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Ethical issues in paediatric organ donation: a position paper

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Examining the particular ethical issues which arise in gaining consent for organ donation from children, and how practices in end of life care for children affect decision-making about organ donation. UKDEC proposes a model of decision-making which respects any known wishes or beliefs of the child but which, in the absence of these, provides a framework for making decisions about organ donation.

Exercise – the Miracle Cure

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The big four “proximate” causes of preventable ill-health are: smoking, poor nutrition, lack of physical activity and alcohol excess. Of these, the importance of regular exercise is the least well-known. Relatively low levels of increased activity can make a huge difference. All the evidence suggests small amounts of regular exercise (five times a week for 30 minutes each time for adults) brings dramatic benefits. This report is a thorough review of that evidence.