Greg Clark takes over Willetts' old brief, and George Freeman will be the UK's first 'Minister for Life Sciences'. What does life hold in store for them, and for the science sector they'll be responsible for? David Willetts - for all the protests that dogged him over Higher Education reforms - was an almost universally-liked figure amongst the UK science community.
Alternative health, including therapies such as homeopathy, naturopathy and kinesiology has often been considered flaky and new age, sitting on the fringes of society. So when I made the decision to jack in my well-paid marketing job to do some strange unknown therapy called Kinesiology, my family were a little bemused.
Let me take you back to the year 1988. Thatcher was still in Number Ten, Kylie's 'I Should Be So Luck'" had just been knocked off the Number One spot, and Reading Football Club were officially the 43rd best team in England. On a good day, with a following wind. I remember standing on the terraces at Elm Park during a dour 1-0 victory, singing "You must have come in a taxi" to the visiting Shrewsbury Town fans, who - it transpired - had come in a taxi.
NHS funded homeopathic treatments have been slammed by a leading researcher who claims they are “biologically implausible” and should be banned. ...