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Let common sense prevail | GP Partner/Principal24 Jul 2019 8:55am: 'No amount of investment will ever prevent people from developing disease'. This just isn't true. There are many examples. Most notably vaccination, indeed HPV vaccine seems to prevent Cervical Cancer. It is likely that moderating weight gain and being more active will prevent type 2 diabetes and coronary disease. Statins in high risk people can prevent coronary disease. Smoking cessation prevents lung cancer and COPD, as well and CHD. Diseases from blood born viruses can be stopped. Moderation alcohol intake can prevent liver disease. There are others I'm sure. All of these require investment which, although may not be cost saving, will improve the health of the Nation. Let common sense indeed prevail. Investing in health care to prevent disease is not only an expectation, it will also lead to benefits.

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