Is Mental Illness Socially Constructed?

The latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) has seen more classifications of mental illness than any previous edition. Does this mean that we are developing more mental illnesses, or are we simply finding new labels for types that have already been around for centuries? All the Yes points: Mental … Read more

Is Cosmetic Surgery Good or Bad?

Is cosmetic surgery good or bad?

Cosmetic surgery is getting more and more popular for modern people. Some people believe that it is a science to increase the beauty of a person. The basic aim of this surgery is to enhance the appearance of the individual that is done by altering the parts of the body. On the other hand, other … Read more

Should healthy eating be made mandatory?

It is well documented that healthy eating is extremely beneficial in keeping people healthy, preventing diseases like cancer, increasing life expectancy etc. As this is the case should healthy eating be made mandatory? It is much more likely that there would be legislation on school dinners than for all adults too, but suppose there was … Read more

Should Smoking Be Banned in Public Places?

Should smoking be banned in public places?

Many countries today have laws that prohibit smoking in public places because it affects non smokers as well. This damages their health against their will and could cause them lung cancer. But also it seems as though this law protects only one side and public places (which should be available to everyone for all purposes) … Read more

Rich countries should actively recruit medical personnel from poorer countries

Rich countries should actively recruit medical personnel from poorer countries

Why should medical personnel be seen as any different than other professionals who are headhunted for efficiency and have the right to seek the highest wage they can? All the Yes points: Rich countries should actively recruit medical personnel from poor ones, and with this freedom must come the responsibility to reimburse them fully for … Read more

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