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Weekly News Update: Drinkers need to be told about the risk of cancer

Posted 22/08/14

Regional:

Almost 200 under-18s are hospitalised with alcohol poisoning across the North East
Hospitals in the North East are admitting thousands of patients with alcohol poisoning each year - including almost 200 aged under 18 or under.  Click here to read more...


National:

Knowledgebase decodes daunting alcohol datasets
Health practitioners, policy makers and the general public have a valuable new tool to help tackle alcohol related issues in their communities after Flinders University's National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA) launched Australia's first comprehensive online National Alcohol and Drug Knowledgebase.  Click here to read more...

Alcohol tax urged to fund abstinence-based rehab
Drink and drug addicts should be treated in abstinence-based treatment centres paid for with a new tax on alcohol, a think tank has urged.  Click here to read more...

Over half of people in Northern Ireland 'in favour of minimum alcohol pricing': Latest study into drinking habits
Some three-fifths of those quizzed said they agreed with the introduction of a minimum price per unit of alcohol. Click here to read more...

Young to have say on night economy
With a council group set up to look at tackling problems caused by alcohol-fuelled crimes in the resort and EMROs only recently avoided, pub and bar bosses want to hear from more people aged 18-30.  Click here to read more...


International news:

Drinkers need to be told about the risk of cancer from alcohol (Aus)
Curtin University researchers are now recommending the adoption of cancer warning labels for alcoholic beverages after a study they conducted found that Australians would take not be averse to seeing such advisories on their wine, beer and spirits bottles.  Click here to read more...