Monday, May 4, 2009

Alcohol News - week 18/2009

Natural - Research Suggests Alcohol Causes Breast Cancer in Women

Breast cancer is the one of the most common cancers among women from the United States. The chance of getting invasive breast cancer sometime in a woman's life was around 12 percent in 2008 according to statistics from the American Cancer Society.

Business Today Egypt (Egypt) - A look at Egypt's alcohol industry

For thousands of years, Egypt has been a producer of wine and beer. Last month, as archaeologists announced they had discovered in the 5,000-year-old tomb of Scorpion I what might be the world’s oldest bottle of wine.

PR Newswire (USA) - National Survey: Parents Report Increased Awareness of Risks of Teen Prescription Drug Abuse, But Preventative Action Lags

The 14th annual national survey of parents' attitudes about teen drug and alcohol use was released today by the nonprofit Partnership for a Drug-Free America and MetLife Foundation.

The Courier News - Drinks are free with many popular shows

A new study from Radboud University in the Netherlands linked drinking in entertainment with drinking in real life. Two groups of 20 male students watched movies in close proximity to a refrigerator filled with soft drinks and alcohol.,SHO-Sunday-bros03.article (UK) - Alcohol-related hospital admissions rise by more than 50 per cent

Data from the Department of Health showed there were 863,257 drink-related admissions in 2007-08, a rise from 569,418 in 2003-04 - or a climb of 51.6 per cent.

River Falls Journal (USA) - Can’t miss them: Local youths evaluate alcohol, tobacco ads

In groups of three plus a chaperone, the kids blanketed the city, checking the tobacco and alcohol advertising displays at convenience shops, grocery stores, gas stations, taverns and the bowling alley.

Scotsman (Scotland) - Doctors to treat alcoholics with taste of The Good Life

SUCCESSFULLY persuading chronic alcoholics of the virtues of gardening and a good diet may appear like an impossible task, but doctors are to start promoting The Good Life model in a bid to cure Scotland's drink problem.

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.

MedIndia - Worldwide Treaty on Alcohol Sought To Curb Growing Liver Disease

Governments across the globe must unite and act now to develop a worldwide treaty on alcohol to reduce the growing burden of alcohol related harm, warns a liver specialist in this week’s BMJ.

Irish Times (Ireland) - Curran says alcohol to be included in new drugs strategy from next year

ALCOHOL will be included in a new drugs strategy next year, while the current strategy is expected to finally go to Cabinet by the end of May or early June this year, the Dáil has been told.

Stars and Stripes (EU) - Fewer DUI citations for troops and civilians around Europe

The number of Americans arrested in Europe for drinking and driving has dropped dramatically in the past five years, according to statistics provided by the U.S. military.

YLE News (Finland) - Finns Found to Be Susceptible to Cirrhosis of the Liver

Deaths caused by cirrhosis of the liver are increasing in Finland faster than in other countries, according to a British study quoted by the newspaper Helsingin Sanomat. According to the study, Finns can contract the disease with a significantly smaller amount of alcohol than other Europeans need to achieve the same result.

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