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  • Drug development and ethics

    Several experts discuss the rational use of medicines. 10% of the world's population has access to medicines, but 90% of people cannot afford them due to high prices. We need to implement new measures to distribute these drugs around the world, for example through the use of generic medicines. What is your opinion? 

  • Mental health: ethical issues

    Stigma can prevent people from seeking help, or realizing that help is available, and it can provoke unhelpful responses from others. Why do you think that people are so scared of mental illness? Mental Health is one of the few branches of medicine where patients can be treated without their consent. Do you think that compulsory treatment is ever ethically justified?

  • HIV: ethical issues

    What are the difficulties associated with treatments for AIDS? What shortfalls do prevention campaigns suffer from? Why are there so many people who are infected but don't know they are? Do you think sex education is sufficient? In this video, a patient, a researcher and a doctor give us their opinions. What about you? What do you think?

  • Obesity: ethical issues

    In this video, young people and doctors give their opinions on this very serious health issue and the related complications. Each individual's lifestyle is important in the prevention of obesity, but industry, official bodies and governments also need to take action. What about you? What do you think? 

  • Malaria: ethical issues

    In this video, different experts explain the relationship between malaria and poverty and tell us which factors are stopping the disease from being eradicated completely. They tell us about the difficulty in obtaining drugs and about safe, effective preventive measures, but also the lack of political willingness and economic means to do anything. What about you? What do you think? 

  • Skin cancer: ethical issues

    Would you undergo a test that could tell you if you were going to develop melanoma? Would you want others to know? What can industry and the government do? What is the best protection? 

    These are just a few of the questions put to one skin cancer sufferer and several experts in this video. What about you? What do you think? 

  • Biotechnology and ethics

    Should we limit what science can do? Is it ethical to create artificial life or select embryos in order to improve quality of life? Different experts from around the world give us their opinions on these questions. What about you? What do you think?