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Four healthy behaviours may add 14 years to lifespan

Scientists have found that adopting four healthy behaviours - regular exercise, not smoking, moderate alcohol consumption and eating five daily portions of fruit and...

Alcohol flush gene could reveal oesophageal cancer risk

People who lack an enzyme that causes their skin to flush when they drink alcohol may be more likely to develop oesophageal (gullet) cancer, even if they only drink...

One in 25 deaths attributable to alcohol

One in 25 deaths worldwide and as many as one tenth in Europe can be attributed to alcohol consumption, scientists have said.

Study backs controversial link between alcohol intake and endometrial cancer

A new study has suggested a link between alcohol intake and cancer of the womb lining (endometrial cancer) in older women, although there is still no medical consensus on...

Doctors call for stronger government action on alcohol

The British Medical Association (BMA) has called upon the government to do more to tackle alcohol misuse in the UK.

Change4Life warns of cancer risk from drinking 'a little too much'

People are at risk from serious illness including cancer, heart disease and stroke if they drink just slightly more than they should, Andrew Lansley has warned.

Heavy drinkers risking mouth cancer

Heavy-drinking Britons are greatly increasing their risks of mouth cancer, the British Dental Health Foundation has warned.

Minimum alcohol pricing 'would cut deaths and hospital admissions'

Bringing in a minimum price of 40 pence per unit of alcohol would cut deaths and hospital admissions, according to a UK economist.

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.