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Balance Update: Drinks industry downplaying alcohol-cancer link

Posted 08/09/17

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It is heart breaking and soul destroying - a mother's account of how her children's health was affected by drink
Clare Devanney describes her children as glorious, quirky and beautiful. But their lives will forever be impacted by alcohol.  Click here to read more...

Durham police seize alcohol from underage drinkers
The ‘Stay Safe’ operation, in partnership with Trading Standards and the Fire Service, saw officers from Durham Constabulary carry out patrols in Bishop Auckland and Ferryhill.   Click here to read more...

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Why men are more at risk of becoming alcoholic: Chaps who drink regularly for years find it harder to give up because of changes in their brain.
Men who drink regularly for years may find it more difficult than women to give up alcohol because of changes in their brain, research has found.  
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Heavy alcohol use alters brain functioning differently in young men and women
Scientists have found that brain functions in young men and women are changed by long-term alcohol use, but that these changes are significantly different in men and women.   Click here to read more...

Study sparks call to change alcohol warning system
Warnings on alcoholic drinks do little to change the behaviour of younger drinkers, an Australian study has found. Click here to read more...

Symptoms of foetal alcohol spectrum are widespread, says expert
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (Fasd) are caused by alcohol consumption during pregnancy and the potential long-term physical damage of these conditions has been well-publicised.  Click here to read more...

Drinks industry downplaying alcohol-cancer link – report
The drinks industry is misleading the public by downplaying and misrepresenting the link between alcohol and cancer – especially breast cancer – in a bid to protect its profits, new research claims.   Click here to read more...
 

New campaign urges women to avoid alcohol in pregnancy
A new hard-hitting health campaign will urge women to avoid drinking any alcohol during pregnancy.   Click here to read more...