Sunday, October 26, 2014   

Warning on risks of booze
(05-15 17:38)

Young people have been urged to stay away from alcohol as the number of deaths related to it worldwide continue to rise.
Hong Kong's Department of Health said on Thursday that the number of young adults in the territory, who engage in binge drinking, increased from 7.4 percent in 2010 to almost 10 percent in 2012.
Doctors have warned the more alcohol people drink, the higher the cancer risk.
The Consultant Community Medicine of the Centre for Health Protection, Regina Ching Cheuk-tuen, said the community was unaware of the associated harms alcohol could bring.
She also said it was worrying that more university students were taking up drinking. --RTHK   
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