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Professor Elizabeth Dowler on the banning of online junk food adverts

Professor Elizabeth Dowler, expert in food and nutrition, discusses the new rules targeting junk food adverts for children which have resulted in the banning of the first online adverts.

Wed 04 July 2018, 10:21 | Tags: Children, Health, obesity, wellbeing, Sociology, Food

Is cannabis effective in treating epilepsy? - Professor Jane Hutton comments

As six-year-old Alfie Dingley visits Parliament with his mother, a day after confirmation that he would receive a licence to use cannabis oil to treat his epilepsy, Professor Jane Hutton of the Department of Statistics discusses the efficacy of this drug for the condition.


Banning plastic straws - a step in the right direction?

"The cost of the whole supply chain needs to be considered." Dr Philippe Blanchard from the Department of Politics and International Studies comments on the news that McDonalds will replace plastic straws with paper in all its UK and Ireland restaurants from September.


Child mental health referrals rise by one-third - expert comment

The NSPCC reports that the number of referrals by schools seeking mental health treatment for pupils has shot up by over a third in the last 3 years. Professor Sarah Stweart-Brown of Warwick Medical School comments.


Too much wine will kill you - Dr James Gill comments on Lancet study

A new study published in The Lancet aims to measure more precisely the potential harm that drinking to excess can do. Dr James Gill comments.


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