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Men unaware of link between alcohol and cancer

The message that drinking alcohol increases the risk of cancer is not getting through to the majority of men, an international charity has warned.

Cutting alcohol intake 'would prevent 2,600 cancer deaths a year'

Reducing daily alcohol intake could prevent 4,600 deaths every year, including more than 2,600 from cancer, experts from Oxford University have said.

Britons among EU worst for binge drinking

The UK has one of the highest rates of binge drinking in the EU, according to groundbreaking research by the Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS).

Lifestyle-linked diseases continue to increase globally

Diseases like cancer, heart disease and diabetes are becoming the dominant cause of death and disability globally, a landmark international study has revealed.

Alcohol cancer risks "underestimated" say researchers

Researchers have warned that many drinkers significantly underestimate the cancer risks associated with alcohol.

Number of Britons diagnosed with alcohol-related cancers exceeds Wimbledon's Centre Court

Over 20,000 people are diagnosed with an alcohol-related cancer each year in the UK - more than enough to fill Wimbledon's Centre Court.

World leaders must 'take tobacco much more seriously' to achieve development goals

In order to cut premature death rates, the world's politicians need to focus on "simple measures" like anti-tobacco policies, cutting salt levels in food, and improving...

Raising alcohol taxes shown to reduce deaths

US scientists have found that raising taxes on beers, wines and spirits can have an immediate lowering effect on the number of deaths from alcohol-related health problems...

Non-communicable diseases such as cancer 'are the leading global killer'

Non-communicable diseases  are the leading cause of death around the world, the World Health Organisation has said.

Booze boosts bowel cancer risk

Drinking a daily pint of beer or a large glass of wine increases your risk of bowel cancer by around 10 per cent - according to a new report by Cancer Research UK.