Did you know that alcohol consumption is considered a risk factor for some types of cancer, and that limiting alcohol intake could reduce the risk?From The Irish Times
Alcohol can increase the risk of cancer of the mouth, larynx (voicebox), throat, oesophagus (foodpipe), breast, liver and bowel.
The Cancer Research UK website provides a good overview of the research in this 2010 post, Alcohol Ireland also offers some sobering information about alcohol and cancer and the Irish Cancer Society offers some advice on how to limit your intake.
Article source: http://alcoholireland.ie/home_news/be-aware-of-the-links-between-alcohol-and-cancer/
Postponed: Girls, Women Alcohol
Alcohol Action Ireland’s conference, Girls, Women Alcohol, due to take place on November 11, has been postponed and an event focusing on the same topic will now take place in April 2015.
Further details will be published on alcoholireland.ie and on our Facebook and Twitter accounts, when they become available.
For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 01-8780610.
Article source: http://alcoholireland.ie/home_news/postponed-girls-women-alcohol/
A startling jump in the number of people dying of liver disease has been triggered by an increase in alcohol consumption, Public Health England (PHE) has warned.
From the Guardian
The first regional study into the preventable disease revealed a 40% rise in deaths over the past 12 years, with men twice as likely to be diagnosed as women.
The changes in pub opening hours and higher levels of alcohol consumption are directly linked to the “rapid and shocking” increase in death rates, according to Prof Julia Verne, who led the research for PHE.
St Vincent’s University Hospital Lecture
St Vincent’s University Hospital is hosting a talk on alcohol harm in Ireland by Suzanne Costello, CEO of Alcohol Action Ireland, on Wednesday, October 22.
Article source: http://alcoholireland.ie/home_news/st-vincents-hospital-health-promotion-lecture-alcohol-in-ireland-finding-the-right-measures/