Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Alcohol news - 10/2010

New York Daily News (USA) - Pot and alcohol use rises among teens - and so do health risks: studies
Teen pot and alcohol use is on the rise for the first time in a decade, a disturbing trend that could lead to long-term health risks, according to studies released this week.
http://www.nydailynews.com/lifestyle/health/2010/03/02/2010-03-02_more_teens_are_smoking_weed_and_drinking_alcohol_study.html

BBC News (UK) - Alcohol abuse 'epidemic' warning
Alcohol abuse is the "new lung cancer", the medical director of Torbay Hospital has warned.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/devon/8555070.stm

Twirlit - Safe Sex Campaign Mixes STDs with Alcohol Labels
Alcohol and sex often go together, most of the time not in a good way. Alcohol leads people to make all kinds of bad and regrettable decisions, which then can and do lead to unwanted pregnancies and STDs.
http://www.twirlit.com/2010/03/08/safe-sex-campaign-mixes-stds-with-alcohol-labels/

PhysOrg.com - New approaches to neonatal sepsis needed and screening adolescents for alcohol problems
In this week's PLoS Medicine, Karen Edmond and Anita Zaidi emphasise the importance of finding new approaches to preventing, diagnosing, and treating neonatal sepsis, especially in the developing world where fatality rates are the highest.
http://www.physorg.com/wire-news/29568017/new-approaches-to-neonatal-sepsis-needed-and-screening-adolescen.html

Food Consumer - Drinking alcohol raises prostate cancer risk
A new study led by Lionel L. BaƱez, MD, at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C. and colleagues suggests that drinking alcoholic beverages may increase prostate cancer dramatically.
http://www.foodconsumer.org/newsite/Nutrition/Food/drinking_alcohol_raises_prostate_cancer_risk_0603100733.html

ParentDish - Anti-Alcohol PSAs? Spare Me the Guilt and Pour Me a Drink
Public service announcements designed to reduce binge drinking in college students may actually lead them to drink more.
http://www.parentdish.com/2010/03/08/anti-alcohol-psas-spare-me-the-guilt-and-pour-me-a-drink/

Port2Port (Israel) - Alcohol prices up following purchase tax reform
The move is aimed to bring Israel in line with Western countries, through graduated imposition of a tax of NIS 37 per liter of pure alcohol.
http://www.port2port.com/Index.asp?CategoryID=46&ArticleID=2418

BBC News (UK) - Newquay's alcohol disorder scheme praised
A multi-agency taskforce, set up last year after two teenagers fell to their deaths from cliffs in Cornwall, has been recognised by the government.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/cornwall/8553408.stm

Times of India - Teenage smokers are off alcohol in adulthood
Smoking cigarettes in adolescence makes people more susceptible to the negative effects of alcohol withdrawal later in life, Baylor University researchers have said.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life/health-fitness/health/Teenage-smokers-are-off-alcohol-in-adulthood/articleshow/5654333.cms

Cosmos - More flashbacks after drinking
People who have a drink or two prior to a traumatic event may suffer from more flashbacks than if they were either sober or drunk, said researchers.
http://www.cosmosmagazine.com/news/3346/more-flashbacks-after-drinking

Science Daily - Genome-Wide Study of Alcohol Dependence Points to Chromosome 11
Alcohol dependence (AD) is a complex disease for which both genetic and environmental factors affect susceptibility.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/03/100301165602.htm

Helsingin Sanomat (Finland) - Alko to keep strong position despite ruling on online alcohol sales
Friday’s decision by Helsinki District Court to reject criminal charges against Viinikauppa.com is expected to sharply increase the number of Finnish language Internet-based alcohol retailers.
http://www.hs.fi/english/article/Alko+to+keep+strong+position+despite+ruling+on+online+alcohol+sales/1135253521851

New Zealand Herald (New Zealand) - Lower adult blood alcohol limits a 'no-brainer'
The Government's failure to immediately commit to lowering blood alcohol limits for adult drivers is "just not good enough", say advocacy organisations.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=10629653

BBC News - Study links violence to take-away alcohol
US scientists have shown what they say is a direct link between the number of shops selling alcohol in an area and the violence occurring there.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8527806.stm

Irish Times (Ireland) - Getting the children used to drink talk
A SURVEY carried out in 2006 and reported on as The State of the Nation’s Children at the end of 2008 showed that 29 per cent of Irish 15 year olds admitted to being drunk within the previous month.
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/health/2010/0309/1224265866543.html

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