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Balance Update: Scots booze figures prompt push for minimum pricing

Posted 27/05/16

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This wristband can measure your alcohol history from sweat
The San Francisco-based company behind it has won a U.S. government-sponsored competition with their alcohol monitoring wearable, the latest milestone in the development of wearable technologies that monitor and diagnose medical conditionsClick here to read more...

Alison Douglas: Give children a sporting chance on alcohol
SPONSORSHIP is as unsuitable for drink as it is for tobacco, writes Alison Douglas Click here to read more...

Whisky body calls for infrastructure improvements
The Scottish Government must improve transport and digital infrastructure while setting taxes equal to or below the rest of the UK to protect the Scotch whisky industry, according an industry body. Click here to read more...

Most doctors disagree with Government’s alcohol advice and say it can form part of a healthy lifestyle
Doctors are at odds with the UK’s Chief Medical Officers over the amount of alcohol it is safe to drink, a new poll of GPs has revealed. 
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Euro 2016: England and Wales fans given alcohol ban in Lens
England and Wales fans will not be allowed to drink alcohol on the streets of Lens before and after their Euro 2016 game because of a 24-hour ban.  
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Scots booze figures prompt push for minimum pricing
ALCOHOL sales in Scotland rose again last year, prompting the Scottish Government to launch a renewed push for minimum pricing.  
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Exploring the rise and fall of alcohol-related mortality in Scotland
The rise and fall of alcohol-related mortality in Scotland is partly due to changes in affordability, according to reports published in Public Health.  Click here to read more...

Young people embrace text message reminders to help curb binge drinking
Public health researchers with Melbourne's Burnet Institute have been trialling the use of personalised mobile phone messages to help young Australians to curb their binge drinking. Click here to read more...

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