For example tattoos, self-harm or taking drugs that are harmful to health. The question ignores the question of external effects, so for example we should not debate here for or against a smoking ban due to second-hand smoke deaths. That is another question. The question is, should people be allowed
We keep being told contradictory things about foods, particularly controversial foods that we like such as wine and chocolate. One minute they help us fight a disease and the next there is another headline saying they are bad for us in new ways – in this case depression. So on balance is chocolat
British Bulldog is a traditional playground game a bit like tag; players have to run from one side of the playing field to the other without being caught by one of the designated 'bulldogs'. It can get quite violent, which has led to it being banned by many schools. But is this cotton wool approach
So let it be with Caesar?
Is it true that we do not posthumously celebrate philanthropy as much as we denounce/celebrate evil? Hitler versus Mother Teresa? Can you name a late philanthropist for every Jack the ripper, Osama Bin Laden, Saddam Husein, Gadaffi, Guy Fawkes and so on? Do we know o
In a new proposition by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, 'two for the price of one' deals on perishable goods will be banned. This campaign is designed to reduce waste, as recent studies have found that shoppers are buying too much food under 2-for-1 deals because it appears c
From China in Asia to Nigeria, Africa, mobile innovation has taken a rapid penetration. However, this is possible as young people fully embrace new technologies and become active users. But then, questions arises that these innovations on the other hand become time waster/stealer from young people f
American scientists are warning that obesity has overtaken smoking as the biggest threat to people’s health. This is not a particularly new issue. While we are slowly reducing the numbers of people who are smoking the obesity ‘epidemic’ continues. To make matters worse give up smoking and you
Obesity is a condition where excess body fat causes numerous problems to a person's health and wellbeing. It is measured by the Body Mass Index (BMI) of a person and an estimated one out of four 11-15 year olds in the UK are said to suffer from issues concerned with being overweight and hence, obese
Biofuels are often seen as a possible short term miracle cure for all sorts of ills, most obvious is climate change, they are zero carbon as burning them is simply putting the CO2 that has already been taken out of the atmosphere by the plants in order to grow. But biofuels also have other uses, fro
The National Institute of Abuse and Alcoholism survey has been released. It puts into question whether introducing children to alcohol is helpful, a commonly held belief. The survey takes the view that it is not helpful, moreover they state that it can cause alcoholism in later life for those childr
The more money a sport gains the more it seems to move away from its core values and it seems the more likely there is to be cheats. Of course the more money there is as a reward the greater the incentive is to cheat to get that money. This year there have been numerous cases of cheating being caugh
The digestive system of a cow is uniquely adapted to allow the most efficient breakdown of plant matter possible. What this also results in is the production of Methane, a far more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. Should this be capped?
Alcohol is a harmful drug. It damages our mental and physical health, creates problems for society and is the cause of much violence. These problems are made worse by the proliferation of cheap alcohol, much of it sold as loss-leaders by supermarkets. So is it time to call a halt on cheap booze f
We think that fast food advertising should be banned for many reasons for example, many fast food companies have supporting chariities (ronald mcdonald house), fast food adds dontt actually force you to buy a product they only suggest it, also fast food buisness men make their money out of their fas