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Monday, August 1, 2011

Drink may cause ‘invisible’ brain harm

MORE than 4,000 Irish people could be suffering from an "invisible" serious brain injury caused by alcohol abuse, according to research.

It suggests one quarter will die from the little-known condition and another 1,000 will need long-term nursing care, at a cost of tens of millions of euro a year.

The research said there were no national policies in relation to alcohol-related brain injury and no public awareness of it.

The research, the first of its kind, was commissioned by the North West Alcohol Forum, a body aimed at reducing alcohol-related harm. > > > > Read More