Monday, October 27, 2008

Alcohol News - week 43/2008

Talking Retail (UK) - Supermarket alcohol 'a third cheaper'

Shoppers are paying up to a third less for alcohol in shops than they were ten years ago, according to new figures.
http://www.talkingretail.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=11277:supermarket-alcohol-a-third-cheaper&catid=1:industry-news&Itemid=16

Bangkok Post (Thailand) - A sober protest

Prohibitionists claim that listing Thai Beverage on the Stock Exchange will harm society, and they plan to rally at the bourse on Monday to try to block another attempt to trade shares in the country's biggest maker of both beer and whisky.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/topstories/topstories.php?id=131657

Telegraph.co.uk (UK) - Third of routine drinkers get potentially fatal liver damage

A study at University College London found an unexpectedly high level of liver abnormalities among "normal working people" who consume more alcohol than average but would not regard themselves as alcoholics.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/health/3264478/Third-of-routine-drinkers-get-potentially-fatal-liver-damage.html

The Canberra Times (Australia) - Call to outlaw alcohol ads

The Salvation Army has called for a crackdown on alcohol advertising, after a damning report on alcohol's effects on families.
http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/call-to-outlaw-alcohol-ads/1338734.aspx

Reuters UK - Childhood IQ possibly linked to adult alcohol use

Contrary to expectations, higher intelligence scores at age 10 may be associated with higher levels of alcohol intake and alcohol-related drinking problems during adulthood, study findings suggest.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/healthNews/idUKTRE49K6ZS20081021

Dailynews (Botswana) - Abuse contributes to increasing crime

Seven out of 10 people accused of serious crimes allegedly committed the offences under the influence of alcohol.
http://www.mcst.gov.bw/dailynews/newsdetails.php?id=10947

Bloomberg (Botswana) - Botswana Government to Introduce 30% Levy on Alcohol

Botswana will introduce a 30 percent levy on all alcoholic beverages on Nov. 1 after a local brewer withdrew a court case against the measure, the government said.
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601116&sid=aFfjLHH2JptM&refer=africa

Tundra Drums (USA – Alaska) - Beating fetal alcohol syndrome in Alaska

The prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in Alaska is higher than in many other states, says Dr. Christiane Brems, professor of psychology from the University of Alaska Anchorage.
http://thetundradrums.com/news/show/3605

Telegraph.co.uk (UK) - Supermarket shoppers could be forced through alcohol-only checkout

Supermarket shoppers buying alcohol could be forced to do a 'walk of shame' to a special alcohol-only checkout counter under new plans being considered by the Government.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/health/3237856/Supermarket-shoppers-could-be-forced-through-alcohol-only-checkout.html

Times of India - Binge drinking 'bad for bones'

Taking alcoholic beverages in moderation may be okay, but binge drinking can can be bad for bones, a new study has revealed.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/HealthSci/Binge_drinking_bad_for_bones/articleshow/3640565.cms

CNN International (UK) - Britons lose taste for pint as crunch bites

The iconic British pint has become the latest victim of the global credit crunch, with total beer sales dropping around 7 percent in the third quarter of this year.
http://edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/europe/10/27/beer.britain.pints.sales.ap/?iref=mpstoryview

Baltic Business News (Estonia) - Alcohol affects image of Estonian builders working in Finland

The generally good image of Estonian construction workers in Finland is being affected by alcohol use.
http://balticbusinessnews.com/Default2.aspx?ArticleID=8bdad735-64df-44c7-b0f9-9b022a4ccdb8&ref=lastadd

Medscape - Binge Drinking Linked to Stroke Risk

Binge drinking is an independent risk factor for all strokes and for ischemic stroke, according to the results of a prospective cohort study reported in the October 2 Online First issue of Stroke.
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/582435

Times Online - One little glass can't hurt an alcoholic, can it?

Claire had been sober for two years when she began a relationship with another recovering alcoholic. One evening at his house he made a suggestion. “How do you think we would react if we had just one drink?” he asked.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/article5009583.ece

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