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  • Lifestyle and nutrition are directly related to our health. Along with other factors, they determine our weight and may increase the risk of developing chronic diseases at some point in life, including obesity, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes or cancer. The number of people with obesity has almost tripled in the last decades and approximately 1,900 million people were overweight in 2016. Who...


  • What are vaccines and which are their ingredients? What are the benefits and risks of getting vaccinated or not? Should vaccinations be mandatory? This debating game gives you the chance to debate the use of vaccines and the rights and obligations that various social actors, like families and health officials, should have.

    How do you play this debating game? The participants are divided...

  • Vaccines help to save the lives of 2.5 million children every year. They are one of the most useful and cost-effective public health measures. However, there are groups that refuse to get vaccinated for different reasons. This not only exposes them to serious health risks, it also jeopardises other people who can’t get vaccinated. When the number of vaccinated people in a population drops,...

  • Imagine if your doctor could determine your genetic profile from a sample of your saliva, to find out which diseases you have a higher risk of developing and to prescribe personalised preventive treatment with the exact dose you need for your personal profile. This could happen in the future thanks to advances in genomics. The more we discover about the genetic code, the more things we can use...

  • Mental health problems affect up to a third of people at some point in their lives. These problems can have a very serious impact on people's lives and well-being – not only because of the direct effect of the problem but also because of the stigma, lack of understanding and tolerance, employment problems and loss of civil rights that can accompany the problem.

    In groups of 8 to...

  • What is melanoma? How can it be prevented? How is it diagnosed and how is it treated? In this game, you get the chance to discuss the prevention and treatment of melanoma and the role that should be played by government agencies, such as the health authorities.

    How do we play this discussion game in the classroom? Students get into groups of 8 to 12 to discuss the issues on the...

  • Obesity is a complex disease involving multiple factors (genetic, environment, economic level, etc.). It also leads to many other diseases. In this game we propose a discussion of the ethical, legal and social issues related to the topic. Do you think people should be forced to treat their obesity? What role should governments play? Which lines of research should we prioritise? Should the...

  • The process from carrying out research on a new drug until it is finally approved for sale in pharmacies is long, complex and requires considerable investment. This discussion game gives you the chance to talk over the ethical, legal and socioeconomic factors involved in the discovery and subsequent development of new drugs. These include such topics as pharmaceutical testing, investment...

  • Malaria is a common parasitic disease transmitted from person to person by mosquitoes. Three billion people are at risk of catching malaria, which caused 800,000 deaths worldwide in 2010. The WHO estimates that €4 billion will be needed to fight malaria in 2015. But how should the money be spent if we only manage to raise €3.500 billion of the €4 billion needed? Would you cut the funding...

  • In this debating game, young people get the chance to discuss ways to prevent HIV, who has access to treatment and how to overcome the stigma and discrimination of infected people.

    In many parts of the world, the treatment is expensive and hard to obtain; even in regions where there is effective prevention and treatment, the mental perception of the risk and social vulnerability...