Stopping people from having the occasional can is not only preachy and patronising - it will do nothing to combat obesity.
Smoking was actually falling faster before plain packaging, and has fallen more in other developed countries without plain packaging.
As it happens, apart from the need for a lighter and ashtray, cigarette and cigar smokers don't have much in common.
Research in science and biotechnology over the last decade has enabled not only advances in medicine and public health, but has also increased the availability of a wide range of pathogens
India had skewed the sex-ratio of its population to 94 females for every 100 males. The ratios in the city, where ultrasound clinics are most concentrated, are far worse.
Public health programs are often ineffective or harmful since there is no 'typical, average person'.
Miss X proceeded with the abortion but was so troubled that she could not keep the money. She has donated to World Vision, UNICEF, and to an orphan fund at Welfare Aid International.
Legislation is always about winners and losers; about those who benefit and those who might be disadvantaged; but rarely is the disadvantage so severe as to be about life itself.
Do these seizures suggest that the police and various enforcement authorities are gaining the upper hand, or perhaps foot dragging before ever enterprising and novel ways of adding to the narcotics market?
We need to train our health professionals and pregnancy counsellors to detect when women are seeking an abortion under duress and to act accordingly.
One day 'x' is deemed to be good for you; the next it is not. How can clinicians make valid decisions in such a changeable information environment?
We should remind ourselves that the problem of ice is occurring despite it being illegal.