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Balance Update: Young women are biggest binge drinkers in the UK

Posted 05/05/17

Regional:

Cheap booze is easier than ever to get in poor areas

Cheap alcohol is easier than ever to buy despite the dramatic surge in pub closures - especially in deprived areas.   Click here to read more...

National

One in five kids harmed by alcohol
One in five Australian children, or about a million each year, are harmed as a result of someone else’s drinking, a new Australian poll has found.  
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Alcohol’s pain relief ‘more powerful than paracetamol’
A UK study has found that alcohol is an effective analgesic able to reduce pain intensity.   Click here to read more...

Aberdeen third in UK for people unfit to work due to drinking problem
Aberdeen has the third highest proportion of people unable to work due to alcohol issues in the UK.  Click here to read more...

Easier than ever to buy cheap booze in poor areas
Cheap booze is easier than ever to buy despite the dramatic surge in pub closures - especially in deprived areas, according to new research.   
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Alcohol misuse in England mapped - THIS UK town is MOST at risk from drinking
DRINKING alcohol was linked to 1.1 million estimated hospital admissions last year - a four per cent increase on the previous year, figures by the NHS revealed. The statistics have also revealed where in the UK has the highest rate of hospital admissions. Click here to read more...

Airlines UK: Make drinking duty-free alcohol onboard aircraft a criminal offence
Consuming alcohol purchased in airport duty-free shops onboard aircraft should be “made a criminal offence” to curb air rage incidents, an industry aviation body has urged.   Click here to read more....

Young adults are less likely to drink but remain Britain's biggest bingers, while the country's top-earners booze more often because they can afford to
Young adults are less likely to drink than any other age group – despite the long-held belief that they are the nation's top boozers.   Click here to read more...

Number of Britons regularly drinking alcohol drops to 12-year low
Booze Britain has lost some of its fizz, according to new figures, which show drinking levels have fallen to their lowest in more than a decade.  
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Young women are biggest binge drinkers in the UK
For women aged 16 to 24, 40.5% of those interviewed reported binge drinking in the previous week – more than 6% higher than any other category.  
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NHS hospital admissions for alcohol-related illnesses increase by 22% in a decade, shocking figures show
The number of patients admitted to hospital for alcohol-related illnesses has jumped by more than a fifth in a decadeClick here to read more....

Bombay Sapphire gin is recalled across Canada after bottles are found with DOUBLE the advertised alcohol content
Canadian authorities today recalled gin distributed by Bermuda-based Bacardi, after inspectors found the alcohol content was nearly twice the level advertised on the bottle.   Click here to read more...

Binge drinking: Would YOU recognise these signs you’re DEPENDENT on alcohol?
BINGE drinking is a growing problem with more than half of UK adults consuming alcohol on a daily basis. These are the signs you could be dependent on it. 
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Football Association mulling over ties with betting, alcohol firms
Reuters UK

The English Football Association (FA) will consider ending its commercial ties with betting and alcohol firms at the end of the season, chairman Greg Clarke has said.  Click here to read more...

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