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Thursday 27 November 2014

health

NHS launches pill to cut alcohol cravings

A pill that promises to reduce the desire to drink alcohol is now available on prescription from the NHS.

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 No Comments »

Moderate drinking beneficial only to few

A glass of wine a day can protect against heart disease, but only if you carry a specific gene present in just 15% of the population.

Friday, November 14th, 2014 No Comments »

Calls for alcohol calorie labels ‘miss the point’

Calls made by health professionals to label alcohol with its calorie content “miss the point rather spectacularly”, according to a body which represents British advertisers.

Friday, October 31st, 2014 3 Comments »

Alcohol found to improve memory

Far from impairing your memory, drinking moderate amounts of alcohol in later life could actually help improve it.

Friday, October 24th, 2014 No Comments »

Diageo fined after two workers injured

Diageo has been fined £18,000 after two of its workers suffered from injuries including broken bones and memory loss in falls at its distilleries.

Friday, October 24th, 2014 1 Comment »

Wine could protect against brittle bones

A compound found in red wine could one day be used to treat osteoporosis, according to a recent study.

Monday, October 20th, 2014 No Comments »

Sainsbury’s slashes abv on Prosecco

UK supermarket Sainsbury’s has cut the alcohol in its own-brand Prosecco from 11% abv to 10.5% as part of its ’20×20′ programme.

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 No Comments »

Alcohol-related hospital admissions drop

While the number of people being admitted to hospital in England due to alcohol has fallen, treating alcohol-related illnesses is still costing the NHS £2.8 billion a year.

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 No Comments »

Red wine could hold key to acne cure

US researchers have attributed yet another health benefit to an antioxidant found in red wine, linking it to the effective treatment of acne.

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 No Comments »

German city paying alcoholics in beer

A German city has launched a controversial programme that will see its alcoholic homeless sweep the streets in return for beer and cigarettes.

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 No Comments »

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