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10 Aug 2012
Business | freedom of choice | health | Mayor Bloomberg | New York | Soda ban | Soft drinks | Sugar | Health General | Weight | Health | Economy
Early in the summer of 2012, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed to ban the sale of sweetened beverages larger than 16 ounces. It was Mayor...
13 Apr 2012
diet | eating | Education | health | information | menu | resturant | Health General | Weight | Health
We all want and should eat better. And each of us has different definitions and priorities when it comes to “good food”. For some good equals...
10 Apr 2012
Agriculture | Animal Welfare | Animals | Animals | Climate Change | environment | health | Livestock | Population | sustainability | Ethics | Health General | Environment General | Weight | Environment | Health | Philosophy
There have been very few human societies in which no meat or fish are eaten, although in some parts of the world the normal diet is made up largely of staple...
1 Mar 2012
age | Aging | economy | health | Pensions | retirement | Work | Economic policy | Employment | Society | Economy
The concept of mandatory retirement arises most frequently in debates centring on access to closely integrated, self-regulating professions such as medicine or...
22 Feb 2012
Advertising | film | glamour | health | influence | Product placement | Smoking | Human rights | Culture
Within in the European Union, since 1991, all tobacco advertising and sponsorship on television has been banned under the 1989 Television Without Frontiers...
21 Feb 2012
ban | fat | Food | health | junk food | role of the state | trans fats | Health General | Weight | Health
Trans fat is the common name for unsaturated fat with trans-isomer (E-isomer) fatty acid(s). It can be found in Oreos, cup-cakes, french fries, deep-fried...
21 Feb 2012
This discussion starts from the point of view that sexual education classes should be given at schools. But does this mean that so-called “safe sex” should...
21 Feb 2012
Major League Baseball (MLB), often referred to as “America’s pastime,” is unlike some other sports because it largely disallowing the use of instant replay to...
17 Feb 2012
Junk food is defined by Segen’s Medical Dictionary as “A popular term for any food which is low in essential nutrients and high in everything else—in...
26 Jan 2012
Abortion | choice | Feminism | health | right to life | Ethics | Health General | Life | Health | Philosophy
The issue of abortion is one of the most contentious, and emotive dilemmas faced by modern societies. The question is whether one should allow the termination...