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Saturday 30 August 2014

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Minister suggests charging drunk patients

Charging drunk patients for treatment at hospitals’ A&E departments could prevent the service from being abused, according to one health minister.

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 No Comments »

BMA drops wine club links after criticism

The British Medical Association has dropped an arrangement with a wine club offering doctors cut-price drink, despite it backing minimum pricing on alcohol.

Monday, August 11th, 2014 No Comments »

Drinking two days in a row is a ‘risk’

A UK Government health quango has warned of the dangers of drinking for two consecutive days urging consumers to adopt a “one day on, one day off” rule.

Monday, August 11th, 2014 1 Comment »

Moderate drinking ‘reduces risk’ of AAA

A moderate intake of alcoholic beverages can lower the risk of life-threatening abdominal aortic aneurysm, according to new research.

Friday, August 1st, 2014 No Comments »

New ‘vapour alcohol’ controversy

A new gadget that allows users to vapourise their spirits and consume alcohol through their lungs has been met with condemnation from health experts.

Thursday, July 17th, 2014 1 Comment »

Moderate drinking can ‘benefit the heart’

Low-to-moderate alcohol consumption can reduce the risk of heart attacks and a life-threatening flaw in the heart, two independent studies have concluded.

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 1 Comment »

Beer cheaper than water in World Cup price war

Some lagers are being sold for less than a bottle of water as competing supermarkets look to cash-in on the World Cup, health experts have warned.

Monday, June 30th, 2014 No Comments »

Supermarkets ‘subsidise cheaper drinks’

UK supermarkets are responding to tax increases by subsidising the price of cheaper drinks, and raising prices of their more expensive products beyond the level of increased tax.

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014 No Comments »

Glasgow NHS step-up alcohol crackdown

Scotland’s largest health board is upping its campaign against alcohol businesses by creating a specific post to object to liquor licences and curtail the sale of drink in the city, in a move that could spread across the country.

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014 No Comments »

World Cup licensing hours ‘unwelcome’

The president of the UK’s College of Emergency Medicine has called the extension of pub opening times for England’s World Cup games “unwelcome”.

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 No Comments »

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