14 Most Interesting Health-Related Research Paper Topics

So, it is time to start thinking about writing that research paper. No matter how enthusiastic you are - or how motivated coming up with an interesting topic in health can seem like a real dilemma. There are several issues that come into play when picking a topic not least the fact that you need to appeal to your readership. So, if this has been causing you some sleepless nights. Here are 14 of the most interesting health-related research paper topics:

  1. The abandoned infant protection act – This is an act in New York which makes provision for parents to safely abandon their infants without fear of prosecution. Other states have similar laws. Explore the emotional impact on a child that later finds out that it was abandoned as an infant. Or look at the stats to see whether this is good or bad
  2. Alzheimer’s and other forms of Dementia – Explore dignity and dementia – or the recent advances and medical breakthroughs in the area
  3. Antibiotic Resistance – Are pushy patients putting the nation’s health at risk? Should Doctors and Medical Examiners be more forthright in their refusal to prescribe antibiotics if they are not required?
  4. Examine the statistics on the average length of a patients stay in hospital. Look at the pressures particularly facing the NHS, in England. Does an increased stay in hospital increase mortality rates?
  5. Bioterrorism – What is the real threat from this? Do governments overstate the risk for political gain? Or, is there a clear and present danger? What measures can we put in place as a society?
  6. The risks associated with tattoos and body piercing. Are the public fully aware of the risks? Is a public health awareness campaign required?
  7. Birth defects – look at the medical advances in diagnosing and treating them. What more can be done to prevent the societal stigma?
  8. The dangers to the wider public of bug sprays – Are these sprays really necessary? Examine the actual chemical composition of them.
  9. Cancer Data and recording. How accurate are the statistics? Are Trusts guilty of massaging the figures? The impact of cancer data and recording on cancer sufferers and their families
  10. Sexually Transmitted diseases among the 16-24 year olds. What can be done to reduce the number of infections? Why is the safe sex message not getting through? Do teens view condoms as prevention against pregnancy rather than STD’s? What can be done to address this?
  11. Dengue Fever – What can be done to quickly identify sufferers? Look at treatments etc.
  12. German Measles and Rubella
  13. Impetigo – Identifying it early and managing contagion
  14. Health issues at Mobile home parks