Glass Half Full
In a debate recorded in front of an audience at the London School of Economics and Political Science, Fi Glover examines the future of health with a panel of experts in Glass Half Full.
We are all healthier and living longer and new technology will empower us and bring about a new healthcare revolution. So claims optimist Professor Tony Young, a practising surgeon who leads innovation for NHS England.
Pessimist Dr Richard Smith, former editor of the British Medical Journal, counters that sedentary lifestyles, poor diets and over-medication are damaging our health. Obesity and dementia are soaring and caring for these patients may be beyond our capabilities.