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Teenage girls hospitalised after binge drinking

3rd April 2009

Figures released in response to a parliamentary question have revealed that over 5,000 girls aged under 16 needed to be treated in hospital after going on alcohol binges.

More than 13,000 women aged between 17-24 needed hospital treatment in 2007/08. Professor Ian Gilmore, president of the Royal College of Physicians, said: "Yet again we see in the starkest possible terms  -  a 50% increase in alcohol-fuelled hospital admissions in young women over the last four years  -  that current alcohol harm reduction strategies are simply not working."

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