UCL in the media
A study which has raised alarm about the level of a carcinogen, pulegone, found in mint and menthol e-cigarettes must be considered in the context of the harm caused by smoking, explains Professor Lion Shahab (UCL Epidemiology & Health).
Electric bikes and a portering system are two potential ways that online delivery could be made more eco-friendly, explains Dr Sarah Wise (UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis).
Speaking about the recent floods in the USA, Professor David Alexander (UCL Institute for Risk & Disaster Reduction) explains that typical recovery times from major disasters are “in the range of 10 to 25 years.”
Evidence of the benefits of cannabis oil is mixed. Professor Helen Cross (UCL Institute of Child Health) explains its potential for treating epilepsy, while Dr Chandni Hindocha (UCL Clinical Psychopharmacology Unit) discusses the lack of evidence on the effects of low doses.
Commenting on a case in which an expectant mother developed arthritis ages 23, Dr Ian Giles (UCL Division of Medicine) that there is no need for expectant mothers to worry, saying “It doesn’t mean pregnancy is a risk factor for developing RA in the postpartum period”.