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One in 11 wildlife species in Scotland facing extinction

The 2016 State of Nature report has revealed that 520 wildlife species in Scotland are at risk of extinction. The report was released by a collaborative group of conservation and research charities, including the Woodland Trust Scotland, and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. Of the estimated 6,000 wildlife species in Scotland, 65 […]

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Scottish National Party en route to legalising medicinal cannabis in Scotland

At the Scottish National Party (SNP) conference, SNP members have voted that cannabis, a class B drug, should be made available as a medical treatment on the NHS. Nicola Sturgeon is pushing for power over drug policies to be devolved to Holyrood. This could allow cannabis to be used in treatment of medical conditions such […]

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Should homeopathy be funded by the National Health Service?

Homeopathy is not a new idea. The founder of this alternative medicine was a medically trained German, Samuel Hahnemann, first publishing his idea of ‘like cures like’ in a paper in 1796. The idea that small amounts of a toxic substance can be used as a treatment has been carried forward to present day homeopathy […]