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Heavy drinking rewires brain making it harder for boozers to recover from traumatic experiences

Mon, 03 Sep 2012 12:46:28 +0100

Heavy alcohol use can rewire the brain making it more difficult for drinkers to realise that a traumatic experience is no longer 'dangerous' to them, say researchers at the University of North Carolina. People may be tempted to start drinking to block out a painful time in life, but experts have found this can cause problems long term


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Leading doctor warns of liver failure epidemic in young adults as cases soar

Fri, 02 Dec 2011 12:39:38 +0000

The North East has seen a 400 per cent increase in the number of hospital admissions for people in their early 30s with alcoholic liver disease, experts have revealed in an open letter to the Government The North East has seen a 400 per cent increase in the number of hospital admissions for people in their early 30s with alcoholic liver disease (model)


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Living alone 'increases risk of dying from alcohol'

Thu, 22 Sep 2011 09:26:13 +0100

A Finnish study found two-thirds of people who died from an alcohol-related disease or accident between 2000 and 2007 were living alone. drinking wine


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Average Briton spends FOUR years with a hangover

Tue, 20 Sep 2011 15:20:16 +0100

We struggle with a splitting headache and nausea for 24 days a year, which equates to 1,452 days during an average adult lifetime, say researchers from YorkTest. Hungover? The average adult spends four years with a sore head, as portrayed by Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms


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Binge-drinking woman almost loses her sight after downing alcohol from the age of 11

Thu, 15 Sep 2011 17:08:34 +0100

Suzi Fox, who lives in Sherborne, in Dorset, began to down large amounts of vodka, rum and lager throughout the day as her habit spiraled out of control. Suzi Fox has gone blind in one eye after drinking huge amounts of alcohol as a teenager


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Britons drink 5,800 pints in a lifetime (and suffer 726 hangovers!)

Fri, 19 Aug 2011 08:39:00 +0100

If you're suffering from a hangover after an ill-advised drink after work last night, you may not be pleased to know it is just one of 726 that you will experience. Bar bill: The average Brit has 5,800 pints and 8,700 glasses of wine in their lifetime


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Binge-drinking: Why having 1 more drink seems like a good idea

Thu, 07 Jul 2011 15:28:34 +0100

When nursing a hangover it's not unusual to vow to never allow alcohol to pass your lips again. Now scientists from Washington University have found why we renege. A good idea at the time: Scientists found drinkers tend to exaggerate the benefits of alcohol and downplay negative after effects


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Alcoholics given mobile phones to help them quit drinking

Wed, 06 Apr 2011 07:25:52 +0100

The dedicated handsets are being handed out to 120 addicts in Bolton, Greater Manchester, in the first scheme of its kind in Britain. Alcoholics are being given mobile phones to receive encouraging text messages in their bid to quit drinking


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Child of THREE treated in hospital for alcohol abuse after being fed drink for months

Mon, 14 Mar 2011 09:05:26 +0000

The unnamed toddler, from the West Midlands, was given alcohol regularly for more than six months. Experts say the child would have suffered terrible withdrawal symptoms including shakes and mood swings. A child of three was treated for alcoholism in the West Midlands (posed by model)


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Doctors gunning for Health Secretary Andrew Lansley over NHS reforms

Mon, 14 Mar 2011 03:42:59 +0000

Some 350 delegates have been summoned to London for an emergency British Medical Association meeting to discuss motions critical of the Health Secretary’s policies. Blasted: Health Secretary Andrew Lansley has been attacked by doctors over his policies


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Revealed: the astonishing amount one fifth of British 15-year-olds drink in a year

Sun, 08 Aug 2010 23:42:02 +0100

According to Department of Health statistics, one in five young people between 11 and 15 drinks more than 600 units a year. Alcohol.jpg


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Health expert Barry Carpenter labels British binge drinking during pregnancy 'child abuse by umbilical cord'

Thu, 08 Jul 2010 20:12:17 +0100

Professor Barry Carpenter said Britain was facing unprecedented rise in children born with learning disabilities - and boozy mothers-to-be were to blame. Poisoning baby: Professor Barry Carpenter says pregnant women who drink are condemning their children to a lifetime of learning disabilities


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Average Briton drinks 84 times their bodyweight in alcohol

Tue, 01 Dec 2009 01:49:06 +0000

Soaring levels of binge drinking mean that many Britons drink an average of 3.7 pints of beer, or 8.5 large glasses of wine, each week. Binge Britain: Soaring levels of binge drinking mean that many Britons drink an average of 3.7 pints of beer, or 8.5 large glasses of wine, each week


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Children under 12 need A&E treatment for binge drinking every 48 hours

Fri, 03 Jul 2009 02:04:07 +0100

A child under 12 needs emergency hospital treatment every 48 hours because of binge drinking. Concern: One in four underage drinkers consumes 20 units a week


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Thousands of young teenage girls hospitalised after binge drinking

Fri, 03 Apr 2009 01:55:29 +0100

More than 5,000 school girls under the age of 16 needed hospital treatment last year after bingeing on alcohol, new figures show. Girls as young as 10 have been hospitalised in the past year due to drinking too much alcohol


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