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Weekly policy update - Alcohol and Cancer- the forgotten link

Posted 06/02/14

Alcohol and Cancer- the forgotten link
Cancer is the second most common cause of death in Europe, nearly around 2.5 million EU citizens are diagnosed with cancer yearly. -read more...

National News:
Drinkwise - Reducing the risks together
 
Weekly parliamentary briefing. - read more...

Consultant blames cheap price of alcohol for 'NekNomination' craze 
‘‘There’s a huge problem in Ireland in relation to alcohol, it’s cheap and very affordable,’’ Prof Frank Murray. - read more...

Young people warned away from ‘very dangerous’ Neknominations
Young people have been warned about the dangers of neknominations, a viral drinking game involving social media. - read more...

Strong drink 'too cheap' to ignore, Scottish government argues
Alcohol as cheap as 20p a unit proves minimum pricing is needed to combat Scotland's relationship with drink, according to the health secretary. - read more...

Super-strength alcohol ban extended to West Suffolk
A campaign to stop the sale of super-strength alcohol has been expanded from Ipswich to other parts of Suffolk. - read more...

Sale of ultra-cheap alcohol to be banned in England and Wales 
New rules will ban deep discounting, which has resulted in cans of lager being sold more cheaply than water in supermarkets. - read more...

Alcohol pricing challenge in court 
A legal challenge to the Scottish Government's plans for a minimum price for alcohol returns to court today. - read more...

Alcohol sale curbs before World Cup
A ban on cheap alcohol will be in force before the start of the football World Cup finals as part of Government efforts to curb problem drinking. - read more...

International News:
Alcohol causes 1,400 cancer deaths a year 
Alcoholic drinks should carry cigarette-style cancer warnings and be taxed at rates that reflect the burden of disease they cause, according to leading Australian health experts. - read more...

All alcohol, even wine, raises risk of gout flare-ups 
new research finds that all types of alcohol, even previously exempt wine, can bring on attacks of the painful condition. - read more... 

Public health and alcohol: Expert calls Utah 'envy of the nation  
Utah has  the lowest prevalence of binge drinking among those 18 and older in the country. - read more... 

Alcohol-linked deaths a problem for the Americas  
Liver disease and brain disorders due to alcohol abuse are important causes of premature death in the Americas, a new study concludes. - read more...