Tag : Alcohol

Shining light onto the Shadow Economy

2 years ago / 0 comments

(Photo from: blog.policyng.com) Net exports, investment, entrepreneurship, taxation, the housing market, the oil industry; all concepts which regularly feature in our newspapers headlines! However, despite having an estimated value of almost $10 trillion and employing half the workers of the world, business activities ranging from the likes of prostitution to babysitting … Read More

Bevy: The beverage butler we’ve all been dreaming off

2 years ago / 0 comments

(Photo from www.Bevy.com ) The hunger-saving, Nandos-bearing Deliveroo cyclists are a phenomenon of the past. Think more Deliverbooze, and you’ll have the new start-up company Bevy. The latest success story app allows you to re-stock on alcohol by ordering on your phone from a network of off licences, just when … Read More

The History of the Hangover

2 years ago / 0 comments

Fresher’s week is great for meeting new people, exploring Leeds and getting introduced to the Faculty that will be your academic home for your next 3 or 4 years here. However, and let’s be honest here, it will probably descend into a survival game of ‘how many days straight can … Read More

The best alcohol-free beer? I’ve tested them so you don’t have to! (Part 2)

2 years ago / 0 comments

There are many reasons why someone might drink a non-alcoholic beer. You might be driving, allergic to alcohol, trying to detox or you may be T-total. However, with summer approaching there aren’t many things better than a beer enjoyed outside in the sun. For myself, watching Euro 2016 just wouldn’t … Read More

The best alcohol-free beer? I’ve tested them so you don’t have to!

3 years ago / 0 comments

There are many reasons why someone might drink a non-alcoholic beer. You might be driving, allergic to alcohol, trying to detox or you may be teetotal. However, with summer approaching there aren’t many things better than a beer enjoyed outside in sun. For myself, watching Euro 2016 just wouldn’t be … Read More

Decriminalisation: The Future of Drug Policy?

3 years ago / 0 comments

This week, the Houses of Parliament have debated the legalisation of cannabis after receiving an online petition with over 220,000 signatures whilst a leaked report from the Treasury stated that legalising cannabis could bring in millions of pounds in tax. The Gryphon examines the issues with current UK drug policy … Read More

Alcoholic mothers need help, not prison

4 years ago / 0 comments

The responsibility of a mother for her unborn child seems to be an undisputed fact in our society, and, recently, a question has been posed as to whether the mother of a child born with Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) can be punished by law for excessive alcohol intake whilst pregnant. … Read More

Hangovers: A scientific breakdown

4 years ago / 0 comments

The sunlight peering through the curtain is blinding. The glass of water is a million miles away. Your stomach is inciting rebellion, and you have at least one of the following: the shakes, headache, loss of appetite, nausea or fatigue. You, my friend, have a hangover.  At least you’re not … Read More

News | Alcohol to blame for hospitalized students

5 years ago / 0 comments

Student admittances to A&E for alcohol-related emergencies almost doubled over the course of last year, an LS Freedom of Information request has uncovered. Between the April to June (Q2) and July and August (Q3) 2013, the number of students who ended up in Leeds General Infirmary A&E due to alcohol … Read More

Science | Comment – Mephedrone, not for human consumption

5 years ago / 0 comments

Mephedrone, more commonly known as MCAT or Meow Meow was the first of a new type of drugs, and it will not be the last. A synthetically produced research drug belonging to a group of drugs known as cathinones; MCAT erupted onto the UK drugs scene possibly as a result … Read More