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Substance abuse

Society's most at risk deserve more

GPs are currently debating whether their responsibilities under the current GP contract should include home visits for patients who are living in care homes writes Crystal Oldman

Drug addicts need specialist help

There was recently a lot of coverage concerning Peaches Geldolf's untimely death. A similar media frenzy followed Amy Winehouse's death, and that of Peaches' mother Paula Yates in 2000.

Asthma care: one death is one too many

The report by the National Review of Asthma Deaths supported findings from previous enquiries by providing further evidence that most asthma deaths are preventable and thus remedial. So are we failing in our care and management of asthma?

Dying for drink-young women at risk

Researchers of a report published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health in July looked at the patterns of alcohol-related mortality in three cities - Glasgow, Liverpool and Manchester....

Help us campaign against alcohol misuse

July's House of Commons Health Select Committee report on the government's Alcohol Strategy holds up Drinkaware's 'Why let good times go bad?' campaign, to tackle alcohol misuse among young adults, as an example of best practice.

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