Posts tagged “alcohol”

Health Secretary launches new preventative health plan to boost life expectancy

November 7th, 2018
Health Secretary launches new preventative health plan to boost life expectancy

The Health Secretary has launched a new preventative health plan, which is designed to increase life expectancy. Matt Hancock is keen to switch the focus to prevention, rather than cure, and has introduced new guidelines to outline a long-term vision for the NHS. At the moment, he explained, the NHS spends ten times as much […]

Lancet Global Study Disproves Healthy Alcohol Consumption Theory

August 28th, 2018
Lancet Global Study Disproves Healthy Alcohol Consumption Theory

A large global study published recently in the Lancet health journal has confirmed previous research that says there isn’t a safe level of consumption of alcohol, offsetting the often-repeated claims about moderate drinking being healthy in what has been described as the most significant report into alcohol to date. The study, Alcohol use and burden […]

New study suggests giving up alcohol can bring health benefits in just one month

July 17th, 2018
New study suggests giving up alcohol can bring health benefits in just one month

A new study suggests that giving up alcohol for just one month can bring significant health benefits. New research claims that laying off the booze for a month can result in lower blood pressure and improved liver health. Many people are aware of the long-term benefits of quitting heavy drinking, but researchers believe that giving […]

NICE advises GPs to send ‘harmful drinkers’ for liver scans

December 20th, 2016
NICE advises GPs to send ‘harmful drinkers’ for liver scans

New guidelines issued by NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) advise GPs to send ‘harmful drinkers’ for liver scans. According to new guidelines, GPs should consider referring women who drink more than 3.5 bottles of wine and men who drink more than 5 bottles of wine per week for liver scans. This quantity […]

Local Councils Call for Weaker Drinks to Tackle Alcohol-Related Health Issues

March 29th, 2016
Local Councils Call for Weaker Drinks to Tackle Alcohol-Related Health Issues

Local councils are calling for weaker versions of alcoholic drinks to be made available in a bid to tackle alcohol-related health problems. Representatives from the Local Government Association believe that offering weaker versions of beers, cider and spirits, will enable people to adopt a healthier lifestyle; the LGA has also called for more non-alcoholic versions […]

Infertility Crisis For Indian State of Punjab

April 12th, 2011
Infertility Crisis For Indian State of Punjab

It seems infertility amongst Punjabi men is in crisis with a large of proportion having a lower sperm count than other parts of India. Medical practitioners also blame the consumption of alcohol as the major factor. The information came from the World Health Organisation (WHO) committee for semen analysis which appears to show that worldwide […]

Is Lifestyle To Blame For Infertility?

February 25th, 2011
Is Lifestyle To Blame For Infertility?

It appears so, according to one Los Angeles family therapist, Lillian Dulan. She told local reporters: “What patients often don’t consider when trying to conceive is the effect of alcohol use. I often hear, what’s wrong with having a drink or two to unwind after a hectic day?” Alcohol consumption has become a worldwide problem, […]

Deadly Super Bowl Sunday

February 4th, 2011
Deadly Super Bowl Sunday

Super Bowl Sunday is a day most NFL fans look forward to for months. However according to Mike Bomberger, a personal injury lawyer from California, it is also a day notorious for the numbers of drink driving accidents leading to many serious injury and deaths. It is well known that the Sunday of the Super […]

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