FAQ
Log In
Thursday 31st July 2014
News
 › 
 › 

Pills versus healthy living

15th March 2012

An Oxford University academic has warned that people in Britain prefer to use pills to fight chronic illnesses like heart disease instead of living healthy lives.

In a lecture in London on the world’s ageing population, Professor Sarah Harper, director of the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, said using drugs to prevent the worst effects of lifestyle illnesses was likely to become more and more common in the future. But she questioned whether the wholesale medicalisation of society was a good thing.

 

Share this page

Comments

There are no comments for this article, be the first to comment!


Post your comment

Only registered users can comment. Fill in your e-mail address for quick registration.

Your email address:

Your comment will be checked by a Healthcare Today moderator before it is published on the site.

Article Information

Title: Pills versus healthy living
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 21405
Date Added: 15th Mar 2012

Sources

The Telegraph

Recent Related Articles

Summer perfect for healthy eating

Bid to cut drugs waste

£8.6m drugs seizure on BBC1's The One Show

Actions

Add to scrapbook
Show Comments
Add comment
Find all related articles

Tags

Mayden - Innovative cloud-based web development for the healthcare sector
© Mayden Foundation 2014