A new report from the Cochrane Collaboration says that the world is in a dangerous situation with respect to medicine.
The report is titled “The world is losing its western medicine”.
The authors, Drs.
Michael Greger and Richard Harwood, warn that Western medicine is not effective in treating illnesses and it’s leading to a decline in the quality of life in many parts of the world.
“In the past 50 years, the number of diseases and disabilities worldwide has grown by 70 percent, and global life expectancy is declining by nearly two years,” the report reads.
“As a result, the world faces an acute and urgent health crisis.”
“The increasing use of western medicine in Western countries is causing profound and long-lasting damage to the global health system,” the authors write.
“For example, by 2030, the global average life expectancy will be 64 years, compared to 63 years for developed countries and 60 years for developing countries.
The loss of quality of the life of an individual will be a major contributor to their premature death.
It is important to emphasize that Western health care does not work for everyone, nor should it be promoted to people who are not fit for it.””
We need to recognise that it is time to abandon western medicine and start living with Western methods,” the researchers write.
Here’s a summary of the report: “Western medicine is ineffective, harmful and wasteful in many areas.”
The authors of the new Cochrane report say that Western doctors and hospitals are over-using antibiotics, unnecessary surgeries, and inappropriate diagnostic testing.
In some cases, the authors say the use of unnecessary tests and surgeries has resulted in unnecessary deaths.
The authors also say that many Western doctors are overusing antibiotics and performing unnecessary surgeries that lead to serious health problems.
“Western doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and others may perform unnecessary tests on their patients or patients themselves,” the Cochran’s report says.
“A high proportion of unnecessary surgical procedures in the U.S. are done without a local anaesthetic, a condition known as ‘unnecessary surgical excision’.” It says that “the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen, can lead to long-term damage to both the body and the mind.”
In the past decade, more than $2 trillion dollars have been spent on western medicine.
“Overuse of antibiotics, and unnecessary surgeries in particular, is leading to serious, long-standing health problems, such to asthma, heart disease, hypertension, stroke, diabetes, cancer, obesity, and many other diseases,” the study says.
The research team says that in the last decade, “we estimate that about 80 percent of the cost of Western medicine has been paid for by taxpayers in the form of drug-related healthcare costs.”
The report also says that for the past four decades, the U,S.
has become the world’s leading producer of antibiotics.
“Although the amount of antibiotics used in the United States is small relative to the amount produced worldwide, the amount used in our country has increased from the mid-1980s to the mid-’90s,” the group writes.
“This is due in part to an increase in the number and type of antibiotics in use, as well as a rise in the prices charged for antibiotics.”
The researchers say that “in the U!
S., the average antibiotic price has increased by 80 percent in the past 10 years.”
“The price of one of the most common drugs used for treatment of asthma has increased over the past two decades, to over $4,000 per dose,” the scientists say.
“The prices charged are substantially higher than those charged in countries like the UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, where the prices for antibiotics are lower.”
“This reflects a lack of transparency and transparency at the highest levels of medicine, and reflects the lack of public and independent oversight of the practice of medicine in the US,” the co-authors conclude.
The researchers are particularly concerned about the use and misuse of antibiotics and related drugs in the developing world.
“These costs are projected to be $4.3 trillion in 2030 and more than half of that amount will be borne by the developing countries themselves,” they write.
This report was co-authored by the World Health Organization, the World Bank, the National Institutes of Health, the Royal Free Hospital in London, and the Royal Society of London.
The Associated Press has tried to reach Dr. Greger for comment.