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Weekly News Update: Hospital admissions for liver disease stats

Posted 19/04/13

National news:

Drinks and food sectors 'blocking health policies'
Drinks, food and tobacco industries are undermining health policies to boost sales, medical experts have claimed.  Click here for more...

Majority of local authorities shun EMROs and late-night levies
More than three quarters of local authorities have ruled out introducing either an early morning restriction order (EMRO) or a late night levy (LNL) in the near future.  Click here for more...

One in 11 hospital admissions for liver disease ends in a hospital death
Today's provisional figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) show that while there has been a 1.6 per cent (560) increase in admissions with a primary diagnosis of liver diseases, the rate of death has remained the same since 2011. Click here for more...

Doctors and the alcohol industry: an unhealthy mix?
Key figures in the international alcohol industry gathered in Washington, DC, to take stock of how the business had responded to the World Health Organization’s Global Strategy to Reduce the Harmful Use of Alcohol.  Click here for more...

Latest Findings alcohol bulletins:
Public Health framework reviewed; alcohol counsellor skills; text advice can work.  Click here for more...

Minimum alcohol pricing may not happen over 'big, bossy government' fears
Minimum alcohol pricing may be scrapped over fears the Coalition would seem like a "big bossy government cracking down on people who don't have a problem", a health minister has admitted. Click here for more...


Reports:

Frequency of Alcohol Use in Adolescence as a Marker for Subsequent Sexual Risk Behavior in Adulthood
This study examined alcohol use frequency in adolescence as a predictor of HIV sexual risk behavior in adulthood.  Click here for more...

Vested Interests in Addiction Research and Policy. Alliance between tobacco and alcohol industries to shape public policy
The tobacco and alcohol industries share common policy goals when facing regulation, opposing policies such as tax increases and advertising restrictions.  Click here for more...