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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.

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.

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...

Alcohol cancer risks "underestimated" say researchers

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

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.