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Human Health

Here are some of the most personal ethical questions. Being at risk from an inherited disease and wondering whether to go for screening, weighing up the pros and cons of vaccination for your child or deciding how and when to change your lifestyle to lower the risk of heart disease are only the start. There can be tensions between the rights of the individual (to choose or even to life) and the interests of society.

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You might be interested to know that people underestimate the health risks of activities they do voluntarily.

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