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Nigel Hawkes :: Thu, 26/05/2011 - 17:21

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Drink and disease: how figures can confuse

Nigel Hawkes :: Fri, 20/05/2011 - 08:38

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Dodgy survey on alcohol ads and under-18s

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 03/05/2011 - 17:24

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Any stick is good enough to beat the drinkers with

Many papers today ran a story about the number of GP consultations in Scotland that involved alcohol as a factor.

Nigel Hawkes :: Mon, 18/04/2011 - 16:09

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We got it wrong on women’s drinking, admits ONS

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 05/04/2011 - 15:48

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Drinking statistics misrepresented - again

Three newspapers reported on Friday (April 1) that a fifth of women were drinking too much, and that the numbers exceeding the 14 units a week recommended level had grown by a fifth in

Nigel Hawkes :: Fri, 25/03/2011 - 15:56

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Smoking and alcohol time series under threat

Plans by the NHS Information Centre to save £300,000 a year by withdrawing its  contribution to the cost of the General Lifestyle Survey could see the end of  a 40-

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 01/03/2011 - 15:56

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Deaths from alcohol foretold

Six executives from leading drink companies have written to The Times today protesting about a story on alcohol-related deaths.

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 06/10/2010 - 11:38

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Can the odd glass of wine help the unborn baby?

Occasional drinking in pregnancy does no harm, report the Daily Mail, the Herald, the Guardian and the Daily Telegraph today.

Nigel Hawkes :: Thu, 05/08/2010 - 08:31

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Wacky numbers on the learning disabled

Last month’s least likely claim appeared in The Times (9 July, below).

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 02/02/2010 - 12:31

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Is Britain really drowning in booze?

Everybody knows that drinking in the UK is out of control, driven by a combination of feckless consumers and complacent supermarkets offering cheap deals. But is everybody right?