Respectful Insolence

Blogging Alzheimer’s

How annoying.

I had the perfect dubious medical test that I had wanted to write about from a skeptical viewpoint. It was a test that looked at many different blood tests and biomarkers and claimed to be far more sensitive at detecting cancer and a wide variety of diseases. It was obvious to me that its claims were without basis, and, as I settled down to watch the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, my laptop at the ready, I was all set to write yet another brilliant takedown of such nonsense.

And then an annoying thing happened.

I couldn’t for the life of me locate the link to the nonsense to which I had planned to apply some of Orac’s patented Respectful Insolence™. Damn. Where had I seen it? E-mail? I searched and couldn’t find it. I looked at all the histories of every browser on every computer that I have, both at home and at work.

No luck. Where the hell was it?

Had it been a phantom of my imagination? Is it a sign of early onset Alzheimers’ that I can’t remember where it was?

Whatever it was, I forgot rule number one of blogging: Whenever you find an interesting link that you want to comment on, remember to save the damned link!

Comments

  1. #2 Orac
    February 15, 2006

    Nope. It was a blood test of hundreds of measurements, for which they were charging over $3,000.

  2. #3 Fore Sam
    February 15, 2006

    Orac; Since we know that mercury plays a role in Alzheimer’s, you may want to join Andy Cutler’s group to learn about chelation.

  3. #4 John morgan
    February 15, 2006
  4. #5 BronzeDog
    February 15, 2006

    Since we know that mercury plays a role in Alzheimer’s…

    How do “we” know?

  5. #6 Sean Foley
    February 15, 2006

    Since we know that mercury plays a role in Alzheimer’s…

    How do “we” know?

    It must be true. I read about it on the Internet. If you’re interested, here’s a link that provides pretty compelling evidence.

  6. #7 juliamd
    February 15, 2006

    Orac, do you mean the Bioprofile testing that Kevin MD had on his website a few days ago? It was a huge profile that they recommended doing every year and cost about $3000.

    Hope that is the one you are looking for.. was posted in Monday 2/13′s listings.

  7. #8 Orac
    February 15, 2006

    Ack! That’s the one! It’s too late now for me to write about it tonight. Maybe tomorrow night or Friday…

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