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Balance Update: Cheap alcohol still sold for pocket money prices

Posted 21/07/17

Regional:

Cheap alcohol still sold for 'pocket money prices' according to charity
A survey looking at alcohol prices across the UK has found that for the cost of a small latte, it is possible to buy more than the weekly recommended limit of alcohol.
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Pocket-money prices for alcohol continue, warns Balance
Cheap, strong alcohol continues to be sold for pocket-money prices in the North East, according to a new survey.  Click here to read more...

National:

Poll suggests public want crackdown on children seeing alcohol advertisements
There is overwhelming public support for the Government to crackdown on alcohol marketing that appeals to young people, a poll commissioned by the Alcohol Health Alliance has claimed.  Click here to read more...

Heavy drinking during adolescence: Dire effects on the brain
A review of the literature shows that the effects of heavy drinking among young people on the brain are serious -- binge drinking among young people is associated with a thinning or reduction of areas of the brain that play a key role in memory, attention, language, awareness and consciousness, which include cortical and subcortical structures.   Click here to read more...

Campaigners want a minimum price for alcohol across the UK
The Supreme Court will decide next week whether introducing a minimum unit price in Scotland is legal.   Click here to read more...

Why teenagers should NEVER get drunk: Excessive booze thins developing brains and may increase their risk of alcoholism. 
Teenagers that binge or heavily drink have reduced brain tissue in the regions associated with reason, logic, problem solving, planning and memory, a study found.  Click here to read more...

Co Down mum's mission to help other parents with children affected by Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
A Co Down mum is on a mission to help parents in Northern Ireland whose children are affected by foetal alcohol spectrum disorder.  Click here to read more...

Study is latest evidence cheap alcohol costs lives
A new report highlights an association between particular alcoholic drinks and early death.  Click here to read more...
 
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