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Weekly news update: NE sees fall in drink-related hospital admissions

Posted 02/05/14

Local:

North-East sees fastest fall in drink-related hospital admissions.
HOSPITAL admissions for alcohol-related conditions in the North-East are falling faster than in any other region, according to new figures. Click here to read more...

National:

Drinks trade on track to remove 1 billion units of alcohol
The drinks industry is on track to remove 1 billion units of alcohol from the market by the end of 2015, according to a report by the Department of Health. Click here to read more...
 
Deprived areas see increase in alcohol deaths amid overall UK decline:
National figures on alcohol-related incidents and death paint a promising picture; a 7.3 per cent decrease for men and a 6.8 per cent decrease for women has been observed over a five year period, an overall downward trend which shows no sign of waning. Click here to read more...

Inside Whitehall:A sober look at costs led to the alcohol price U-turn:
For every pound that a new regulation cost industry, a pound would have to be saved…
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Minimum alcohol policy referred to European court:
A legal challenge to the Scottish government's policy on minimum alcohol pricing has been referred to a European court by the Court of Session. Click here to read more...

Minimum alcohol price not in the public interest, says health agency:
It is likely to cut alcohol-related problems but money would go into retailers' pockets rather than tackling harm, NPHA says. Click here to read more...
 

International:

Alcohol back in the too-hard basket again:
Justice Minister Judith Collins says it will not consider introducing minimum pricing for alcohol for five years, because it would hit moderate drinkers in the pocket, without compelling evidence that it would reduce harmful drinking
The Government has again kicked for touch over alcohol controls. Click here to read more...

Study: Raising Price Of Alcohol May Lower Violence:
According to a new study, increasing the price of alcohol may help decrease the number of violent crimes. Click here to read more...
 

Reports:

Maternal alcohol intake prior to and during pregnancy and risk of adverse birth outcomes: evidence from a British cohort: Click here to read more...