Post Tagged with: "alcohol"

Parents giving children alcohol too young, researchers say

December 15, 2017 12:49 am0 comments
Parents giving children alcohol too young, researchers say

Parents could be storing up problems for their children by introducing them to alcohol too young and ordering takeaways too often, researchers warn. Two universities found that one in six parents gives their children alcohol by the age of 14, when their body and brain are not yet fully developed. […]

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Minimum alcohol price 'could hit drinkers on low incomes'

November 29, 2017 8:40 am0 comments
Minimum alcohol price 'could hit drinkers on low incomes'

A minimum price for alcohol in Wales could hit drinkers on low incomes and lead to some young people turning to drugs, a think-tank will tell AMs. The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) will also claim it is “impossible” to predict how consumers will react. The Welsh Assembly’s health and […]

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Supreme Court backs Scottish minimum alcohol pricing

November 15, 2017 3:45 am0 comments
Supreme Court backs Scottish minimum alcohol pricing

The UK Supreme Court has ruled that Scotland can set a minimum price for alcohol, rejecting a challenge by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA). Legislation was approved by the Scottish Parliament five years ago but has been tied up in court challenges. In a unanimous judgment, seven Supreme Court judges […]

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'Weak evidence' light alcohol use in pregnancy harms

September 12, 2017 12:55 am0 comments
'Weak evidence' light alcohol use in pregnancy harms

There is “surprisingly limited” evidence that light drinking during pregnancy poses any risk to the baby, say UK researchers. They reviewed all the available studies done on the topic since the 1950s and found no convincing proof that a drink or two a week is harmful. The Bristol University team […]

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‘Smart’ vending machine could sell alcohol and ammunition

July 13, 2017 7:06 pm0 comments

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The machine uses biometric security to verify users have the right to buy its products. BBC News – Technology

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True Blood star died from alcohol withdrawal complications

July 11, 2017 8:19 am0 comments
True Blood star died from alcohol withdrawal complications

Actor Nelsan Ellis’s family has spoken about the actor’s death on Saturday, in an effort to help other people who suffer from addiction. The True Blood star died after years of suffering from drug and alcohol abuse. In a statement, his family said Ellis, 39, was ashamed of his addiction […]

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Ant McPartlin checks into rehab for alcohol and drug problem

June 18, 2017 7:38 pm0 comments
Ant McPartlin checks into rehab for alcohol and drug problem

Ant McPartlin, one half of presenting duo Ant and Dec, has checked himself into rehab for a prescription drug and alcohol problem, according to The Sun on Sunday. The TV star says he has been going through a “difficult time” and the newspaper says he will now spend a couple […]

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Alcohol binge can upset heart's rhythm, say researchers

April 25, 2017 10:36 pm0 comments
Alcohol binge can upset heart's rhythm, say researchers

Drinking lots of alcohol in a short space of time will not only get you drunk but may also upset your heart rhythm, say researchers. They did a field experiment in Germany with 3,000 adults at Munich’s famous annual Oktoberfest. The odds of heart arrhythmia increased as beer consumption went […]

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Ben Affleck reveals alcohol treatment

March 15, 2017 7:25 am0 comments
Ben Affleck reveals alcohol treatment

Ben Affleck has said he has completed treatment for alcohol addiction. In a Facebook post, the Batman and Argo actor admitted that alcoholism was “something I’ve dealt with in the past and will continue to confront”. He said the latest course of treatment was “the first of many steps being […]

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Health advisers call for minimum alcohol unit pricing

December 2, 2016 9:55 am0 comments
Health advisers call for minimum alcohol unit pricing

Introducing a minimum price per unit of alcohol in England would improve the health of the heaviest drinkers, a review by Public Health England says. The report found that although alcohol consumption has dropped since 2008, those in poorer communities are more likely to suffer or die from alcohol-related disease. […]

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