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I'm not into manipulation by fear, but if health care continues on its current course in the
One out of two – one-half! – of the men in the
Since , more than 750,000 physicians have prescribed Viagra to more than 23 million men in the
One out of three – one third! – of the women in the
One out of two – one half! – of the women in the
People aged 50 and older who took antidepressants, including Zoloft, Prozac and other top-sellers, faced double the risk of broken bones during five years of follow-up, compared with those who didn't use the drugs, the [Canadian] study found.
1 in 150 children will be diagnosed as autistic.
From 1994- 2005 the
12% of the people in the
12% of the people in the
Prices for nearly 200 of the most commonly used brand-name drugs by Americans age 50 and older rose by 3.9 percent during the first quarter of 2006 -- triple the rate of inflation -- a new AARP report found.
The most stunning statistic, however, showed the total number of deaths caused by conventional medicine at an astounding 783,936 per year -- making it evident that the American medical system is the leading cause of death and injury in the
Anyone at any age can be depressed. Even 2 and 3–year–olds can be depressed. One to 2% of children aged are diagnosed with depression and that number jumps to 8% for 12 to 18–year–olds. Although equal numbers of school-age boys and girls are affected, by adolescence females are more likely to suffer from depression. Depression can coexist with a variety of other disorders; for example, over 50% of children diagnosed with a major depressive disorder will also have an anxiety disorder.
Last year , doctors prescribed these medications [anti-depressants] to 207,000 children ages , and to 702,000 patients ages 13 to 18, according to IMS America, a health information company in
Until the early 1980s, depression was not recognized as a diagnosable illness in children and teen-agers; many mental health professionals thought children lacked the emotional maturity to become depressed. Now it’s considered a common and serious childhood illness, affecting as many as one in four youngsters by the time they finish high school. [October 2007]
[Yup, 25% of the children in the
A new study has found, in less than a decade, a 40 fold increase in the number of children diagnosed with bipolar disorder at their doctor's office. The increase goes along with a steep rise in use of antipsychotic medication in kids. [
Taken from "Talking Back to Ritalin" by Peter Breggin, M.D. (2001)
"In 1990, 900,000 American kids were on Ritalin. Today some estimate the total number of children on Ritalin has increased to 4 - 5 million or more per year."
The International Narcotics Control Board (1995) deplores that "10 to 12 percent of all boys between the ages 6 and 14 in the United States have been diagnosed as having ADD and are being treated with methylphenidate (Ritalin)."
I have just one question: Why isn't anyone asking: Why is this happening?
Perhaps we already have the answer, but it costs too much to clean up the air, water, soil, food, etc.
I have one more question: Why isn't anyone Demanding a Stop to this Insanity?
If treatment is required, holistic methods of healthcare are so much better for you, and should always be the first course of treatment. You may not need the others if you Go Holistic.
"This documentary takes you on a journey through the tangled web of big business, the way disease is treated today, and the consequences we suffer as a society."