Category list : Alcohol
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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
Nurses are being encouraged to share successful public health schemes they have been involved with through a new website launched by the Royal College of Nursing.
Beer drinking raises thousands for nurse charitySubscription
The Cavell Nurses’ Trust has received more than £2,000 from the sale of over 45,000 pints of beer named in honour of the nurse who prompted the charity’s creation.
Public health funding for councils will be cut by £77m in 2016-17, the government has confirmed.