British Ministry of Health to promote ‘low alcohol’ wine

first_imgNews Pinterest Google+ Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton By News Highland – August 16, 2013 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota WhatsApp Twitter 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report British Ministry of Health to promote ‘low alcohol’ winecenter_img Facebook Previous articleDonegal based Spanish students return to the North for the first time since Omagh bombNext articleCall for ‘day of anger’ in Egypt News Highland Pinterest Twitter Irish people would be well advised to review their drinking, according to a health expert.The British Ministry of Health is promoting low alcohol wine in an effort to encourage healthier lifestyle choices and tackle alcohol-related illnesses.They are petitioning the EU to relax rules which require wine to be above 8.5 percent alcohol.In Ireland the proportion of women with advanced liver disease has substantially increased in recent years and the number of deaths from alcohol has doubled.Frank Murray, Chair of Alcohol Policy Group in Royal College of Physicians Ireland. He says everyone would be better to drink less.”The proportion of women with advanced liver disease has substantially increased” he said.”When I was a trainee 25 years ago, seeing women present with alcoholic liver disease and dying form it was very unusual; whereas now, it’s almost neck-and-neck with men”.”And it is worth saying that the number of deaths in Ireland due to liver sclerosis has doubled in the last 20 years (and) the number of deaths from liver disease due to alcohol has doubled”.”So it’s a huge problem” he added. WhatsApp Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Google+ Facebook Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress schemelast_img