Tagged: alcohol

Drinkers can underestimate alcohol habits

Some people could be underestimating their alcohol intake by as much as 40 per cent, according to new figures the Department of Health published today. The snapshot into the nation’s drinking habits come as this year’s Change4life TV ad campaign … Read more → – Drinkers can underestimate alcohol habits

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Action needed on liver disease, as CMO takes temperature of the country’s health

Comprehensive action is needed to stop the rising tide of liver disease, is one of the key findings to emerge from Chief Medical Officer Professor Dame Sally Davies first annual report that is launched today. The report, which is the … Read more → – Action needed on liver disease, as CMO takes temperature of the country’s health

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£4 million for innovative solutions to tackle healthcare problems

The government has announced £4 million of funding for businesses to develop cutting-edge ideas to address some of the biggest health problems of our time. The Department of Health has opened two new competitions with up to £2 million of … Read more → – £4 million for innovative solutions to tackle healthcare problems

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Alcohol industry sheds a billion units to cut hospital admissions and 1,000 deaths

A billion units of alcohol will be shed by the alcohol industry through an ambitious plan to help customers drink within guidelines, Health Secretary Andrew Lansley announced today. The initiative, which is part of the Responsibility Deal, is being spearheaded … Read more → – Alcohol industry sheds a billion units to cut hospital admissions and 1,000 deaths

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Don’t let drink sneak up on you

People will be warned that they are at risk from serious illness including heart disease, stroke and cancer if they drink just a little bit more than they should, the Health Secretary Andrew Lansley said today. A brand new nationwide … Read more → – Don’t let drink sneak up on you

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Office for National Statistics publishes data on alcohol-related deaths

The Office for National Statistics has published data which shows a rise in the number of men dying from alcohol-related illnesses. In response, Public Health Minister Anne Milton said: “The ONS has highlighted the rise in the total number of … Read more → – Office for National Statistics publishes data on alcohol-related deaths

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Healthy New Year’s resolutions – BOGOF

Buy One good habit and Get another One Free this New Year People who make a healthy New Year’s resolution may find they actually get two for the price of one, according to new reports published today.  Conversely, people who … Read more → – Healthy New Year’s resolutions – BOGOF

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£150 million for life-saving cancer treatments

1,500 patients a year to get new “Cancer Laser” treatment Health Secretary Andrew Lansley will today unveil plans to invest up to £150 million in procuring a new cutting-edge ‘proton beam therapy’ radiotherapy cancer service.  Proton beam therapy (PBT) is … Read more → – £150 million for life-saving cancer treatments

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Cancer Research UK lifestyle study

A study published by Cancer Research UK has found that 40 per cent of cancers could be prevented by making lifestyle changes such as giving up smoking, cutting down on alcohol, eating healthily and doing more physical activity. In response, … Read more → – Cancer Research UK lifestyle study

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Throat and liver cancer

Statistics published by the World Cancer Research Fund and the British Liver Trust show that Britain has the highest rates of throat cancer in Europe and that liver cancer deaths have risen by more than 70 per cent. In response, … Read more → – Throat and liver cancer

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