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04/11/2019

NE drinkers increasing their risks of an alcohol related cancer...

Cancers related to alcohol are on the rise in the North East – with an estimated 3,120 incidences of alcohol-related cancer recorded from 2015-17.

14/10/2019

Survey reveals NE parents’ views on alcohol and childhood

Three quarters of North East parents think it’s important to talk to children about alcohol by the age of 14. And 6/10 don’t think it is acceptable to give children a sip of alcohol...

11/10/2019

Cuts in alcohol duty linked to 2000 more alcohol-related deaths...

Government cuts to alcohol taxes have had tragic consequences for public health, including nearly 2,000 more alcohol-related deaths in England since 2012, according to new research...

30/09/2019

Wake up call for “over 50s” drinkers

Figures showing that people aged over 50 are overtaking young people for health problems due to alcohol are an important wake-up call, according to Balance.

09/09/2019

Gateshead adoptive mum speaks out about FASD

An adoptive mum of three young adults, all diagnosed with a form of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), is urging mums-to-be across the country to avoid drinking alcohol in pregnancy....

20/08/2019

Warning as new figures show most teenage alcohol comes from the...

New figures out today show 1 in 10 (11%) of North East children aged 11-15 have drunk alcohol in the last week – with the North East having shed its record for the highest rates of...

31/07/2019

Health advice finally set to appear on alcohol products

Alcohol companies have been accused of delaying tactics after a Government deadline finally forced them to include up-to-date health information on their products – over three years...

23/07/2019

Balance responds to publication of Prevention Green Paper

Balance responds to the publication of the Government’s Green Paper on Prevention.

15/07/2019

Warning to parents about summer drinking

Parents across the North East are being warned this summer about the risks of giving children alcohol supplies which can harm their health, fuel noisy street sessions and lead to accidents,...

10/07/2019

£1bn alcohol tax cuts would fund the salaries of 40,000 nurses...

What would you choose – annual tax cuts of £1 billion to support the alcohol industry or paying the salaries of 40,000 nurses , 28,500 police or 25,000 teachers ?