Monday, June 22, 2009

Alcohol News - week 25/2009

BBC New (Scotland) - Bid to ban booze ads near schools

Labour is calling for a ban on alcohol advertising near schools in Scotland, as a wide-ranging summit on tackling drink problems takes place.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/8111643.stm

USA Today (USA) - Alcohol abuse by GIs soars since '03

The rate of Army soldiers enrolled in treatment programs for alcohol dependency or abuse has nearly doubled since 2003 — a sign of the growing stress of repeated deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to Army statistics and interviews.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/military/2009-06-18-army-alcohol-problems_N.htm

New York Times (USA) - Alcohol a Common Factor in Suicides

Alcohol has long been known to play a role in suicides, but there have been little data regarding which victims use it and how often.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/19/health/19suicide.html?ref=health

Hürriyet (Turkey) - Alcohol sales rule leaves a sour taste

Producers and experts raise their concerns over a possible hidden agenda of the government while changing the regulations on sales of alcohol and tobacco products to put an indirect ban on alcohol consumption in line with the government’s perceived conservatism.
http://www.hurriyet.com.tr/english/domestic/11914445.asp?scr=1

Times Online (EU) - EU technocrats turn noses up at new generation of de-alcoholised wines

For years New World vineyards have been reducing the alcohol content in wines through technology — and, for years, their European counterparts have sniffily rejected such methods. Now French research has shown that the Americans and the Australians had it right all along.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article6550419.ece

RedOrbit - Study Links Teen Alcohol, Drug Use To Paternal Drinking

A U.S. study showed on Thursday that teenagers who live with alcoholic fathers, or even dads who drink in moderation, are more likely to have used drugs or had drinks themselves in the past year, AFP reported.
http://www.redorbit.com/news/health/1708578/study_links_teen_alcohol_drug_use_to_paternal_drinking/

U.S. News & World Report (USA) - Advocates: Obama Should Treat Drug and Alcohol Addicts Too

With the president and Congress considering major, expensive healthcare reform, a group representing an often forgotten group has a message for Washington: Drug and alcohol addicts deserve your love too.
http://www.usnews.com/blogs/washington-whispers/2009/06/18/advocates-obama-should-treat-drug-and-alcohol-addicts-too.html

Tasmanian Government Media Releases (Tasmania) - Alcohol is a Drug Too

‘Alcohol is a Drug Too’ is the theme for this year’s Drug Action Week 2009 which was officially launched to today in Northern Tasmania, at the Tasmanian Polytechnic, Alanvale Campus.
http://www.media.tas.gov.au/release.php?id=27103

New York Times - Alcohol’s Good for You? Some Scientists Doubt It

By now, it is a familiar litany. Study after study suggests that alcohol in moderation may promote heart health and even ward off diabetes and dementia. The evidence is so plentiful that some experts consider moderate drinking — about one drink a day for women, about two for men — a central component of a healthy lifestyle.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/16/health/16alco.html?ref=science

U.S. News & World Report - How Alcohol Changes the Brain ... Quickly

In the name of science, eight men and seven women drank alcohol through a straw while lying in an MRI scanner, presumably not all together, to see what would happen.
http://www.usnews.com/articles/science/medical-science/2009/06/15/how-alcohol-changes-the-brain--quickly.html

Examiner.com - Drinking at a work event, a do or a don't?

Have you ever been to a work event where someone got smashed? Yes… smashed. The person in question takes a drunken stumble right in front of their company president or they say something extremely inappropriate like a sexual innuendo? Needless to say, actions like these do not leave a good impression in the workplace.
http://www.examiner.com/x-13875-NY-Career-Search-Examiner~y2009m6d21-Drinking-at-a-work-event-a-do-or-a-dont

ABC Online (Australia) - Opposition split on alcopops tax hike

Four federal Opposition MPs have split from the rest of their Coalition colleagues and refused to vote for a permanent increase to the alcopops tax.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/06/22/2605370.htm?section=justin

ABC Online (Australia) - Alcohol ban human rights breach 'hard to prove

A legal expert says Halls Creek residents in northern Western Australia will find it very hard to prove that the ban on the sale of full strength alcohol is a breach of human rights.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/06/19/2602886.htm

Standart News (EU) - Europe Launches Alcohol Anti-Advertising Campaign

Alcohol consumption can damage your health and shorten your life,? such safety signs will be mandatory on the labels on bottles of rakia, whiskey and vodka. The new requirement will come into force after 2011, decided the General Assembly of the European Confederation of the Spirits Producers.
http://paper.standartnews.com/en/article.php?d=2009-06-18&article=27843

RIA Novosti (Russia) - Alcohol abuse kills 500,000 Russians annually – report

Around 500,000 Russians die annually of alcohol abuse, the Russian Public Chamber said in a report on Tuesday.
http://en.rian.ru/society/20090616/155266559.html

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