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Balance Update: 'No alcohol in early pregnancy'

Posted 13/02/15

Regional:

Expert urges everyone to back minimum pricing of alcohol
One of the leading UK campaigners for a minimum unit price for alcohol has been speaking at a North-East conference. Health and Education Editor Barry Nelson listened to his passionate plea for something to be done to prevent thousands of unnecessary deaths caused by cheap booze.  Click here to read more...

Students’ Union announces £50,000 fund to tackle “alcohol culture”
University and the City Safety Group have announced a series of measures to tackle the “alcohol culture” at the University.  Click here to read more...

Yob behaviour falls as community tackles underage drinking
EFFORTS to tackle issues around underage drinking in Hartlepool has led to a cut in yobbish behaviour, according to a report. Click here to read more...

North-East among highest for alcohol deaths
THE North-East has the second highest rate of alcohol-related deaths in England for both men and women, according to new figures. Click here to read more...

‘People dying because alcohol is too cheap’ - health watchdog
A HEALTH watchdog has renewed calls for a minimum price cap on alcohol – after shock new figures revealed the North East has the second- highest rate of drink-related deaths in the country for both men and women. Click here to read more...


National:

Children to be treated for alcohol abuse
YOUNGSTERS in Valencia Region treated for alcohol abuse by paramedics must now undergo monitoring and therapy sessions. Click here to read more...

Caution concerning the possible health benefits of alcohol 
Any health benefits from alcohol may be limited to women aged 65 and over - and even then may have been exaggerated by existing studies, suggests research published in The BMJ today (Tuesday 10 February).  Click here to read more...

Alcohol-related Deaths in the United Kingdom
Details of the policy governing the release of new data are available by visiting www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk/assessment/code-of-practice/index.html or from the Media Relations Office email: media.relations@ons.gsi.gov.uk   Click here to read more...

'No alcohol in early pregnancy' call
Women trying for a baby and those in the first three months of pregnancy should not drink any alcohol, updated UK guidelines say. Click here to read more...

 WSTA meets Treasury to call for 2% alcohol duty cut
The Wine and Spirit Trade Association is today meeting with the Treasury to present its 2015 Budget submission calling for a 2% cut in wine and spirits duty.   Click here to read more...

Students told: "Don't drink and drown"
The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) has told Newsbeat they hope to work with universities to spread the message: "Don't drink and drown."  Click here to read more...
 
Alcohol deaths in the UK are at their lowest level since 2000
In 2013 there were 8,416 alcohol-related deaths registered in the UK, equivalent to 14 deaths per 100,000 people. It is the lowest rate since 2000, when 6,884 deaths or a rate of 13.1 per 100,000, the Office for National Statistics said.  Click here to read more...

Scots more likely to die from alcohol related disease than anywhere else in UK, according to latest stats
FIGURES released today show Scots men’s deaths from alcohol related illnesses remain almost double those in England - leading to concern from politicians and campaigners.  Click here ro read more...

Reports:

SHAAP’s (Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems) weekly media