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Economics is doing just fine, thank you

Visiting Profess Paul Omerod (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) writes that much of the success of behavioural economics is based upon incorporating insights from psychology. But economists have done this in their own way. Read: City AM. More...

Published: Jun 20, 2018 5:47:41 PM

Trendy non-dairy milks can kill babies and cause malnutrition

Dr Clare Llewellyn (UCL Epidemiology & Health) says that Lactose intolerance and cow’s milk allergies are uncommon in infants and Soya-based formula milks should not be used for infants under six months unless specifically recommended by a medical professional. Read: Daily Mail More...

Published: Jun 20, 2018 5:10:51 PM

Does social media pose a threat to criminal justice?

It's illegal for jurors to comment about a trial on social media, but research by Professor Cheryl Thomas QC (UCL Laws) found that under 50% of jurors understood this. A new tool developed by Professor Thomas helps 98% of jurors understand the rule. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ' Law in Action' (from 14 mins 8 secs).    More...

Published: Jun 20, 2018 11:59:33 AM

Should we legalise medical cannabis?

Professor Ley Sander (UCL Institute of Neurology) says that the evidence for cannabis or cannabinoid is very patchy. There is some evidence for the medicinal forms of cannabinoid but there is not really evidence for the psychoactive part. Listen: BBC Two 'Newsnight'. (from 29 mins 27 secs) More...

Published: Jun 19, 2018 5:57:55 PM