Monday, June 1, 2009

Alcohol News - week 22/2009

The Money Times (USA) - Survey finds first trimester alcohol use

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's National Survey of Drug Use and Health also indicated the percentage of women consuming alcohol during pregnancy declined as their delivery date approached, USA Today reported Monday.
http://www.themoneytimes.com/20090601/survey-finds-first-trimester-alcohol-use-id-1070047.html

Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) - Alcohol 'increases' bowel cancer risk

Having more than one alcoholic drink a day is enough to dramatically increase your bowel cancer risk, Australian research shows.
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/alcohol-increases-bowel-cancer-risk-20090602-bt3p.html

Science Daily - To What Extent Can Environmental Pollutants And Alcohol Affect Gastrointestinal Health?

New research quantifies the precise effects of environmental pollutants and alcohol intake on gastrointestinal (GI) health. Both studies being presented the week of May 31 -- Digestive Disease Week® 2009 -- offer concrete evidence that the environment and alcohol intake can affect GI health and share important insights into new directions for future research.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/05/090531181746.htm

Forbes - Sensitivity to Alcohol May Predict Alcoholism

The more you need to drink to feel the effects of alcohol, the greater your chance of becoming an alcoholic, a new study says.
http://www.forbes.com/feeds/hscout/2009/05/26/hscout627292.html

Sify - Daily alcohol intake leads to binge drinking

Sipping wine, beer or spirits thrice or more per week heightens the risk of binge drinking, says a new study.
http://sify.com/news/fullstory.php?a=jf3n4Qahbgb&title=Daily_alcohol_intake_leads_to_binge_drinking

United Press International (Germany) - Teen alcohol poisoning in Germany doubled

The number of adolescents in Germany admitted to the hospital for alcohol poisoning has more than doubled since 2000, researchers said.
http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2009/05/26/Teen-alcohol-poisoning-in-Germany-doubled/UPI-33101243363901/

Irish Times (Ireland) - 'Unprecedented' fall in alcohol sales

Alcohol sales fell by 13 per cent during the first quarter, compared to the same three-month period a year earlier, according to new figures from the Revenue Commissioners.
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2009/0527/breaking26.htm

Sunday Herald (Scotland) - Scandal of Scotland’s teenage alcoholics

scale of Scotland's teenage drink epidemic is today revealed by the Sunday Herald. Information obtained from the country's councils and health boards shows almost 1600 young people, some as young as 11, are currently being treated for alcohol addiction.
http://www.sundayherald.com/news/heraldnews/display.var.2511522.0.scandal_of_scotlands_teenage_alcoholics.php

Helsingin Sanomat (Finland) - Personal imports of alcohol from Estonia increase

The rise in the taxation of alcoholic beverages appears to have led to a decline in overall consumption of alcohol in Finland in January-April this year.
http://www.hs.fi/english/article/Personal+imports+of+alcohol+from+Estonia+increase/1135246341200

The Baltic Course (Estonia) - Bank of Estonia considers that the State could increase excise tax on alcohol

the Deputy Governor of the Bank of Estonia Rein Minka wrote in a letter, being addressed to the Prime Minister and to the Minister for Finances, that Estonia could raise the excise tax on alcohol in order to improve the budgetary balance, writes LETA.
http://www.baltic-course.com/eng/finances/?doc=14077

The Associated Press (France) - France reports sharp drop in wine, champagne sales

As wallets grew thinner around the world, fans of Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne cut back heavily on their purchases of French wine in 2008, according to French government statistics released Tuesday.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hrjNy-ZnogLEzGoRreO33BbNCKeQD98EMPH04

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