SHOULD THE NHS PROVIDE IVF FOR WOMEN OVER 40? 

IVF stands for In Vitro Fertilisation and it is one of the several techniques available to allow people with fertility problems to have children. NICE guidelines recommend that IVF should be offered to women under 43 years of age who have been trying to get pregnant for two years. However, the final decision about who…

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SHOULD SMOKERS BE TREATED ON THE NHS? 🚭

Smoking is a common and unhealthy habit which can lead to the development of many diseases such as lung cancer and bronchitis. A person who engages in this activity is self inflicting these potential diseases upon themselves so can ultimately be held responsible for the deterioration of their health which could follow. Treating smokers requires…

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MEDICINE – ART OR SCIENCE? 🎨🔬

Art may be defined as a creative medium in which people can express themselves or their opinions. Art ultimately aims to give a message to its viewer whether it’s an emotion, an ideology or for entertainment purposes. Science is defined by the objective principles that govern different aspects of our world and lives. Theories are…

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THE MEDICAL MARIJUANA DEBATE 💊

Today’s debate was on whether Marijuna should be legalised for medical purposes. It was very interesting as there was many different factors affecting the decision such as health benefits/ risks, political and financial impacts as well as opinions with personal experiences.

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“PHYSICIAN ASSISTED SUICIDE SHOULD BE LEGAL.” 

Firstly, I would like to make it clear that ‘assisted suicide’ in this statement is referring to active euthanasia which is performed by a doctor. This may be an injection or a form of medication which are both administered by the doctor to a terminally ill patient with a significantly reduced quality of life. In…

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