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Balance Update: Men's recommended weekly alcohol limit cut to 14 units

Posted 08/01/16

Regional:

Try Dry January for the good of your health and wallet
DARLINGTON residents are being encouraged to embrace the Dry January initiative for the benefit of their own health and the town’s environment.  Click here to read more...

Health bosses urge North East drinkers to ditch alcohol for Dry January
Last year, around 70,000 drinkers in the North East took part in the challenge which aims to curb alcoholism at the start of the New Year.  Click here to read more...

National:

Council leaders want alcohol bottles to display number of calories
CANS and bottles of alcohol should display the number of calories to help to tackle Britain’s obesity crisis, according to council bosses. Click here to read more...
 
Drinking limits guidance set to be changed after review
New advice on how much people in the UK should limit their drinking is to be issued following the first review of official alcohol guidance in 20 years. Click here to read more...

Scottish ambulances attend 60 drink-related calls a day
Official figures show the number of call-outs where alcohol is not the primary factor but the patient is so drunk it has to be formally recorded by crews.  Click here to read more...

John Bercow accused of covering up scale of Westminster alcohol problems
House of Commons speaker John Bercow has been accused of suppressing reports that reveal the scale of MPs' alcohol problems.   Click here to read more...

The UK Alcohol Guidelines Are Changing. Dry January, Anyone?
The recommended alcohol consumption quotas for men and women in the UK are set to change this month after the first official investigation into drinking habits in more than 20 years. Click here to read more...

Are we still a nation of BOOZERS?
The two times of the year when it’s almost mandatory to raise a glass and get a little tipsy – Christmas and New Year – has been and gone, hopefully leaving behind memories of good times.   Click here to read more...

Red wine NOT as healthy as previously thought, says UK's chief health official
RED wine is not as healthy for you as previously thought, the UK's chief medical officer has revealed in what goes against long-running advice.   Click here to read more...

Men's recommended weekly alcohol limit cut to 14 units in UK
New guidance puts male limit in line with women as chief medical officers warn that any amount of alcohol consumption increases cancer risk.  Click here to read more...

Reports/Events:

SHAAP’s (Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems)