Category list : Alcohol
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The Council of Deans of Health has announced the election of Professor Brian Webster-Henderson as its chair-elect.
Nurse receives award for helping combat veteransSubscription
A mental health nurse in Northumberland has been awarded a prestigious prize for his innovative approach to supporting ex-service personnel with substance misuse issues.
Patients with acute pancreatitis are being repeatedly admitted to hospital because the cause is not always identified or treated properly, an assessment of care has revealed.
Sharp rise in teen poisonings over past 20 yearsSubscription
There has been a sharp rise in the overall number of teen poisonings over the past 20 years in the UK, particularly among girls and young women, according to researchers.
Is a pint of beer a day good for the heart?Subscription
“Pint of beer a day could protect you from heart attacks,” The Independent reports. A new review on the alleged protective effects of moderate beer drinking has been warmly welcomed by the UK media – but nobody reported that it was funded by an Italian beer trade association.
Trust launches pioneering baby screening pathwaySubscription
Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in Greater Manchester has launched a new approach to highlight the dangers of drinking in pregnancy to unborn babies.
There has been a significant increase in patient access to nurses specialising in health problems linked to alcohol in accident and emergency settings over the last five years, say researchers.
Concerns have been raised that nurses could become involved in the coercive treatment of patients with mental health problems who may in the future be denied welfare benefits if they refuse therapy.
Using online tools to treat alcohol misuseSubscription
Stigma and difficulty accessing services may prevent people from seeking treatment for alcohol misuse, but digital tools can overcome some of the barriers they experience
The results of a Cochrane review, which explored the efficacy of pharmacotherapy as a treatment for anxiety in the presence of comorbid alcohol disorders