Post Tagged with: "alcohol"

'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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Euro 2016: Football alcohol adverts seen 'once a minute'

June 27, 2016 6:17 am0 comments
Euro 2016: Football alcohol adverts seen 'once a minute'

People who watched Wales’ Euro 2016 game against England on television saw alcohol marketing almost once every minute during play, a study has found. It found pitch-side alcohol sponsor adverts were seen 78 times per game on average during broadcasts of the two countries’ five Group B games. So during […]

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Newborn babies tested for alcohol

April 29, 2016 11:42 am0 comments
Newborn babies tested for alcohol

Newborn babies are being tested for alcohol after researchers raised concerns about pregnant women drinking regularly. Samples from hundreds of babies born at the Princess Royal Maternity Hospital in Glasgow are being studied for alcohol by-products. Results suggest about 40% of mothers consume some alcohol while pregnant. However, the British […]

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Millions bust alcohol limit in a day

March 8, 2016 12:42 pm0 comments
Millions bust alcohol limit in a day

Around 2.5 million people in Great Britain – 9% of drinkers – consume more than the new weekly recommended limit for alcohol in a single day, latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show. The 2014 data predates the new limit of 14 units of alcohol per week for […]

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