health and disease

The world’s most dangerous drink?

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The PB&C milkshake may look harmless enough but it has caused outrage amongst some people including UK TV chef, Jamie Oliver.  Not because of its taste, which by all accounts sounds delicious (the PB&C stands for its main constituents-peanut butter and chocolate) but because this drink packs a whopping 2010 calories per serving.  More

Cannabis medicine gets the go-ahead

Cannabis.  It seems that this drug above all others causes the most debate and controversy, especially over whether or not it should be legalised in the UK.  One of the arguments for legalisation is the fact that the active chemicals in the drug (cannabinoids) have been proven to have medicinal properties. More

Mobile phones: should we be worried?

A story that has appeared a lot in British press this week is the report on findings of a major study into the link between mobile phone use and brain cancer. More