Sidney Morning Herald (Australia) - New alcopops sneak around tax
THE maker of leading alcopop brands such as Vodka Cruiser and Pulse has found a way around the tax on premixed drinks: using alcohol derived from lower-taxed beer to attract younger drinkers back to the sweet stuff.
Gather.com (USA) - Let's Debate Out in the Open: The Amethyst Initiative
In July 2008, 100 college and university presidents and system chancellors decided to sign a petition to say that although the drinking age is 21, irresponsible drinking continues, and is prevalent on college campuses.
Sunday Standard (Botswana) - Khama blames the Private Sector for its silence on alcohol abuse
President Ian Khama has blamed the private sector for being quiet when he emphasizes the challenges posed by alcohol abuse.
7thSpace Interactive - The relationship between a less gender-stereotypical parenthood and alcohol-related care and death: a registry study of Swedish mothers and fathers
In general men tend to drink more alcohol and experience more alcohol-related sickness, injuries and mortality than women. In this paper, the overall hypothesis was that increased gender similarity in the division of parental duties would lead to convergence in alcohol-related harm.
Charter 97 (Belarus) - Polling stations to be provided with cheap alcohol
It was discussed at the sitting of the staff of control the consumer market of the city executive committee on September 12.
Earthtimes (Germany) - Alcohol and drug addictions a risk factor for senior citizens
Elderly people have a higher risk of becoming addicted to alcohol or medicine and this can often go unnoticed by people in their surroundings.
Science Daily - Women Who Binge Drink At Greater Risk Of Unsafe Sex And Sexually Transmitted Disease
Binge drinking (5+ alcoholic beverages at one time) is associated with risky sexual behaviors. A new study is one of the few to examine this association by gender in an urban clinic for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
YLE News (Finland) - Vehviläinen: Lower Blood Alcohol Limit Possible for Youths
Transport Minister Anu Vehviläinen says she is prepared to consider reducing the legal blood alcohol limit for young drivers.
AllAfrica.com (Cameroon) - WHO Recommends Increase in Beer Prices
In a move to stem the harmful use of alcohol, the World Health Organisation, WHO, Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Luis Gomes Sambo, has recommended an increase in taxes and prices of alcoholic drinks.
Scotsman (Scotland) - 'Success' of under-21 alcohol ban is mere SNP spin, says professor
LOCAL underage drinking crackdowns have provided no evidence that a national under-21 alcohol ban in shops and off-licences will reduce youth disorder, according to the country's top public health statistician.
Newsday (USA) - NJ lawmaker wants college alcohol policies
State Senate President Richard Codey has written a letter to every college in New Jersey demanding details of their alcohol policies.
Independent Online (South Africa) - Half of Cape moms-to-be drink alcohol
Almost half of the pregnant women in the Western Cape drink alcohol, and the incidence of foetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) in the province stands at 7,5 percent of all babies born.
Viet Nam News (Vietnam) - Authorities inspect alcohol beverage makers
HCM City’s Department of Health on Wednesday asked the city’s provinces, and district People’s Committees to co-ordinate with local market management offices to inspect alcoholic beverages manufacturing and trading activities in the city.
Herald.ie (Ireland) - Public drunks now face on-the-spot fines
On-the-spot fines of €100 can now be issued by gardai against people who are drunk in public.
Gazeta.KZ (Kazakhstan) - In Kazakhstan alcoholic production may be realized in separate specialized stores
"Kazakhstan Today" In Kazakhstan alcoholic production may be realized in separate specialized stores, said vice minister of finance of Kazakhstan Daulet Ergozhin today in interview.
Times Online (UK) - SNP prepares to backtrack on alcohol proposals
Scottish Ministers are set to rethink controversial plans to ban under-21s from buying alcohol in off-sales and to establish separate supermarket checkouts for people buying drink.
Turkish Daily News (Turkey) - Number of places that sell alcohol decreases
The number of businesses selling alcohol in Turkey decreased by 12.6 percent over the past three years, a recent report has revealed.
Medscape - More Frequent but Shorter Medical Visits Are Effective in Treating Alcohol Dependence
More medical management visits, patients' positive perceptions of their alliance with their clinician and their satisfaction with treatment, and higher clinician confidence in counseling were associated with improved outcomes with regard to problem drinking, according to a study published in the September/October issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.