Medicinal cannabis refused to patient despite being legal

Medicinal cannabis was legalised in the UK last November, after ongoing campaigns pressing for its use for epilepsy sufferers. But despite its legalisation, it is still very difficult to access. Only specialist doctors are allowed to prescribe it – not GPs – and only to specific cases, including children with severe epilepsy, chemotherapy patients with […]

Will we soon be wearing clothes made out of waste?

From ‘fruitleather’ jackets to birch tree dresses, scientists in Europe are finding sustainable ways to make clothes. At a state gala, Finland’s first lady wore a gown made out of birch wood. The dress was made using a new technology called Ioncell, created by Aalto University. According to the university’s academics, it is more environmentally friendly […]