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Balance Update: Britain's alcohols consumption worryingly high

Posted 26/05/17

National:

Alcohol guidance 'not about policing pregnant women's behaviour', midwives say
Leading midwives have reiterated guidance for pregnant women to avoid drinking alcohol after it was suggested advice on the subject could lead to "anxiety" among expectant mothers.   Click here to read more...

Britain's alcohols consumption worryingly high
The World Health Organisation has released a new report on countries that consume the most alcohol and Britain is high up the list. The level of alcohol consumption in 2016 was 6.4 litres of pure alcohol per every person aged 15 years or older.  Click here to read more...

Fetal alcohol exposure reduces taste system's responsiveness to bitter flavor and burning sensation
A new study suggests that fetal alcohol exposure (FAE) reduces the taste system's responsiveness to the bitter flavour and burning sensation of many varieties of alcoholic beverages. These factors make alcohol unappealing to some people, but, for reasons that are unclear, are less of a deterrent in young people exposed to alcohol before birth. The study is published ahead of print in the Journal of Neurophysiology.  Click here to read more...

Drug and alcohol charity Lifeline Project collapses 
Shock failure of charity serving 80,000 people a year and employing 1,300 comes after allegations over financial controls.  Click here to read more...

Lib Dem manifesto pledges minimum unit pricing for alcohol
The Liberal Democrat Party has said it wants to introduce minimum unit pricing for alcohol in its pre-election manifesto to “help people stay healthy”. 
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Four reasons you should give up alcohol – immediately
MOST of us are aware of the health problems alcohol can cause, but this might make you want to quit for good.  Click here to read more...

Breast cancer warning: Just one alcoholic drink a day can increase your risk
BREAST cancer affects one in eight women in the UK at some point in their lifetime, and new research has found that a single alcoholic drink a day can increase your risk.   Click here to read more...

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Alcohol Health Alliance news – May 2017

SHAAP’s (Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems)