Monday, April 27, 2009

Alcohol News - week 17/2009

Science Daily - Genetics Can Mediate Vulnerability To Alcohol's Effects During Pregnancy

Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can lead to teratogenesis, the development of embryonic defects. (New Zealand) – Owerhaul of alcohol laws are supported

Labour is supporting the Law Commission's trial of proposed changes to the sale and supply of liquor.

Wall Street Journal (UK) - UK Darling Raises Alcohol, Tobacco Duties By 2%

Duty on alcohol and tobacco in the U.K. is set to rise by 2% from Wednesday evening, U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling said Wednesday, dashing the hopes of a reprieve for the pub and alcohol sector.

CBS News (USA) - "Sex And The City" Linked To DUIs?

Since 1998, drunken driving accidents have been increasing. Once primarily a problem for guys, more and more women are getting arrested, and in accidents for driving while intoxicated. (Australia) - Parents happy to allow teens to drink underage, a survey shows

ONE in four Australian parents thinks it is acceptable to let their children drink before they reach legal age, research shows.,27574,25388874-2,00.html

Science Daily - Liver Disease Responsible For Most Alcohol-related Illness And Deaths

Liver disease is the most prevalent cause of alcohol-related deaths, followed by car accidents and cancer, according to new research conducted in Portugal and presented today at EASL 2009, the Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Liver in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Times Online (Scotland) - Overhaul of SNP strategy on substance abuse

Health boards will have to meet tough new Scottish government targets on waiting times for drug and alcohol treatment as part of an overhaul of the national strategy on substance abuse, it was revealed yesterday.

WalesOnline (Wales) - Alcohol abuse blamed for first rise in serious violent attacks since 2007

THE number of violent attacks across Wales and England has risen for the first time in seven years, according to research published today.

The Local (Sweden) - Sweden's teenagers cut back on booze

Swedish teenagers are drinking less alcohol than they were a few years ago. It has become hip to be sober, according to the Swedish National Institute of Public Health.

Today's Zaman (Turkey) - Rise in alcohol use casts doubt on creeping conservatism in Turkey

The Tobacco and Alcohol Market Regulatory Agency (TAPDK) recently released data related to alcohol consumption in Turkey, which revealed that Turkish drinkers consumed nearly 20 percent more alcohol in 2008 when compared to the previous year.

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