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Alcohol and cancer

Duration:
18 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 29 August 2012

ALCOHOL AND CANCER
Claudia Hammond looks at the links between alcohol consumption and certain cancers, and talks to Dr Silvia Balbo, a researcher in United States, whose new findings help to explain why alcohol can increase your risk of cancer of the mouth, and possibly the oesophagus.

TRAMADOL MISUSE
There’s also a report from Gaza on the growing incidence of tramadol misuse among young men in the Palestinian territory. Tramadol is a prescription pain-killer and Adam Mackridge, a senior lecturer in pharmacy practice at Liverpool John Moores University, talks about the drug and the current knowledge of its potential for misuse.

Chapters

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  • Alcohol and cancer risk

    Claudia Hammond looks at the links between alcohol consumption and certain cancers, and talks to Dr Silvia Balbo, a researcher in United States and Prof Valerie Beral of the University of Oxford

  • Tramadol Misuse

    Angela Robson reports from Gaza on the growing incidence of tramadol misuse among young men, and Adam Mackridge of Liverpool John Moores University talks about the drug and its potential for misuse.

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