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Wednesday 25 November 2015


Wine drinkers offered small glasses in trial

Wine drinkers in Scotland will now be offered small 125ml glasses of wine in pubs as part of a scheme by health authorities to “bring more choice” to pub-goers.

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 No Comments »

UK medical chief ‘to lower alcohol guidelines’

The UK chief medical officer will recommend a “significant” lowering of the safe alcohol consumption guidelines, according to reports.

Monday, November 9th, 2015 No Comments »

Hangovers cost US economy $77bn a year

Hangovers cost the American economy $77bn (£50bn) every year because of low productivity and missed working days, new research has found.

Monday, October 19th, 2015 No Comments »

White wine ‘has same health benefits as red’

White wine may have some the same health benefits as red wine, two major studies have found.

Thursday, October 15th, 2015 No Comments »

Glass of wine a day could help battle diabetes

Scientists in Israel have hailed the benefits of drinking a glass of red wine every day, which could help people with type 2 diabetes manage their cholesterol and cardiac health.

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 3 Comments »

US red wine contains high levels of arsenic

Nearly all red wine produced in the US contains arsenic in amounts that well exceed the limit allowed in drinking water, a study has found.

Thursday, October 1st, 2015 No Comments »

Two pints a week could cut risk of heart attack

Drinking two pints of beer a week could help cut the risk of heart attacks in women by up to a third, according to research carried out in Sweden.

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 No Comments »

Bordeaux cancer rates raise pesticide fears

The use of pesticides on vineyards “cannot be excluded” as a reason for the high rates of child cancer in Sauternes, health authorities have said.

Monday, September 28th, 2015 4 Comments »

Alcohol tax revenue ‘outweighs cost of abuse’

The cost of dealing with the results of alcohol abuse in England is significantly smaller than the tax revenue brought in from alcohol duty, a new study has found.

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 No Comments »

Kids should learn about alcohol ‘at age 9’

Parents wondering about when to tell their children about the dangers of excessive alcohol consumption should discuss it with their kids at age 9, a report into child health says.

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 1 Comment »

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