Fashion insiders claim alcohol may have fueled Kate Spade's tragic decline

  1. Fashion insiders claim alcohol may have fueled Kate Spade’s tragic decline  Page Six
  2. Kate Spade suicide: Andy Spade gives statement after designer’s death  CBS News
  3. Kate Spade and Fashion’s Identity Crisis: When a Name Makes a Brand  New York Times
  4. Kate Spade’s father: ‘She’d be delighted’ if her death sheds light on mental illness  Kansas City Star
  5. Kate Spade’s suicide: Another example of how the media fails people with mental health issues | Perspective
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Alcohol and tobacco are by far the biggest threat to human welfare of all addictive drugs

A new review has compiled the best, most up-to-date source of information on alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drug use and the burden of death and disease. It shows that in 2015 alcohol and tobacco use between them cost the human population more than a quarter of a billion disability-adjusted life years, with illicit drugs costing a further tens of millions.
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Maternal binge drinking linked to mood problems and alcohol abuse in offspring

A new study is the first to show that binge drinking by expectant mothers can impair the mental health of their offspring. Researchers report that rat mothers who drank in a binge-like manner during pregnancy and lactation were more prone to depressive behaviors — and so were their offspring. Moreover, alcohol-triggered heritable changes in the mother made their offspring more vulnerable to mood disturbances and alcohol abuse as adolescents.
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Tiny injectable sensor could provide unobtrusive, long-term alcohol monitoring

Engineers have developed a tiny, ultra-low power chip that could be injected just under the surface of the skin for continuous, long-term alcohol monitoring. The chip is powered wirelessly by a wearable device such as a smartwatch or patch. The goal of this work is to develop a convenient, routine monitoring device for patients in substance abuse treatment programs.
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