Will the next ‘religious’ battle be fought over Vitamin K?

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A sample of phytomenadione (vitamin K1) for injection, also called phylloquinone. Photo courtesy LHcheM via Wikimedia Commons.

A sample of phytomenadione (vitamin K1) for injection, also called phylloquinone. Photo courtesy LHcheM via Wikimedia Commons.

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Yet another reason to push back — hard — against anti-vaccine scaremongering: at least seven babies have been admitted to Vanderbilt University’s Monroe Carrell Jr. Children’s Hospital with cases of VKDB — Vitamin K Deficiency bleeding, which can cause brain damage, intestinal hemorrhaging, and death. It’s a relatively rare disorder. It’s also 100% preventable when […]

  • Larry

    I have always wondered why people don’t have “sincerely held beliefs” in anything rational or factually accurate.

  • dad

    Undoing more than a century’s worth of social and economic reform clearly isn’t enough for some people– now they have to undo more than a century’s worth of medical advances!

    Instead of scouring the internet in search of evidence to support the latest paranoiac conspiracy theory, such people would do well to pick up a few good history books and learn about the “good old days” they seem so fond of.

    As you have wisely suggested before, such people would do well to spend a good bit of time in a place like Malawi. There they will be better able to appreciate the glories of life devoid of all those dreadful advances that were made in “The American Century.”

    How much they will like it is another story…

  • Megan

    Please stop posting things in the name of God. It’s sickening.