Controversial Health Topics

List of 79 Controversial Health Topics

  1. Alternative medicine
  2. Alzheimer’s disease
  3. Anorexia
  4. Are we taking it too far by blaming fast food restaurants for obesity? When is it individual responsibility and when is it appropriate to place blame?
  5. Artificial intelligence
  6. Assisted suicide vs. preservation of life
  7. Attention deficit disorder
  8. Autism
  9. Benefits of weight training vs. aerobics
  10. Birth control
  11. Bulimia
  12. Can animals be used to test drugs?
  13. Can medical research pose threat? If yes, what are the ways to mitigate it?
  14. Causes of eating disorders, society’s portrayal of women
  15. Coma recovery: techniques, successes, new strategies.
  16. Depression
  17. Dietary supplements
  18. Do the benefits of vaccination outweigh the risks?
  19. Down’s syndrome
  20. Dyslexia
  21. Eating disorders statistics
  22. Electromagnetic radiation
  23. Ethical issues in human cloning
  24. Examine how congenital heart disease may be treated, and how it differs from other forms of heart disease.
  25. Examine the modern history of viral epidemics, researching what is known about the emergence of deadly viruses.
  26. Exercise and fitness
  27. Fad diets
  28. Fast food
  29. Genetic engineering
  30. Genetic screening and testing
  31. Government grants for alternative treatment research?
  32. Governmental insurance requirements
  33. Health superiority of alternative treatments?
  34. Health websites give too much information
  35. Heart disease
  36. Hoarding: symptoms and treatments, causes, types of hoarding
  37. Hormone Replacement Therapy and ovarian cancer
  38. How are compulsive behaviors determined as such? Explore examples of anal retention and expulsion, OCD, etc., as offering accepted criteria.
  39. How does tobacco use affect the human body?
  40. How much weekly exercise is needed to achieve lasting health benefits
  41. In vitro fertilization
  42. Intelligent Design
  43. Investigate differences in rates of injury recovery and overcoming illness based on cultural parameters.
  44. Investigate Sociopathy, determine biological and psychological roots, typical patterns, and potentials of treatment.
  45. Investigate the connections between emotional stability and physical well-being, and provide evidence as to how the two may be related.
  46. Investigate the history and authenticity of ADHD and ADD.
  47. Investigate the history and practice of electroshock, analyzing how and why this extreme treatment came to be widely used.
  48. Investigate the success ratio of holistic and non-medical cancer treatments.
  49. Is alien abduction real
  50. Is Alzheimer’s inevitable? Examine theories regarding its prevention.
  51. Is occasional depression a natural state to an extent, and is society too eager to treat this as a disorder?
  52. Learning disabilities
  53. Limits on extraordinary, costly treatments vs. doing everything possible
  54. Low carbohydrate vs. low fat diets
  55. Next steps in the military uses of space
  56. Nutritional/alternative therapy vs. mainstream medical treatment insurance coverage for alternative treatment?
  57. Obesity
  58. Organic foods
  59. Prescription drugs
  60. Psychological disorders, such as cutting and self-harm, eating disorders, Autism, Tourette Syndrome, ADHD, ADD, Asperger Syndrome
  61. Research and analyze the nature of codependency as both a normal state of relations and as an unhealthy extreme.
  62. Schizophrenia
  63. Should animal cloning be allowed
  64. Should companies allow employees to exercise on work time?
  65. Should parents avoid vaccinating their children?
  66. Should there be a national database to track controlled substances (i.e., OXYCODONE) or should it be a state issue?
  67. Should thin people have to pay Medicare and other health costs for the health problems of obese people? Should obese people have higher premiums?
  68. Smoking
  69. Steroids, Antibiotics, Sprays; Are food manufacturers killing us?
  70. The future of physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia
  71. Understanding the U.S. healthcare system
  72. Vaccination risks
  73. Vegetarianism
  74. What are some common sleep disorders and how are they treated?
  75. What are the benefits and hazards of medical marijuana?
  76. What are the effects of prolonged steroid use on the human body?
  77. What are the primary types of cancer, and in what ways are they related?
  78. What are the risks of artificial tanning or prolonged exposure to the sun?
  79. What forms of physical degeneracy are seen as linked to aging?