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Health Policy


What will happen when antibiotics stop working?

Roger Pickup | 06 June 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: antibiotics, epidemics, health policy, healthcare
How will society change in a post-antibiotic era? Will we still greet people with a hug or handshake?


Sensational headlines about dementia ‘breakthroughs’ are damaging to patients and their families

June Andrews | 4 May 2016 | CONNECTING |  
tags: dementia, health policy, media ethics


Global starvation prophets starving. The rest of us, not so much.

Denyse O'Leary | 29 Apr 2014 | CONNECTING |  
tags: health policy, obesity


Putting a price on human organs

Margaret Somerville | 31 October 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: health policy, organ donation
Is paying kidney donors consistent with human dignity?


What should end-of-life care look like?

Paul Russell | 05 April 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: advance directives, end-of-life care, health policy
It's time to have a real conversation about death and dying, with the focus on care, not cost.


Rwanda’s stunning improvement in public health

Michael Cook | 25 February 2013 | HARAMBEE |  
tags: health policy, Rwanda


The smokescreen putting young men’s health at risk

Thomas Coy | 13 November 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: health policy, HIV, homosexuality
How much worse do the risks of gay sex have to be before it rates the same public health warnings as smoking?


The Problems of City Dwelling

Marcus Roberts | 03 June 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: health policy, Lancet, population growth, UCL, urban population
Lancet and UCL have report on the growing urban population and what we need to do to better city-dwellers health.


Killing ourselves with softness

Carolyn Moynihan | 29 April 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: disease burden, health policy, WHO
Lifestyle related chronic disease is crippling the world health systems, but there is a remedy.


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