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Balance Update: Alcohol linked to seven types of cancer

Posted 22/07/16

Regional:

North Tyneside breast cancer survivor's fight to highlight dangers of alcohol
After a battle with breast cancer, mum Jan Casson has backed a campaign to raise awareness of the links between alcohol and cancer.  Click here to read more...

Health campaigners’ concerns as research reveals stronger links between alcohol and cancer
A new science study - which has provided further proof of booze and its connections to cancer - was today hailed by campaigners as “significant.”  
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National:

Door open for health NGOs to rejoin EU alcohol forum
The European Commission is exploring ways to bring back health organisations to its alcohol policy forum, in light of recent reports suggesting a decrease in underage drinking across Europe.  Click here to read more...

Scottish Government incurs £370k legal bill to defend minimum pricing alcohol plan
The Scottish Government has spent over £370,000 in legal fees defending its flagship minimum pricing of alcohol policy against challenges from the Scotch Whisky Association. Click here to read more...

Warning over child alcohol searches
Handing police new powers to stop and search children for alcohol "may have long-term negative effects", the Law Society for Scotland has said.   Click here to read more...

Court of Session considering its decision on Scottish minimum alcohol price
Scotland’s highest civil court is currently considering its decision in the long-running challenge to the government’s planned 50p minimum price per unit of alcohol, after hearing evidence from officials and trade body the Scotch Whisky Assocation (SWA), which is challenging the policy.  Click here to read more.. 

One In Four Aussies Are Still Drinking At Dangerous Levels
Australians' drinking habits are on the way down, but a quarter of us still drink at dangerous levels -- and our elderly are hitting the bottle more regularly than even our hard-partying young people.   Click here to read more...

Over 65s are now bigger drinkers than young people - and are far more likely to end up in hospital with alcohol problems
Australians over 65 are the most likely age group to drink alcohol every day, a study by the New South Wales Health Department has found. 
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Children must be told risks of alcohol abuse, says GP
Urgent action must be taken to invest more in educating children across Northern Ireland about the life-threatening impact of alcohol abuse, an addiction expert has warned. Click here to read more...

Assaulting paramedics in UK is not punished with jail – “This unjustice must be stopped”
Paramedics work in heavy conditions every day and have to deal with emergencies and patients treatments, which frequently are very hard to face. Especially because there is a high risk of being seriously injured.   Click here to read more...

Alcohol linked to seven types of cancer
There is strong evidence that alcohol causes seven types of cancer and probably others, a review has concluded.   Click here to read more...


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