Originally Posted by patteeu
I'm saying that there is a complete lack of evidence of proportionality in your posts. This is a minor problem with major headlines. Auto accidents, cancer, heart disease, and drug abuse are major problems with minor headlines. I'd rather spend whatever research money we're spending on major problems than on headline capturing minor problems. And given our country's financial condition, we ought to be looking for places to reduce spending not increase it.
Cancer and heart disease are things that are highly researched. Some of it is preventable, some not. Cancer is something we likely are going to have to live with. There isn't going to be a magic "pill" to irradiate cancer. This may sound a little cold or crazy, but I view cancer somewhat as natural selection. Same with some Heart Disease.
I tend to think that the way we treat things medically, have allowed "bad" genes to be continually passed along. But I also realize that there are so many more conversations that go into that, that I don't want to get into.
I would like to think that we could put some of our "wasted" funds towards further understanding mental health, as I think that could be the root of alot of problems.