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Balance Update: BMA welcomes minimum alcohol unit pricing

Posted 07/07/17

National:

Bowel cancer FUELLED by drinking alcohol: Are YOU putting yourself at risk?
A report has revealed a worryingly close link between alcohol consumption and digestive cancers.   Click here to read more...

Foetal alcohol spectrum disorder a main cause for youth suicide in WA, according to James Fitzpatrick
ONE of the world’s leading researchers of foetal alcohol spectrum disorder says he is convinced the affliction is one of the main causes of the staggeringly high youth suicide rate in northern WA.   Click here to read more...

BMA welcomes minimum alcohol unit pricing
Plans to introduce the minimum pricing of alcohol in Wales have been welcomed by BMA Cymru Wales.  Click here to read more...

Alcohol sales should be restricted and minimum pricing introduced
due to cancer risk.
Alcohol sales should be restricted and minimum pricing introduced in an attempt to wean Europe off its “deeply embedded” fondness for the demon drink and cut cancer rates, health experts have said.   Click here to read more...
 
Britons are among most at-risk in Europe for alcohol-related cancer
Britons who have two alcoholic drinks a day are at higher risk of developing two of the most lethal forms of cancer, according to a report that confirms the link between regular alcohol consumption and the disease.  Click here to read more...

Ethics concerns as cigarettes and alcohol on sale at Fife pharmacy
A Fife chemist has been granted permission to sell alcohol despite concerns the move is unethical.   Click here to read more...

Northern Ireland retailers 'the worst in UK' at asking for proof of age when selling alcohol
Retailers in Northern Ireland sold alcohol to more than one in four teenage mystery shoppers last year without asking for proof of age - the worst in the UK.
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