Navigation Links
Drinking Laws 'Fuel Disease' In UK: Expert

The doctor treating ailing football legend George Best has condemned the relaxation of licensing laws in England and Wales, saying it reflected a 'society falling apart'.// The new legislation took effect at 00:01 GMT on Thursday, consigning the traditional 23:00 closing time to history and ushering in what the government hopes will be a more relaxed and civilized socializing.

But specialist liver consultant Professor Roger Williams joined opponents who expressed fears not just about the potential effects of longer opening hours on crime and disorder, but also its impact on the nation's health.

He told Sky News television increasing numbers of people in their 30s were being admitted to hospital with advanced liver disease, particularly women. 'I just cannot accept that any measure that results in an increase in alcohol consumption in this country as a whole can be justified,' he told the channel.

'I don't think there is any evidence that lengthening the periods of drinking in this country will lead to less alcohol consumption. It will lead to more.'

Williams, who oversaw Best's 2002 liver transplant - the culmination of years of alcohol abuse by the former Manchester United and Northern Ireland footballer - said increased prices were the only way of reducing consumption.

He also called for fewer drinks promotions in pubs, bars and clubs and more restrictions to be placed on access to alcohol in places like supermarkets, which are also covered by the extended opening hours.

'I would also like to see this country take a real lead in morality and drinking habits and what the country is about socially,' Williams said. 'Alcohol, drinking, this awful binge culture, violence, all this is a reflection of a society that's falling apart and now these drinking laws are making it even worse.'

Best was in a critical condition in a London hospital on Thursday and was not expected to live more t han 24 hours, Williams told reporters later.
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Drinking arsenic water leads to cancer
2. Alcoholism Drug Fails To Prevent Drinking Relapses
3. Heavy Drinking Raises Risk of Liver Cancer
4. Drinking wine as part of a healthy living
5. Drinking adequate amounts of water
6. Drinking wine beneficial in dementia
7. Drinking milk: Good or bad?
8. Is Drinking Extra Fluids Safe When You’re Sick
9. Could Midlife Alcohol Drinking Lead To Dementia ?
10. Understanding The Link Between Metabolic Syndrome And Drinking Patterns
11. Heavy Drinking Can Increase Stroke Risk
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand gesture ... said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s package ... Final Cut Pro X . Simply select a ProHand generator and drag it ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Montreal, Canada (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... the pursuit of success. In terms of the latter, setting the bar too high ... low, risk more than just slow progress toward their goal. , Research from ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 ... ... 12th International Conference and Scientific Sessions in Dallas that it will receive two ... Announcement of the grants came as PHA marked its 25th anniversary by recognizing ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... People across the U.S. are sharpening their pencils ... an essay contest in which patients and their families pay tribute to a genetic ... 2016 National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference (AEC) this September. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... National recruitment firm Slone Partners ... extensive sequencing and genomics experience, as Vice President of North American Capital Sales at ... responsible for leading the sales team in the commercialization of the HTG EdgeSeq system ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Any dentist who has ... of the current process. Many of them do not even ... technical difficulties and high laboratory costs involved. And those who ... it at such a high cost that the majority of ... Dr. Parsa Zadeh , founder of Dental Evolutions ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 Capricor ... ), a biotechnology company focused on the discovery, ... that patient enrollment in its ongoing randomized HOPE-Duchenne ... exceeded 50% of its 24-patient target. Capricor expects ... third quarter of 2016, and to report top ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Ill. and BOGOTA, Colombia , June 23, 2016  Astellas today announced the establishment ... Astellas Farma Brasil as the company,s second affiliate in Latin America . ... ... General Manager of Astellas Farma Colombia ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: