"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.
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.
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.
Study finds that the drugs do work - expert comment on anti-depressants from Professor Swaran Singh.
“Antidepressants ... have done more to alleviate human suffering than most other forms of medication (bar anaesthetics) and this study puts them in their rightful place as highly effective and extremely useful drugs.” Professor Swaran Singh, Head of Mental Health and Wellbeing at the University of Warwick Medical School, comments on a new large-scale study which has proven the effectiveness of anti-depressant medications.
Dr James Gill, GP and teaching fellow at Warwick Medical School says doctors must "use bravery to help protect their patients.” He comments on the new NICE guidelines for GPs on prescribing antibiotics for sore throats.