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Tim Sandle

Editor-at-Large based in London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom. Joined on Oct 1, 2011
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Large national variations in breastfeeding rates

London - New figures, published by the medical journal The Lancet, show considerable variation between countries in terms of breastfeeding. The U.K. comes out very low.

U.K. makes a range of psychoactive substances illegal

London - The British parliament has passed a new psychoactive substances bill which renders dozens of drugs and chemicals illegal.

Alcohol-exposed pregnancy remains a risk in U.S.

Washington - Despite numerous warnings, many women in the U.S. consume alcohol while they are pregnant. New figures, from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), place the number of women at risk as 3 million.

Essential Science: Tackling concussion and head injuries

Many types of sport, as well as everyday activities, carry the risk of head injuries. How to deal with head injuries and concussion requires care to avoid permanent damage. Scientists have been investigating the most effective therapies.

Restaurant Review: Oakes Grill at Hanbury Manor Special

Hertford - Hanbury Manor in Hertfordshire, England, built in 1730, is a hotel, conference center and a place to play golf. It has two restaurants and a bar. Digital Journal sampled one of the venue's eating places.

New, lower cost HIV drug developed

A new, more affordable, and clinically effective drug is being developed to treat patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The drug has been developed at the University of Minnesota.

Could life survive on Mars?

The question preoccupying NASA scientists is not so much "is there life on Mars?" but could life survive on Mars? In the case of fungi, the answer appears to be yes.

Devising biological sensors to kill a range of cancer cells

Scientists are investigating the use of biological sensors to trigger the body's own immune cells to seek out, locate and destroy a range of different cancerous cells.

Vagus nerve stimulation helps cure depression

A new technique, where the Vagus nerve is stimulated, has been found to be effective for treating certain types of depression. This follows trials involving adult patients.

Time to stop using BMI as a health measure?

The body mass index (or BMI) is a long established method for assessing whether someone is of the correct weight (and therefore healthy) or underweight or overweight (and thus unhealthy). But is BMI accurate and meaningful as regards health?

Drink coffee to avoid cirrhosis: Study

Drinking coffee on a regular basis lowers the risk of developing cirrhosis of the liver, according to a new research study.

Review: Trotting around Oaklands Riding School Special

Saint Albans - If you've ever wanted to learn to ride a horse, then Oaklands Riding School is a good place to try. The school is located in Hertfordshire, U.K., and Digital Journal recently paid a visit.

Clinical trial tragedy in France: An update

Rennes - The unexpected reactions, and fatality, associated with a clinical trial that went wrong in France shocked many people. Now a little time has passed, an investigation by French authorities has revealed a pattern.

Seaweed provides an unusual treatment process for wounds

To accelerate the treatment of wounds, scientists have experimented with adding stem cells to plasters and bandages. The optimal method for this is locking stem cells into a matrix fashioned from seaweed.

World’s largest solar farm planned for Japan

Tokyo - Solar power is one of the leading ‘alternative energy’ technologies. Japan, which has long favored nuclear power solutions, is to construct the world’s largest solar power plant.

Shkreli set to take the Fifth Amendment at hearing

Washington - Ex-pharmaceutical entrepreneur Martin Shkreli has stated he would like to "berate" and "insult" Congress. However, for this week’s hearing he is set to take the Fifth Amendment.

Big Pharma wants governments to pay for new antibiotics

Human society needs a new generation of antimicrobials to overcome the problem of multi-drug resistance. A key question stemming from this is who should pick up the bill?

Op-Ed: Gene technology, the possible solution to the Zika virus

The Zika virus has become a World Health Organization (WHO)-declared ‘global health emergency.’ Among the different treatment options, gene technology is being mooted as a solution. Not all scientists are in support, though.

Nobel scientist says we can live to 150

With the potential advances in biomedicine, by how far could human life expectancy be extended? 150 years according to a Nobel Prize winning scientist.

Is eating an apple as effective as taking statins?

London - The arguments for and against statins are convoluted and have been running for years. Two health experts have stated the benefits of statins are outweighed by the side-effects.
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