Monday, March 22, 2010

Alcohol News - 12/2010

Herald Sun (Dubai) – Dubai bans restaurants from cooking with alcohol
DUBAI restaurants will face stiff fines for cooking with alcohol, a United Arab Emirates newspaper has reported.
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/dubai-bans-restaurants-from-cooking-with-alcohol/story-e6frf7jx-1225844050829

iTWire – Heavy alcohol use leads to poor health habits
According to a Kaiser Permanente study performed in the United States, men and women who are frequent and heavy drinkers of alcohol have much worse health-care related habits and practices when compared to people who are light and moderate drinkers.
http://www.itwire.com/science-news/health/37777-heavy-alcohol-use-leads-to-poor-health-habits

Financial Times (Scotland) - Drink linked to Scottish crime problems
Scotland’s chronic problems with alcohol abuse have left it lagging well behind England and Wales in the fight against crime, a study claims on Monday.
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/aa38f7c2-351f-11df-9cfb-00144feabdc0.html

New York Daily News – Drinking alcohol while being obese piles on the health risks, studies find
Overindulging in both food and alcohol can be deadly for guys. Men who are obese and drink alcohol are 19 times more likely to have liver disease than average-weight guys who are teetotalers, according to two new studies reported in the Daily Telegraph.
http://www.nydailynews.com/lifestyle/health/2010/03/12/2010-03-12_drinking_alcohol_while_being_obese_piles_on_the_health_risks_studies_find.html

The Coloradoan (USA) - Study: 6 of 10 American adults drink
Close to two-thirds (61 percent) of American adults consider themselves drinkers, a U.S. government report finds.
http://www.coloradoan.com/article/20100322/LIFESTYLE/3220301/1024/lifestyle

Brisbane Times (Australia) - List: Inquiry's solutions to alcohol-related violence
The Queensland Parliament's Law, Justice and Safety Committee has put forward 68 recommendations to tackle alcohol-fuelled violence. Following is a summary of some of the key points.
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/list-inquirys-solutions-to-alcoholrelated-violence-20100318-qh9w.html

Telegraph.co.uk (UK) - Public supports tougher stance on drink- and drug-driving
The road safety charity Brake and insurer Direct Line say that more than nine in 10 drivers also support the introduction of a new law that would enable anyone driving on "impairing" drugs to be prosecuted, in a similar way that drink-drivers are.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/news/7465357/Public-supports-tougher-stance-on-drink-and-drug-driving.html

ABC Online (Australia) - New alliance pushes for higher wine taxes
A new health alliance wants to force the Federal Government to end sales of cheap wine, by raising taxes.
http://www.abc.net.au/rural/news/content/201003/s2852420.htm

The Guardian (UK) - Government rejects MPs' call for alcohol ad crackdown
The government has today rejected a call from MPs on the Commons health select committee to crack down on alcohol advertising, including a pre-9pm watershed ban, instead backing a policy of education and self-regulation.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/mar/18/department-of-health-alcohol-advertising

Times of India - Alcohol worse than drugs in Pacific: report
Alcohol abuse is a bigger problem for Pacific communities than drugs, according to an Australian report, which links drinking to domestic violence and wide-ranging health problems.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life/health-fitness/health/Alcohol-worse-than-drugs-in-Pacific-report/articleshow/5700997.cms

Scotland on Sunday (EU) – Call for EU-wide warnings on alcohol
A SCOTTISH MEP is launching a bid to see pregnant women warned of the dangers to their unborn child of drinking alcohol.
http://scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com/uk/Call-for-EUwide-warnings-on.6168719.jp

DG News – HRT, Alcohol Consumption Increases Postmenopausal Women's Cataract Risk
Intriguing findings on hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and cataract risk are reported in the March issue of the journal Ophthalmology.
http://www.docguide.com/news/content.nsf/news/852576140048867C852576DB0078FDED

Guardian (UK) – Alcohol questions in A&E could cut £2.7bn NHS bill, say doctors
Leading doctors want patients arriving at hospital accident and emergency units to be questioned about their drinking habits in an attempt to cut the NHS's huge bill for treating people with alcohol problems.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/mar/20/nhs-casualty-alcohol-questions

Addiction – Alcohol: No Ordinary Commodity – a summary of the second edition
This article summarizes the contents of Alcohol: No Ordinary Commodity (2nd edn). The first part of the book describes why alcohol is not an ordinary commodity, and reviews epidemiological data that establish alcohol as a major contributor to the global burden of disease, disability and death in high-, middle- and low-income countries.
http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/123325940/abstract?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0

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