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Balance Update: EU must do more on tackling alcohol-related harm

Posted 28/11/14

Regional:

Drinking themselves to death – 70 people die from alcoholic liver disease in just three years
MORE than 70 people on South Tyneside have died from alcoholic liver disease in a three-year period, new statistics released today show.  Click here to read more...

National:

Shock national picture of soaring deaths and ravaged lives caused by the demon drink
Experts have warned that big boozing is costing the NHS £3.5billion a year as 10 million Brits drink more than the recommended amount.  Click here to read more...
 
Warning on low-cost alcohol as publicans call for minimum prices
Almost half of the alcohol sold in Ireland is being sold at "close to or below cost price", publicans have claimed.  Click here to read more...

EU cannot legislate on consumption of alcohol
Drinking habits are an issue to be dealt with at member state level.  Click here to read more...

Young people increasingly alcohol abstainers or risky drinkers, drug survey finds
Young people are smoking less and are increasingly abstaining from alcohol, but Australians who do drink are doing so at harmful levels, a government report on drug use has foundClick here to read more...

Alcohol is far more deadly than cannabis
Alcohol is a much greater threat to people’s health than cannabis, former Home Office minister Norman Baker has warned, saying its dangers are being underplayed.  Click here to read more...

Doctors call for tougher laws on alcohol abuse to tackle liver disease crisis
Senior doctors are calling for tougher government action on alcohol abuse, after warning that Britain is the only country in western Europe except Finland where liver disease has increased over the past three decades. Click here to read more...

NICE backs drug to cut alcohol consumption
The UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended a new drug to help people with an alcohol problem to reduce the amount they drink.  Click here to read more...

UK court to rule on landmark 'pregnancy crime' case
A British court is to rule on whether a woman committed a "crime of violence" against her child by drinking heavily during pregnancy, in a case that has raised concerns about criminalising mothers.  Click here to read more...

EU 'can and must do more' on tackling alcohol-related harm
Alcohol is still the third biggest cause of preventable death and disease in Europe, with alcohol-related illness responsible for more than 100,000 deaths a year. Click here to read more...
 
Ten-point plan to tackle liver disease published
Doctors call for tougher laws on alcohol abuse to tackle liver disease crisis," The Guardian reports. But this is just one of 10 recommendations for tackling the burden of liver disease published in a special report in The Lancet.  Click here to read more...