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Balance Update: Alcohol consumption in England is underestimated

Posted 22/05/15

National:

New survey to identify causes of underage drinking in Derry
Derry parents are being called on to take part in a new study aimed at identifying some of the causes contributing to the problem of underage drinking in the city. 
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Top doctors call for alcohol crackdown
Top New Zealand doctors are calling for the drinking age to be raised to 20 and booze sponsorship banned from public events in a push to reduce alcohol-related harm.
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Drink drive limit in England and Wales ‘should be lowered’ to match Scotland
A police body has suggested drink driving limits should be lowered in England and Wales.  Click here to read more...

Study sheds light on risky drinking habits around the world
A new report on global drinking habits holds some troubling news: risky drinking is on the rise among young people, defined as men and women under the age of 35.   Click here to read more... 

NZ courts ill-equipped for foetal alcohol cases
What's Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)? Had our courts known the answer twenty years ago, Teina Pora would have likely led a very different life.  Click here to read more...
 
All-day drinking did not cause feared rise in British alcohol abuse 
Extended pub opening hours have not created a feared alcohol-induced crime wave, research by one of Britain's leading economic think tanks has revealed. 
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Drinkers in England consuming millions more bottles of wine than previously thought, says new research
Drinkers in England may be consuming the equivalent of 12 million more bottles of wine every week than previously thought, according to new research which asked people to record their “special occasion” drinking as well as their regular intake. 
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