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Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Drug and Alcohol Abuse

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02/03/2010 - Peer pressure in drinkers' minds?
People who blame others for pressurising them to drink may be imagining things, it was claimed yesterday. More

01/03/2010 - HIV drug link threat warning
Not many countries are offering adequate services to prevent drug users contracting HIV - and they are missing a chance to stem the spread of the virus, researchers warn today. More

16/02/2010 - UK drinks fail label test
British alcohol producers may face new laws on labelling after failing to comply with a voluntary code, it was announced yesterday. More

29/01/2010 - Brits unaware of alcohol risk
The British public wrongly thinks that only binge drinking and drunkenness is dangerous to health, experts said today. More

28/01/2010 - Teen bingeing risks health - warning
Many young teenagers are moving into "dangerous territory" in their drinking habits, experts said today as new figures showed the problem is worst in the north-east of England. More

20/01/2010 - Johnson's alcohol pledge
A pledge of "tough" new powers to tackle alcohol abuse in England failed to satisfy health campaigners yesterday. More

20/01/2010 - Safety of electronic cigarettes remains unclear
The jury is still out on the safety of electronic cigarettes, experts say today. More

08/01/2010 - Anger at "disastrous" impact of cheap booze
Health campaigners gave a warm welcome to a report today calling for tougher action to prevent alcohol abuse. More

31/12/2009 - Warning on home drinking peril
People who drink spirits such as whisky at home routinely breach safe limits without realising the danger, campaigners warned today. More

28/12/2009 - Quit kit New Year gift for smokers
British smokers seeking to give up for 2010 have been offered a sack full of assistance by the government. More

17/12/2009 - A mutation with every pack - cancer genes unravelled
A typical smoker acquires one genetic mutation for every 15 cigarettes smoked, according to ground-breaking research published last night. More

17/12/2009 - Clamp down on teen drinks - senior doctor
Teenagers under the age of 15 should not be given any alcoholic drinks, Britain's chief medical officer said today. More

01/12/2009 - Cannabis row - evidence both ways
Britain should embrace cannabis as a substitute for alcohol, according to one researcher. More

30/11/2009 - Alcohol threat to cancer battle success
Growing rates of alcohol drinking are putting at risk successes in the battle against cancer, according to a new European study. More

26/11/2009 - Drinkers work out to burn off alcohol
British drinkers think they can burn off the effects of alcohol with exercise. More

24/11/2009 - Reality check on child fitness
British families are out of touch with reality when it comes to the fitness of children, campaigners claimed yesterday. More

19/11/2009 - Alcohol may protect male heart
Regular drinking of alcohol by men may cut their risk of heart disease by as much as a third, according to the results of a major European study published today. More

10/11/2009 - Call for ban on alcohol sports sponsorship
Alcohol advertising and sponsorship should be banned from sporting events, senior doctors and campaigners said today. More

29/10/2009 - Different genes control alcohol intake and alcoholism
Like a drink of alcohol? It may not mean you are on the way to becoming an alcoholic, scientists say. More

23/10/2009 - Doubts over benefit of low alcohol intake
New findings challenge the theory that drinking a little alcohol may be good for the health. More

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