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.
"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.