Are you in good/bad/average health? (What health problems do you have? / What is the “secret” of your good health?)
What about people in your family? Are they healthy?
Are your grandparents still alive? (If not – how old were they when they died? What did they die of?)
How often do you get colds or flu? What medicines do you take when you get a cold?
Do you think a lot about your health? (Are you a hypochondriac?)
How often do you go to the doctor? (what type of doctor?)
How many days off work or school do you take on average each year?
Are there any inherited health problems in your family? (i.e. heart disease, cancer)
Have you ever suffered from a serious illness? (When? What happened?)
Have you ever been in an accident or injured yourself? (When? How did it happen?)
Have you ever: broken a bone? had stitches? had an operation? had a general anaesthetic?
Have you ever been taken to hospital? (In an ambulance?)
What was the most pain you have ever been in?
When was the last time you went to the doctor? What was the reason? Were you prescribed any medicine or treatment?
Were you satisfied with the doctor’s advice?
Do you have to pay to visit the doctor in your country? Do you have health insurance?
How often do you see your dentist (a state or private dentist)? Have you ever had a filling? Have
you ever had cosmetic dentistry? (i.e. teeth cleaning or whitening, a brace to straighten your teeth, false teeth) Why?
Do you have to pay to go to the dentist’s in your country? Is it expensive?
Are you satisfied with the healthcare system in your country?
(Is the service good enough? Do you have to wait to get an appointment? Do you have to pay for the treatment? Are the hospitals in your city good?)
Does your healthcare system offer “alternative therapies” (i.e. acupuncture, etc.)
Does your healthcare system pay for “extras”, such as cosmetic surgery, hair transplants, sex-change operations, etc.? Do you think this is correct?
Do you think scientists will find a cure for aids / cancer / malaria / other serious diseases?
The average human lifespan has increased a lot in the last 100 years. Do you think it will continue to increase?
Do you think there is a natural limit to how long people can live? How long do you think you will live?
How long would you like to live, ideally?
Would you agree to be genetically-modified, or to modify your future children? If so, what changes would you choose? (i.e. more resistant to disease, taller, blonder?)