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Tag Archives: Public health

• Binge Drinking Among Women Is Both Dangerous And Overlooked

Binge Drinking Among Women Is Both Dangerous And Overlooked

Binge drinking is something many people want to shrug off. But officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say it’s a public health problem that deserves more attention. You might be tempted to think binge drinking is mainly an issue for men, but that’s not the case. So the CDC is putting the […]

• Booze shock: Alcohol puts a child under FIVE in hospital every week

Booze shock: Alcohol puts a child under FIVE in hospital every week

The NHS says it is growing trend as every week three 10 and 11-year-olds are taken to hospital in England after drinking too much. ONE child under five is taken to hospital every week after drinking alcohol, shock NHS figures reveal. In six cases they were not even 12 months old, with experts blaming booze […]

• Beware. French winegrower death linked to pesticides

Beware. French winegrower death linked to pesticides

A French winegrower, who died after contracting leukaemia becoming the first farmer to have his illness officially linked to the pesticides he used for years on his crops, has spoken from beyond the grave giving a warning to the industry.  Yannick Chenet, 43, had cultivated vineyards and other crops for decades at his farm […]

• UK: In Effort To Control Drinking, Govt. To Raise Tax On Strong Beer

UK: In Effort To Control Drinking, Govt. To Raise Tax On Strong Beer

The U.K. government said Tuesday it will tax stronger beers at a higher rate than weaker ones as part of its move to tackle problem drinking. The new tax rates will be revealed in the 2011 Budget and will apply to beers with an alcoholic content above 7.5% and below 2.8%. The decision follows an […]