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Alcohol and cancer

Claudia Hammond looks at the links between alcohol consumption and certain cancers, and misuse of the pain-killing drug, tramadol.

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.

18 minutes

Last on

Sun 2 Sep 2012 06:32GMT

Chapters

  • 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

    Duration: 07:51

  • 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.

    Duration: 09:07

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