Tagged: England

NEWS: England: Death Toll From Alcohol Cancer

Alcohol-related cancer is projected to kill 135,000 in England by 2035
Cancer Research UK commissioned Sheffield University to conduct a new study into the extent, burden and costs of alcohol-related cancers. The findings are crucial: Alcohol-related cancers will cause about 135,000 deaths and cost the NHS £2bn over the next 20 years in England, unless concerted action is taken to prevent and reduce alcohol consumption and related harm…

NEWS: EURO 2016: “Fans” Mock Refugee Kids

EURO 2016, the European football championships taking place in France this month, is delivering more examples for the fact that football and alcohol do not belong together:
England fans are filmed while mocking refugee children in France as they pay one child to down a whole pint of beer and have other children scramble over coins…

NEWS: Alcohol Tax Cuts Likely Increase Deaths

England: Alcohol related deaths are likely to increase after cuts in alcohol taxation, the British Medical Journal writes. Death rates in England fell for 6 years when alcohol duty was increased, but will now rise as taxes are cut and incomes rise – making alcohol ever more affordable…

NEWS: New Evidence For Regulating Alcohol Price

Alcohol-content-based taxation or minimum unit pricing (MUP) are both predicted to reduce health inequalities more than taxation based on product value (ad valorem taxes) or alcohol tax increases under the current system (excise duty plus value added tax) in England, according to research published this week in PLOS Medicine…

NEWS: NE England: Alcohol Epidemic Among Youth

A record number of people in the North East of England are turning to alcohol and plunging the region into an alcohol epidemic, latest figures reveal. The statistics show that more and more teenagers are in need of treatment for the alcohol consumption. Last year, almost 300 children under the age of 14 and younger had to be treated for their alcohol problems. The figures have been released from the NHS England following a Freedom of Information request…

NEWS: UK: Hidden Alcohol Epidemic Among Over-50s

A brand new study finds: Highly educated people above the age of 50 who generally lead a healthy, active and sociable life and are at higher risk of alcohol use disorder, compared to less well-off peers. The study analysed data from more than 9,000 people and concluded that alcohol use in the age group 50-plus years is a hidden middle class phenomenon…

NEWS: Pregnancy: Alcohol Causes Brain Damage

One of the UK’s leading experts in child health, Sir Al Aynsley-Green, said exposure to alcohol before birth was one of the “most significant” causes of childhood brain damage. He is calling for stronger warnings on alcohol to alert women to the dangers of alcohol intake during pregnancy.
Sir Al has called for all UK governments to raise public awareness by enacting tougher labelling rules, a call that was backed by delegates at the British Medical Association annual conference. Sir Al is the emeritus professor of child health at University College London, honorary fellow of Oxford University and the first children’s commissioner for England…