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A new law that will introduce a minimum price for the sale of alcohol in Wales has been unveiled by the Welsh Government. The Public Health (Minimum Price for Alcohol) (Wales) Bill is expected to be introduced before the National Assembly for Wales on Monday by public health minister Rebecca…
Criminals could be barred from drinking alcohol or gambling after they are freed from prison under a new drive to tackle re-offending. For the first time, probation officers will be able to impose tailored restrictions on individuals released on licence. The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) said conditions could include a…
Jonathan Ashworth has said Labour would develop the first strategy to help children whose parents are addicts. In a personal speech at the party's conference, the shadow health secretary recalled his own childhood with an alcoholic father. "Recently, I chose to speak out very personally about my own circumstances, growing…
Research by the University of Brighton has shown than publicity campaigns can help combat alcohol-fueled sexual contact. Dr Matthew Wood, from the University’s Brighton Business School, teamed up with Professor Paurav Shukla from Essex Business School to evaluate a campaign by the alcohol education charity Drinkaware. The charity decided to…
The alcohol industry is misleading consumers with distorted and distracting health messages that downplay any related risk of cancer, researchers claim. The industry is using "denying, distortion and distraction" strategies to minimise evidence in activities that have parallels with those of the tobacco industry, according to a study led by…
Substance misuse among baby boomers is a "rapidly growing problem", experts have warned. Researchers warned that risky drinking is in decline, except among those aged 50 and over. Meanwhile, doctors will need extra skills to cope with baby boomers who misuse prescription drugs and cannabis, according to an editorial published…
Drinking alcohol most days of the week can significantly protect against developing diabetes, a study has found. Consuming alcohol three or four days per week was associated with a reduced risk of 27% in men and 32% in women, compared with abstaining. Wine had the biggest effect, probably because it…
A campaign has been launched in an effort to stop adults buying alcohol for children in North Lanarkshire.You're Asking For It will run throughout the region to tackle underage drinking, antisocial behaviour, crime and violence. It builds on a scheme in Wishaw and Motherwell which saw violence dropping by 30%,…
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