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  1. Scientists declare nearly 400 medical practices 'ineffective'

    Tauren Dyson
    June 11, 2019

    Researchers have pinpointed almost 400 common medical practices that are actually ineffective, a new study shows.
    They hope this research, published Tuesday in eLife,...
  2. The Corruption of Evidence Based Medicine?—?Killing for Profit

    Dr. Jason Fung
    Apr 10, 2018

    The idea of Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) is great. The reality, though, not so much. Human perception is often flawed, so the premise of EBM is to formally study...
  3. Re: Hold the Phone! Are you going to grow a horn from using your smartphone?

    VOIP = Voice Over Internet Protocol, meaning phone calls are carried by the internet rather than by cell towers. At least, that's my layman's understanding of it. And I can't speak for other...
  4. Re: Forget 10,000 Steps, Just 4,400 A Day Will Help You Live Longer

    I likely get those 4400 steps a day between house, barn and garden. But even moving from my desk or computer to the kitchen means walking the entire length of the house, which happens multiple times...
  5. Re: Hold the Phone! Are you going to grow a horn from using your smartphone?

    Most young people here prefer texting to either phone calls or email. It's fast, it's simple, no need for niceties ("How are you?")
    I use it for business, and for any time I want to contact someone...
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    Re: Indigestion Pills Killing 4% Of Users

    Not only that, but how many OTC users observe the recommendation for the 2-week limit?
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    The Dangerous Methane Mystery

    Robert Hunziker
    June 20, 2019

    The East Siberian Arctic Shelf (“ESAS”) is the epicenter of a methane-rich zone that could turn the world upside down.
    Still, the ESAS is not on the...
  8. Re: Pediatric Occupational Therapy for children

    Estheranil, I am not a psychologist, a pediatrician or a linguist, but I do know that language acquisition comes easiest when children are youngest. That window for the ease of learning language...
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    Debunking the meat/climate change myth

    Editor’s note: Eliot Coleman is one of the most revered and influential small-scale farmers in the United States, famous for growing delicious vegetables through the Maine winter with little use...
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    Re: Andrew Wakefield Biography

    The corporatists rallied to throw shade on everything Wakefield said.
  11. Re: Birth rate in U.S. falls to lowest level in 32 years, CDC says

    I've said repeatedly that we need to prepare for our own climate refugees: people escaping floods, droughts, damage from intense storms, raging forest fires and other environmental disasters that...
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    Re: Trouble accessing the site?

    Thanks, Julie. Reported to the host.
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    Re: Trouble accessing the site?

    Thanks, I'll report that.
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    Trouble accessing the site?

    Are any members (or guests) having problems accessing the site? We had some recent issues but I'm told they have all been sorted. Please reply if you are still having trouble with any function of HH....
  15. Re: Hold the Phone! Are you going to grow a horn from using your smartphone?

    Here's another take, this one from Time, but the only reason I'm posting it is that it comes with a clear x-ray of the bone spur. ...
  16. Re: Hold the Phone! Are you going to grow a horn from using your smartphone?

    Wow, that's disturbing. I wonder whether frightening the younger generation with anatomical oddities will be enough to curtail their overuse of smart phones.
    Ah... probably not.
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    Re: Indigestion Pills Killing 4% Of Users

    They are available in the U.S.

    "The proton-pump inhibitors esomeprazole (Nexium 24HR), lansoprazole (Prevacid 24HR), and omeprazole (Prilosec OTC) are sold over-the-counter to treat frequent...
  18. Re: Mailchimp Shuts Down Greenmedinfo's Newsletter For "Anti-Vaccine" Content

    When I saw this announcement in my email I was at a loss for words. The ban hammer of censorship has struck down one of the few — and very likely the most comprehensive — collections of peer-reviewed...
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    Andrew Wakefield Biography

    Undated story of Wakefield's history. The page highlights the director and producers of the film Vaxxed.

    https://vaxxedthemovie.com/andrew-wakefield-biography/
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    Re: Red Ink, Black Ink

    Now that's funny!
  21. Re: Alex Winkler: Don't Doubt It - Homeopathy Is Thriving Worldwide

    I wonder what has prompted this return to a remedy that was for years dismissed as laughable.
  22. Re: New York Couple Has Donated More Than $3 Million to Anti-Vaxx Movement: Report

    I think this represents a huge dose of encouragement. It's evidence that the anti-vax movement is not merely a random scattering of misinformed halfwits and wingnuts, but an actual movement that is...
  23. Let’s All Stop Holding Out for Science to Find the Perfect Diet

    Shannon Palus
    June 18, 2019

    Nutrition science’s next project is personalized diets based on genetics. It sounds good, and sure, it might work, but don’t hold your...
  24. Re: Full Fat Diet Protects Against Diabetes

    The lowfat subset of the food industry will continue to fight this truth tooth-and-nail. Their survival depends on it!
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    Re: Indigestion Pills Killing 4% Of Users

    And these are available OTC! Users don't understand that the problem is commonly too little acid, not too much. A little research on the mechanics of digestion would be informative.
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