Alcohol Companion Newsletter 50, February 2nd 2018


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Specials: Dry January brings us valuable insight; Alcohol vendors hope to stop governments informing their citizens of alcohol’s health risks
Notable: A public health champion has proposed information labels in the UK; Doctors offer a three-point plan for a healthier relationship with alcohol
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Alcohol Companion Newsletter 49, January 20th 2018

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Special: Drinking more than a small amount of alcohol is again linked to cognitive decline in middle- and old-age
In the media: An international “task force” is set up to cut the burden of alcohol and other products; Scotland’s Nicola Sturgeon is part of the team; Ireland produces two new alcohol-free drinks in a week; Sri Lankan women work to overturn a sexist alcohol ban
Perspectives: Alcohol producers may be poised to use international law to block warning labels; Why the Sri Lankan government flip-flopped on lifting its sexist alcohol ban
Studies find: More hippocampus research may unlock the secrets of blackouts
Diary: Events in London and Cardiff

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Alcohol Companion Newsletter 47, December 19th 2017

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This week: Millions plan to zero their alcohol levels this New Year; Ireland takes the lead on cancer warnings and pricing; Minimum alcohol prices are no problem for low-level drinkers; Estonia is applauded for alcohol harm leadership; Parents failing to forbid under-15s from drinking. It may not be a good idea to drink alcohol after kava.  

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Alcohol Companion Newsletter 46, December 8th 2017

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This week: Medical cannabis reduces alcohol use; Scotland consults on 50p minimum; Alcohol trumps top-up education in Europe; US spirits lobby welcomes tax cuts. Public involvement in research; Minimum pricing in Wales. Probiotics may not help dependent people; Lithium chloride in FASD. “Do not go gentle” a conference on ageing taking its name from a poem by Dylan Thomas (pictured).    

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“Do not go gentle into that good night,” was written by Dylan Thomas for his dying father. He himself died at 39, largely from health problems connected to drinking alcohol. ■

Alcohol Companion Newsletter 45, December 1st 2017

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This week: Budget to halt England’s liver disease decline, say doctors; Australian alcohol ads ineffective, says industry; UK treatment centres let down older people; “Hangovers suck”; a new moderation slogan?; Guest post: Different drinks, same drunk, explains Professor Nicole Lee; Minimum pricing upheld by Adam Smith. Films can encourage teenage drinking. Book review: Indian Spirit, the story of alcohol in India.

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Alcohol Companion Newsletter 44, November 24th 2017

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This week: The Yukon to lead the world in labelling; Alcohol, emotions and our imagination; MUP: May 1st be with you. Alcohol services neglect older people; UK budget no remedy; Adam Smith oddity; Vole relationships undermined; Autonomy and harmony association. Research grants open

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The Alcohol Research UK Innovation Grants Programme is open with a focus on treatment and recovery

Alcohol Companion Newsletter 43, November 17th 2017

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This week: Alcohol Awareness Week Special; The compelling case for alcohol awareness. Scotland’s minimum price go-ahead; Isle of Man may follow; UK alcohol sales soar despite inflation; Amazon keeps tabs. Reasons to celebrate minimum pricing; Cherokee history. Ibuprofen in foetal exposure; Drinking during conception; The genetics of stimulus and sedative effects.

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Alcohol Companion Newsletter 41, November 3rd 2017

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This week: Five die from illicit alcohol in prohibition India; Alcohol is a gateway drug; Drinking raises stroke risk. A quarter of 15-year-olds drank last week in England; Earlier drinking increases neurocognitive risk; Binge eating and drinking correlated. Book: new insights into community-initiatives. Upcoming events.

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Alcohol Companion Newsletter 38, October 13th 2017

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This week: The Daily Mail follows-up Alcohol Companion’s labelling story; Lidl’s hangover letdown; Estonia’s alcohol tax shortfall. Is anonymity still key in recovery?; Alcohol industry leaders grapple with diminished future; The Telegraph identifies a “soberocracy”. Heavy drinking reduces graduate job prospects; Supermarket advertising reaches children; Undocumented US residents associated with lower risk of alcohol-related crime. We shouldn’t drink alcohol for a sore throat or stomach bug.

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Alcohol Companion Newsletter 37, October 7th 2017

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This week: Health experts “greatly disappointed” by fall in UK labelling standard; Australia advertises alcohol to children; US treatment guide launches: Waitrose introduces half-bottles; Scotland’s alcohol use plateau continues; Amazon to pop-up bar in Tokyo. Alcohol and consent do not mix, says UK lawyer; Alcohol industry muddies health messages; Cuteness backfires in marketing alcohol to women in Japan. New foetal alcohol syndrome findings. How brands enthral us with anticipation.

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