Wednesday House Call, March 20, 2019: Pseudoscience marches to its own illogical tune.

Wednesday House Call, March 20, 2019

Dr Barry Dworkin joins Rob Snow to discuss the latest health stories of the week.

The nonsense behind allowing vaccine exemptions for philosophical or religious reasons.

We also talked about the pseudoscience behind the claims that organic tampons reduce the duration of bleeding during a woman’s period. There is no plausible biological mechanism to explain this claim.

Your calls about:

  • Why do we not just give MMR vaccine without having to do antibody levels for adults or unsure whether they are immune?
  • There is an adult man who got mumps in the United Kingdom need antibody titers to see if he is now immune?
  • Use of the FODMAP diet for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome
  • What treatment options after Botox are available to treat esophageal achalasia?