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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.

25/03/2011

Government needs to go further, faster

The alcohol pledges announced earlier this month make it easy to understand why health organisations found it impossible to support the Government’s Responsibility Deal.