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17/06/2011

Balance response to Joseph Rowntree Foundation report

Responding to research conducted by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Colin Shevills, Director of Balance, said: “Parents are undoubtedly the biggest influence on their children’s lives....

16/06/2011

Men - is your MOT up to date?

Worryingly, a recent study by Men’s Health Network has shown that 70 per cent of men find it easier to look after their cars than their own health..

26/05/2011

Balance response to NHS Information Centre Report

Colin Shevills, Director of Balance, said: “Today’s statistics provide a big picture of the damage alcohol misuse is doing across England and the North East.

25/05/2011

Balance – response to Geordie Shore

Colin Shevills, Director at Balance, said: “Programmes like Geordie Shore are particularly dangerous because they trivialise alcohol misuse.

24/05/2011

The risks of regular drinking to be x-plained in Northumberland...

Residents in Prudhoe will be given x-ray vision to see the hidden damage drinking alcohol daily or almost daily could be doing to their internal organs.

23/05/2011

Alcohol and calories – response to Drinkaware

Colin Shevills, Director of Balance, said: “While we welcome measures which encourage people to think about and reduce how much they are drinking, increasing understanding around alcohol...

19/05/2011

Cutting down to reduce the risk

Earlier this month, the World Cancer Research Fund highlighted that the risk of cancer can be reduced by looking after your health.

13/05/2011

Balance response to Drinkaware research

Colin Shevills, Director of Balance, said: “Drinkaware's research emphasises the key role that parents have in forming and enabling the drinking attitudes and behaviours of their children....

21/04/2011

Living for the weekend – good for the soul but bad for our health?...

The recent national celebrations and extended weekends have been an eagerly anticipated break for many of us.

08/04/2011

British Medical Journal study is a wake up call

Colin Shevills, Director of Balance, said: “We welcome today’s report by the British Medical Journal as it highlights the health risks associated with drinking too much, too often.