Monday, November 30, 2009

Alcohol News - 48/2009

OnMedica (Europe) - Alcohol prompts rise in mouth and gullet cancers

Deaths from lung, stomach and bowel cancers have fallen steadily in Europe since the 1990s, new figures show. But alcohol related cancers, particularly among UK women, are on the rise.

Daily Mail (UK) - Average Briton drinks 84 times their bodyweight in alcohol

The average adult consumes 84 times their body weight in alcoholic beverages in their lifetime, research has suggested.

Bloomberg (Scotland) - Scotland Aims to Get Tough on Booze Culture, Lift Alcohol Price

Scotland plans to introduce a minimum price for alcohol, clamping down on retailers selling drinks too cheaply in a country whose booze culture kills more than 3,000 people a year.

The Age (Australia) - War on drink violence could take decades

POLICE Chief Commissioner Simon Overland will today declare the battle to beat alcohol-fuelled violence may take decades and will launch an attack on ''profit-hungry businesses'' that he says encourage binge drinking.

The Exponent - Study: Half of women prefer to drink before sex

A recent study found that almost 50 percent of women prefer to have sex while under the influence of alcohol.

Washington Post - Fetal alcohol syndrome's long-lasting impression

The symptoms of FAS vary by child, depending on how much alcohol their mothers drank when they were pregnant -- and when.


BINGE drinkers who hit the gym after a heavy night may be doing little for their health, doctors said yesterday.

ABC Online (Australia) - Zero alcohol limit extended

Cabinet has approved new laws imposing a zero alcohol limit on all learner and provisional licensed drivers in Queensland, regardless of their age.

Ha'aretz (Israel) - Proposal would ban drinking in parked cars after 11 P.M.

Drinking alcohol in a parked car will be considered public drinking and will therefore be banned after 11 P.M., under a Public Security Ministry proposal paving the way for a Knesset vote. (New Zealand) - 700,000 drinkers 'in need of help'

At least 700,000 problem drinkers need help, medical leaders say in "a historic and unprecedented" push to change alcohol laws.

New Zealand Herald (New Zealand) - 'Sophistication' turned into binge-booze culture

A once-in-a-generation "first principles" review of the liquor laws is being conducted by the Law Commission, headed by former Prime Minister Sir Geoffrey Palmer.

BBC News (India) - Delhi gets tough on drink drivers

A court in the Indian capital, Delhi, has ruled that those driving under the influence of alcohol could lose their driving licence.

Ireland Online (Ireland) - Alcohol-related crimes rise 30% in four years

There was a 30% increase in the number of alcohol-related crimes between 2003 and 2007.

Estonian Free press (Estonia) - WHO: Estonia Second for Alcohol Consumption in EU

Estonia is on the second place right behind Czech Republic for alcohol consumption. While according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) already 6 litres of absolute alcohol per year per person is dangerous for health then here the numbers reach even 12 litres.

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