alcohol

Women who drink beer in moderation ‘reduce their risk of a heart attack’

Women who drink moderate amounts of beer lower their risk of a heart attack by 30 per cent, according to…

Moderate drinking does increase breast cancer risk — but the headlines have skewed the story

Having just one drink a day significantly increases the risk of breast cancer, a major study has found. The study,…

Stop boozing after four drinks? The public health people just don’t want us to have fun

Nothing better sums up the out-of-touchness of public health prigs than the debate about so-called binge drinking. To these teetotal,…

The myth of the ‘middle class drink epidemic’

With alcohol consumption falling every year for over a decade it is becoming increasingly difficult to sustain the myth that…

Why public health zealots are wasting their time complaining about advertising

The belief that advertising is designed to sell more of a product, as opposed to selling more of a certain…

What you need to know about ‘alcohol-related deaths’

The latest figures for alcohol-related hospital admissions were published last month and, over at the Alcohol Policy blog, James Morris lamented…

‘Health guidelines’ are about forcing a change in the law, not changing behaviour

According to the Daily Mail, the NHS intends to ‘slash safe drinking limits’. The article is light on evidence, but…

Stop telling us that minimum alcohol pricing ‘works in Canada’. It’s nonsense

One of the abiding myths about minimum pricing for alcohol is that there is real world evidence from Canada that…