Comment & Analysis

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How paternalistic can liberals be in promoting health?

Norman Lamb, Lib Dem health spokesman, argues the NHS must shift its emphasis to promoting wellness rather than curing sickness. Public Health is not just a problem for individuals. Obesity, sexually transmitted diseases and substance misuses are not just personal issues – they have wider societal causes and impacts. NICE estimated the indirect cost of… Read more »

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Fat is a government issue

The editor explains why the government has an interest in the nation’s waistbands. Disagree? Join in the debate Obesity has been firmly adopted as a topic for government policy. Individuals are no longer able to claim their own expanding waistlines are a matter for personal concern, but instead find themselves written into increasingly alarmist… Read more »