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Balance Update: Drinking alcohol regularly boosts cancer risk

Posted 15/01/16

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New alcohol guidelines: How much is 14 units?
The UK's chief medical officer has fully reviewed alcohol guidelines issued in 1995, and reduced the recommended maxium number of limits to 14 for both men and women per week. Previously, men were told they could safely drink 21 units.
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Pub patrons shrug off new U.K. health warnings about alcohol
Any alcohol consumption increases risk of cancer and other diseases, U.K. health chiefs say.  Click here to read more...

The binging regions furthest from the new alcohol guidelines
New government advice on the amount of alcohol people should consume would impact middle-aged northerners the most.  Click here to read more...

Drinking alcohol regularly boosts cancer risk: UK officials
British health officials say drinking any alcohol regularly increases the risk of cancer, and have issued tough new guidelines that could be hard to swallow in a nation where having a pint is a hallowed tradition.   Click here to read more...

Could on-the-door breathalysing spell the end of pre-loading?
The latest weapon in the battle against alcohol-related antisocial behaviour in the UK involves breathalysing patrons at bar entrances.  Click here to read more...

 Study: 'No-buy' list could reduce young people's exposure to alcohol ads on TV
Young people's exposure to alcohol advertisements on television could be greatly reduced if alcohol companies improved their use of so-called no-buy lists, according to a study in the January issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.  Click here to read more...

How fetal alcohol spectrum disorders could be a hidden epidemic
The new Department of Health guideline on alcohol says that there is no safe alcohol limit for pregnant women. Alcohol should simply be avoided.   Click here to read more...

Teens' exposure to alcohol and tobacco images in YouTube music videos analysed
British teenagers are exposed to a high level of images of alcohol and tobacco in YouTube music videos, research suggests   Click here to read more...

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