Monday, December 7, 2009

Alcohol News - 49/2009

The Independent (UK) - Minimum alcohol price 'would cut binge drinking'

Alcohol should be priced at a minimum of 60p per unit to drive down binge drinking, public health experts said today.

Daily Mail (UK) - Drinking epidemic 'fuels surge in cancer'

Round-the-clock drinking and cut-price alcohol are to blame for an 'appalling' rise in cancers, experts warned today.

7thSpace Interactive - The association between alcohol use, alcohol usedisorders and tuberculosis

In 2004, tuberculosis (TB) was responsible for 2.5% of global mortality (among men 3.1%; among women 1.8%) and 2.2% of global burden of disease (men 2.7%; women 1.7%).

Science Daily - Head and Neck Cancer Survivors Who Use Alcohol and Cigarettes Have Increased Death Risk

Cigarette smoking and alcohol consumption before head and neck cancer diagnosis strongly predicts the patient's future risk of death, according to published studies.

BBC News (UK) - BrewDog Beer of 18.2% faces ban over label message

An 18.2% beer made by a controversial Scottish brewery should not be be sold by bars, clubs and shops across the UK, a watchdog has ruled.

BBC News (UK) - A mobile phone 'alcohol tracker' is to be launched

Festive drinkers will be able to keep track of their alcohol habits through an interactive mobile phone application.

BBC News (UK) - Drink-drive limit to be examined by legal expert

The government has asked a legal expert to examine the case for lowering the legal alcohol limit for drivers and tightening the laws on drug-driving.

Science Daily - Alcohol Companies Target Youths With Magazine Ads, New Study Shows

Alcoholic beverages popular among youths are more likely to be advertised in magazines with high youth readership than alcoholic drinks consumed mainly by adults, resulting in disproportionately high youth exposure to such targeted alcohol ads, according to a new study.

Herald Sun (Australia) - Alcohol rehab numbers outstrip hard drugs

ALCOHOL has again outstripped illicit drugs like heroin and ice as the number one reason for admissions at a major Australian rehab service.

Barcelona Reporter (Spain) - 75% of Spanish drivers, favour a ‘zero alcohol law’ at the wheel, according to a study of AXA

The study also indicates that 89 percent consider it necessary to include road safety in the educational system.

IceNews - Finnish study reveals carcinogenic link to alcohol

Tobacco and alcohol both contain similar carcinogenic substances, with the risk of cancer increased if one is vulnerable to the effects of alcohol in low doses, according to Finnish research. (Lithuania) - Seimas rows back on plan to stop kiosk beer sales

Lithuania's parliament has voted in favour of amending a law that would have seen corner kiosks banned from selling beer and cider in the new year.

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