Should countries like the UK follow Nicaragua in going for an outright ban on abortion or at the least restricting it by having a low time limit amongst other rules. Alternatively should they do the opposite and make sure that abortion rights are defended and extended


Essentially swimming outdoors, 'wild swimming' normally takes place in rivers or lakes but can also include beaches, caves, and waterfalls rather than in indoor pools. Former politician Matthew Parris has recently courted controversy after swimming across London's River Thames, but is wild swimming,


Media publicity in recent years relating to the dangers of obesity and promotion of wellbeing is arguably having a detrimental effect. While the government has made it a priority to encourage the overweight to take action in order to promote health in general, it is now faced with an extra problem i


Immortality, living forever, has always been an ambition and goal for humans. And at least in so far as beating aging is concerned it is coming closer to reality as we cure diseases and we may eventually find a way to stop or turn back aging. If this happens would it be right for us to go ahead and


According to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, the United States is the "only wealthy, industrialized nation that does not ensure that all citizens have coverage" (http://www.iom.edu/?id=17848). Obama has pledged to reform the healthcare service by increasing coverage a


Professor Sir Michael Rawlings, head of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence accused drug companies of charging too much for their drugs. The drug companies say they have to cover the cost of getting a drug to market. So who's right?


Can an ever increasing human population support the agricultural status quo and continue to dedicate massive resources toward the support of farm animals without significantly destroying what is left of the world’s wildlands? Also are the ethical arguments concerning global food distribution and a


Should human cloning be banned ? Should reproductive human cloning always be prohibited?


There is a drastic shortage of organs for transplant. Most people say they would donate but never quite get around to subscribing to the scheme. If everyone was automatically opted-in and had to opt-out the number of people on the waiting list would drop to zero and the lives of countless number of


Flu pandemics occur once every 10-40 years so are fairly regular. Swine flu broke out in Mexico in early April and due to the interconnectedness of the world is now going global with confirmed cases (april 30th) in Mexico, USA, Canada, Costa Rica, Peru, UK, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Isra


After an Italian murderer had his sentence reduced due to having a "violent gene", could DNA profiles be used as a defence in criminal courts?

Walter Perez was murdered for taunting a Muslim man, Abdelmalek Bayout, about wearing eye makeup. The Murderer was sentenced to nine years. This


A US doctor caused outrage last week after claiming that obese children should be taken from their parents. If advice, cajoling, warnings and social ridicule aren't working, how else can we stop the plague of childhood obesity, he argued. Carol Sarler of the Daily Mail agreed, arguing the rise in ch