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Balance Update: Drink-related hospitalisations rise

Posted 05/06/15

Regional:

Durham county councillors to pledge their commitment to tackle alcohol harm
COUNCILLORS are being called upon to pledge their support to combating alcohol harm in County Durham.  Click here to read more...

Award for Dry January campaign
DARLINGTON Borough Council has scooped a national award for the second year running in recognition of its work in tackling alcohol-related problems.
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National:

Facebook profiles portraying 'boozy' social lives impact drinking habits of young people, study finds
Having friends who use social media to show off their "boozy" social lives can impact young people's drinking habits, research from the University of Sydney has found.  
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Nicola Sturgeon warns of EU exit 'backlash'
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has warned of a "strong backlash" if Scotland were to be taken out of the EU by an UK-wide referendum.  Click here to read more... 

Drink-related hospitalisations rise
Three out of five local authorities have seen an increase in adults being admitted to hospital because of alcohol, with the biggest rise among women, according to newly released figures.   Click here to read more...

Drinking wine at home is putting thousands more women in hospital
Women drinking at home are fuelling the nation’s chronic problem with alcohol, experts warned.  Hospital admissions directly linked to alcohol grew three times quicker among women than among men last year, according to figures released by Public Health England yesterday.  Click here to read more...

Warning of alcohol deaths rise
Deaths and illnesses caused by alcohol could rise again now the economy has improved, Health Secretary Shona Robison has warned.   Click here to read more...

 
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