Do you like hearing other peoples opinions on controversial subjects? Do you like voicing your own opinions and getting feedback on them? Read reviews and opinions about a wide range of topical subjects - from serious social issues to what you'd send to Room 101 and more. All kinds of subjects are discussed here: music, the state of the economy, politics, sport, education etc. A fun corner with a place for everything.
The art and science of using oils extracted from aromatic plants to enhance health and beauty.
What are your favourite beauty and make-up products? Let everyone know your secrets! It doesn't matter if you can't list the full ten - but tell us about your favourite combinations.
Hepatitis C is a disease of the liver caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV).
Popular diets (sometimes fad diets) usually derive their popularity from the personalities of their proponents. These proponents include "diet gurus" and celebrity converts. Most popular diets experience short-lived popularity. Many popular diets advocate the combination a specific technique (such as eliminating a certain food, or eating only certain combinations of foods) with reduced caloric intake, with the goal being to accelerate weight loss.
What`s going on with the French health system?
"SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) is a type of winter depression that affects an estimated half a million people every winter between September and April; in particular during December, January and February."
Thousands of people in the UK have life-threatening allergic reactions to peanuts and many other foods. The condition is known as anaphylaxis.
In a number of areas for the NHS, including organ transplants, demand outweighs supply by far, and thus priority is given to the able-bodied over the disabled. But while the life expectancy of some disabled people may be less than that of some able-bodied people, should that mean that they are denied the right to live out that life expectancy? Bearing in mind the fact that organs for transplant are scarce, is the NHS here being pragmatic or callous?
Euthanasia is a controversial and complex subject revolving around the central question of whether or not a person has the right to choose to end their own life, and whether medical professionals should help an individual carry out this wish.
"As another winter draws close, horror stories about NHS shortages are again flooding the media. The NHS has suffered from under-investment over a number of years, and the private sector must look economically more viable in terms of careers to nurses and doctors than the public sector. What can be done? Is NHS money spent efficiently? Would you be happy to pay higher taxes to see a better-run NHS? What do you consider the spending priorities to be – nurses, equipment or wards? Is lack of money the biggest problem faced by the NHS, or is the infrastructure inherently inefficient? Do you have private health care? Who would you go to for a major operation? Let us know what you think of the NHS vs private health care here."
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