Selected media stories since the August roundup:
Alcohol in the news
Welsh Government attempts to set a minimum 50p per unit (MUP) have been blocked by Westminster in a move criticised by Doctors - BBC News. MPs refused to devolve pricing powers to the Welsh Government who would seek to stop alcohol being sold "cheaper than water".
The growing number of older people being treated for alcohol dependence is 'all over us like a rash', according to an article in The Huffington Post. The number of people in England aged over 60 being treated for alcohol dependence rose 38% between 2009/10 to 2013/14 as 'the ‘Baby Boomer’ Generation continue with hedonistic lifestyles into their later years'.
The number of "air rage" incidents on UK airlines has quadrupled over a three-year period, reported BBC News. Civil Aviation Authority data shows there were 386 dangerous incidents in 2015 - compared with just 85 in 2013. Prompted by the data, the Independent looked into the issue of disruptive airline passengers and how it could 'impact your next flight'.
The Mirror reported shock as 2.6m British children with alcoholic parents are left with 'no hope and no help from authorities', as MP Liam Byrne seeks to raise the profile of the harm to children from parental alcohol abuse.
More than half of adults in Wales have been harmed by other people's drinking, following a survey conducted by Public Health Wales. BBC News
Those particuarly sensitive to 'questionable' journalism may wish to look away from these three..
The MailOnline asked: Do YOU have a drink problem? The tell-tale signs you need to cut back on booze.
The Express suggested it might be possible to eat yourself out of alcohol-related health damage: 'The anti-alcohol diet: What YOU can eat to reverse damaging effects'.
The MailOnline looked at women's drinking in: 'Why do so many intelligent young women drink to oblivion? Three self-confessed binge drinkers reveal what drives them to booze'.
The Sun covered an InBev poll which found one in seven Brits has thrown a sickie because of a hangover.
Professor David Nutt's controversial 'alcosynth' drug, which he claims could simulate the benefits of alcohol without the health harms, was back in the news - short BBC clip here. However a report [pdf] from the Adam Smith Institute warns it's potential public health benefits could be held back by government regulations - The Scotsman.
People suffering from an alcohol dependency may see the production of an enzyme 'turned off' as the dependency grows, according to research reported by Wired and others. NHS Choices, in reviewing the research, concluded that the findings open up possibilities for future research in humans, and may even one day lead to new drugs to reverse people's dependency on alcohol.
The MailOnline reported research about atrial fibrillation in its article 'Why drinking just ONE glass of wine a day could now be bad for you.'
The Guardian rounded up the research on 'Baclofen: the controversial pill that could 'cure' alcoholism'
New research shows that we assess how inebriated we are based on those around us. And if we are surrounded by sober sorts, we are fooled into feeling more drunk than we really are, said the MailOnline.
Ben Branson, founder of the UK’s first alcohol-free ‘spirit’ Seedlip, has revealed his plans to expand into the US, after the brand’s successful UK launch just 10 months ago. Morning Advertiser
A Carlsberg ad featuring former England footballer Stuart Pearce (pictured) delivering beer to building site workers has been banned in the UK because it showed "unsafe" behaviour. Just-Drinks
A Captain Morgan rum ad has been banned for implying alcohol increases confidence. Independent