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Steven Novella again…

May 31, 2012

…imbecile.

His latest science based blog http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/index.php/reporting-preliminary-findings/

‘I came across an interesting study looking at the use of a pharmaceutical grade antioxidant, N-Acetylcysteine (NAC), in the treatment of certain symptoms of autism. This is a small pilot study, but it did have a double-blind placebo controlled design.’

but also

‘if this is a pilot study only and we should not base any firm conclusions on the results, then why the press release?’

and..

‘Finally we need to include in our science education curriculum how to skeptically read science news.’

 

Yet the hypocrite has written in the past.. How Electric shocks fry the brain..

http://theness.com/neurologicablog/index.php/how-electroconvulsive-therapy-works/

‘It has not been know exactly how ECT works. It is known that ECT reduces brain activity and raises seizure threshold (makes it less likely to have a seizure).  This implies that overall neuronal activity is reduced, so perhaps ECT is inhibiting overactivity in a part of the brain that is driving the depression. That hypothesis is supported by a recent study that uses fMRI scanning to look at brain activity in nine patients with major depression before and after ECT.’

 

 

 

 

 

 

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