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People in the developed world are on the whole healthier than those in the developing world. We benefit from cleaner environments, better health care and medicine, freedom from famine and greater education about having a healthy diet and lifestyle. However, ill health and disease are still issues, caused by stress, pollution and unhealthy lifestyles.
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4 March 2004

Classroom Ideas

A brief look at the the role of health on quality of life. Provides a discussion starter on the role of the state and the individual with regards to health. Furthermore, it could be used as a debate starter on whether economic development helps or hinders the health of a population.