Billy Caldwell: Senior MP urges reform over medical cannabis

Media playback is unsupported on your device A senior MP leading an all-party group looking at medical cannabis has called the existing laws “bizarre and cruel”. Sir Mike Penning MP has called for “fundamental reform” of the system. “Medical cannabis is a health issue, not a misuse of drugs issue,” More...

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By SLPundit On Sunday, June 17th, 2018
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Computer game addiction: 'I spend 20 plus hours a week gaming'

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The World Health Organisation lists gaming addiction as a mental health condition for the first time. BBC News – Health  More...

By SLPundit On Saturday, June 16th, 2018
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NHS gets £20bn 'birthday present'

Extra funding for the NHS in England has been announced by ministers who are calling it a 70th “birthday present”. The PM told the BBC’s Andrew Marr programme the boost will partly be funded More...

By SLPundit On Saturday, June 16th, 2018
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Cannabis oil row: Epileptic boy has supply returned

A severely epileptic boy has been given back medicinal cannabis oil that was confiscated from his mother at customs, the home secretary has said. Billy Caldwell, 12, received the oil after doctors made clear it More...

By SLPundit On Saturday, June 16th, 2018
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Teenager's cowpox diagnosis surprises doctors

A 15-year-old boy has surprised doctors by contracting cowpox, a historical disease now so rare it has not been seen in Wales for more than a decade. The teenager, who lives on the Wrexham-Cheshire border, developed More...

By SLPundit On Saturday, June 16th, 2018
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Over 40s health check to include dementia advice

People over 40 in England will be given advice on dementia as part of their free NHS health check. Guidance on how to reduce the risk of dementia will be given to patients at GP surgeries and through community More...

By SLPundit On Friday, June 15th, 2018
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Babies most likely to be born at 4am, study finds

Four o’clock in the morning is the time most babies are born spontaneously in England, with the majority arriving between 01:00 and 07:00, a study shows. While planned C-section births tended to happen More...

By SLPundit On Friday, June 15th, 2018
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Children in England consuming 'twice as much sugar as recommended'

Children in England have already consumed more than their recommended sugar intake for 2018, according to Public Health England survey – and we’re only halfway through June. Four to 10-year-olds are More...

By SLPundit On Friday, June 15th, 2018
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Lungs from deceased donors with hepatitis C can be safely transplanted: researchers

Toronto doctors have successfully transplanted lungs from deceased donors with hepatitis C into patients in need of the life-saving organs, followed by treatment to prevent them from becoming infected with the More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, June 14th, 2018
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Cannabis addiction 'rising among women and over 40s'

Addiction to cannabis is rising among people above the age of 40, and women in particular, according to a study by the University of York. In the past 10 years, the number of women citing the drug as their sole More...