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Balance Update: A&E visits for alcohol harm tops quarter of a million

Posted 24/12/15

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Health watchdog Nice denies bowing to pressure on minimum alcohol pricing calls
A health watchdog has denied it bowed to pressure from the Department of Health to remove calls for minimum alcohol pricing from its public health guidance.  
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Government launches 'Dry January' push with 'Booze Black Friday' warning
The government and Alcohol Concern have kicked off a joint 'Dry January' campaign, declaring today 'Booze Black Friday' to warn drinkers of the dangers of over-indulging.  Click here to read more...

Councillors refuse to grant alcohol licence and signal halt to new shops selling alcohol in Chatham, over fears they increase domestic violence 
Councillors have signalled a halt to the number of new shops selling alcohol in Chatham, over fears it could further encourage street drinking, be harmful to local children and even increase domestic violence.   Click here to read more...

Ministers are accused of 'forcing a U-turn over minimum-price boozing'
MINISTERS are accused of pressuring an independent health watchdog into dropping support for minimum booze pricing.  Click here to read more...

Medical Association calls for curbs on alcohol, recommends grape juice and soda water
The alcohol duty rates should be adjusted and health warnings labels should be added to the packaging of alcohol, the Hong Kong Medical Association suggested at a press conference on Sunday.   Click here to read more...

A&E visits for alcohol harm tops quarter of a million
Emergency hospital admissions due to the harmful effects of alcohol have risen by more than 50% in nine years and now top 250,000 a year in England. 
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A&E admissions for alcohol poisoning double with teen girls most at risk
The number of teenage girls aged 15-19 going to A&E with suspected alcohol poisoning in 2013/14 was nearly 38% higher than boys in the same age range, according to a study by the Nuffield Trust.  Click here to read more... 

Minimum alcohol pricing: European judges to make ruling
The European Court of Justice is set to make a ruling on the Scottish government's case for introducing a minimum unit price for alcohol. Click here to read more...
 
Reports

SHAAP - Minimum Unit Price Press release