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Health benefits of moderate drinking may be overstated, study finds

The benefits of light alcohol consumption, as well as the risks associated with not drinking at all, might not be as great as previously thought, according to Penn State researchers who examined the drinking habits of middle-aged adults.

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The research was based on the ESRC-funded National Child Development Study at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies

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Alcohol does not affect victims' rape evidence, say academics

Alcohol does not affect victims' rape evidence, say academics | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Sexual assault victims who were drunk at the time can recall key details which could help courts convict their abusers, research by academics at the University of Leicester suggests.

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This study, by Dr Heather Flowe, was funded by the ESRC.

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Middle aged 'drinking less often'

Middle aged 'drinking less often' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A decline in drinking among middle-aged people over the past decade could be caused by isolation as well as a growing awareness of the dangers of alcohol, research has suggested.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded project, Drinking Later in Life, conducted at Keele University which was part of the Secondary Data Analysis Initiative

Article originally published 24 December 2014

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Champagne and gin replace sherry and brandy as our favourite Christmas tipples 

Champagne and gin replace sherry and brandy as our favourite Christmas tipples  | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Researchers analysed conversations of today and compared them with those of the 1990s, to reveal how our food and drink preferences have changed and found we would rather have a bottle of bubbly.

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Article cites research from the ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS)

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Parental absence linked to smoking and drinking in pre-teens

Parental absence linked to smoking and drinking in pre-teens | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Kids were more than twice as likely to take up smoking before the age of 11.

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The article refers to a study which used  data from the ESRC-funded Millennium Cohort Study

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UK Data Service's curator insight, October 14, 2016 4:28 AM
This article covers research which uses data held by the UK Data Service.

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Accuracy of sexual assault testimonies not affected by alcohol intoxication, study finds

Research suggests intoxicated victims of sexual assault could accurately retain information from events

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The study cited in this article was funded by ESRC.

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Why wealthy, single men are the biggest drinkers in later life

Why wealthy, single men are the biggest drinkers in later life | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
A study found most over-45s cut their alcohol consumption after a ‘life event’ such as bereavement.
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The article cites an ESRC-funded study of 4,500 men and women in England.

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'Hundreds of lives lost' over failure to bring in minimum alcohol pricing, says study

'Hundreds of lives lost' over failure to bring in minimum alcohol pricing, says study | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Hundreds of alcohol-related deaths could already have been prevented if the Government had introduced minimum unit pricing last year, according to a study published on Wednesday.
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The article cites research by the University of Sheffield which was jointly funded by the ESRC and the Medical Research Council.

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