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Weekly policy update MUP 'effectively targets harmful drinkers' - NICE

Posted 13/02/14

National News:
Minimum pricing for alcohol 'effectively targets harmful drinkers' - NICE 
A minimum price per unit of alcohol, as recommended by NICE, effectively targets high-risk drinkers while having little impact on moderate drinkers, according to a new study. - read more...  

What Effects Can Alcohol in Pregnancy Have on a Child in Later Life? 
A local authority has taken criminal legal action against a mother who drank heavily whilst she was pregnant.  - read more...   

Minimum alcohol price would save UK lives, cut healthcare costs 
Setting a minimum alcohol price of 45 pence ($0.73) a unit in Britain would cut deaths and hospital time among heavy drinkers yet have virtually no adverse impact on the pockets of moderate drinkers, researchers said on Monday. - read more...

Drinkwise - reducing the risks together
Weekly parliamentary briefing - read more...

Govt’s ban on cheap alcohol to come into force in April 
A ban on selling cheap alcohol will come into force in England and Wales from 6 April, the Home Office has said. - read more...

Public Health England - Alcohol E-shot
bulletin highlights the latest alcohol research evidence, reports, media articles and resources on a monthly basis. - read more...

January to turn into alcohol-free year for Carrie 
A woman who rose to the challenge of staying alcohol free throughout January is taking the health pledge a step further. - read more...

First British victims of NekNomination: 
Two men die after downing alarming amounts of alcohol as part of shocking new internet craze. - read more...

Regional News:
'Time for minimum unit pricing on alcohol' says BMA
Between 2011 and 2012 the North-East NHS spent more money per head than anywhere else in England tackling alcohol-related health problems. - read more...

International News:
Russia’s Ban on Alcohol in Arenas Leaves Drinkers Flat

Russia is staging the driest Olympics in memory. - read more...

Alcohol and Cardiovascular Health: The Dose Makes the Poison or the Remedy
Excessive alcohol use has been linked to cirrhosis, seizures, stroke, poisonings, violence, and cancer, and according to the World Health Organization. -read more...

Burden of alcohol abuse to economy estimated to be as high as 10% of GDP
THE damage alcohol abuse inflicted on the economy cost at least R246bn, or 10% of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2009, according to research published earlier this month in the South African Medical Journal (SAMJ). - read more...