ends in the middle… } – Mar 30, 10:21 AM
  • KayMarie { Gee and here I thought they’d studied that and found that basically how Chantix works is by blocking the dopamine release you get from nicotine… } – Mar 30, 9:30 AM
  • Walter Reade { Everything I’ve stated has already been published in peer-reviewed journals. If there is a particular point that is troubling you, point it out and I’ll… } – Mar 30, 9:19 AM
  • KayMarie { While still early days and through the fog there may be some indication he was off his meds. There are some reports of a vision… } – Mar 30, 9:10 AM
  • Walter Reade { Whether or not I’m a climatologist has nothing to do with my ability to count. (Should we point out that Cook is not a climatologist… } – Mar 30, 9:10 AM
  • Rork { “Given this context, how Angelina’s doctors can justify expressing the relative risk of 50% in a way that colloquially comes off as absolute risk, is… } – Mar 30, 9:09 AM
  • Harriet Hall { “I would not expect him to buy now for using next year or spend money and not use drugs” It is very common for patients… } – Mar 30, 3:56 AM
  • Iqbal { Sawyer “But seriously, how is Chantix generating a 9X effect size over standard nicotine replacements? Are there little sprinkles of crack mixed in? I’m not… } – Mar 30, 3:49 AM
  • Graham { One of the clinics he attended most recently deny he was being seen for depression. If that is the case, and he had a history… } – Mar 30, 3:26 AM
  • Iqbal { Harriet Hall “Not so fast! It doesn’t say what the drugs were or if he was currently taking them.” ” Investigators found several drugs used… } – Mar 30, 1:55 AM
  • Chris { “And if she and her mother enjoyed the balance of their final days,..” Really, how so? They both had open weeping wounds as as their… } – Mar 29, 11:51 PM
  • Scubadoc { Sorry, I really meant on initial assessment. } – Mar 29, 11:40 PM
  • Dancin Bransen { I’m on my second of three biostats/research methodology courses in my medical degree, and while it’s great to review this basic stuff, these courses still… } – Mar 29, 10:27 PM
  • Andrey Pavlov { I for one would be very interested in reading it Simba. If you are willing to polish it up a bit I am sure the… } – Mar 29, 9:28 PM
  • Andrey Pavlov { As Dr. Hall said… the straw men Peter. I can hardly believe you used to be a rational skeptic who could have an intellectually honest… } – Mar 29, 9:26 PM
  • GotToComment { Would all that caffeine make your really perky? It may be sad that she went though a regimen that kept in for two years and… } – Mar 29, 9:16 PM
  • Chris { Not exactly non-self-limiting, and quite prone to placebo effects. What you need is to prove it for something that does not go away on its… } – Mar 29, 8:39 PM
  • Bee { A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial showing homeopathy statistically significant: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0118440 Cue the conventional apologists please. } – Mar 29, 8:05 PM
  • Harriet Hall { Prove it. } – Mar 29, 7:44 PM
  • Bee { Homeopathy works, plain and simple. The only things that are in doubt today are conventional medications. Nice try though parrot :). } – Mar 29, 7:39 PM
  • simba { I have a big post typed up on the reasons for CAM use I have seen and how people choose to it, but I wasn’t… } – Mar 29, 7:34 PM
  • rourkedecker { Candice Marie-Fox, 31, claims to have beat thyroid cancer by eating pineapples and ditching her “toxic” husband. Like all the rest, she now runs her… } – Mar 29, 6:59 PM
  • Colleen { Graham: “It may be something that you have to look forward to. Uterine prolapse occurs after menopause, and with increasing age.” Well, hopefully, I’ve inherited… } – Mar 29, 6:39 PM
  • Thinking_Chiro { In reply to ScubaDoc: On do it on a weekly basis. I work in a medical centre and focus on chronic pain. New Patients are… } – Mar 29, 6:19 PM
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