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Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 29/05/2012 - 10:45

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Changes to alcohol statistics promised

On Thursday the NHS Information Centre for health and social care will publish its annual compendium Alcohol in England. It will be here.

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 18/04/2012 - 14:11

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Is drink really as cheap as chips?

Nigel Hawkes :: Thu, 26/01/2012 - 11:28

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Alcohol-related hospital admissions set to tumble

Headlines asserting that hospital admissions attributable to alcohol have doubled since 2004 to over a million a year could soon be just a nasty memory.

Nigel Hawkes :: Thu, 28/07/2011 - 11:06

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Good news on teenage drinking too good to be true?

Straight Statistics frequently focuses on statistical claims that are too bad to be true – but today there’s one that’s almost too good to be true.

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 10/02/2010 - 10:34

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Push hard for Christmas

Nigel Hawkes :: Thu, 10/12/2009 - 17:41

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English children fat, but no fatter

English children aren’t getting any thinner – but neither are they getting any fatter. That’s the message from the latest results from the National Child Measurement Programme.