Have more alcohol-free days, drinkers urged

A new campaign by Public Health England (PHE) and industry-funded Drinkaware is urging middle-aged drinkers to have more alcohol-free days, as ‘a way of...

New campaign calls for national focus on preventing drug-related deaths

A new initiative launched at the Scottish Drugs Forum (SDF)’s annual conference is calling for a national focus on preventing drug deaths, and reinforces the...

‘No safe level’ of alcohol consumption

The health risks associated with drinking are ‘massive’ and there is no safe level of alcohol use, according to a major new study published...

Alcohol industry would lose £13bn if drinkers stuck to guidelines

Drinkers consuming more than the government’s low-risk guideline of 14 units a week make up a quarter of the population but provide 68 per...

‘A third’ of HMP Birmingham prisoners using drugs

Drug testing suggested that a third of prisoners in HMP Birmingham are using illicit drugs, according to a prison inspectors’ report, while one in...

Relax laws on e-cigarettes, urge MPs

Regulations on the licensing, prescribing and advertising of e-cigarettes need to be relaxed, says a report from Parliament’s cross-party Science and Technology Committee. Despite...

Hep C deaths down 11 per cent in a year

Deaths from hepatitis C-related end-stage liver disease fell by 11 per cent last year compared to 2016, according to new figures from Public Health...

Record drug deaths for England and Wales

England and Wales have once again recorded their highest ever number of drug-related deaths, according to the latest figures from the Office for National...

Cocaine and ecstasy driving increase in class A use

Around 1.1m adults took a class A drug in the last year, according to the latest Home Office figures, 3 per cent up on...

International Remembrance Day

Demonstrators gather outside Parliament to mark International Remembrance Day This year’s International Remembrance Day was marked by a demonstration outside Parliament that saw speeches from Professor John Strang and others. The annual event is...