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Moderate drinking is good for the heart. Why won’t public health admit it?

A new study in the British Medical Journal has found that moderate drinkers have a lower risk of heart attack,…

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How a typo tricked the media: half a beer a week won’t harm your health

Eggs were on faces yesterday after some astonishingly bad science reporting in sections of the media. In articles that have…

The evidence keeps on growing: alcohol’s health benefits are no old wives’ tale

You may recall the Chief Medical Officer, Sally Davies, telling us in January that there is ‘no safe level of…

Study ‘proves alcohol causes cancer’. The problem? There wasn’t a study

A new study has proved that alcohol causes cancer according to the front pages of the Guardian and the i…

Half of middle-aged men ‘problem drinkers’? This is a new era of hysteria

Middle-aged men are at mortal risk from the demon drink and don’t even know it, according to a recent press…

The alcohol wars rumble on: light drinking ‘has no health benefits’

The health benefits of moderate drinking have been exaggerated, research carried out at the University of Victoria in Canada has…

No wonder Britain’s alcohol guidelines are so extreme – just look at who drafted them

I’ve been reading the minutes of the meetings held by the committee that reviewed the alcohol guidelines recently. You may…

Moderate drinkers are less likely to suffer heart attacks than teetotallers

People who drink regularly are less prone to heart failure and heart attacks than teetotallers, according to research by Imre…

The great alcohol cover-up: how public health hid the truth about drinking

The text below is the basis of a talk given by Christopher Snowdon, head of lifestyle economics at the Institute…

Weighing up your cancer risk every time you drink isn’t rational — it’s miserable

Dame Sally Davies, the Chief Medical Officer, has issued some seemingly autobiographical advice to the worried well of Britain. At…