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  •  Yes, honestly not surprising... (16+ / 0-)

        There's a big piece of the liberal/progressive community that is anti-science on many health-related topics, taking the anti-vaccine/alternative medicine point of view. Fluoride is "not natural" & "pushed by Big Pharma." It is "polluting our bodies with more chemicals."

    -7.25, -6.26

    We are men of action; lies do not become us.

    by ER Doc on Tue May 14, 2013 at 06:24:22 AM PDT

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    •  Yes. (6+ / 0-)

      It's pretty isolated though. That segment of the left has almost no elected officials, with retiring Sentor Harkin being the closest (he found the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine). Also, recently published research shows that anti-vaccine sentiment is more widespread among the right than among the left.

      Portland. Snicker. (Sorry, James, can you vote there yet?) Students for a New American Politics!

      by redrelic17 on Tue May 14, 2013 at 06:28:17 AM PDT

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      •  Harkin also developed the DoD Breast Cancer (4+ / 0-)
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        blue91, tacet, offgrid, JesseCW

        Research Program, one of the most innovative and productive cancer research programs in the US.  Yeah, the same program that discovered the Her2neu oncogene and helped develop Herceptin - the last significant medical discovery in breast cancer treatment.

        Agree with NCCAM or don't, but it is a research program that has been designed with rigorous standards for quality research.  It's also transparent and reports research results to the public, something you can't say for most other federally funded medical research programs.  NCCAM at least report the results of their research, good or bad.

        "If you can't take their money, eat their food, drink their booze and then vote against them, you have no business being up there."

        by Betty Pinson on Tue May 14, 2013 at 06:42:32 AM PDT

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