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17/02/2012 - Pregnant smokers problem for north
There are massive differences around England in the risk of women smoking to the end of pregnancy, according to figures published yesterday. More

16/02/2012 - Government considers alcohol price plan
Prime Minister David Cameron yesterday unexpectedly signalled a willingness to set a minimum price for alcohol. More

10/02/2012 - Cannabis doubles car crash risk
Cannabis users who drive within three hours of taking the drug are at double the risk of crashing than those who are not under the influence of alcohol or drugs, researchers said today. More

31/01/2012 - Pregnancy health threat to baby heart
Women who are careless with their health in pregnancy create an increased risk of their baby having heart problems, researchers warn today. More

10/01/2012 - Nicotine therapy challenged
Researchers have challenged the benefits of nicotine patches and gum to help smokers quit. More

09/01/2012 - Give up the daily drink
Drinkers should cease believing that a daily drink is safe, MPs and senior doctors warned today. More

06/01/2012 - One in 20 people worldwide use illegal drugs, claim
About 200 million people worldwide about one in 20 between the ages of 15 and 64 use illicit drugs each year, Australian research has claimed. More

29/12/2011 - New Year resolution - two for the price of one?
New Year resolutions often come in packages of two, government health experts said yesterday. More

07/12/2011 - Thousands pay cancer price of "bad habits"
Smoking, poor diet, alcohol and obesity are responsible for 100,000 cases of cancer a year in the UK, campaigners said yesterday. More

21/11/2011 - Talk to children about alcohol, parents urged
Health workers have been encouraging parents to talk to their children about alcohol and think about how their own drinking habits may impact on them. More

18/11/2011 - Alcoholics with gene variant at risk of early death
Alcoholic abusers who also have a specific variant in the dopamine D2 receptor gene are ten times more likely to die prematurely, according to Swedish researchers. More

02/11/2011 - Three drinks a week linked to raised breast risk
Drinking a small amount of alcohol is linked to a slight increase in the risk of breast cancer, according to new findings. More

02/11/2011 - Red wine pill tested for obesity
A chemical found in red wine may prove a potent pill for people with obesity problems, Dutch researchers reported yesterday. More

26/10/2011 - How cannabis disturbs the brain
Researchers looking at the effects of cannabis on the brain have made some disturbing discoveries. More

05/10/2011 - Global tobacco TB risk
Smoking could substantially increase deaths from tuberculosis around the world, say public health experts. More

29/09/2011 - Seed that could aid quitters
A nicotine substitute found in laburnum seeds could play a significant role in helping smokers' to quit, it was revealed last night. More

26/09/2011 - Alcohol linked to asthma risk
People who drink moderate amounts of alcohol may reduce their risk of developing asthma, researchers reported yesterday. More

21/09/2011 - Lifestyle - the new health threat
Obesity, tobacco and excess alcohol pose as much a threat to world health as infectious diseases did in the last century, a British politician has told the United Nations. More

20/09/2011 - Renewed calls to restrict films showing smoking
Adolescents are more likely to take up smoking if they regularly see it in films, according to an analysis published today. More

16/09/2011 - Global action demanded on alcohol misuse
A leading group of doctors is demanding worldwide action on alcohol abuse, claiming there has been "a lamentable lack of any global remediable action". More

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