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Balance Update: Keep cancer risks low urges new alcohol campaign

Posted 01/07/16

Regional:

The seven cancers that become more of a risk when you drink 
South Tyneside drinkers could be risking seven types of cancer even by consuming only small amounts of alcohol.   Click here to read more... 
 
Keep cancer risks low urges new alcohol campaign
Even relatively low levels of drinking alcohol can increase your risk of cancer, according to a campaign launched today by Balance, the North East Alcohol Office. Click here to read more...

 National:

Euro 2016: Football alcohol adverts seen 'once a minute'
People who watched Wales' Euro 2016 game against England on television saw alcohol marketing almost once every minute during play, a study has found.  
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One in five admit ‘alcohol-related harms’ in Galway survey 
Over half of those who participated in the Health Service Executive (HSE) sponsored survey have “hazardous” drinking habits, while 18 per cent of respondents believe it is “acceptable” to give a 15-year-old child alcohol at home.  Click here to read more...

Better parenting has led to decline in underage drinking
Better parenting is one of the main reasons for a big drop in underage drinking, according to a leading alcohol charity.   Click here to read more...

Research highlights issue of alcohol in the criminal justice system
Three quarters of people in the criminal justice system in the UK have a problem with alcohol, new research at Teesside University has found.  
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Hazardous’ drinking fears
According to a survey carried out by the Galway Healthy Cities Alcohol Forum, more than half of those questioned could be described as “hazardous drinkers”, with one in four also reporting “alcohol-related harm” as a result of someone else’s drinking.  Click here to read more...

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