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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.

September 2014             Contents page             pdf version

Editorial - September 2014

Welcome to the September edition of Alcohol Alert, the Institute of Alcohol Studies newsletter, covering the latest updates on UK alcohol policy matters. In this issue, Jennifer Holly (Against Violence & Abuse) and Professor Jonathan Shepherd (Violence Research Group, Cardiff University) give their thoughts on a new report which highlights the harmful relationship between alcohol and domestic abuse. Other articles include: cross-party political support for a manifesto to tackle alcohol misuse; the release of a report backing the Welsh Government's plans to introduce minimum unit pricing; newly published data on underage drinking; and plans to tighten up alcohol licensing laws in Northern Ireland.

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Issue 1 2014             Contents page             pdf version

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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