Alcohol

Teetotallers ‘take more days off sick’ than drinkers
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Teetotallers ‘take more days off sick’ than drinkers

Researchers say non-drinkers have up to 50% higher risk of absence from work for a host of physical and mental ailments
6 Jun 2018
Ten ways to reduce the risk of cancer
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Ten ways to reduce the risk of cancer

New report says obesity set to overtake smoking as leading global cause of the disease
24 May 2018
Does minimum alcohol pricing work?
The price of beer and cider in Scotland has gone up dramatically
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Does minimum alcohol pricing work?

Debate continues over whether increased taxes will cut alcohol-related deaths and binge drinking
2 May 2018
Is drinking wine good or bad for your health?
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Is drinking wine good or bad for your health?

New report warns drinking more than five glasses a week can shorten lifespan
13 Apr 2018
Lifestyle choices are behind four in 10 cancers
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Lifestyle choices are behind four in 10 cancers

Cancer Research UK says that giving up smoking and cutting down on calories could see cancer rates fall dramatically
23 Mar 2018
Drinking alcohol key to living past 90, says study
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Drinking alcohol key to living past 90, says study

New findings suggest a glass of wine a day keeps ageing at bay
20 Feb 2018
Shops breathalyse alcohol buyers in Wales
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Shops breathalyse alcohol buyers in Wales

The initiative is part of an operation to cut alcohol-related crime in the Welsh capital
14 Nov 2017
Lidl launches ‘hangover-free’ Prosecco line
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Lidl launches ‘hangover-free’ Prosecco line

New version of fizz released just in time for Christmas - but is it too good to be true?
10 Oct 2017
Drunk Briton becomes first to swim Hoover Dam
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Drunk Briton becomes first to swim Hoover Dam

Aaron Hughes, in Las Vegas for his stag-do, escaped being dragged under only because nine of the 10 turbines were not in operation
12 Sep 2017
Five of the best reasons for calling in sick
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In Depth

Five of the best reasons for calling in sick

From obstructive cows to devastating darts, wannabe absentees can be creative
11 Jul 2017
Alcohol-related cancers 'to kill 135,000 in next 20 years'
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Alcohol-related cancers 'to kill 135,000 in next 20 years'

Patients with cancers linked to alcohol consumption will cost the NHS £2bn by 2035, says charity
18 Nov 2016
Alcohol a 'direct cause' of seven forms of cancer
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Alcohol a 'direct cause' of seven forms of cancer

Experts call for more education campaigns in wake of new study
22 Jul 2016
New alcohol health advice branded 'scaremongering'
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New alcohol health advice branded 'scaremongering'

Critics not impressed over call for men to drink no more than women
8 Jan 2016
Alcohol pricing: has Scottish government been scuppered?
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Alcohol pricing: has Scottish government been scuppered?

European court rules measure is illegal if same benefit can be derived from tax rises
24 Dec 2015
Alcohol related A&E admissions 'up 50%' in nine years
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Alcohol related A&E admissions 'up 50%' in nine years

New study shows emergency admissions caused by alcohol top 250,000 a year in England
22 Dec 2015
Reckless drunks 'share genetic mutation'
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Reckless drunks 'share genetic mutation'

Researchers find that 2.2% of Finns carry a mutated gene that means they can't 'hold their drink'
18 Nov 2015
Vegemite is 'gateway to misery' – but will not be banned
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Vegemite is 'gateway to misery' – but will not be banned

Government decides against plan to limit sales of yeast spread after claims it is used to brew moonshine
10 Aug 2015
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