Monday, March 1, 2010

Alcohol News - 9/2010

Medical News Today - Alcohol's Hidden Effects Revealed In New NHS Campaign
A new 6 million pound NHS campaign to reveal alcohol's hidden effects warns people of the unseen damage caused by regularly drinking more than the advised limits and highlights drinkers' affected organs while they sup their drink in the pub or at home.

New Zealand Herald (New Zealand) - Driving age of 16 and youth alcohol limit of zero on horizon
New Zealand's minimum driving age is likely to rise by one year to 16 under a Government road safety strategy to be unveiled tomorrow.

New York Daily News (USA) - Alcohol tax is an idea for a later date: Mayor Bloomberg Boosting the booze tax to battle underage drinking and reduce alcohol-related deaths isn't far-fetched, Mayor Bloomberg said yesterday.

Herald Scotland (Scotland) - 'Minimum price plan for alcohol backed by children’s charities'
A consortium of Scottish children’s organisations today urges the Government to put “children’s interests at the heart of alcohol policy”.

The Press Association - Boozers 'can't blame peer pressure'
People who drink to excess may no longer be able to blame their friends for piling on the pressure, new research has revealed.

Seattle Times - 'Alcopops' only look innocent, hook kids on booze
The alcohol industry has found ways to make its products attractive to kids, and parents may not realize what it is their children are drinking.

Behavioral Health Central (USA) - Reports from National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism describe recent advances in adolescence
Research findings, 'Alcohol response and consumption in adolescent rhesus macaques: life history and genetic influences,' are discussed in a new report.

AFP (Latvia) - Latvia bans alcohol sales on first day of school
Latvia on Thursday banned alcohol sales on September 1, the first day of school known as Knowledge Day, which returning students often spend drinking rather than learning.

Medical News Today - What Is Alcoholic Liver Disease? What Is Alcoholic Hepatitis? Alcoholic liver disease, also called alcoholic hepatitis, refers to a range of conditions and related symptoms that develop when the liver becomes damaged due to excessive intake of alcohol. While distinct from cirrhosis, alcoholic hepatitis is regarded as the earliest stage of alcoholic liver disease.

Times of India - Anti-booze adverts 'raise alcohol use'
Advertising campaigns that warn against alcohol abuse can actually spur increase in drinking among target audiences, claims a new study. (Portugal) - Alcohol-free resort launched for recovering addicts
Europe’s first alcohol-free holiday resort – aimed at recovering addicts – has been unveiled in Portugal.

Alcohol Policy UK (UK) - 'Children, Young People and Alcohol' DCSF report published The report 'Children, Young People and Alcohol' aims to better understand parents’ and young people’s attitudes and behaviour towards alcohol and alcohol consumption.

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