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IAS produces two publications: UK Alcohol Alert, which covers alcohol policy issues in the UK, and The Globe, which looks at alcohol issues around the world.

July 2014             Contents page             pdf version

Editorial - July 2014

Welcome to the July edition of Alcohol Alert, the Institute of Alcohol Studies newsletter, covering the latest updates on UK alcohol policy matters. In this issue, Jackie Ballard, the newly appointed Chief Executive of Alcohol Concern, talks about the drinking culture at Westminster during her time as an MP and looks ahead to the future of alcohol policy. Other articles include: researchers discovering a link between sports sponsorship and hazardous drinking; more alcohol pledges added to the Responsibility Deal; a study revealing no heart health benefits from drinking in moderation; nurses debating who should bear the costs of alcohol-related ill health; and survey data on binge drinking from Ireland.

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World Cancer Report 2014 Rising Burden of Cancer - Prevention the Key - Derek Rutherford reviews the World Cancer Report 2014.

In a Foreward to the Report Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director General, writes: “The rising burden of cancer and other NCDs places enormous strain on the health care systems of developing countries, many of which are ill equipped to cope with the escalation in the number of people with cancer. Developing countries find themselves in the grip of cancers from two vastly different worlds. The world of poverty and the world of plenty.”

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