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Doc's Encouraged To Not Treat Patients In The Name Of Climate Change

Doctors should think less regarding the health of their patients and more about the health of the planet, an editorial in the BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal) has urged.

The editorial, issued as part of a special edition devoted to the anticipated COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, says that medical treatment contributes greatly to "greenhouse gas emissions" and that this carbon footprint can be reduced if only "health professionals" can learn to reduce "overdiagnosis" and "overtreatment."

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