The BMA has recommended that the NHS should no longer fund homeopathy, on the grounds that there is no evidence that it works beyond the placebo effect and that it runs counter to all principles of evidence-based medicine. Should homeopathy be funded by the NHS?
Englandâ€™s public health minister has courted controversy by calling for health workers to use the term â€˜fatâ€™ instead of â€˜overweightâ€™ or â€˜obeseâ€™. Is the term â€˜fatâ€™ degrading? Will the use of the word â€˜fatâ€™ by GPs and other medical staff encourage patients to make important lifestyle changes?