Coronavirus: Number of high-risk drinkers has ‘doubled since lockdown’ as millions more turn to alcohol

Coronavirus: Number of high-risk drinkers has 'doubled since lockdown' as millions more turn to alcohol An estimated 8.4 million people drank "high-risk" amounts of alcohol in June, compared to 4.8 million people four months earlier. The British Medical Association said the figures were 'alarming' The number of people drinking at high-risk levels has almost doubled since just before the UK's lockdown, experts have warned. An estimated 8.4 million people drank "high-risk" amounts of alcohol in June, compared to 4.8 million people four months [...]

UK condemns Singapore after Briton jailed for drug offences ‘caned 24 times’

UK condemns Singapore after Briton jailed for drug offences 'caned 24 times'. The 31-year-old was secured to a large wooden trestle and caned 24 times at Changi Prison, according to the Daily Mail. The UK has condemned Singapore after a Briton serving a 20-year sentence for drugs offences in the country was reportedly flogged naked. Ye Ming Yuen was secured to a large wooden trestle and caned 24 times at Changi Prison, the Daily Mail reported. In a statement, the Foreign Office said [...]

400 cancer cases a day in the UK could be avoided by healthier lifestyles says charity

400 cancer cases a day in the UK could be avoided by healthier lifestyles says charity More than 1,000 cancer cases are diagnosed each day Healthier lifestyles could mean almost 150,000 fewer cases of cancer in the UK each year, according to the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF). It found that in 2017, the last year for which there are fully collated figures, 366,303 cases of cancer were diagnosed - more than 1,000 people a day. But it estimated that 147,000 cases, or [...]

EMIS joins Yellow Card Scheme for reporting adverse drug reactions

EMIS joins Yellow Card Scheme for reporting adverse drug reactions. GP IT provider EMIS has become the latest to offer digital reporting of adverse drug reactions to the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency. The update allows the 4,000 practices using EMIS Web can report to the Yellow Card Scheme, which acts as an early warning for previously unrecognised adverse drug reactions. Some 93% of GP practices in the UK can now digitally report to the scheme. EMIS joins two other major suppliers [...]

Women who booze during pregnancy have less intelligent kids

Women who booze during pregnancy have less intelligent kids, experts claim. PREGNANT women who booze have less brainy children, experts say. They were also found to be at greater risk of having underweight babies. Pregnant women who booze risk giving birth to underweight babies and damaging their brain. Credit: Alamy. Their findings reinforce official guidelines, which encourage mums-to-be to abstain from alcohol. Researcher Dr Luisa Zuccolo said: “The body of evidence for the harm that alcohol can do to children before they are born is growing." “Our [...]